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Score 9.1 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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Rank Ranger

It is great for just tracking keyword performance. The other features are nice but are not the most useful when compared to other for robust tools. The easy-on-the-eyes interface and the fact that keyword data can be updated in less than 3 hours after a bulk upload are why this tool works for lower-maintenance websites.
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Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Ahrefs
8.0
Rank Ranger
8.4
Keyword analysis
Ahrefs
8.7
Rank Ranger
8.7
Backlink management
Ahrefs
9.4
Rank Ranger
5.0
SERP ranking tracking
Ahrefs
8.1
Rank Ranger
8.7
Page grader
Ahrefs
8.1
Rank Ranger
8.5
Competitive analysis
Ahrefs
9.2
Rank Ranger
9.7
Site audit / diagnostics
Ahrefs
7.6
Rank Ranger
10.0
Site recommendations
Ahrefs
7.1
Rank Ranger
8.2
Task management
Ahrefs
5.8
Rank Ranger

SEO Channels

Ahrefs
7.8
Rank Ranger
7.8
Local SEO
Ahrefs
8.2
Rank Ranger
9.5
Social SEO
Ahrefs
6.7
Rank Ranger
Mobile SEO
Ahrefs
7.5
Rank Ranger
9.0
Global SEO
Ahrefs
8.7
Rank Ranger
5.0

SEO Platform & Account Management

Ahrefs
8.4
Rank Ranger
9.5
Multi-domain support
Ahrefs
8.9
Rank Ranger
10.0
Integration with web analytics tools
Ahrefs
8.0
Rank Ranger
9.0

Pros

Ahrefs

  • 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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Rank Ranger

  • Clean and easy reporting
  • White Label Dashboards and Reports
  • Customizable reports (add the graphs and widgets you need)
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Cons

Ahrefs

  • Ahrefs Site Explorer provides an overview of domain health and the issues that can be fixed, and sometimes the suggested "critical issues" can be an astronomical number and not accurate.
  • For certain features on Ahrefs Site Explorer, there can a more elaborate description/guide on how to utilize the feature.
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Rank Ranger

  • Their reporting dashboard/custom report features are lacking. We rely on our other tool more so for this function as a result.
  • It is not a robust tool - focusing mostly on keyword performance, it does not have other features that further help us flesh out strategic next steps based on keyword performance
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Likelihood to Renew

Ahrefs

Ahrefs 10.0
Based on 5 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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Rank Ranger

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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Rank Ranger

No score
No answers yet
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Support

Ahrefs

Ahrefs 8.0
Based on 1 answer
They offer help and support for many of there features.
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Rank Ranger

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Ahrefs

In my experience, the sheer volume of data and crawl frequency of Ahrefs sets it apart from the competition. In my verticals, I was always able to find more information using Ahrefs than the other link platforms we were using, such as Moz and Majestic.
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Rank Ranger

It was a lower price point and serves the need of anyone looking for the biggest bang for their buck. I highly recommend it if someone needs a rank tracking software that is clean and simple to use. They have a trial and also their customer support is great, you can call if necessary, but email is very responsive too.
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Return on Investment

Ahrefs

  • Ahrefs has allowed me to create content sections which have become very valuable to our site
  • Ahrefs allows me to review other websites to discover strategies that have worked for competitors
  • We have been able to track our link building progress on influencer campaigns.
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Rank Ranger

  • As a key component in our reporting process Rank Ranger helps us deliver overall keyword performance insights to our clients in an easy to read and understand format
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Pricing Details

Ahrefs

General

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

Rank Ranger

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Ahrefs
9.1
Rank Ranger
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Ahrefs
10.0
Rank Ranger

Usability

Ahrefs
7.0
Rank Ranger

Support

Ahrefs
8.0
Rank Ranger

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