Analyze a Domain with Ahrefs

Many of the tools we use for SEO research are invaluable and helpful — but they’re also costly. For example, the SEOmoz toolset costs $99/month, but it’s usefulness might merit such a price tag. Never the less, there is one free tool out there worth taking a look at and using. The tool can be found at Here’s not only how to analyze a domain with Ahrefs, but what to take away from the data:

Searching with Ahrefs

Below is a snapshot of what the main page looks like. Make sure to input your domain or the domain you’d like to analyze into the field with or without the “www”.

Searching with Ahrefs

In our case, we do not have the “www” in front of our domain, most likely because we’re cool like that.

Analyze a Domain with Ahrefs

The top portion of this section describes the kinds of links that you are receiving. On the left, what type, meaning text, image, video, etc. DoFollow links are links that are specified to tell the search engines, “yes, follow this link and pass on any link juice I give it/receive from it”. NoFollow links are links that are not “supposed” to count towards search engine rankings. To be honest, I have no idea what “Not Sitewide” is.

Analyze a Domain with Ahrefs


The distributions above tell us where along the curve are the links ranked. The Y-axis is essentially page-rank, while the X-axis reflects domain authority (for you OpenSite Explorer folks).

Ahrefs TLD Distribution

The above chart shows you what top-level domains you are receiving links from the most. .EDU and .GOV are the best. You can see we’ve been pretty diligent about getting those links.

Ahrefs Backlinks

And finally, here you see a graph of your backlinks over time. One thing I really enjoy about this tool is how up to date it is. Even if it isn’t 100% accurate, it still helps me get an idea what links I’m gaining and losing for a the last week or so. Anyway, the green line shows you the number of links gained, and the orange one how many links you’ve lost. This is one of the more important charts to look at as this gives you a macro view of where the domain stands from a link perspective.

With the use of free tools like Ahrefs, you can analyze any domain and get a good, albeit rough, idea of where the domain sits on the spectrum of domain authority.

Have questions? Leave a comment, we’re more than happy to help.

The Top CEO Zodiac Signs – 2012

CEO Zodiac Signs

We here at WeGotWorms are fanatics about data. Anything we can get our hands on we’ll analyze. Today, we’ve created a rather crude infographic to display the astrological signs of the top CEOs that we’ve chosen. Included: Mark Zuckerberg, Walt Disney, Bill Gates, Estee Lauder, among others. We’ve highlighted those individuals with a brief blurb courtesy of a very good friend of the show, Lauren Winer. We hope you enjoy our CEO zodiac signs!

ceo zodiac signs

Project Engage: How ACT uses Technology to put Political Power in the Palm of Your Hand

Project Engage is a civic engagement platform (see below) that aims to help restore democracy via 21st century technology. It will be funded, developed and used by citizens just like you and me. WeGotWorms supports this initiative undoubtedly and urges you to consider doing the same. Thanks for reading and/or watching. 





************Excerpt taken from the American Civix Technologies web site, in support of Project Engage.

Regardless of political beliefs, everyone can agree our government can be pretty frustrating these days, right? Gridlock, corruption, partisanship… you name it, our government has it. A democracy only works if people can participate and have a voice, a dialogue with their leaders. You would think that we had this covered in the 21st century, yet, we’re just not seeing that in America. We’re seeing a country where the individual has lost his/her voice and will to participate because of so many issues. And we think that’s a problem. Read More…

Fiverr: Rise of the Micro Job Sites

Ok, so maybe we’re a little late to the game. But I have noticed quite a few of these micro job sites popping up all over. Generally, each “gig”, or job, is worth $5.

How it Works

  1. You go to a micro-job/gig site like
  2. On the right hand side, there will be a list of categories containing various gigs. This is probably the best way to get familiar with the kinds of gigs offered on a site, as each one takes on a different niche job market.  Read More…

2050: It was called Facebook, and I was an Early Adopter

We all have Facebook…oh, you don’t? Good for you, rebel! Anyways, if you have Facebook it may be of interest to know whether or not you were an early adopter, fast follower, or a sheep in the herd. Whether FB is governing the world in 2050 or not, we’ll be talking about it to our grandkids the same way my grandfather brags about how he used a slinky in 1944, just one year after it was invented.

Facebook was launched in early 2004 at Harvard, and quickly was picked up by a majority of the student population. It then expanded to other top-notch East Coast schools, plus Stanford, and then steamrolled its way westward.

So the question is, with 1 billion active users today, where in the timeline did you jump in?  Read More…

Office Pranks Express


Rarely is the question asked ‘is our children learning?’

Alas, an evolving list of some great office pranks.



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October 22, 2012

Frozen Desktop: One of the most classic of office pranks, all this trick requires is an unprotected computer and a few minutes. Simply minimize all windows, and click the Print Screen key. Paste that into any editing program (ie: Paint) and then save the file. Now you can set that file as the desktop background. Next thing to do is hide the actual icons on the screen by right clicking, hovering over Align By, and then unchecking Show Desktop Icons.

October 15, 2012


Helpful Tips for Google’s New Gmail Compose Feature

Google has rolled out the new Gmail Compose feature. Now, instead of clicking Compose/Reply and jumping to a new page, the Compose/Reply area will pop up in the bottom right of your screen.

It functions just like a chat box – you can minimize it, pop it out, or leave it in the corner.
You can even open up multiple compose/reply boxes; the limit is Read More…
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