Ahrefs’ Digest #117: Top trending topics, top Google searches, and more

Hey there,

In this week’s edition:

  • I have two posts: One on the top trending topics, and the other on the top Google searches.


✍️ New on our blog

Top Trending Topics

Si Quan Ong

We’ve pulled a list of the top hundred topics that are currently trending or trended in the past three months from our database of 19.2 billion keywords. 

Top Google Searches

Si Quan Ong

We’ve also pulled a list of the top Google searches and most searched questions from the U.S. and worldwide.


📚 What we’re reading

Google Provides SEO Advice Around LastPass Security Breach

Article by Barry Schwartz

Google’s John Mueller noted that website URLs in the breach were unencrypted and, thus, can be published and accessed by bots. 

The website URLs of your test servers may be published, and search engines may pick them up. So you want to make sure to lock those down from Google or other search engines that may crawl them and potentially rank them.

11 Must-Read Copywriting Books

Twitter thread by Jordan DiPietro

A list of lesser-known copywriting books. Many of which I’ve never heard of! Worth adding to your list for the new year. Here’s another list of copywriting books too. 

Why Everything Looks the Same

Article by Ryan Duffy

Blanding—the copy-paste model of consumer product development and brand marketing that follows repetitive patterns in the name of modernity but at the expense of authenticity and originality—is everywhere. 

Every brand logo, every car model, every startup name, etc. You name it—it’s bland now. 

10 Lessons From a Decade of SaaS

Twitter thread from Nathan Barry

Nathan started ConvertKit 10 years ago. In that time, he grew it to $33.4 million in annual recurring revenue. Here are the lessons he learned.

Please, Please, for the Love of God: Do Not Start a Podcast

Article by Ryan Holiday

The article’s from 2016, but it still rings true: If you’re starting a podcast because it’s the hottest trend or because everyone’s doing it, don’t. 

Making a great podcast means putting in a ton of work—and if you’re not willing to do that, stay a listener.



Till next time ;)
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