Niche edits are links inserted in already published relevant articles from within your own niche – hence the name “Niche” edits. These are proved to increase your rankings significantly in short time.
Niche Edits are build the same way as Guest Posts. You will need to send outreach emails yourself to the page owners of the pages you want to have niche edit links on. They are usually priced anywhere between $50-$500 depending on the quality of the link. You can also use agencies to order these such as Charles Floates new project “dfylinks” or SEOButler by Jonathan Kiekbusch. The Niche Edit prices depends on your category. Gambling links and adult links are often harder to find and more expensive.
When building niche edits you should make sure that:
- It’s an aged URL with authority
- It is relevant for your website
- Bonus: It has traffic
- The website traffic looks steady and no huge drops last couple of months (penalty check)
Here’s why Niche Edits are powerful:
- Most already have tier 2 links pointing to them
- They are indexed in the SERP
- Most have some kind of traffic (at least those you should look for)
- The SEO business says they are more powerful than Guest Posts
- Require less work than Guest Posts
What categories can I build Niche Edits in?
Are Niche Edits Blackhat?
Every single link you get unnaturally is against Google guidelines and that means it’s a blackhat technique. This includes paid links which most Niche Edits are. So yes, of course Niche Edits is a blackhat link method to manipulate your rankings. Most people would consider it a greyhat technique since it does not include unethical SEO. I will consider it a blackhat technique.
Avoid using Konker Niche Edits & BlackHatWorld
You should always avoid using these two sites for building any sort of links. First of all they’re exposed to anyone on the website – also Google. Its an easy way to expose huge lists of PBNs and niche edit websites – specially for Google. So for all cost, ignore these sites. You should always go for unique links that your competitors doesn’t have. The link will be worth much more if you’re the first to acquire the link to your website. Once a website links to more and more external sites the link will be less and less worth.
What anchor texts should I focus on?
I recommend using keyword related anchor texts when doing Niche Edits. If your landing page is about dog food then use keywords such as “best dog food here”, “see all dog food variants available” and similar sentences. Do not use exact match keywords for this as you have plenty of PBN, guest posts etc. to work with anchor text optimization.
How do I find Niche Edit prospects?
There are multiple tools out there that can help you find prospects for building Niche Edit links. Here’s my top 3 tools/ways to find Niche Edits for your website:
Ahrefs Content Explorer
The best one is Ahrefs Content Explorer which is a part of all levels of Ahrefs subscriptions. This allows you to search for your keyword and find tons of pages with content that matches your niche. Simply visit their page, find their content information and send them an e-mail.
The second best is NinjaOutreach. A very powerful tool that will, not only find websites based on your keyword, but it will also give you the emails of the websites. You can connect your Gmail to their software and send out automatic e-mails directly from their backend and keep in touch with all your prospects in here. The only cons about this tool is the price. It is very expensive for an outreach tool. You need at least the PRO package at $399/month.
Google Search Engine
My last one is the google search engine. There are very powerful ways to find Niche Edits directly in Google. Here’s an example again with Dog Food on the UK market using the site operator along with inurl. It will not show all sites indexed with dog-food in the URL. If you’re in incognito it will most likely show the highest ranking sites. Now go to their site, fint a contant email and start your outreach.
I hope this quick blogpost helped you understand what Niche Edits are. Now start your own niche edit linkbuilding campaign and start ranking for your keywords. As always – i’m available on Twitter and on e-mail at email@example.com for any questions about this article.
A Niche Edit is a link placed in an already published article that is relevant for your website
Niche Edits are very powerful backlinks because they are inserted in aged URLs with backlinks & traffic
If your site is fast and on-page optimized then you should see a ranking increase next time Google crawls your link.
The price depends on your market. For gambling they are anything between $50-$500 and less for more liberal categories.