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Ahrefs

Top Rated
76 Ratings

RankWatch

1 Ratings

Ahrefs

Top Rated
76 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

RankWatch

1 Ratings
Score 8.2 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Ahrefs

Ahrefs gives a good snapshot of inbound links, and has an incredibly large web index. This makes for quick identification of trends, but inaccuracy must always be considered within such a large dataset. When comparing other backlink tools, it's important to look into their process of discovering and indexing links to ensure that you get the most accurate picture for decision-making and strategy. In comparision to most other tools, Ahrefs link counts usually seem drastically inflated.
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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
8.4
RankWatch
Keyword analysis
Ahrefs
9.4
RankWatch
Backlink management
Ahrefs
9.5
RankWatch
SERP ranking tracking
Ahrefs
9.1
RankWatch
Page grader
Ahrefs
8.0
RankWatch
Competitive analysis
Ahrefs
9.2
RankWatch
Site audit / diagnostics
Ahrefs
8.7
RankWatch
Site recommendations
Ahrefs
7.7
RankWatch
Task management
Ahrefs
5.6
RankWatch

SEO Channels

Ahrefs
8.0
RankWatch
Local SEO
Ahrefs
8.2
RankWatch
Social SEO
Ahrefs
6.5
RankWatch
Mobile SEO
Ahrefs
8.3
RankWatch
Global SEO
Ahrefs
9.2
RankWatch

SEO Platform & Account Management

Ahrefs
8.6
RankWatch
Multi-domain support
Ahrefs
9.1
RankWatch
Integration with web analytics tools
Ahrefs
8.1
RankWatch

Pros

  • Link data. How many links you have and where they point to
  • Overall their data seems the most complete on keywords and rankings compared to other tools
  • Broken link identifier is valuable for broken link building
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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 really costly - this is a con if you're a small agency. Not a feature, but really worth pointing out. Other than that, it's an extremely solid tool that's worth the money. I can't see any other cons.
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  • Lacks powerful knowledge base
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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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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

We use a suite of tools on my team, but Ahrefs is my daily tool because it has the richest feature-set and the best link index I've found. The crawler is also faster than other tools I've used.
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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

  • We've taken over 75% of our target keyword SERPs since we began using Ahrefs to track our strategy.
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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