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Top Rated
82 Ratings

seoClarity

4 Ratings

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Score 9.1 out of 101

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Score 8.3 out of 101

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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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seoClarity

Well suited for large sites with many pages and a large pool of relevant keywords.For online businesses with less than a couple thousand keywords driving significant volume and revenue it's almost certainly overkill.
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Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Ahrefs
8.3
seoClarity
7.0
Keyword analysis
Ahrefs
9.4
seoClarity
6.0
Backlink management
Ahrefs
9.4
seoClarity
7.0
SERP ranking tracking
Ahrefs
8.8
seoClarity
9.0
Page grader
Ahrefs
8.0
seoClarity
6.0
Competitive analysis
Ahrefs
9.1
seoClarity
8.0
Site audit / diagnostics
Ahrefs
8.6
seoClarity
8.0
Site recommendations
Ahrefs
7.7
seoClarity
7.0
Task management
Ahrefs
5.6
seoClarity
5.0

SEO Channels

Ahrefs
8.0
seoClarity
7.5
Local SEO
Ahrefs
8.1
seoClarity
8.0
Social SEO
Ahrefs
6.5
seoClarity
6.0
Mobile SEO
Ahrefs
8.2
seoClarity
8.0
Global SEO
Ahrefs
9.1
seoClarity
8.0

SEO Platform & Account Management

Ahrefs
8.6
seoClarity
9.0
Multi-domain support
Ahrefs
9.1
seoClarity
10.0
Integration with web analytics tools
Ahrefs
8.2
seoClarity
8.0

Pros

  • Historical backlink indexing
  • Fresh / new backlink indexing
  • Relevant data on broken links / top pages to fix up
  • Anchor text data
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  • Daily organic rank tracking across desktop and mobile, capturing details for top 100 results each keyword
  • CSV import and export
  • Custom enterprise solutions for large scale SEO teams
  • Account management via live chat, email, phone and in person educational events
  • Page level and keyword level grouping and aggregation
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Cons

  • I found it difficult to navigate which version of the data I'm looking at - exact URL, prefix, full domain w/ or w/o subdomains. I'd like this to be selected in the initial search rather than being automatically selected for you and then allowing you to change it (if you even realized it was an issue to begin with).
  • I'd love if there was a URL / domain ranking over time graph like there is for new / lost links. This way, it's not just a counting metric, but a metric on impact. I'd need to know that we lost 1 authoritative news media link more than I need to know that we lost 5-10 spammy scraper links from dark corners of the internet.
  • I'd love impactful alerts for link metrics as alluded to in the previous bullet. Meaning, I don't want to only find out we lost an important link when I see the rankings drop - I want to know about it when it happens for faster processing of the fix (if one exists).
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  • The interface, while providing very rich and granular information, is a bit clunky compared to other solutions.
  • Non-core functionality like content suggestions and site crawlers are just not as strong as dedicated solutions
  • Adding or removing keywords periodically will skew your charts in some views and makes analysis a bit challenging.
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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
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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

I like these other softwares too. If you work in an agency you will likely have uses for many different platforms. I do like the way that ahrefs indexes and tracks links more than anything else I have used though. I think it is very effective with competitive research as well
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All solutions in this category tend to be more similar than different. Competitors tend to be larger organizations, have a bit more polish to the interface but also are a bit more obtuse when it comes to pricing.
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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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  • Helpful in tracking efforts
  • Helpful in monitoring and reacting to algorithm updates
  • Helpful in gathering competitive insight at a large scale
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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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seoClarity

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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