Dropbox Capture – A new Loom Alternative

Dropbox just released a beta version of Capture—which is basically a Loom alternative.

Loom is great, but with the free plan you’re limited to 25 videos and 5 minutes per video. Personally, I don’t use Loom enough to spend $100 a year on it, so I end up deleting Loom videos—which is fine for the kinds of Loom videos where I just want to show someone a quick way of doing something specific.

Every once in a while though I want to show a specific process that will be used by multiple people for a long period of time, or I give a project walkthrough that includes meaningful context which will matter for future reviews for long-term initiatives, and then deleting these videos is not an option.

I’ve used YouTube for these videos that I want to be permanent in the past, but then you end up with having your videos across multiple platforms. If Dropbox’s capture holds up, it will be my default option for video walkthroughs. So far my experience using it was pretty smooth, so I do recommend you give it a try!

Free until 2022: Semrush’s new Backlinks Analytics

Semrush just launched a new Backlinks Analytics tool that they’re making available for everyone to use completely free until 2022.

Their backlink database is winning the market:

With their new backlinks analyzer, you can check out what backlinks your competitors are getting, find linkbuilding opportunities, and apply filters to slice and dice the backlink data based on any criteria that will be most insightful and actionable to your needs.

What’s more, you can export all that data into XSLX, CSV or PDF

My favorite tactic:

Check your competitors’ content that got the most backlinks and consider covering these topics on your site.

There’s a lot more I could say about this, but the best advice I can give you is:

Head over there and get started right away.