I have a question for you…
How do you build links?
If I had to bet, chances are you spend little to no time on link building.
Why? Because it’s hard.
But why should link building be hard?
Most parts of SEO are much simpler and cost-effective.
For example, if you want to write content… you just go and write it.
It may not be great content, but nothing is stopping you starting, learning, and improving.
On the other hand, if you want to build links, where would you start?
That’s a bit tricky because link tools cost money… and a lot of money if you are just starting out.
But that’s going to change in 30 days with your help!
Link building made simple
As you may know, I released a new version of Ubersuggest a few weeks ago. And with your help, I want to roll out a free link tool.
Here’s what I am thinking and, before I roll it out, I want to get your feedback.
So, with the new Ubersuggest, I made it where you can put in a URL.
Let’s say I’m your competitor… neilpatel.com.
You would head over to Ubersuggest and just put in neilpatel.com
You’ll end up with a report that looks something like this:
Now, the most useful part of the tool (and this is where I want to integrate link building) is the top pages.
It shows you the pages on your competitors’ sites that are the most popular.
The way most SEOs grow their traffic is by finding out what’s working for their competitor and then copying them or, even better, one-upping them.
So if you were competing with me, you could see all of my most popular pages based on Google traffic.
You can even click on “view all” under the Est. Visits column to see all of the keywords that are driving traffic to my site.
I know this report isn’t perfect, but it gives you a really good idea of what you should be targeting if you want more traffic.
Because if something is working for your competitors, it will probably work for you.
But there is one big issue… if you just write similar content to your competition, there is no guarantee that you will beat them. Unless you build more links than them.
So on that same report, I was thinking about adding a drop-down that breaks down the exact links that drive traffic to each specific URL.
It would look something like this:
I know the data is fake and junk, but hopefully it gives you an idea of what I am thinking.
This one report will allow you to see who is linking to your competitor’s most popular pages, the anchor text they are using, when the link was last seen, and even the authority (page score) of the backlink.
Now, before you give me feedback on this report, there is one more report I’m thinking about launching within the next 30 days.
For those of you who are advanced SEOs, I was thinking about making it super easy to see who links to you as well as your competition.
I want to start off with something basic so I can get you this report/feature within 30 days.
It would look something like this:
You’ll be able to see the authority of the page or a domain, the total number of backlinks, how many nofollow links, referring domains, and even referring IPs.
If you want to get granular, you can, by just looking at new links or lost links or even one link per domain.
And of course you can see all the details of the link, such as title, URL, anchor text, authority, if the link was a text link or an image link, and when the link was last seen.
If you want to drill down further, the filters will allow you to do that.
Once you have the data looking the way you want, you’ll be able to easily export the data.
The whole purpose of this tool would be to make link building easier for you. You’ll be able to type in any URL, find out who links out to them, and easily hit them up and ask for them to link to your site.
The reports won’t take more than 10 seconds to load… so finding opportunities won’t be difficult. Crafting emails and doing the outreach will be the hard part.
I know this won’t automate all of your the link building efforts, but it will make the process easier and much more efficient for you.
So, what do you think, should I release this feature within the next 30 days?
And if you think I should do it, what other features would you want me to release?
Oh, and the link data would be fresh and updated daily.
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