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Score 8.9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Ahrefs

This is a very comprehensive tool in terms of ability and information it provides. While it won't give you every link a site has, it will give you most of them and will provide you with the most up to date link information for any site compared to all of the other link crawl providers.
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DeepCrawl

DeepCrawl is organized very well for a full technical audit of a site. The menu on the left side is very easy to navigate, and you don't have to surf around too much to get an idea of what is plaguing a site. For a larger audit, DeepCrawl rules. Smaller audits can be tricky if you just want to know one quick thing because the crawl time can be unpredictable and difficult to project.
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Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Ahrefs
8.0
DeepCrawl
6.9
Keyword analysis
Ahrefs
9.2
DeepCrawl
5.0
Backlink management
Ahrefs
9.3
DeepCrawl
7.0
SERP ranking tracking
Ahrefs
8.7
DeepCrawl
5.3
Page grader
Ahrefs
8.0
DeepCrawl
6.6
Competitive analysis
Ahrefs
9.1
DeepCrawl
6.4
Site audit / diagnostics
Ahrefs
7.6
DeepCrawl
9.5
Site recommendations
Ahrefs
6.9
DeepCrawl
8.3
Task management
Ahrefs
5.0
DeepCrawl
7.0

SEO Channels

Ahrefs
7.6
DeepCrawl
6.8
Local SEO
Ahrefs
8.0
DeepCrawl
5.0
Social SEO
Ahrefs
6.0
DeepCrawl
6.0
Mobile SEO
Ahrefs
7.3
DeepCrawl
7.5
Global SEO
Ahrefs
8.9
DeepCrawl
8.5

SEO Platform & Account Management

Ahrefs
8.1
DeepCrawl
9.9
Multi-domain support
Ahrefs
8.8
DeepCrawl
10.0
Integration with web analytics tools
Ahrefs
7.4
DeepCrawl
9.8

Pros

  • Their backlink database is still one of the most up to date we've seen when compared to similar tools.
  • The user interface is very intuitive and easy to learn.
  • They provide you with a lot of great information and the ability to set a date range can really help you narrow things down.
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  • The primary Dashboard is pretty excellent—not too much stuff to look at, just the main issues and a hierarchical breakdown of the site structure
  • I love the Broken Links tab—this is a super simple way to find what's broken so you can fix site circulation issues
  • The indexation tab is really nice too—no need to surf through thousands of URLs in a spreadsheet to assess the index
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Cons

  • 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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  • Sitemap generating time often takes a few hours depending on how large your site is
  • I would like to have more suggestions to guide optimization efforts
  • Some of the initial setup for crawlers does take time
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Likelihood to Renew

Ahrefs8.0
Based on 4 answers
Ahrefs recently became more expensive. While they offer a large web index of backlinks, some of the modules of analysis available in similar tools make them a better value in many respects. Ahrefs continues to update their interface, but the accuracy of link counts and new/lost data modules calls into question the validity of the provided information.
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Usability

Ahrefs7.0
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

All the competing tools I have used seem to focus on one or two key strengths and then include other features kind of half-baked. Ahrefs is the only tool that feels like they have considered and encompassed all features fully thought out.
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DeepCrawl is a great tool when compared to other similar solutions. What sets it apart from the competition in my experience with it, is the convenience of the cloud. In addition to having a multitude of tools faced by a digital marketer in today's landscape from analysis of site backlinks to competition analysis.
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Return on Investment

  • We've taken over 75% of our target keyword SERPs since we began using Ahrefs to track our strategy.
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  • Saves hours within the week on repetitive reporting and analytics
  • Initial time was invested in setting up the account and trackers
  • Suggestions and insights has helped improve digital marketing efforts from seo to sem
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Pricing Details

Ahrefs

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

DeepCrawl

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