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Likelihood to Recommend

Ahrefs

Ahrefs Site Explorer is extremely suitable for any kind of backlink or content analysis in which one wants to get a comprehensive overview of what a website's backlink profile looks like or what a website's top content is. I wouldn't necessarily recommend Ahrefs Site Explorer for keyword tracking because I think there are more efficient tools for that
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SambaSaaS

I highly recommend SambaSaaS to businesses managing multiple websites and social media accounts. I also recommend it for entrepreneurs who need to manage international branches and international clients
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Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Ahrefs
8.0
SambaSaaS
Keyword analysis
Ahrefs
9.2
SambaSaaS
Backlink management
Ahrefs
9.3
SambaSaaS
SERP ranking tracking
Ahrefs
8.7
SambaSaaS
Page grader
Ahrefs
8.0
SambaSaaS
Competitive analysis
Ahrefs
9.1
SambaSaaS
Site audit / diagnostics
Ahrefs
7.6
SambaSaaS
Site recommendations
Ahrefs
6.9
SambaSaaS
Task management
Ahrefs
5.0
SambaSaaS

SEO Channels

Ahrefs
7.6
SambaSaaS
Local SEO
Ahrefs
8.0
SambaSaaS
Social SEO
Ahrefs
6.0
SambaSaaS
Mobile SEO
Ahrefs
7.3
SambaSaaS
Global SEO
Ahrefs
8.9
SambaSaaS

SEO Platform & Account Management

Ahrefs
8.1
SambaSaaS
Multi-domain support
Ahrefs
8.8
SambaSaaS
Integration with web analytics tools
Ahrefs
7.4
SambaSaaS

Pros

  • I love how Ahrefs Site Explorer includes a list of the broken links to a site, the backlinks pointed to these broken links, and the date these broken links are found. It makes identifying quality 404 error pages so much easier, especially when we have the option to download a file with all this information.
  • I love how we can gauge what the top content and top pages are for any website using Ahrefs Site Explorer. Assessing the top content and pages on a website provides insight into what we can do to amp our content strategy.
  • I also like the anchors cloud function on Ahrefs Site Explorer, because it's a clear overview of what anchor texts are most prominent for a given website, and allows us to make adjustments if there's a lack of anchor text variety.
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  • SambaSaaS helps me schedule posts across all my social media accounts and track results in a user-friendly dashboard. I also use it to repost content from authoritative sites in my niche and repost old social media posts.
  • SambaSaaS helps me get my blog posts optimized and distributed to popular influencers and top news sites.
  • SambaSaaS has geolocated and toll-free SeoSamba tracking phone numbers. This lets me make inbound and outbound phone calls, so that I can contact my clients from anywhere in the world. Each call is tracked and recorded, so I can easily review the calls I made.
  • SambaSaaS helps me flag long-tail keywords, access weekly keyword ranking variations via email and view critical queries’ reports. This includes graphical reports and tables for top #1 listing, top 5 rising keywords and newly listed keywords. I also use the keywords opportunities finder tool to determines the potential keywords that can skyrocket my site’s traffic.
  • I use SambaSaas to manage and create my referral program. I also use it to create coupons, customer incentives, or miscellaneous delivery options, all of which help motivate my customers to shop in my online store.
  • SambaSaaS helps me create and send drip campaign emails to different customer segments. I even use it to customize messages based on cart content and request post-purchase reviews.
  • SambaSaaS gives me a quick overview of SEO reports, social network analytics, and important metrics for multiple websites.
  • SambaSaaS has a centralized cloud-based interface, which I use to manage my multiple websites.
  • SambaSaaS comes with beautifully-designed pre-packed themes that can be downloaded for free.
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Cons

  • 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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  • It has a lot of features. So, it's kind of difficult to get started and to learn every feature in the software. However, once you get used to SambaSaaS, it's fairly easy to navigate.
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Likelihood to Renew

Ahrefs8.0
Based on 4 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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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

It's very clear that Ahrefs has a larger database than their competitors. I never run into issues where this tool isn't able to evaluate keywords - even if they are very long tail niche keywords. The link section of the tool is also very useful. Ahrefs is able to clean up the links to root domains better than competitors, making link tracking much easier than it has been in the past.
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Both Infusionsoft and SambaSaaS are popular email marketing tools. However, I chose SambaSaaS because it helped me manage multiple websites, social media accounts and create SEO-friendly landing pages
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Return on Investment

  • Ahrefs makes me able to perform my work faster and more comprehensively than other tools.
  • Ahrefs allows me to stop using tools that I would otherwise have to spend money on e.g. Majestic
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  • It helped me automate my email marketing campaigns, so that I could generate more leads for my business.
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Pricing Details

Ahrefs

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

SambaSaaS

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$299*
1.  per installation
SambaSaaS Editions & Modules
SambaSaaS
Edition
Standard monthly license
$1091
Tracking phone number
$52
1. per domain
2. per local number
Additional Pricing Details
You can take advantage of many SambaSaaS features regardless of your website platform. However, SambaSaaS offers even more functionalities when your website is also powered by WordPress, SeoToaster CMS, SeoToaster E-commerce or SeoToaster CRM. SeoSamba offers migration package with or without look & feel re-design, but always including a comprehensive search engine optimization process that is implemented on your behalf. What's unique about it? SeoSamba benchmarks your existing search ranking positions, and offers a 60 days post-release improvement guarantee. Migration packages costs vary usually between $1500 and $2500 range or most small businesses clients.