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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
8.0
SE Ranking
7.8
Keyword analysis
Ahrefs
9.2
SE Ranking
Backlink management
Ahrefs
9.3
SE Ranking
6.8
SERP ranking tracking
Ahrefs
8.7
SE Ranking
9.6
Page grader
Ahrefs
8.0
SE Ranking
8.1
Competitive analysis
Ahrefs
9.1
SE Ranking
8.5
Site audit / diagnostics
Ahrefs
7.6
SE Ranking
8.5
Site recommendations
Ahrefs
6.9
SE Ranking
8.0
Task management
Ahrefs
5.0
SE Ranking
5.2

SEO Channels

Ahrefs
7.6
SE Ranking
7.7
Local SEO
Ahrefs
8.0
SE Ranking
7.5
Social SEO
Ahrefs
6.0
SE Ranking
Mobile SEO
Ahrefs
7.3
SE Ranking
7.1
Global SEO
Ahrefs
8.9
SE Ranking
8.4

SEO Platform & Account Management

Ahrefs
8.1
SE Ranking
7.9
Multi-domain support
Ahrefs
8.8
SE Ranking
7.5
Integration with web analytics tools
Ahrefs
7.4
SE Ranking
8.4

Pros

  • Their backlink database is still one of the most up to date we've seen when compared to similar tools.
  • The user interface is very intuitive and easy to learn.
  • They provide you with a lot of great information and the ability to set a date range can really help you narrow things down.
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  • Tracks rankings very precisely and based on location.
  • Provides fairly good website audits.
  • Competition research.
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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 relatively poor backlink index.
  • Confusing to use. Not so optimized UI.
  • Reporting System could be better.
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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

Actually, I still use SEMRush and BrightLocal. Majestic, though, just didn't compare and certainly didn't have all the features that Ahrefs offers.
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SEMRush, Ahrefs, WebCEO
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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's very easy to track keywords and investing in this tool for this is a no-brainer. Once you set it up, you'll be able to use it as an easy client reporting solution.
  • We've managed to save some money using it for rank-tracking for clients outside the USA, and not use Yandex or some other search engine oriented tools which can be costly.
  • It helps us generate income by selling website audits to our clients which are based on its website auditor.
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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.