Ahrefs vs. KWFinder

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Ahrefs
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Ahrefs is an SEO tool providers. Ahrefs Site Explorer provides a suite of tools including a component for backlink & on-page SEO analysis, online brand mentions tracking, and domain comparison tool for competitor analysis, etc. They refer to themselves as “the largest index of live backlinks.”
$99
per month
KWFinder
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
KWFinder is a search engine optimization software solution offered by KWFinder.
$588
per year
Pricing
AhrefsKWFinder
Editions & Modules
Lite
$99.00
per month
Standard
$179.00
per month
Advanced
$399.00
per month
Agency
$999.00
per month
Mangools Basic
$588.00
per year
Mangools Premium
$828.00
per year
Mangools Agency
$1548.00
per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AhrefsKWFinder
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
AhrefsKWFinder
Considered Both Products
Ahrefs
Chose Ahrefs
You can dip deeper with Ahrefs Site Explorer's data. It is great for crawling websites, doing website audits too. For deep analysis and research, Ahrefs is a step ahead of its competitors. Ahrefs has many tools like site & keyword explorer, content explorer, rank tracker, site …
KWFinder
Chose KWFinder
This is just for keywords, not site traffic or domain metrics; it is not as thorough as the competitors, strictly a keyword research tool.
Chose KWFinder
All these tools are extremely powerful, and keyword research is just one component of the tools. That said, keyword research using KWFinder, for me, has been most enjoyable out of all of these. It's mostly because of how easy it is to use. The UI is nice to look at, it's just a …
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
AhrefsKWFinder
SEO
Comparison of SEO features of Product A and Product B
Ahrefs
8.4
68 Ratings
8% above category average
KWFinder
8.3
4 Ratings
7% above category average
Keyword analysis9.265 Ratings8.24 Ratings
Backlink management8.866 Ratings8.21 Ratings
SERP ranking tracking8.664 Ratings8.22 Ratings
Page grader8.159 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Competitive analysis8.466 Ratings9.14 Ratings
Site audit / diagnostics8.661 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Site recommendations7.558 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Task management7.731 Ratings8.21 Ratings
SEO Channels
Comparison of SEO Channels features of Product A and Product B
Ahrefs
8.5
60 Ratings
11% above category average
KWFinder
8.0
3 Ratings
5% above category average
Local SEO8.148 Ratings7.33 Ratings
Social SEO7.946 Ratings8.22 Ratings
Mobile SEO8.645 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Global SEO9.354 Ratings8.22 Ratings
SEO Platform & Account Management
Comparison of SEO Platform & Account Management features of Product A and Product B
Ahrefs
8.5
57 Ratings
1% above category average
KWFinder
9.1
1 Ratings
8% above category average
Multi-domain support8.654 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Integration with web analytics tools8.429 Ratings9.11 Ratings
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Score 9.9 out of 10
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Score 9.9 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Advanced Web Ranking
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Score 8.3 out of 10
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Score 8.3 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 8.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
AhrefsKWFinder
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(73 ratings)
6.4
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.8
(14 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AhrefsKWFinder
Likelihood to Recommend
Ahrefs
It gives the best report to us which helps us to find the opportunity to build backlinks. Another main feature that makes Ahrefs a safe and sound approach to SEO is that it provides information about duplicate content, URLs, redirects along with other errors that can be dangerous to the website.
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KWFinder
If you don't know the first thing about keyword research, learn about it, then make sure you use this tool. It's by far the simplest tool I use in my keyword research arsenal. That's not to say the others are difficult to use, this one's just the easiest. If you aren't focusing on your site's SEO, then I suppose SEO research and a keyword like this may not suit you, but I believe that every business that has a website should focus on SEO - so a tool like this is a good tool to have.
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Pros
Ahrefs
  • Backlink data: Ahrefs continues to provide the best backlink data in the industry when compared to other tools. Other players are playing catching up, but as a first mover, Ahrefs is ahead of the game by far.
  • Keyword data: Ahrefs provides extremely valuable keyword data. Though I rank them second in this category, the data that they provide is comparable to the first ranked player.
  • Content Explorer: I don't think other industry tools (SEO specific) has a content explorer as useful as Ahrefs. Their content explorer works great for identifying top content and trends for multiple industries.
  • Rank Tracker: This rank tracker is better than the average tracker and Ahrefs provides a large limit for tracked keywords. Though they have moved away from daily updates, the rank tracker is great for bench marking progress.
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KWFinder
  • Rating of keywords
  • CPC (cost per click)
  • Suggestions for alternate keywords
  • Keyword difficulty
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Cons
Ahrefs
  • Anchor text alert notifications for a specific domain would be nice to have.
  • Would also be nice to set a specific client domain and then be able to pick 5 competitor sites to compare it to instead of entering in the client site and then 4 competitors to compare.
  • Adding emails to forward the exports to from running a report would be good too.
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KWFinder
  • Not much usage in small markets.
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Likelihood to Renew
Ahrefs
Their index is too vast to ignore when looking at a complete backlink profile. We find links in Ahrefs that do not appear in any other link detection tool. For this reason, it's a must for our agency to use for the foreseeable future. Plus, it's very affordable considering the data you get
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KWFinder
No answers on this topic
Usability
Ahrefs
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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KWFinder
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Ahrefs
Ahrefs has always been responsive when there's been a technical issue with the site. There are usually very little problems, but if there are, they announce it on their social media accounts which keeps its customers informed. Email support is prompt and the customer service people are very helpful, knowledgable and friendly.
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KWFinder
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Ahrefs
I think when it comes to keyword tracking, Ahrefs is not as good BrightEdge, but Ahrefs Site Explorer trumps BrightEdge when it comes to anything backlink related. I would use Ahrefs Site Explorer for backlink analysis, identifying 404 error pages, examining anchor texts, and exploring top content. However, I would utilze BrightEdge for keyword and ranking information
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KWFinder
This is just for keywords, not site traffic or domain metrics; it is not as thorough as the competitors, strictly a keyword research tool.
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Return on Investment
Ahrefs
  • Identify the most effective keywords for content creation and optimizing existing content, which can help to increase organic traffic to your website.
  • Track backlinks, monitor the competition, and identify potential link building opportunities, which can help to improve your search engine rankings.
  • Analyze the top-performing pages on any website, which can help to optimize your own content and improve user experience.
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KWFinder
  • KWFinder is a part of a bundle of tools that you get with Mangools and it's pretty affordable.
  • It's a time saver, and time is money.
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ScreenShots

Ahrefs Screenshots

Screenshot of Analyze backlinks and keywords of any website to find opportunities for your organic traffic growthScreenshot of Check your website for 100+ pre-defined SEO issuesScreenshot of Get relevant keyword ideas supported by accurate SEO metricsScreenshot of Find the most shared and linked-to content on any topicScreenshot of Track your and your competitors' search rankings