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Ahrefs

Top Rated
76 Ratings

Majestic SEO

Top Rated
41 Ratings

Ahrefs

Top Rated
76 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

Majestic SEO

Top Rated
41 Ratings
Score 8.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Ahrefs

If you need to research how a competitor or partners' website is ranking or the keywords they use, I can't recommend this tool enough. It's great for validating claims made by affiliate partners during the negotiation for referral fees.
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Majestic SEO

It's well suited when you need to know your/competitors' backlink profile, number of referring domains, trust and citation flow to check the health of the links pointing towards the domain. Also, the tool shows links from educational and governmental domains as well. It does analysis of any URL on its root domain, subdomain and path URLs. The tool is not well suited if you want to do anything more than link analysis just like keyword analysis, SERP analysis etc.
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Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Ahrefs
8.4
Majestic SEO
7.8
Keyword analysis
Ahrefs
9.4
Majestic SEO
6.9
Backlink management
Ahrefs
9.5
Majestic SEO
9.2
SERP ranking tracking
Ahrefs
9.1
Majestic SEO
8.1
Page grader
Ahrefs
8.0
Majestic SEO
8.5
Competitive analysis
Ahrefs
9.2
Majestic SEO
9.1
Site audit / diagnostics
Ahrefs
8.7
Majestic SEO
8.2
Site recommendations
Ahrefs
7.7
Majestic SEO
6.4
Task management
Ahrefs
5.6
Majestic SEO
6.0

SEO Channels

Ahrefs
8.0
Majestic SEO
8.2
Local SEO
Ahrefs
8.2
Majestic SEO
8.0
Social SEO
Ahrefs
6.5
Majestic SEO
7.7
Mobile SEO
Ahrefs
8.3
Majestic SEO
8.1
Global SEO
Ahrefs
9.2
Majestic SEO
9.0

SEO Platform & Account Management

Ahrefs
8.6
Majestic SEO
8.7
Multi-domain support
Ahrefs
9.1
Majestic SEO
9.5
Integration with web analytics tools
Ahrefs
8.1
Majestic SEO
7.9

Pros

  • In our experience it has the best link data available on the market.
  • Always coming out with new HELPFUL features that eliminates the need to pay for other tools.
  • Nice home dashboard where you can browser multiple campaigns quickly.
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  • Provides the most comprehensive list of backlinks I have yet to find anywhere else.
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Cons

  • Dashboard could be easier to follow
  • Exports can take forever
  • Social reporting would be awesome
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  • While Majestic is a fantastic tool for discovering yours and competitors' backlinks, the rest of the features are not so useful, and I always have to use the tool in combination with Moz, SEM Rush, and Ahrefs.
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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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Majestic SEO10.0
Based on 4 answers
Once you've grown accustomed to the depth and accuracy of Majestic's crawl, it's hard to consider paying for anything else (or settling for free options). SEMRush and MOZ can get you somewhere, but in the right hands, a tool as powerful as Majestic can do a lot for a business's link building strategy.
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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

Very easy to use, user friendly and provides great insight
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I would say Ahrefs does somehow a better job in terms of data quality, ease of use and intuitiveness. Majestic SEO surely follows Ahrefs on the second position as per my opinion. Majestic SEO has a huge potential for improvement when it comes to the way tool portrays information on the website as well as can work on the way data is displayed on the charts.
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Return on Investment

  • Ability to show links built by our organization
  • Ability to report on changes over time
  • Anchor text analysis efficiency
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  • It was very useful in terms of pulling those backlinks. However, we were essentially paying for that one functionality.
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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

Majestic SEO

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