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Likelihood to Recommend

Advanced Web Ranking

My business works with clients from a variety of outlets, with budgets ranging from six figures down to triple digits (not kidding). There's a TON of analytical software out there, so speaking as a guy who has worked with them all (or at least quite a few) if your client is on a budget – particularly a startup – AWR is a great program to use. They've been around for a while, the desktop version is pretty bug-free and updates in real-time, and it's budget conscious.
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Ahrefs

Ahrefs Site Explorer is extremely suitable for any kind of backlink or content analysis in which one wants to get a comprehensive overview of what a website's backlink profile looks like or what a website's top content is. I wouldn't necessarily recommend Ahrefs Site Explorer for keyword tracking because I think there are more efficient tools for that
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Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
Ahrefs
8.0
Keyword analysis
Advanced Web Ranking
4.9
Ahrefs
9.1
Backlink management
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Ahrefs
9.3
SERP ranking tracking
Advanced Web Ranking
7.5
Ahrefs
8.4
Page grader
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Ahrefs
8.2
Competitive analysis
Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
Ahrefs
9.2
Site audit / diagnostics
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Ahrefs
7.5
Site recommendations
Advanced Web Ranking
6.0
Ahrefs
7.1
Task management
Advanced Web Ranking
6.0
Ahrefs
5.5

SEO Channels

Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Ahrefs
7.7
Local SEO
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Ahrefs
8.2
Social SEO
Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
Ahrefs
6.4
Mobile SEO
Advanced Web Ranking
8.0
Ahrefs
7.6
Global SEO
Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
Ahrefs
8.8

SEO Platform & Account Management

Advanced Web Ranking
7.7
Ahrefs
8.4
Multi-domain support
Advanced Web Ranking
8.0
Ahrefs
9.0
Integration with web analytics tools
Advanced Web Ranking
7.5
Ahrefs
7.7

Pros

Advanced Web Ranking

  • It only costs $49/month, which is great for clients that are working with limited budgets (they're cost-conscious!)
  • Its ease of use – I've worked with plenty of cloud-based rank tracking programs before, and AWR was by far one of the cleanest and easiest to navigate. I could use it on my iPad and the user-touch interface was pretty seamless.
  • The info is updated in real-time. We were able to show our clients their live data while in meetings. It made us look good, and it made our clients feel better about the service they were paying for.
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Ahrefs

  • The index of links updates very often
  • The export features allow easy data cross analysis with other data sources
  • The price is well worth the return of service and usefulness
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Cons

Advanced Web Ranking

  • The ability of the program to produce dashboards in web page format. While it can do this, it saves them out as HTML files on your hard drive or cloud server, which makes it super hard to share with others.
  • The cloud version is a bit more expensive, which offers the same tools as the desktop, which I found a little troublesome and it didn't make sense to me.
  • Their customer service was a little lacking. I had a couple of general questions and I was on hold for about 15 minutes...which isn't good when you're in the middle of a busy workday.
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Ahrefs

  • Sometimes the index does not pick up current live links for a long time.
  • The cap for data exports is pretty low considering the vastness of a link profile.
  • There should be a feature where you can classify link types by your own parameters.
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Likelihood to Renew

Advanced Web Ranking

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Ahrefs

Ahrefs 8.0
Based on 4 answers
We use it daily, no need to change a good thing
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Usability

Advanced Web Ranking

No score
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Ahrefs

Ahrefs 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Ahrefs is very easy to use - you can jump right in and understand most of the assets. Overall, the dashboard snapshots give a very good picture of inbound link activity. For deeper analysis of historical trends, the system can become cumbersome, making it hard to do full work without exporting and reformatting the data.
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Alternatives Considered

Advanced Web Ranking

There's a ton of competition for AWR but in all honesty, if you're on a budget, I'd advise going with this one. It gets you pretty accurate results, updates their info in real time, and all for about $49/month base price. It's pretty good software for the money that you're paying
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Ahrefs

Each of these tools has advantages over the other. Ahrefs link counts are often considerably higher than Moz or Majestic, which could be indicative of a larger web index or inaccuracy in filtering old links. Ultimately, we use all of these tools to be able to take advantage of the different proprietary analysis modules that they each offer.
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Return on Investment

Advanced Web Ranking

  • It stayed within our client's allotted budget (which drives more business our way down the road!)
  • Updated information in real-time assures our clients that they get the most accurate information possible, as quickly as possible.
  • It's been only slightly detrimental to my workflow (which is one little drawback of the program) sometimes I have to enlist the help of a keyword generator (because i find the one with the program a bit lacking)
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Ahrefs

  • Ahrefs makes it easy to identify gaps for new-business pitches
  • Ahrefs has increased efficiency with competitor analysis.
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Pricing Details

Advanced Web Ranking

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Additional Pricing Details

Ahrefs

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Additional Pricing Details

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