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289 Ratings
7 Ratings

Ahrefs

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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 7.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Ahrefs ranks higher in 2 feature sets: SEO, SEO Platform & Account Management
  • Squirrly SEO ranks higher in 1 feature set: SEO Channels

SEO

8.0

Ahrefs

80%
6.3

Squirrly SEO

63%
Ahrefs ranks higher in 6/8 features

Keyword analysis

8.3
83%
61 Ratings
7.6
76%
4 Ratings

Backlink management

8.6
86%
62 Ratings
5.8
58%
3 Ratings

SERP ranking tracking

8.0
80%
60 Ratings
6.7
67%
4 Ratings

Page grader

7.7
77%
56 Ratings
8.0
80%
4 Ratings

Competitive analysis

8.7
87%
62 Ratings
5.8
58%
3 Ratings

Site audit / diagnostics

8.1
81%
57 Ratings
1.0
10%
2 Ratings

Site recommendations

8.0
80%
55 Ratings
8.0
80%
4 Ratings

Task management

6.7
67%
30 Ratings
7.6
76%
4 Ratings

SEO Channels

7.7

Ahrefs

77%
7.8

Squirrly SEO

78%
Ahrefs ranks higher in 3/4 features

Local SEO

7.1
71%
46 Ratings
7.1
71%
4 Ratings

Social SEO

6.9
69%
44 Ratings
8.0
80%
4 Ratings

Mobile SEO

8.0
80%
43 Ratings
8.0
80%
4 Ratings

Global SEO

8.9
89%
51 Ratings
8.0
80%
4 Ratings

SEO Platform & Account Management

8.5

Ahrefs

85%
7.6

Squirrly SEO

76%
Ahrefs ranks higher in 2/2 features

Multi-domain support

8.6
86%
49 Ratings
7.5
75%
4 Ratings

Integration with web analytics tools

8.4
84%
30 Ratings
7.6
76%
4 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Ahrefs is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.8

Ahrefs

88%
69 Ratings
7.5

Squirrly SEO

75%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Ahrefs

100%
5 Ratings

Squirrly SEO

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

10.0

Ahrefs

100%
2 Ratings

Squirrly SEO

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.8

Ahrefs

88%
28 Ratings
7.0

Squirrly SEO

70%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Ahrefs

It gives the best report to us which helps us to find the opportunity to build backlinks. Another main feature that makes Ahrefs a safe and sound approach to SEO is that it provides information about duplicate content, URLs, redirects along with other errors that can be dangerous to the website.
Bella Castilla | TrustRadius Reviewer

Squirrly SEO

It is lightweight, very efficient and can be integrated in WordPress as well. When organizations want to optimize their content online, Squirrly SEO is probably the best option. It shows you exactly what needs to be improved on your page and makes suggestions. Moreover, the Focus Pages feature scans your pages and provides you with a probability of your ranking for the specific keyword.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Mitch Lee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Squirrly SEO

  • Content optimization
  • Provide SEO tasks for a beginning user to follow.
  • WordPress site optimization.
Dustin Day | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Joshua Titsworth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Squirrly SEO

  • Separate the marketing emails from the knowledge based emails.
  • Fix it so the plugin just works... like Yoast does.
  • Get live chat.
Mark Hickman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Ahrefs

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$99 per month

Ahrefs Editions & Modules

Edition
Lite$99.001
Standard$179.001
Advanced$399.001
Agency$999.001
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Squirrly SEO

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$2,999 per month

Squirrly SEO Editions & Modules

Edition
Pro29.991
Business71.991
Agency75.991
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Ahrefs

Ahrefs 10.0
Based on 5 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Squirrly SEO

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Ahrefs

Ahrefs 10.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Squirrly SEO

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Ahrefs

Ahrefs 8.8
Based on 28 answers
Ahrefs has always been responsive when there's been a technical issue with the site. There are usually very little problems, but if there are, they announce it on their social media accounts which keeps its customers informed. Email support is prompt and the customer service people are very helpful, knowledgable and friendly.
Kenny King | TrustRadius Reviewer

Squirrly SEO

Squirrly SEO 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Whilst no live chat, you do get an answer.
Mark Hickman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Ahrefs

I think when it comes to keyword tracking, Ahrefs is not as good BrightEdge, but Ahrefs Site Explorer trumps BrightEdge when it comes to anything backlink related. I would use Ahrefs Site Explorer for backlink analysis, identifying 404 error pages, examining anchor texts, and exploring top content. However, I would utilze BrightEdge for keyword and ranking information
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Squirrly SEO

It just works even a no tech like me can figure it - takes a while to learn but worth it for sure
Paul K Saunders | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Ahrefs

  • When we can create really great content for our site that ranks well and quickly, we can more effectively monetize that content with affiliate links.
  • Boosting our clients' overall rankings also has a positive impact on revenue since the lifetime value for a client with a high performing campaign is better than one that is lackluster
  • We can analyze competitors (of ours and our clients) and hopefully outmaneuver them digitally
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Squirrly SEO

  • It has allowed tasks to be completed in a timely and efficient manner.
  • The software has increased the rankings and reach of the organization, thereby increasing the number of people visiting the company's website.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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