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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
8.1
seoClarity
7.0
Keyword analysis
Ahrefs
9.3
seoClarity
6.0
Backlink management
Ahrefs
9.3
seoClarity
7.0
SERP ranking tracking
Ahrefs
8.6
seoClarity
9.0
Page grader
Ahrefs
8.1
seoClarity
6.0
Competitive analysis
Ahrefs
9.1
seoClarity
8.0
Site audit / diagnostics
Ahrefs
7.8
seoClarity
8.0
Site recommendations
Ahrefs
7.1
seoClarity
7.0
Task management
Ahrefs
5.5
seoClarity
5.0

SEO Channels

Ahrefs
7.8
seoClarity
7.5
Local SEO
Ahrefs
8.3
seoClarity
8.0
Social SEO
Ahrefs
6.3
seoClarity
6.0
Mobile SEO
Ahrefs
7.6
seoClarity
8.0
Global SEO
Ahrefs
9.0
seoClarity
8.0

SEO Platform & Account Management

Ahrefs
8.4
seoClarity
9.0
Multi-domain support
Ahrefs
9.0
seoClarity
10.0
Integration with web analytics tools
Ahrefs
7.8
seoClarity
8.0

Pros

  • 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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  • 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

  • Sometimes the index does not pick up current live links for a long time.
  • The cap for data exports is pretty low considering the vastness of a link profile.
  • There should be a feature where you can classify link types by your own parameters.
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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
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

Each of these tools has advantages over the other. Ahrefs link counts are often considerably higher than Moz or Majestic, which could be indicative of a larger web index or inaccuracy in filtering old links. Ultimately, we use all of these tools to be able to take advantage of the different proprietary analysis modules that they each offer.
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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

  • 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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  • 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?
Additional Pricing Details