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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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WebTextTool

It is a super cool tool when used with WordPress for optimizing the content of a blog post. Its suggestion will fix any mistakes I make. Facebook posts are optimized, too. If you want to do keyword research, I think it is not so well-suited. Its keyword analysis is too simple to help you.
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Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Ahrefs
8.1
WebTextTool
7.3
Keyword analysis
Ahrefs
9.3
WebTextTool
4.0
Backlink management
Ahrefs
9.3
WebTextTool
SERP ranking tracking
Ahrefs
8.6
WebTextTool
Page grader
Ahrefs
8.1
WebTextTool
10.0
Competitive analysis
Ahrefs
9.1
WebTextTool
8.0
Site audit / diagnostics
Ahrefs
7.8
WebTextTool
Site recommendations
Ahrefs
7.1
WebTextTool
Task management
Ahrefs
5.5
WebTextTool

SEO Channels

Ahrefs
7.8
WebTextTool
10.0
Local SEO
Ahrefs
8.3
WebTextTool
10.0
Social SEO
Ahrefs
6.3
WebTextTool
Mobile SEO
Ahrefs
7.6
WebTextTool
Global SEO
Ahrefs
9.0
WebTextTool
10.0

SEO Platform & Account Management

Ahrefs
8.4
WebTextTool
Multi-domain support
Ahrefs
9.0
WebTextTool
Integration with web analytics tools
Ahrefs
7.8
WebTextTool

Pros

  • Backlink data: Ahrefs continues to provide the best backlink data in the industry when compared to other tools. Other players are playing catching up, but as a first mover, Ahrefs is ahead of the game by far.
  • Keyword data: Ahrefs provides extremely valuable keyword data. Though I rank them second in this category, the data that they provide is comparable to the first ranked player.
  • Content Explorer: I don't think other industry tools (SEO specific) has a content explorer as useful as Ahrefs. Their content explorer works great for identifying top content and trends for multiple industries.
  • Rank Tracker: This rank tracker is better than the average tracker and Ahrefs provides a large limit for tracked keywords. Though they have moved away from daily updates, the rank tracker is great for bench marking progress.
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  • Tracks the exact page ranking
  • Optimizes SEO on-page in detail and with a number of measures, including a readability metric.
  • Tracking website content with a website ranking system
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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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  • Keyword analysis is simple with general information on your competition, but it doesn't go into detail and isn't measurable. It's missing filter and sort features.
  • The Wordpress plugin is still clunky. I wish it were faster and lighter.
  • I need a view mode that has no distractions when I see the content on WebTextTool
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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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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

Ahref has more comprehensive functionality and it offers lots of online resources to train you on how to use their tools which is VERY helpful.
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WebTextTool plugin works like a charm, but it should better integrate with Yoast, as it would create a huge benefit.
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Return on Investment

  • Positive: Helped me track total links for clients and show them that we were building more links, which helped them want to renew and gave us more revenue.
  • Positive: Same with keyword rankings. Helped prove agency value.
  • Negative. It was too expensive for the start up I worked for, based on the SEO progress we could make vs the cost of the software
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  • My organic traffic has improved 11% every month
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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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WebTextTool

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details