Content Explorer

Search engine made for marketers

Discover top-performing content in your niche and find thousands of link prospects.

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Content Explorer is a part of Ahrefs’ SEO toolset.

Find content ideas and link prospects in <bold> our database of 11 billion web pages.</bold>

Big DataCheck out our numbers

Total content
index size

11 billion.


Every 24 hours
we discover

40 million new pages.

Every 24 hours
we update metrics for

400 million pages.

Big DataCheck out our numbers

<bold>Filter by SEO and social metrics</bold> to identify proven ideas for your next marketing campaign.

Page traffic
Website traffic
Traffic value
Domain rating
Referring domains
Social shares
Word count
Publication date
Page status

Analyze any page’s <bold>organic traffic, backlinks, keyword rankings, and social shares</bold> over time.

Lots and lots of highly <bold>actionable use cases.</bold>

Content Explorer’s versatility is what makes it so powerful. Mix and match filters to find and analyze all kinds of opportunities for your website. Here are just a few use cases to get you started.


Content Marketing

Find low-competition topics

Search for pages that get lots of organic traffic without many (or any) backlinks.

Link Building

Content Marketing

Find the best guest blogging opportunities

Search for niche relevant websites to pitch a guest contribution.

Content Marketing

Find topics that generate links

Get inspired by content that's already earned lots of backlinks.

Content Marketing

Monitor your competitors’ publishing frequency

Keep an eye on your competitors’ publishing frequency so you don’t get outpaced.

Link Building

Find unlinked brand mentions

Search for websites that mention your brand but aren't linking to you.

Link Building

Find the most popular content in your niche

Get inspired by content with the most social shares.

Link Building

Find broken link building opportunities by topic

Reveal dead pages with backlinks by filtering for broken pages with lots of referring domains.

Content Explorer is the only SEO tool with a searchable database of 404 pages.

Using Ahrefs’ data to plan our content strategy helped us increase visits to our blog by over 200% compared to the previous year.

Maile Waite, Head of content & SEO at CloudApp

I’ve been using Ahrefs for over 8 years and I just can’t see myself running our online business without it at this point.

Gael Breton, Co-founder at AuthorityHacker

Ahrefs has been the most useful tool in my toolbox for years now. Even their blog and Facebook group have been essential for my success.

Ryan Cunningham, Blogger at BeyondTheTent

Ahrefs is the only SEO tool I need. The user interface is foolproof, the data integrity is second to none, and the community support is unwavering.

Bea Wander, Founder at Bea Wander

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