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Score 9 out of 101
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Likelihood to Recommend

Ahrefs

Ahrefs has great prices for the data they provide. As a freelancer, I know there are cheaper options, but they do not provide the backlink data that Ahrefs provides. As an in-house SEO, I believe that Ahrefs is a must for research. If I had one SEO tool, it would be Ahrefs because it has most SEO tools all in its suite.
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Link Detox

It works good to do a link clean up of your website. I try to do a DTOX of important websites at least once a month.
For smaller websites it might be to expensive.
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Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Ahrefs
8.0
Link Detox
8.7
Keyword analysis
Ahrefs
9.2
Link Detox
Backlink management
Ahrefs
9.3
Link Detox
9.1
SERP ranking tracking
Ahrefs
8.7
Link Detox
Page grader
Ahrefs
8.0
Link Detox
8.0
Competitive analysis
Ahrefs
9.1
Link Detox
8.0
Site audit / diagnostics
Ahrefs
7.6
Link Detox
9.0
Site recommendations
Ahrefs
6.9
Link Detox
9.0
Task management
Ahrefs
5.0
Link Detox
9.1

SEO Channels

Ahrefs
7.6
Link Detox
8.8
Local SEO
Ahrefs
8.0
Link Detox
8.5
Social SEO
Ahrefs
6.0
Link Detox
9.1
Mobile SEO
Ahrefs
7.3
Link Detox
8.5
Global SEO
Ahrefs
8.9
Link Detox
9.0

SEO Platform & Account Management

Ahrefs
8.1
Link Detox
9.1
Multi-domain support
Ahrefs
8.8
Link Detox
9.1
Integration with web analytics tools
Ahrefs
7.4
Link Detox
9.1

Pros

  • Historical backlink indexing
  • Fresh / new backlink indexing
  • Relevant data on broken links / top pages to fix up
  • Anchor text data
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  • Clean up the link profile of a website.
  • User-friendly interface to go through a list of websites.
  • Easily create a disavow file.
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Cons

  • Price. A little too pricey for small start ups.
  • Download row keyword limits with different plans. Other services I have used allow unlimited keyword downloads.
  • Felt like there were so many features and tools, that I never took advantage of the whole platform. More training may help.
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  • It is expensive for small websites
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Likelihood to Renew

Ahrefs8.0
Based on 4 answers
We use it daily, no need to change a good thing
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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

I like these other softwares too. If you work in an agency you will likely have uses for many different platforms. I do like the way that ahrefs indexes and tracks links more than anything else I have used though. I think it is very effective with competitive research as well
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Link Detox gives a more detailed review of the domains. The tables in Link Detox are more technical and advanced. The learning curve is higher but it is worth it for the end results.
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Return on Investment

  • ROI depends upon how much money you're bringing in. You'll see a positive ROI if you're following the suggestions and implementing the data you receive from Ahrefs for yourself and your clients, and it'll be worth the cost.
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  • It helped me remove manual penalties which makes a huge impact on rankings
  • Keeping the websites safe for future penalty reviews and updates
  • Having the websites rank good and protect them from penalties is a big ROI
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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

Link Detox

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