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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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SE Ranking

SE Ranking is on a good track when it comes to rank tracking. It displays a graph of your average position over time which is helpful and it can also help you when it comes to identifying some basic SEO issues with your website.It boasts as an all-around SEO tool, which it definitely isn't because it lacks a link database to be your go-to tool for everything SEO. Its UI is not optimized for ease of use, thus offering sub-par user experience. It has two different interfaces for different SEO tools which, I hope, they can incorporate into one.
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Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Ahrefs
8.2
SE Ranking
8.0
Keyword analysis
Ahrefs
9.1
SE Ranking
Backlink management
Ahrefs
9.4
SE Ranking
7.2
SERP ranking tracking
Ahrefs
8.5
SE Ranking
9.7
Page grader
Ahrefs
8.3
SE Ranking
8.1
Competitive analysis
Ahrefs
9.2
SE Ranking
9.0
Site audit / diagnostics
Ahrefs
7.7
SE Ranking
8.8
Site recommendations
Ahrefs
7.3
SE Ranking
8.0
Task management
Ahrefs
5.9
SE Ranking
5.0

SEO Channels

Ahrefs
7.7
SE Ranking
8.3
Local SEO
Ahrefs
8.1
SE Ranking
8.3
Social SEO
Ahrefs
6.4
SE Ranking
Mobile SEO
Ahrefs
7.5
SE Ranking
7.9
Global SEO
Ahrefs
8.7
SE Ranking
8.9

SEO Platform & Account Management

Ahrefs
8.5
SE Ranking
8.1
Multi-domain support
Ahrefs
9.1
SE Ranking
7.4
Integration with web analytics tools
Ahrefs
7.9
SE Ranking
8.9

Pros

Ahrefs

  • Backlink data: Ahrefs continues to provide the best backlink data in the industry when compared to other tools. Other players are playing catching up, but as a first mover, Ahrefs is ahead of the game by far.
  • Keyword data: Ahrefs provides extremely valuable keyword data. Though I rank them second in this category, the data that they provide is comparable to the first ranked player.
  • Content Explorer: I don't think other industry tools (SEO specific) has a content explorer as useful as Ahrefs. Their content explorer works great for identifying top content and trends for multiple industries.
  • Rank Tracker: This rank tracker is better than the average tracker and Ahrefs provides a large limit for tracked keywords. Though they have moved away from daily updates, the rank tracker is great for bench marking progress.
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SE Ranking

  • Tracks rankings very precisely and based on location.
  • Provides fairly good website audits.
  • Competition research.
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Cons

Ahrefs

  • Anchor text alert notifications for a specific domain would be nice to have.
  • Would also be nice to set a specific client domain and then be able to pick 5 competitor sites to compare it to instead of entering in the client site and then 4 competitors to compare.
  • Adding emails to forward the exports to from running a report would be good too.
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SE Ranking

  • For some of the paid plans you still need to pay extra for some services. Would be great to have everything possible under the paid plans without extra costs.
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Likelihood to Renew

Ahrefs

Ahrefs 10.0
Based on 5 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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SE Ranking

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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SE Ranking

SE Ranking 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It's easy to use and all the setting are rather flexible
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Support

Ahrefs

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SE Ranking

SE Ranking 10.0
Based on 1 answer
SE Ranking provides good support service. When you experience the issue, you can leave a ticket, and they will help.
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Alternatives Considered

Ahrefs

Having used most of the industry's SEO suites, I chose Ahrefs because of its crawl depth and massive suite of tools. Most of the other suites have similar tools, but Ahrefs beats them in both accuracy and speed. These things are important for any SEO professional who understands that having the right data helps one make the right decisions.
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SE Ranking

SEMRush, Ahrefs, WebCEO
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Return on Investment

Ahrefs

  • Ahrefs has streamlined our SEO tool kit into one main tool and subscription, saving time and money.
  • With more real-time like data, decisions on site linking changes and audits are now made more confidently.
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SE Ranking

  • SE Ranking is very cost effective and gets the job done even if you are using the cheapest plan that starts at a little over 4 bucks/month.
  • Because there are ready to use reports that could be White Labeled (and the entire platform btw too) I add value to my services while building trust among my clients.
  • So far I'm gaining a lot more from using this platform than paying for using it.
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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

SE Ranking

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
4.2$*
1.  per month

SE Ranking Editions & Modules

SE Ranking
Edition
Personal
$4.21
Optimum
$18.61
Plus
$42.51
Enterprise
$901
1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
* All the prices are given for a weekly rankings check frequency and an annual subscription period.

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