Setting Up Ahrefs For Competitive Insights – Link Gap Analysis Workflow

by Brian Chappell

Learn how to leverage the Ahrefs Link Gap Analysis tool to identify valuable backlink opportunities. Our latest workflow using Ahrefs provides the beginning of the process.

Step 1:

  • Identify your (or a competitor’s target(s) website) and add as the target

ahrefs main competitor link gap analysis

Step 2:

  • Identify top linking competitors that match your theme/site content/commercial purpose
  • Add competitors sites

ahrefs competitors to choose

Step 3:

  • Run report
    • Sort/prioritize sites linking to all 3 competitors

ahrefs linking to our competitors

Step 4:

  • Download into Excel and identify opportunities by hand

Step 5:

  • Schedule campaigns targeting different sites, in different ways, typically there is no one-size-fits-all campaign. This can take *years*. Dig in.


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