If you don’t know what Epicbeat Epictions is then you are truly behind the curve when it comes to content marketing. This software platform allows you do perform content research with ease. The platform allows you to quickly see which content formats and types perform well within your niche or industry. You don’t need to be a data scientist to use it either. The interface is user-friendly and very intuitive too.
However, I am not here to talk about how easy it is to do a bit of content research but instead how to do some basic link prospecting with the tool. First, take your search term or keyword and perform a basic search within Epic beat to identify top performing content within your niche.
Next, this step will require some manual action. The goal here is to find a piece of content that is trending that you can add additional value to or bring a unique perspective.
Once you find a piece you think you can add value to and add onto we need to see who is linking to them. Our goal is to steal their links. This may be difficult at first but possible and is a gold mine waiting to be exploited. There are a few tools you can use to see who is linking to your competitors.
Simply pop the url where the content lives in SEM Rush to get roughly 10 backlinks with the free version and if you have a budget you get much more data.
Next, we get a list of some url’s linking to the content piece for free.
If this tool doesn’t provide enough backlinks there are plenty of free backlink research tools that offer a tiered service package and you should get enough backlink data to complete a successful content link building campaign.
Be sure to catalogue your target backlinks in an excel sheet and prioritize them accordingly. Also be sure to vet this potential backlinks for their compatibility.