What users are saying about

Ahrefs

Top Rated
76 Ratings

KWFinder

6 Ratings

Ahrefs

Top Rated
76 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

KWFinder

6 Ratings
Score 9.8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Ahrefs

If you want to monitor your backlinks in almost real time, Ahrefs is the tool you need. They update their index faster than any other service I have seen, so if you are actively building link through content marketing other tactics, it will be nice to see what links show up naturally from your efforts. If you are looking for the best solution for cleanse a backlink profile, there are better tools out there specializing in those efforts
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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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Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Ahrefs
8.4
KWFinder
8.8
Keyword analysis
Ahrefs
9.4
KWFinder
10.0
Backlink management
Ahrefs
9.5
KWFinder
SERP ranking tracking
Ahrefs
9.1
KWFinder
10.0
Page grader
Ahrefs
8.0
KWFinder
Competitive analysis
Ahrefs
9.2
KWFinder
6.5
Site audit / diagnostics
Ahrefs
8.7
KWFinder
Site recommendations
Ahrefs
7.7
KWFinder
Task management
Ahrefs
5.6
KWFinder

SEO Channels

Ahrefs
8.0
KWFinder
10.0
Local SEO
Ahrefs
8.2
KWFinder
10.0
Social SEO
Ahrefs
6.5
KWFinder
Mobile SEO
Ahrefs
8.3
KWFinder
Global SEO
Ahrefs
9.2
KWFinder
10.0

SEO Platform & Account Management

Ahrefs
8.6
KWFinder
Multi-domain support
Ahrefs
9.1
KWFinder
Integration with web analytics tools
Ahrefs
8.1
KWFinder

Pros

  • 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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  • The UI is so easy to navigate around.
  • It's really quick - I don't have to wait for the app to load.
  • It provides awesome keyword data that otherwise would be cumbersome and a pain.
  • Segmenting keywords into lists is just so easy.
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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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  • The only room for improvement I can think of is, I wish they had more info to choose from - such as other page quality statistics than Moz DA/PA.
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Likelihood to Renew

Ahrefs8.0
Based on 4 answers
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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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

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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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 fun and quick app to use.
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Return on Investment

  • Ahrefs has literally been the most powerful tool in my pocket for converting potential clients. They can't deny what I show them using AHREFS. It's a winner!
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  • 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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Pricing Details

Ahrefs

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

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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