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Ahrefs

Top Rated
76 Ratings

Ahrefs

Top Rated
76 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

Link Research Tools

13 Ratings
Score 5.3 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 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
8.4
Link Research Tools
7.9
Keyword analysis
Ahrefs
9.4
Link Research Tools
7.8
Backlink management
Ahrefs
9.5
Link Research Tools
8.6
SERP ranking tracking
Ahrefs
9.1
Link Research Tools
6.3
Page grader
Ahrefs
8.0
Link Research Tools
7.3
Competitive analysis
Ahrefs
9.2
Link Research Tools
8.8
Site audit / diagnostics
Ahrefs
8.7
Link Research Tools
8.9
Site recommendations
Ahrefs
7.7
Link Research Tools
8.5
Task management
Ahrefs
5.6
Link Research Tools
7.2

SEO Channels

Ahrefs
8.0
Link Research Tools
8.5
Local SEO
Ahrefs
8.2
Link Research Tools
8.9
Social SEO
Ahrefs
6.5
Link Research Tools
8.2
Mobile SEO
Ahrefs
8.3
Link Research Tools
8.2
Global SEO
Ahrefs
9.2
Link Research Tools
8.8

SEO Platform & Account Management

Ahrefs
8.6
Link Research Tools
8.7
Multi-domain support
Ahrefs
9.1
Link Research Tools
8.6
Integration with web analytics tools
Ahrefs
8.1
Link Research Tools
8.8

Pros

  • Their backlink database is still one of the most up to date we've seen when compared to similar tools.
  • The user interface is very intuitive and easy to learn.
  • They provide you with a lot of great information and the ability to set a date range can really help you narrow things down.
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  • Ability to create the most thorough link profile reports in minutes.
  • Has a great competitor analysis, to help understand how we can better leverage our link building to out perform them.
  • The built in Disavow tool is always handy to have around within the dashboard.
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Cons

  • Ahref's keyword analyzer is not as strong as its competitors. Depending on the plan you have, it may limit to number of queries attributed to the property you're researching.
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  • Some confusion about the price plans
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Likelihood to Renew

Ahrefs8.0
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We use it daily, no need to change a good thing
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Usability

Ahrefs7.0
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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

All the competing tools I have used seem to focus on one or two key strengths and then include other features kind of half-baked. Ahrefs is the only tool that feels like they have considered and encompassed all features fully thought out.
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LinkResearchTools is much more advanced in analyzing links. Period. All the other mentioned tools have many useful features for SEO but LRT is definitely the way to go for backlink analysis, link building, and competition analysis. They also offer very nice and quality courses for improving SEO knowledge. I already attended one of them and I am very satisfied with the knowledge I gained.
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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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  • Building strong links results in better rankings which results in a higher ROI
  • The Link Research Tools community also had a big impact on my networking
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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