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Top Rated
120 Ratings

Ahrefs

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120 Ratings
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Score 9.1 out of 101
4 Ratings
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Score 7.2 out of 101

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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Squirrly SEO Plugin

If you have a WordPress blog, use it. It will boost your SEO scores and rankings.
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Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Ahrefs
8.0
Squirrly SEO Plugin
7.1
Keyword analysis
Ahrefs
8.7
Squirrly SEO Plugin
7.0
Backlink management
Ahrefs
9.4
Squirrly SEO Plugin
7.0
SERP ranking tracking
Ahrefs
8.2
Squirrly SEO Plugin
9.0
Page grader
Ahrefs
8.1
Squirrly SEO Plugin
10.0
Competitive analysis
Ahrefs
9.2
Squirrly SEO Plugin
6.0
Site audit / diagnostics
Ahrefs
7.6
Squirrly SEO Plugin
5.0
Site recommendations
Ahrefs
7.2
Squirrly SEO Plugin
6.0
Task management
Ahrefs
5.8
Squirrly SEO Plugin
7.0

SEO Channels

Ahrefs
7.8
Squirrly SEO Plugin
8.0
Local SEO
Ahrefs
8.2
Squirrly SEO Plugin
7.0
Social SEO
Ahrefs
6.7
Squirrly SEO Plugin
7.0
Mobile SEO
Ahrefs
7.5
Squirrly SEO Plugin
8.0
Global SEO
Ahrefs
8.7
Squirrly SEO Plugin
10.0

SEO Platform & Account Management

Ahrefs
8.4
Squirrly SEO Plugin
6.5
Multi-domain support
Ahrefs
8.9
Squirrly SEO Plugin
6.0
Integration with web analytics tools
Ahrefs
8.0
Squirrly SEO Plugin
7.0

Pros

Ahrefs

  • 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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Squirrly SEO Plugin

  • It simply works
  • It reminds you to consider keywords and tags
  • The best feature is that it’s simple to use even I can use it
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Cons

Ahrefs

  • 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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Squirrly SEO Plugin

  • It could have better training materials as it was quite hard to figure out what to do the first time
  • Plus they seem not to segment their list as I get sales messages to buy
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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
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Squirrly SEO Plugin

No score
No answers yet
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Usability

Ahrefs

Ahrefs 7.0
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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Squirrly SEO Plugin

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Ahrefs

Ahrefs 8.0
Based on 1 answer
They offer help and support for many of there features.
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Squirrly SEO Plugin

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Ahrefs

In my experience, the sheer volume of data and crawl frequency of Ahrefs sets it apart from the competition. In my verticals, I was always able to find more information using Ahrefs than the other link platforms we were using, such as Moz and Majestic.
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Squirrly SEO Plugin

It just works even a no tech like me can figure it - takes a while to learn but worth it for sure
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Return on Investment

Ahrefs

  • Ahrefs has allowed me to create content sections which have become very valuable to our site
  • Ahrefs allows me to review other websites to discover strategies that have worked for competitors
  • We have been able to track our link building progress on influencer campaigns.
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Squirrly SEO Plugin

  • It’s improved our performance
  • Without a doubt we have a higher rank and better SEO now
  • There is nothing negative to say
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Pricing Details

Ahrefs

General

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

Squirrly SEO Plugin

General

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

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