What users are saying about

Ahrefs

Top Rated
76 Ratings

SEOquake

3 Ratings

Ahrefs

Top Rated
76 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

SEOquake

3 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Ahrefs

This is a very comprehensive tool in terms of ability and information it provides. While it won't give you every link a site has, it will give you most of them and will provide you with the most up to date link information for any site compared to all of the other link crawl providers.
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SEOquake

SEOquake is a good option if you want something quick on your browser to analyze some high-level information about a website.However, if you want more in-depth analysis, there are other tools that may be better suited for that type of work.
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Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Ahrefs
8.4
SEOquake
6.7
Keyword analysis
Ahrefs
9.4
SEOquake
6.0
Backlink management
Ahrefs
9.5
SEOquake
SERP ranking tracking
Ahrefs
9.1
SEOquake
7.0
Page grader
Ahrefs
8.0
SEOquake
5.0
Competitive analysis
Ahrefs
9.2
SEOquake
8.0
Site audit / diagnostics
Ahrefs
8.7
SEOquake
7.0
Site recommendations
Ahrefs
7.7
SEOquake
7.0
Task management
Ahrefs
5.6
SEOquake

SEO Channels

Ahrefs
8.0
SEOquake
6.0
Local SEO
Ahrefs
8.2
SEOquake
Social SEO
Ahrefs
6.5
SEOquake
6.0
Mobile SEO
Ahrefs
8.3
SEOquake
Global SEO
Ahrefs
9.2
SEOquake

SEO Platform & Account Management

Ahrefs
8.6
SEOquake
5.0
Multi-domain support
Ahrefs
9.1
SEOquake
5.0
Integration with web analytics tools
Ahrefs
8.1
SEOquake

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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  • The SEOquake extension is helpful and non-invasive to the browser. It hides away in the top left corner and doesn't expand unless you tell it to.
  • The domain comparison feature is nice to see a high-level view of how a website sizes up against competitors.
  • It gives a nice diagnosis of some key features that the website is doing well in, and where it could improve.
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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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  • The high-level parameters are nice to see, but for a new-to-the-tool person, they are confusing and don't provide a lot of explanation, unfortunately.
  • The keyword density section is somewhat helpful but gives the density in a percentage without rationale as to what an average percentage is or what the website should aim for.
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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

All the competing tools I have used seem to focus on one or two key strengths and then include other features kind of half-baked. Ahrefs is the only tool that feels like they have considered and encompassed all features fully thought out.
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SEOquake provides the basics and high overview. But SEMRush is a more robust tool that gives you the whole gamut of SEO/SEM insights. While SEMRush integrates with SEOquake, SEMRush is by far a more detailed tool providing a stronger SEO focus, stronger competitor analysis, stronger keyword research tools, and more.
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Return on Investment

  • ROI is definitely positive, as the price is relatively low for such a useful tool. It's hard to quantify the positive impact Ahrefs had on our projects, but it was definitely very helpful (in finding reasons for sudden drops in rankings and discovering new strategies by just looking at competitors using Ahrefs).
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  • SEOquake hasn't made enough of an impression compared to some other tools we like to use. It's helpful in a sense, but lackluster where other tools shine.
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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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SEOquake

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