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What Are Sitelinks and How Do I Edit Them?

Sitelinks are links to other pages (or sections of a page) that appear under some Google search results. They help users navigate to relevant information on a website quickly. Sitelinks first appeared in 2005 and were officially announced in 2006. Here’s an example: Desktop appearance of sitelinks for ahrefs.com Sitelinks are …

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63 SEO Statistics for 2020

Are you curious about the state of SEO in 2020? Then look no further. We’ve curated, vetted, and categorized a list of up-to-date stats below. Click to jump to a category, or keep reading for our top SEO statistics. These are the most interesting SEO stats we think you should …

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What Is A Local Citation? How They Help SEO

A local citation is any mention of your business’s name, address, and phone number online. They’re a key ranking factor for local SEO. Citations appear in lots of different places: business directories, social networks— anywhere someone might be looking for information about local businesses. Here’s an example of one for …

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What is Content Writing? 11 Tips For More Traffic

Content writing is the process of researching, planning, writing, editing, and publishing content for the web. It might be a blog post, video script, sales page—anything that gets published online. At Ahrefs, we write a lot of content. We have over 230 blog posts, and over 170 videos on our …

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What is HTTPS? Everything You Need to Know

HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is an encrypted version of HTTP, which is the main protocol used for transferring data over the World Wide Web. HTTPS protects the communication between your browser and server from being intercepted and tampered with by attackers. This provides confidentiality, integrity and authentication to the vast majority …

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How to Optimize for Google’s Featured Snippets in 2020

Do you want to jump to the first position in Google without acquiring backlinks or significantly updating your content? Featured snippets can help you with that. Featured snippets are pieces of information that typically appear at the top of Google’s search results. They provide answers to the search query by …

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4 Simple Blog Post Templates (And When To Use Them)

If writer’s block has gotten the better of you and you’re sick of staring at a blank page, blog post templates might be the solution. Every blog post is different, but most aren’t that different. Think about the blog posts you’ve read. Chances are they weren’t a million miles apart in …

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How to Create SEO-Friendly URLs (Step-by-Step)

Google talks about the importance of using simple, friendly URLs in their SEO starter guide, but how do you do that? Let’s start with the good news: creating URLs for SEO isn’t rocket science. If you were to describe your page in a few words and replace the spaces with …

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14 Proven Ways to Get More Views on YouTube

Since joining YouTube in 2015, we’ve racked up over 6.1 million views. Don’t believe us? Check the stats on our channel: In this post, I’ll share 14 proven tactics that helped us get more views on YouTube. Niche down Make videos about topics people are searching for Rank your videos …

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