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Score 9.1 out of 101
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Score 7.6 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Ahrefs

It's great for when you launch a new website and need to check if you missed anything during the launch since it's so in depth.
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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
8.2
Squirrly SEO Plugin
7.1
Keyword analysis
Ahrefs
9.1
Squirrly SEO Plugin
7.0
Backlink management
Ahrefs
9.4
Squirrly SEO Plugin
7.0
SERP ranking tracking
Ahrefs
8.5
Squirrly SEO Plugin
9.0
Page grader
Ahrefs
8.3
Squirrly SEO Plugin
10.0
Competitive analysis
Ahrefs
9.2
Squirrly SEO Plugin
6.0
Site audit / diagnostics
Ahrefs
7.7
Squirrly SEO Plugin
5.0
Site recommendations
Ahrefs
7.3
Squirrly SEO Plugin
6.0
Task management
Ahrefs
5.9
Squirrly SEO Plugin
7.0

SEO Channels

Ahrefs
7.7
Squirrly SEO Plugin
8.0
Local SEO
Ahrefs
8.1
Squirrly SEO Plugin
7.0
Social SEO
Ahrefs
6.4
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
8.5
Squirrly SEO Plugin
6.5
Multi-domain support
Ahrefs
9.1
Squirrly SEO Plugin
6.0
Integration with web analytics tools
Ahrefs
7.9
Squirrly SEO Plugin
7.0

Pros

Ahrefs

  • Crawl link depth is probably the best feature of Ahrefs. Being able to crawl more sites means that users have access to more data than the nearest SEO link competitor. Crawl depth is important for good SEO and Ahrefs checks that box off with a bold mark!
  • Ahrefs has many tools you can use. Site explorer, keyword explorer, content explorer, rank tracker, site audit checker tools and more just to name a few. While I personally do not use most of the tools available, its good to know that they are available to use when needed. The depth of tools makes this the swiss army knife for SEO professionals.
  • Ahrefs allows you to keep track of your site links, rankings, and keywords with a 15-minute delayed-crawl rate. This means you can keep track of changes and monitor sites closer to real-time than you would with other tools. In the SEO world, that is as close to perfection as it gets. I have tried several other SEO management tools and Ahrefs beats them at this.
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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 pricing is fair, but honestly it is a put off for smaller SEO teams. If there was a smaller package that would allow SEOs to have access to core tools and then pay more for other tools (as needed), it would make more sense.
  • Despite giving you access to multiple tools, Ahrefs Site Explorer does not allow you to use them simultaneously. This is rather odd as one may want to get a report for a site while monitoring the keywords for the same site. It would be easier if the tools were linked in some way and could be used in sync it would be helpful
  • A mobile app would be nice! There are countless times I have wanted to use Ahrefs on the go, and having to log in on a laptop is not always ideal. The basic functions can easily be included in a mobile app that can be made available to users.
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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
We love it!
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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
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Alternatives Considered

Ahrefs

Having used most of the industry's SEO suites, I chose Ahrefs because of its crawl depth and massive suite of tools. Most of the other suites have similar tools, but Ahrefs beats them in both accuracy and speed. These things are important for any SEO professional who understands that having the right data helps one make the right decisions.
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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 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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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?
Additional Pricing Details

Squirrly SEO Plugin

General

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

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