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Ahrefs

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Score 9 out of 101
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Score 7.3 out of 101

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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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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
8.1
Squirrly SEO Plugin
7.1
Keyword analysis
Ahrefs
9.2
Squirrly SEO Plugin
7.0
Backlink management
Ahrefs
9.3
Squirrly SEO Plugin
7.0
SERP ranking tracking
Ahrefs
8.8
Squirrly SEO Plugin
9.0
Page grader
Ahrefs
8.0
Squirrly SEO Plugin
10.0
Competitive analysis
Ahrefs
9.0
Squirrly SEO Plugin
6.0
Site audit / diagnostics
Ahrefs
8.0
Squirrly SEO Plugin
5.0
Site recommendations
Ahrefs
7.2
Squirrly SEO Plugin
6.0
Task management
Ahrefs
5.0
Squirrly SEO Plugin
7.0

SEO Channels

Ahrefs
7.6
Squirrly SEO Plugin
8.0
Local SEO
Ahrefs
8.0
Squirrly SEO Plugin
7.0
Social SEO
Ahrefs
6.1
Squirrly SEO Plugin
7.0
Mobile SEO
Ahrefs
7.3
Squirrly SEO Plugin
8.0
Global SEO
Ahrefs
9.0
Squirrly SEO Plugin
10.0

SEO Platform & Account Management

Ahrefs
8.2
Squirrly SEO Plugin
6.5
Multi-domain support
Ahrefs
8.7
Squirrly SEO Plugin
6.0
Integration with web analytics tools
Ahrefs
7.7
Squirrly SEO Plugin
7.0

Pros

  • 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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  • 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

  • It's really costly - this is a con if you're a small agency. Not a feature, but really worth pointing out. Other than that, it's an extremely solid tool that's worth the money. I can't see any other cons.
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  • 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

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

There are some similarities, but ultimately, they're different tools. I really like both, but I prefer Ahrefs. Its layout and organization of data works for my workflow the best
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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

  • ROI depends upon how much money you're bringing in. You'll see a positive ROI if you're following the suggestions and implementing the data you receive from Ahrefs for yourself and your clients, and it'll be worth the cost.
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  • 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?
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Squirrly SEO Plugin

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