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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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Web CEO

Web CEO is a tool that is best used in the hands of qualified professionals in a company.I do not recommend giving it to a beginner and having an expectation that a website will suddenly acquire internet traffic. Web CEO and other SEO tools require a foundation of knowledge in order to be the most effective.If someone buys a race car it doesn't mean they will win a race.
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Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Ahrefs
8.0
Web CEO
8.0
Keyword analysis
Ahrefs
9.2
Web CEO
7.0
Backlink management
Ahrefs
9.3
Web CEO
7.3
SERP ranking tracking
Ahrefs
8.7
Web CEO
8.0
Page grader
Ahrefs
8.0
Web CEO
9.0
Competitive analysis
Ahrefs
9.1
Web CEO
7.7
Site audit / diagnostics
Ahrefs
7.6
Web CEO
9.7
Site recommendations
Ahrefs
6.9
Web CEO
9.0
Task management
Ahrefs
5.0
Web CEO
6.5

SEO Channels

Ahrefs
7.6
Web CEO
8.7
Local SEO
Ahrefs
8.0
Web CEO
9.3
Social SEO
Ahrefs
6.1
Web CEO
8.3
Mobile SEO
Ahrefs
7.3
Web CEO
8.3
Global SEO
Ahrefs
8.9
Web CEO
8.7

SEO Platform & Account Management

Ahrefs
8.1
Web CEO
8.8
Multi-domain support
Ahrefs
8.8
Web CEO
8.7
Integration with web analytics tools
Ahrefs
7.4
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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  • Tracking desktop and mobile keywords at a local level is Web CEO's greatest strength. And you can compare Google, Bing, Yahoo, and more!
  • Web CEO pulls its backlink database from Ahrefs which in my opinion the best! Save money from having to subscribe to Ahrefs.
  • The reporting in Web CEO is superb! My clients love the beautiful looking reports and quickly seeing how many keywords are in #1 ranking, top 10, top 20, etc... and then also seeing their top moving keywords that week.
  • Web CEO makes cleaning up a bad backlink profile very easy. You can categorize them as bad, download a quick CSV, and easily disavow the links/domains.
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Cons

  • Sometimes the index does not pick up current live links for a long time.
  • The cap for data exports is pretty low considering the vastness of a link profile.
  • There should be a feature where you can classify link types by your own parameters.
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  • The interface can be a little sluggish at times, but they keep pushing out updates and it gets better every day!
  • I would like to see the ability to monitor social increase of likes/followers, etc. each week.
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Likelihood to Renew

Ahrefs8.0
Based on 4 answers
We use it daily, no need to change a good thing
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Web CEO9.7
Based on 8 answers
I didn't even hesitate to renew my subscription to Web CEO. It has become the #1 tool in my arsenal and I use it at work, on my personal projects, everywhere! I literally don't know what I would do if I didn't have access to this software anymore. This software has been crucial in the success of my clients and my websites.
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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
Based on 2 answers
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

It's very clear that Ahrefs has a larger database than their competitors. I never run into issues where this tool isn't able to evaluate keywords - even if they are very long tail niche keywords. The link section of the tool is also very useful. Ahrefs is able to clean up the links to root domains better than competitors, making link tracking much easier than it has been in the past.
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Web CEO is very good against the alternatives. It has a better interface, more alternatives to tracking sites, and lots of opportunities to apply but it fails when we talk about social signs and social insights. But overall it’s one of the best online software products in the SEO market. Good pricing too!
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Return on Investment

  • 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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  • Decreased time to develop improvements on our site
  • Find new opportunities to increase conversion rates
  • Increase productivity of SEO team
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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
Additional Pricing Details

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.