Is possible to rank on top #1 with 0 backlink?

Mango322

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here's what i don't understand..

Ahrefs say that DR is scored according to your backlink profile Vs the rest of the web. If you have 0 backlink profile how do you score 4?
0 backlink is only for this keyword. They got few backlinks for other keywords.
 

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which tool you are using? The result is not seems to be correct. Tool is misleading you nothing else!
 

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If the keyword difficulty score is low then it is possible to rank, even without backlinks. Make sure your onpage SEO is solid though.

Also there are plenty of easy to rank keywords in almost any niche. Problem with those keywords is that despite their search volume they don't convert well so nobody really wants to target them.
 

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To translate your question " Can you rank on #1 without anybody having heard of you ? " the answer is clearly NO so the guy is clearly using PBNs
 

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Its depends on the social traffic or else they used famous author to write the content
 

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He may use masked links
He may use no comp keywords - This happens even accidentally
 

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It’s possible, but only for low competition keywords. Keywords with any kind of competition will need backlinks to rank.

In the example you give, it’s either a very easy keyword, or the page has backlinks that are hidden by the major SEO tools. This will almost certainly be PBNs.

Another situation could be that the page has lots of internal links from powerful pages on the domain. But as the DR is only 4 this seems unlikely.
like my buddy said only relevant for low competition keywords ... also i suggest you to take a look of his service very cool and trustable guy.
 

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Yes Possible if you got easy and long tail pro keywords...
Additionamy to that your website should fit rankbrain factors...
 

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You would have to put in serious time in keyword and topic research

You also have to structure your site right from Day 1

But yes, it's possible since backlinks form just one factor - albeit an extremely powerful one - when it comes to ranking.

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Probably hidden pbns but age too, is often a factor. I have a 16y old site where I have a great article that links to another site. in 2017/2018 there was nothing special, since 2019 that article is driving traffic like crazy 1k per month, buyer keyword. the whole domain has only 6 backlinks from 2 different domains...
 

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One of my competitor rank on #1 spot for so many keywords with 0 backlinks and 0 referring domains.
How could they do that? The screenshot is an example.
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Well, sometimes, you can rank without any backlinks but make sure your keyword is best and relevant. Some people often come to the top of the search engine making fancy contents but these contents can hardly create values as backlinks are the heart of your SEO campaign.
 

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I think that is hidden PBN effect, because with amount of volume from that keywords that is imposible without competition :)
 

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I think it's the topical ratio.
A lot of blogs on the same topic having a lot of internal links to the pillar page.
 

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Theoretically possible, but practically very difficult. In most cases, this is because the niche has little competition.
 
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