Finding High Traffic Potential Low Competition Keywords With Ahrefs

Low comp Kws Using Ahrefs (1)

Back towards the end of 2019 I was messing around with Ahrefs Content Explorer when I came across a site that had a DR of around 7 and was ranking top for a massive keyword with over 40,000 searches a month.

I had a look at the site and was confident I could build something better, so I did.

I invested less than $2,000 into building that site and it now brings in almost $1,000 a month in ad revenue – not too shabby a return on investment!

Here’s the process I used to find that opportunity:

  1. Log into ahrefs and navigate to the content explorer.
  2. Chuck a very broad generic keyword into the search bar. If you’re looking to build an affiliate site then something like “best” is a good choice.
  3. Change language to “English”
  4. Turn “Filter explicit search results” on
  5. Then press “add filter” and select “domain rating”, leave the from box empty and put a low number (around 10) in the to box.
  6. Then add a “page traffic” filter, go for a fairly high number up to 10,000.

You will now see a list of pages that get more than 10,000 sessions a month on sites with a domain rating of less than 10.

While not all of these articles are something you’d want to build a site around you are sure to find a few diamonds in there which prove you can build high traffic sites without having to spend countless hours and $$$s building links.

Peace, love and SERPs,

Dan

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