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45 Ratings

Ahrefs

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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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Majestic SEO

It is very well suited when trying to figure out if a website is spammy or uses deceptive practices. This helps to make sure you are only associating with websites in good standing
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Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Ahrefs
8.0
Majestic SEO
7.9
Keyword analysis
Ahrefs
9.2
Majestic SEO
7.2
Backlink management
Ahrefs
9.3
Majestic SEO
9.5
SERP ranking tracking
Ahrefs
8.7
Majestic SEO
8.3
Page grader
Ahrefs
8.0
Majestic SEO
8.4
Competitive analysis
Ahrefs
9.1
Majestic SEO
9.0
Site audit / diagnostics
Ahrefs
7.6
Majestic SEO
7.8
Site recommendations
Ahrefs
6.9
Majestic SEO
6.8
Task management
Ahrefs
5.0
Majestic SEO
6.0

SEO Channels

Ahrefs
7.6
Majestic SEO
8.3
Local SEO
Ahrefs
8.0
Majestic SEO
8.2
Social SEO
Ahrefs
6.1
Majestic SEO
7.5
Mobile SEO
Ahrefs
7.3
Majestic SEO
7.9
Global SEO
Ahrefs
8.9
Majestic SEO
9.4

SEO Platform & Account Management

Ahrefs
8.1
Majestic SEO
9.0
Multi-domain support
Ahrefs
8.8
Majestic SEO
9.4
Integration with web analytics tools
Ahrefs
7.4
Majestic SEO
8.7

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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  • I like Majestic's own metrics Trust and Citation flow, that are very representative of the real value of the website and it's potential effect on the rankings of the website it's linking to.
  • Also, theme (topic) of the website is very useful in the backlink report. This allows to easily identify backlinks relevant to your business.
  • The index of number of backlinks that is provided by Majestic is usually a lot bigger than the indexes of their competitors.
  • Lost link tracker is very useful for tracking dropped links of your projects (you can verify and track multiple domains). This allows to keep track on how many of your ads and articles stay live and sometimes we contact publishers to tell them that their changes on the website (i.e. updates) caused our article or link to go down.
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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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  • Can be slow sometimes, but depends on how much data is being loaded.
  • Has limit with respect to downloads.
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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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Majestic SEO10.0
Based on 4 answers
  • Trustworthy data
  • Good price
  • Great graphs
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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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Support

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Majestic SEO9.0
Based on 1 answer
I have had very few support issues with Majestic. When I have had issues, they've been small and resolved quickly
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Alternatives Considered

Ahref has more comprehensive functionality and it offers lots of online resources to train you on how to use their tools which is VERY helpful.
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Ahrefs Site Explorer comes pretty close to Majestic SEO. I always used both the tools in parallel as some features were better in Ahrefs. But if you are looking for a cheaper tool and don't use the backlink research tool so often, go for one of the plans from Majestic SEO.
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Return on Investment

  • It's not too expensive!
  • It's been useful in helping us improve our performance
  • It's helping us increase our keyword ranking
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  • We were able to detect spam links on time and disavow them. This saved us from a potential Google penalty.
  • We could detect sources/websites that were writing about us. We reached out to them in order to further the collaboration.
  • We could easily measure the marketing activities of various local teams, simply using the KPIs from Majestic SEO.
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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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Majestic SEO

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