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Ahrefs

Top Rated
75 Ratings

Whitespark

1 Ratings

Ahrefs

Top Rated
75 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

Whitespark

1 Ratings
Score 10 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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Whitespark

No answer on this topic is available.

Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Ahrefs
8.4
Whitespark
10.0
Keyword analysis
Ahrefs
9.4
Whitespark
Backlink management
Ahrefs
9.5
Whitespark
10.0
SERP ranking tracking
Ahrefs
9.1
Whitespark
10.0
Page grader
Ahrefs
8.0
Whitespark
10.0
Competitive analysis
Ahrefs
9.2
Whitespark
10.0
Site audit / diagnostics
Ahrefs
8.7
Whitespark
Site recommendations
Ahrefs
7.7
Whitespark
10.0
Task management
Ahrefs
5.6
Whitespark

SEO Channels

Ahrefs
8.0
Whitespark
10.0
Local SEO
Ahrefs
8.2
Whitespark
10.0
Social SEO
Ahrefs
6.5
Whitespark
10.0
Mobile SEO
Ahrefs
8.3
Whitespark
Global SEO
Ahrefs
9.2
Whitespark

SEO Platform & Account Management

Ahrefs
8.6
Whitespark
10.0
Multi-domain support
Ahrefs
9.1
Whitespark
10.0
Integration with web analytics tools
Ahrefs
8.1
Whitespark

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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  • Finds listings on directories
  • Finds press releases that mention brands or business names
  • Helps find bad data
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Cons

  • Honestly, I'm having a hard time finding cons. I guess the price increase in switching plans, I find a little steep. Maybe there should be more plans in between what they have but even thought it's been a bit much, we've still found it worth it.
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  • Whitespark should increase the daily limit of Local Citation Finder reports, 20 is small.
  • I'd like it if you could tell the Local Citation Finder to search for just a phone number or just a business name instead of all NAP criteria.
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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

I like Ahrefs because its index of backlinks is fresher than SEMRush and the way of presenting information is a lot more convenient and versatile than Majestic. Also, I like the fact that it's mostly focused on SEO vs. the broader approach that SEMRush takes.
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I prefer Link Research Tools' CBLT tool for competitive backlink reports.
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Return on Investment

  • ROI is definitely positive, as the price is relatively low for such a useful tool. It's hard to quantify the positive impact Ahrefs had on our projects, but it was definitely very helpful (in finding reasons for sudden drops in rankings and discovering new strategies by just looking at competitors using Ahrefs).
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  • Has allowed us to more effectively update business information to prefect organic traffic loss during name or address changes.
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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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Whitespark

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