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Ahrefs

Top Rated
76 Ratings

Link Detox

4 Ratings

Ahrefs

Top Rated
76 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

Link Detox

4 Ratings
Score 9.2 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

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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Link Detox

The go-to link risk management tool
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Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Ahrefs
8.4
Link Detox
8.7
Keyword analysis
Ahrefs
9.4
Link Detox
Backlink management
Ahrefs
9.5
Link Detox
9.1
SERP ranking tracking
Ahrefs
9.1
Link Detox
Page grader
Ahrefs
8.0
Link Detox
8.0
Competitive analysis
Ahrefs
9.2
Link Detox
8.0
Site audit / diagnostics
Ahrefs
8.7
Link Detox
9.0
Site recommendations
Ahrefs
7.7
Link Detox
9.0
Task management
Ahrefs
5.6
Link Detox
9.1

SEO Channels

Ahrefs
8.0
Link Detox
8.8
Local SEO
Ahrefs
8.2
Link Detox
8.5
Social SEO
Ahrefs
6.5
Link Detox
9.1
Mobile SEO
Ahrefs
8.3
Link Detox
8.5
Global SEO
Ahrefs
9.2
Link Detox
9.0

SEO Platform & Account Management

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

Pros

  • I love how Ahrefs Site Explorer includes a list of the broken links to a site, the backlinks pointed to these broken links, and the date these broken links are found. It makes identifying quality 404 error pages so much easier, especially when we have the option to download a file with all this information.
  • I love how we can gauge what the top content and top pages are for any website using Ahrefs Site Explorer. Assessing the top content and pages on a website provides insight into what we can do to amp our content strategy.
  • I also like the anchors cloud function on Ahrefs Site Explorer, because it's a clear overview of what anchor texts are most prominent for a given website, and allows us to make adjustments if there's a lack of anchor text variety.
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  • Cleans up and maintains a safe link profile to avoid a Google penalty
  • Recovers from a Google penalty and saves your business
  • Makes sure that Google takes care of your disavow file in less than 3 days
  • Helps you to regain the lost rankings due to unnatural or spammy backlinks
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Cons

  • Depending on your plan, how often your Keyword Rankings Update and the amount of times you can search domains are limited, if they could increase this number it would be great.
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  • It is expensive for small websites
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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

There is no doubt that I prefer ahrefs against SEMRush. They provide the best and most comprehensive data for helping anyone with optimizing SEM campaigns both for organic and paid traffic.
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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 is definitely positive, as the price is relatively low for such a useful tool. It's hard to quantify the positive impact Ahrefs had on our projects, but it was definitely very helpful (in finding reasons for sudden drops in rankings and discovering new strategies by just looking at competitors using Ahrefs).
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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?
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Link Detox

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