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Get Referring Domains with Ahrefs API

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Create a workflow to Get Referring Domains with the Ahrefs API. When you configure and deploy the workflow, it will run on Pipedream's servers 24x7 for free.

  1. Configure the Get Referring Domains action
    1. Connect your Ahrefs account
    2. Configure target
    3. Optional- Select a mode
    4. Optional- Configure limit
  2. Select a trigger to run your workflow on HTTP requests, schedules or app events
  3. Deploy the workflow
  4. Send a test event to validate your setup
  5. Turn on the trigger


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Get Referring Domains on Ahrefs
Description:Get the referring domains that contain backlinks to the target URL or domain.


const ahrefs = require("../../ahrefs.app.js");
const axios = require("axios");

module.exports = {
  name: "Get Referring Domains",
  description: "Get the referring domains that contain backlinks to the target URL or domain.",
  key: "ahrefs-get-referring-domains",
  version: "0.0.17",
  type: "action",
  props: {
    target: {
      propDefinition: [
    mode: {
      propDefinition: [
    limit: {
      propDefinition: [
  async run() {
    return (await axios({
      url: "https://apiv2.ahrefs.com",
      params: {
        token: this.ahrefs.$auth.oauth_access_token,
        from: "refdomains",
        target: this.target,
        mode: this.mode,
        limit: this.limit,
        order_by: "domain_rating:desc",
        output: "json",


This component may be configured based on the props defined in the component code. Pipedream automatically prompts for input values in the UI and CLI.
AhrefsahrefsappThis component uses the Ahrefs app.

Enter a domain or URL.

modestringSelect a value from the drop down menu:{ "label": "Exact", "value": "exact" }{ "label": "Domain", "value": "domain" }{ "label": "Subdomain", "value": "subdomains" }{ "label": "Prefix", "value": "prefix" }

Number of results to return.


Ahrefs uses OAuth authentication. When you connect your Ahrefs account, Pipedream will open a popup window where you can sign into Ahrefs and grant Pipedream permission to connect to your account. Pipedream securely stores and automatically refreshes the OAuth tokens so you can easily authenticate any Ahrefs API.

Pipedream requests the following authorization scopes when you connect your account:


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