Ahrefs vs. Zoho Social

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Ahrefs
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Ahrefs is an SEO tool providers. Ahrefs Site Explorer provides a suite of tools including a component for backlink & on-page SEO analysis, online brand mentions tracking, and domain comparison tool for competitor analysis, etc. They refer to themselves as “the largest index of live backlinks.”
$99
per month
Zoho Social
Score 9.2 out of 10
N/A
Zoho Social helps marketers in small to large organizations to grow the social media presence of their brand with actionable insights focused on content and engagement. Zoho Social provides marketers with pre-publishing insights based on the engagement level of previous posts and the activity of their audience. Zoho Social even goes a step ahead to shows users the percentage of their audience that’s likely to see their post now, suggests the next best time to post and lets them schedule…
$10
per month
Pricing
AhrefsZoho Social
Editions & Modules
Lite
$99.00
per month
Standard
$179.00
per month
Advanced
$399.00
per month
Agency
$999.00
per month
Standard
$10
per month
Professional
$25
per month
Agency
$200
per month
Agency Plus
$300
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AhrefsZoho Social
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsAdd Ons Users at $10 / user / month Brands $10 / brand / month
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
AhrefsZoho Social
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
AhrefsZoho Social
SEO
Comparison of SEO features of Product A and Product B
Ahrefs
8.0
69 Ratings
3% above category average
Zoho Social
-
Ratings
Keyword analysis9.366 Ratings00 Ratings
Backlink management9.067 Ratings00 Ratings
SERP ranking tracking8.665 Ratings00 Ratings
Page grader7.160 Ratings00 Ratings
Competitive analysis8.667 Ratings00 Ratings
Site audit / diagnostics7.362 Ratings00 Ratings
Site recommendations5.959 Ratings00 Ratings
Task management8.031 Ratings00 Ratings
SEO Channels
Comparison of SEO Channels features of Product A and Product B
Ahrefs
8.0
61 Ratings
5% above category average
Zoho Social
-
Ratings
Local SEO7.449 Ratings00 Ratings
Social SEO7.447 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile SEO8.046 Ratings00 Ratings
Global SEO9.255 Ratings00 Ratings
SEO Platform & Account Management
Comparison of SEO Platform & Account Management features of Product A and Product B
Ahrefs
8.4
58 Ratings
0% below category average
Zoho Social
-
Ratings
Multi-domain support8.555 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with web analytics tools8.429 Ratings00 Ratings
Listening/monitoring
Comparison of Listening/monitoring features of Product A and Product B
Ahrefs
-
Ratings
Zoho Social
8.2
350 Ratings
6% above category average
Sentiment analysis00 Ratings7.9248 Ratings
Broad channel coverage00 Ratings8.5344 Ratings
Publishing
Comparison of Publishing features of Product A and Product B
Ahrefs
-
Ratings
Zoho Social
8.3
420 Ratings
3% above category average
Content planning and scheduling00 Ratings9.2418 Ratings
Audience targeting00 Ratings7.5297 Ratings
Content optimization00 Ratings8.1346 Ratings
Engagement
Comparison of Engagement features of Product A and Product B
Ahrefs
-
Ratings
Zoho Social
8.1
340 Ratings
1% below category average
Automated routing and prioritization00 Ratings7.9289 Ratings
Customer interaction histories00 Ratings8.3321 Ratings
Marketing
Comparison of Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Ahrefs
-
Ratings
Zoho Social
8.0
298 Ratings
2% above category average
Lead generation00 Ratings7.6221 Ratings
Content marketing00 Ratings8.4290 Ratings
Channel coverage/integration
Comparison of Channel coverage/integration features of Product A and Product B
Ahrefs
-
Ratings
Zoho Social
9.1
412 Ratings
7% above category average
Twitter00 Ratings9.4367 Ratings
Facebook00 Ratings9.0404 Ratings
LinkedIn00 Ratings9.2362 Ratings
Google+00 Ratings8.9234 Ratings
Instagram00 Ratings9.2334 Ratings
Reporting/analytics
Comparison of Reporting/analytics features of Product A and Product B
Ahrefs
-
Ratings
Zoho Social
7.6
339 Ratings
4% below category average
Campaign success analytics00 Ratings7.6337 Ratings
Competitor analysis00 Ratings7.5206 Ratings
Account management
Comparison of Account management features of Product A and Product B
Ahrefs
-
Ratings
Zoho Social
8.8
367 Ratings
8% above category average
Role-based user permissions & privileges00 Ratings8.4275 Ratings
Mobile access00 Ratings9.1350 Ratings
Best Alternatives
AhrefsZoho Social
Small Businesses
Google PageSpeed Insights
Google PageSpeed Insights
Score 9.3 out of 10
Publer
Publer
Score 9.7 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Advanced Web Ranking
Advanced Web Ranking
Score 8.2 out of 10
Social Suite by Reputation.com
Social Suite by Reputation.com
Score 9.4 out of 10
Enterprises
Dupli Checker (DupliChecker.com)
Dupli Checker (DupliChecker.com)
Score 8.6 out of 10
Social Suite by Reputation.com
Social Suite by Reputation.com
Score 9.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
AhrefsZoho Social
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(74 ratings)
9.2
(425 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(5 ratings)
9.1
(13 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(2 ratings)
