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Likelihood to Recommend

Ahrefs

When you can afford it Ahrefs is the most capable of all its competitors. However, it requires someone who really understands SEO and is willing to put in the time to learn the tool and make use of everything. If anyone is new to the SEO world I would recommend choosing a different software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

For quick WordPress installations and configurations, Yoast is fast to set up and helps guide you through the common configuration options. It tries to be helpful whether you are coming at things from a technical or non-technical background. The emphasis on white hat SEO topics like improved content, keywords, descriptions, and titles is really appreciated by someone like me who doesn't utilize gray and black hat SEO tactics.
If you are an SEO expert, and you want finite control of each individual aspect of your site, Yoast, like most plugins, engines, tools, etc, hides a lot from you or gives you limited options. It really is meant for someone who wants to apply a general strategy to a whole site. That being said, you can manage Yoast per page on a WordPress site, but even then, I know some SEO experts prefer other tools that are meant for very specific purposes.
Overall, Yoast is the best plugin for SEO in WordPress when applied as a whole.
Christopher Boyd | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Ahrefs
8.1
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.8
Keyword analysis
Ahrefs
8.4
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.3
Backlink management
Ahrefs
9.5
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.8
SERP ranking tracking
Ahrefs
8.0
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.0
Page grader
Ahrefs
7.8
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.0
Competitive analysis
Ahrefs
9.1
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.7
Site audit / diagnostics
Ahrefs
8.1
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.6
Site recommendations
Ahrefs
7.8
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.6
Task management
Ahrefs
6.6
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.5

SEO Channels

Ahrefs
8.0
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.7
Local SEO
Ahrefs
7.3
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.8
Social SEO
Ahrefs
7.6
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.4
Mobile SEO
Ahrefs
8.2
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.5
Global SEO
Ahrefs
9.0
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.0

SEO Platform & Account Management

Ahrefs
8.6
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.3
Multi-domain support
Ahrefs
8.9
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.6
Integration with web analytics tools
Ahrefs
8.3
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.0

Pros

Ahrefs

  • 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.
Mitch Lee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

  • SEO Analysis: This is the best. As you create content, you get a real-time audit of what you're doing right and, more importantly, what you need to fix in order to make that content as optimized as possible.
  • Set up wizard: Once Yoast is installed, their wizard helps ensure it can get to work immediately at making your website more Google-able. Could not be simpler.
  • Free training: Just getting started with SEO or Yoast? They have free training videos that make it so easy to get up to speed and start optimizing your content.
Michelle Green Arnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Ahrefs

  • Anchor text alert notifications for a specific domain would be nice to have.
  • Would also be nice to set a specific client domain and then be able to pick 5 competitor sites to compare it to instead of entering in the client site and then 4 competitors to compare.
  • Adding emails to forward the exports to from running a report would be good too.
Joshua Titsworth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

  • Internal link counter - tool failed with other plugin capability and the "help" desk haven't actually helped...
  • Customer service/support - only offered for those who pay for a subscription but even when you have one they aren't exactly helpful (in my experience).
  • SEO notifications - it would be great to be able to specify which pages you want these for as currently, we get hundreds for irrelevant pages.
Victoria Hoete-Dodd | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Ahrefs

Ahrefs 10.0
Based on 5 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I see no reason to discontinue using Yoast as it has been very beneficial for my website and my business.
James McQuillin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Ahrefs

Ahrefs 10.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins 10.0
Based on 1 answer
All the information is integrated on-screen while writing content and the scores and related score elements (i.e. paragraph/sentence length, transition words, keyphrase density, etc.) are all updated live as I write which I think is amazingly helpful.
James McQuillin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Ahrefs

Ahrefs 8.8
Based on 28 answers
Ahrefs has always been responsive when there's been a technical issue with the site. There are usually very little problems, but if there are, they announce it on their social media accounts which keeps its customers informed. Email support is prompt and the customer service people are very helpful, knowledgable and friendly.
Kenny King | TrustRadius Reviewer

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins 7.9
Based on 29 answers
Although I have not personally worked with Yoast support directly, they offer 24/7 support with Yoast Premium which gives peace of mind as we move forward. In addition, they offer free support forums and are also accessible by email if we ever have any issues. However, we are lucky that the plugin works incredibly well.
Bryan Hume | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Ahrefs

I think when it comes to keyword tracking, Ahrefs is not as good BrightEdge, but Ahrefs Site Explorer trumps BrightEdge when it comes to anything backlink related. I would use Ahrefs Site Explorer for backlink analysis, identifying 404 error pages, examining anchor texts, and exploring top content. However, I would utilze BrightEdge for keyword and ranking information
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

This is my go-to plugin for SEO. It is easy, and I trust Yoast will give me solid results. In a short time period, our website has seen measurable results in organic search traffic. Our previous website didn't use page level SEO tools to this extent. We are systematically updating each page using the Yoast WordPress SEO Plugin. We are pleased with the results
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Ahrefs

  • We can help sales by providing them with info on potential sites' areas that need boosting.
  • We can help sales by providing them with info on competing sites and how they are beating our potential client, and how we can help them.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

  • Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugin along with other SEO investments we have made with our new website has extremely paid off on new business opportunity creation. Since August 2018 we have added over $100K of new business opps solely sourced from SEO searches on pages and posts that Yoast has helped us optimize.
  • Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugin saves our marketing team a lot of time. Since the plugin lives in WordPress and provides live tips we can make to the page or post, our team doesn't have to guess on what keyword, or meta-tag, or how many internal and external links a page or post should have using an additional platform. It is just conveniently there for us to use regularly.
  • Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugin cannot be the only piece of software your website relies on to obtain SEO optimization with search engines. It is a piece of the puzzle, and you can only maximize its' value by making sure your website is scam free, the code under the hood is healthy, and the load time and page weight is light.
Rachel Green | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Ahrefs

General

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

Ahrefs Editions & Modules

Edition
Lite$99.001
Standard$179.001
Advanced$399.001
Agency$999.001
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

General

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

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins Editions & Modules

Edition
Premium$89.001
  1. Per Site
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Ahrefs
9.1
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Ahrefs
10.0
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
10.0

Usability

Ahrefs
10.0
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
10.0

Support Rating

Ahrefs
8.8
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.9

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