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Ahrefs

Top Rated
76 Ratings

Web CEO

19 Ratings

Ahrefs

Top Rated
76 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

Web CEO

19 Ratings
Score 8.1 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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Web CEO

This tool can be great for some pay per click (PPC) tasks, but I wouldn't get this if you are solely a PPC marketer. This really is more a SEO software suite. There is a big difference. If you are considering purchasing this ask yourself the following:
  • Are you wanting to track and report upon traffic?
  • Are you needing to monitor your backlinks and clean up bad backlink profiles?
  • Are you needing to track your keywords (down to a local level) rankings?
  • Are you looking for great reporting?
  • Are you looking for an awesome SEO audit tool?
If you answered yes to any of those questions above then Web CEO is the #1 tool I would recommend.
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Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Ahrefs
8.4
Web CEO
8.0
Keyword analysis
Ahrefs
9.4
Web CEO
7.0
Backlink management
Ahrefs
9.5
Web CEO
7.3
SERP ranking tracking
Ahrefs
9.1
Web CEO
8.0
Page grader
Ahrefs
8.0
Web CEO
9.0
Competitive analysis
Ahrefs
9.2
Web CEO
7.7
Site audit / diagnostics
Ahrefs
8.7
Web CEO
9.7
Site recommendations
Ahrefs
7.7
Web CEO
9.0
Task management
Ahrefs
5.6
Web CEO
6.5

SEO Channels

Ahrefs
8.0
Web CEO
8.7
Local SEO
Ahrefs
8.2
Web CEO
9.3
Social SEO
Ahrefs
6.5
Web CEO
8.3
Mobile SEO
Ahrefs
8.3
Web CEO
8.3
Global SEO
Ahrefs
9.2
Web CEO
8.7

SEO Platform & Account Management

Ahrefs
8.6
Web CEO
8.8
Multi-domain support
Ahrefs
9.1
Web CEO
8.7
Integration with web analytics tools
Ahrefs
8.1
Web CEO
9.0

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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  • The desktop keyword ranking report provides an excellent format for tracking and reporting on month to month changes in keyword rankings.
  • The desktop competitive keyword ranking report provides outstanding comparison information in any easy to read report.
  • The online keyword basket report offers an interesting graphic that allows you to see 12 months of search volume in a concise diagram.
  • SEO University provides an outstanding foundation for learning and understanding web marketing from the ground up.
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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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  • Search engine submission. Sometimes WEB CEO mixes up sites in the reports from search engine submission and mails to the wrong client. We now have to mail all reports separately.
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Likelihood to Renew

Ahrefs8.0
Based on 4 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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Web CEO9.7
Based on 8 answers
I have been at a new company in marketing for the last 6 months. We are developing a new website, and will be utilizing Adwords, and of course improving our organic ranking against competitors. Once the site is in place, I will be recommending we incorporate Web CEO into my list of tools to do my job efficiently and quickly.
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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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Web CEO8.5
Based on 2 answers
The UI is awesome and the recently redesigned the entire product. This isn't like Hootsuite which stays stagnant for years. It looks modern and functions like a modern tool. It can be a little sluggish at times but that is partially due to it querying so much amazing data at once :)
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Support

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Web CEO8.3
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Web CEO's support is amazing. They call them "Support Angels." :) They have always responded within 12 hours and they don't sugar coat anything. If there was a bug, they give you a straight answer and tell you it was a bug and they have their developers working on it. They also have had 0 downtime in over a year that I have been using them.
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Implementation

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Web CEO7.9
Based on 2 answers
You can start using Web CEO in under 5 minutes so the implementation is very minimal. Simply setup your projects for your sites, hook them up to Google Analytics and your good to go. You can start analyzing data and viewing keyword tracking results in no time at all.
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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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I have found limitations using WebCEO (or any other general SEO software) versus dedicated function software. WebCEO might work fine for a small company or individual working with a single site but an agency working with multiple large clients where expectations are high and reporting is a critical point of success, I prefer to use dedicated function software which specialize in specific areas of web marketing (.e.g. - link building -- MajesticSEO or Link Research Tools).
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Return on Investment

  • Ahrefs has literally been the most powerful tool in my pocket for converting potential clients. They can't deny what I show them using AHREFS. It's a winner!
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  • The tools in web ceo will help you hone in on a particular campaign to associate with web pages, which leads to conversion
  • If you are doing a/b testing on multiple pages, or competitor analysis of their web and seo presence, web ceo is a great tool to have, again due to its ease of use.
  • When we used web ceo at my previous company, we saw immediate results as we used the information to help boost our organic and ppc ratings.
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Pricing Details

Ahrefs

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Ahrefs Editions & Modules
Ahrefs
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Web CEO

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Web CEO Editions & Modules
Web CEO
Edition
StartUp
$991
Corporate
$1991
Agency Fixed
$4991
Agency Unlimited
99 + scanning fees1
1. mo
Additional Pricing Details
STARTUP Plan: 5 active projects 200 keywords in Rank Tracker; 5,000 pages to scan with the SEO Auditor; 10,000 backlinks analyzed; 15,000 competitor backlinks analyzed. CORPORATE Plan: 25 active projects; 500 keywords in Rank Tracker; 125,000 pages to scan with the SEO Auditor; 150,000 backlinks analyzed; 125,000 competitor backlinks analyzed; An SEO audit button on your website. AGENCY FIXED Plan: 50 active projects; 2,000 keywords in Rank Tracker; 1,250,000 pages to scan with the SEO Auditor; 2,500,000 backlinks analyzed; 250,000 competitor backlinks analyzed; An SEO audit button on your website; Branded SEO tools on your custom domain. AGENCY UNLIMITED Plan: Unlimited projects ($2 per project + scanning fees); Unlimited keywords in Rank Tracker; Unlimited pages to scan with the SEO Auditor; Unlimited backlinks analyzed; Unlimited competitor backlinks analyzed; An SEO audit button on your website; Branded SEO tools on your custom domain; SEO API.