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Ahrefs

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Likelihood to Recommend

Ahrefs

If you have been doing SEO for a few years, Ahrefs is a step up from other tools. Since it provides so many tools that most SEO professionals use on a daily basis under one account, it can easily be the go-to for an advanced SEO. Some scenarios where Ahrefs is well suited would include:1) Site audits and backlink profiling.2) Content marketing and research.3) Keyword research and planning.While Ahrefs is good for keeping track of rankings (with its legendary crawl depth), if that is all you want to do, you may want to look at some cheaper options.
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RankWatch

RankWatch has helped me a lot with tracking local and mobile rankings for my site. The
best thing about RankWatch is that I can access all my marketing data in one
consolidated dashboard.
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Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Ahrefs
8.1
RankWatch
Keyword analysis
Ahrefs
9.3
RankWatch
Backlink management
Ahrefs
9.3
RankWatch
SERP ranking tracking
Ahrefs
8.6
RankWatch
Page grader
Ahrefs
8.1
RankWatch
Competitive analysis
Ahrefs
9.1
RankWatch
Site audit / diagnostics
Ahrefs
7.8
RankWatch
Site recommendations
Ahrefs
7.1
RankWatch
Task management
Ahrefs
5.5
RankWatch

SEO Channels

Ahrefs
7.8
RankWatch
Local SEO
Ahrefs
8.3
RankWatch
Social SEO
Ahrefs
6.3
RankWatch
Mobile SEO
Ahrefs
7.6
RankWatch
Global SEO
Ahrefs
9.0
RankWatch

SEO Platform & Account Management

Ahrefs
8.4
RankWatch
Multi-domain support
Ahrefs
8.9
RankWatch
Integration with web analytics tools
Ahrefs
7.8
RankWatch

Pros

  • Crawl link depth is probably the best feature of Ahrefs. Being able to crawl more sites means that users have access to more data than the nearest SEO link competitor. Crawl depth is important for good SEO and Ahrefs checks that box off with a bold mark!
  • Ahrefs has many tools you can use. Site explorer, keyword explorer, content explorer, rank tracker, site audit checker tools and more just to name a few. While I personally do not use most of the tools available, its good to know that they are available to use when needed. The depth of tools makes this the swiss army knife for SEO professionals.
  • Ahrefs allows you to keep track of your site links, rankings, and keywords with a 15-minute delayed-crawl rate. This means you can keep track of changes and monitor sites closer to real-time than you would with other tools. In the SEO world, that is as close to perfection as it gets. I have tried several other SEO management tools and Ahrefs beats them at this.
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  • Tracking keyword rankings
  • Easy to Use
  • Rank tracker, On-Page Analysis, and Keyword Suggestions are all useful tools
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Cons

  • It's been great, sometimes you have to watch the tutorial to learn how to use the tools though as it gets a little complicated.
  • Nothing else I can think of
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  • Lacks powerful knowledge base
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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

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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We chose Rankwatch because it is very affordable tool and great for almost any skill level. These guys do great work!
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Return on Investment

  • Positive: Helped me track total links for clients and show them that we were building more links, which helped them want to renew and gave us more revenue.
  • Positive: Same with keyword rankings. Helped prove agency value.
  • Negative. It was too expensive for the start up I worked for, based on the SEO progress we could make vs the cost of the software
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  • Improving employee efficiency and knowledge
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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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RankWatch

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details