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86 Ratings

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3 Ratings

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Score 7.6 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
8.3
Rank Ranger
7.0
Keyword analysis
Ahrefs
9.4
Rank Ranger
8.0
Backlink management
Ahrefs
9.4
Rank Ranger
SERP ranking tracking
Ahrefs
8.8
Rank Ranger
8.0
Page grader
Ahrefs
8.0
Rank Ranger
7.0
Competitive analysis
Ahrefs
9.1
Rank Ranger
9.0
Site audit / diagnostics
Ahrefs
8.6
Rank Ranger
Site recommendations
Ahrefs
7.7
Rank Ranger
3.0
Task management
Ahrefs
5.6
Rank Ranger

SEO Channels

Ahrefs
8.0
Rank Ranger
6.3
Local SEO
Ahrefs
8.1
Rank Ranger
8.0
Social SEO
Ahrefs
6.5
Rank Ranger
Mobile SEO
Ahrefs
8.2
Rank Ranger
6.0
Global SEO
Ahrefs
9.1
Rank Ranger
5.0

SEO Platform & Account Management

Ahrefs
8.6
Rank Ranger
9.5
Multi-domain support
Ahrefs
9.1
Rank Ranger
10.0
Integration with web analytics tools
Ahrefs
8.2
Rank Ranger
9.0

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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  • It is a simple and easy to understand interface great for keyword reporting
  • It updates ranking data much more quickly than our other tool enabling us to quickly assess performance in the short term
  • Being able to track rankings by city and zip code makes reporting out for local business really accurate
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Cons

  • I found it difficult to navigate which version of the data I'm looking at - exact URL, prefix, full domain w/ or w/o subdomains. I'd like this to be selected in the initial search rather than being automatically selected for you and then allowing you to change it (if you even realized it was an issue to begin with).
  • I'd love if there was a URL / domain ranking over time graph like there is for new / lost links. This way, it's not just a counting metric, but a metric on impact. I'd need to know that we lost 1 authoritative news media link more than I need to know that we lost 5-10 spammy scraper links from dark corners of the internet.
  • I'd love impactful alerts for link metrics as alluded to in the previous bullet. Meaning, I don't want to only find out we lost an important link when I see the rankings drop - I want to know about it when it happens for faster processing of the fix (if one exists).
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  • 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

Ahrefs8.0
Based on 4 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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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

I like these other softwares too. If you work in an agency you will likely have uses for many different platforms. I do like the way that ahrefs indexes and tracks links more than anything else I have used though. I think it is very effective with competitive research as well
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While both are billed as keyword performance tools. Conductor is a much more robust tool and not totally necessary for lower-maintenance websites. Rank Ranger is perfect for our clients that simply need keyword tracking and reporting on a monthly basis whereas we utilize Conductor for in-depth content recommendations, on-page and competitor analyses.
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Return on Investment

  • ROI depends upon how much money you're bringing in. You'll see a positive ROI if you're following the suggestions and implementing the data you receive from Ahrefs for yourself and your clients, and it'll be worth the cost.
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  • 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?
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Rank Ranger

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