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106 Ratings

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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 Research Tools

If you have any problems with your rankings or a decrease in ranking position within google it is very good to make an Link Audit with the Link Research Tools. Then you Screen all Links manually and setup your disavow-file easily. With the Link Detox Boost you gain Rankings back so fast. The last time we used it for a client, we got back the rankings within a week to 170 Positions within the Top Ten, even Position 1.
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Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Ahrefs
8.2
Link Research Tools
7.9
Keyword analysis
Ahrefs
9.1
Link Research Tools
7.8
Backlink management
Ahrefs
9.4
Link Research Tools
8.5
SERP ranking tracking
Ahrefs
8.5
Link Research Tools
6.2
Page grader
Ahrefs
8.3
Link Research Tools
7.2
Competitive analysis
Ahrefs
9.2
Link Research Tools
8.8
Site audit / diagnostics
Ahrefs
7.7
Link Research Tools
8.9
Site recommendations
Ahrefs
7.3
Link Research Tools
8.5
Task management
Ahrefs
5.9
Link Research Tools
7.0

SEO Channels

Ahrefs
7.7
Link Research Tools
8.5
Local SEO
Ahrefs
8.1
Link Research Tools
8.9
Social SEO
Ahrefs
6.4
Link Research Tools
8.2
Mobile SEO
Ahrefs
7.5
Link Research Tools
8.2
Global SEO
Ahrefs
8.7
Link Research Tools
8.8

SEO Platform & Account Management

Ahrefs
8.5
Link Research Tools
8.7
Multi-domain support
Ahrefs
9.1
Link Research Tools
8.6
Integration with web analytics tools
Ahrefs
7.9
Link Research Tools
8.8

Pros

Ahrefs

  • Large data set of inbound links across a seemingly infinite set of websites and pages.
  • Intuitive interface and dashboard data that can be exported to a spreadsheet.
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Link Research Tools

  • fast Google penalty recovery
  • keeps a healthy backlink profile
  • calculates the opportunity or risk of potential links that are not built yet, so you can go only after the good ones
  • gives you fresh data from 26 link sources and lets you analyze the full backlink profile. Google search console gives you only a sample of your backlink profile.
  • powerful link prospecting made easy
  • possibility to connect with Pitchbox (professional outreach tool for link removal and link building campaigns), SEMRUSH, Ahrefs, GSC
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Cons

Ahrefs

  • UI is sometimes a little imposing and difficult to navigate
  • Many products and very little onboarding on how to use them
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Link Research Tools

  • Adding short how-to videos for creating reports on help pages
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Likelihood to Renew

Ahrefs

Ahrefs 10.0
Based on 5 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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Link Research Tools

No score
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Usability

Ahrefs

Ahrefs 7.0
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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Link Research Tools

No score
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Alternatives Considered

Ahrefs

Generally these two products offer the same features, but Ahrefs updates far faster meaning their metrics are more relevant.
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Link Research Tools

I have tried other tools years ago but have only used LTY for past 7 years and would not swap.
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Return on Investment

Ahrefs

  • It has given us a powerful insight into how our competitors run their SEO and what works for them.
  • It has saved us countless hours of website analysis.
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Link Research Tools

  • By improving my rankings, the ROI is amazing.
  • Showing me what bad links I need to get rid of got me out of a manual penalty.
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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 Research Tools

General

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

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