9.3
(252 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
8.8
(14 ratings)
9.3
(220 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.4
(5 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
3.6
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(3 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
AhrefsZoho Social
Likelihood to Recommend
Ahrefs
Ahrefs is a must have in the SEO toolbox. It is one of the leading tools in the industry for serious SEO research. It can do almost everything you need on the non-technical side of SEO. In my opinion, it is not great if you need a detailed technical tool that identifies errors and helps with fix suggestions. In that instance, I think there are better tools on the market. But - for content and keyword related tasks, I think it's must have.
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Zoho
Zoho Social is well suited for content creators, social media marketers, business owners and anyone who is customer facing in the business. It's great to stay on top of how each platform is doing analytics wise, and have an in depth view of each platform's engagement. It's also well suited for beginners or people who have some experience in understanding the analytics part of social media marketing.
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Pros
Ahrefs
  • I have been using this platform in my organization to develop several SEO tools to help to grow our website much.
  • It has all the main features which include competitor research, keyword research, website audit, content research, and rank tracking.
  • I have been using all these functions in the organization for several purposes. It provides complete information and complete performance details of the SEO.
  • It provides us the detailed keyword research with volume, CPC, and other information.
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Zoho
  • Content sharing to all our social media accounts at one place
  • Warning about platform specific issues, also giving choice not to include problematic platforms
  • Showing statistics of our shares as a table so that we can understand about the impact of our specific posts.
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Cons
Ahrefs
  • Can't export graphs: some graphs within the tool would be useful as an export. Unfortunately, exporting them is not an option.
  • No "blanket" reporting options: though Ahrefs is excellent for gathering and exporting intel/data, there are no blanket SEO reports provided. Exporting data is great, but simple report exporting would make it better.
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Zoho
  • I wanted to use the ability to have Zoho queue the posts, but I wanted to choose the start time of the first post for a few days in the future and I did not find an easy way to set that.
  • I wish there were a box with a cheat sheet of the sizes that each social media platform allows for it's video and pictures in the dialogue box for posting so I can be sure to choose appropriate content.
  • I do think it's a bit expensive, especially for my needs, but I like the ease of use. I will continue to do what I can to get this service discounted until I can no longer afford it.
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Likelihood to Renew
Ahrefs
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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Zoho
Zoho Social is the BEST! I have found the perfect solution to social media marketing! It is extremely affordable and I highly recommend it! Create a post once and post it to 5 or more social media platforms! LOVE IT!! :)
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Usability
Ahrefs
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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Zoho
A bit of repetition from previous screens but ultimately I wrote down what success looked like for me if I was to choose a social media tool, and how that would positively impact my business. From assessing all the tools out there, I also had a matrix of what tool offered what functionality. Once I had both reports prepared, I had a top 3 which matched the needs I had from a tool, and, for me, Zoho Social stood out head and shoulders above the competition
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Reliability and Availability
Ahrefs
No answers on this topic
Zoho
We've never had a problem with availability
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Performance
Ahrefs
No answers on this topic
Zoho
Excellent performance for what it does. No problem downloading pages on the desktop or mobile. It integrates well with other Zoho products. Outside of Zoho? Forget it.
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Support Rating
Ahrefs
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.
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Zoho
I rate the customer support as outstanding. The assistance provided by the support team has been consistently prompt, knowledgeable, and attentive to our needs. Whenever we've encountered issues or had questions, they have swiftly addressed them, guiding us through solutions and ensuring a smooth experience. Their dedication to resolving concerns reflects their commitment to customer satisfaction, and I am thoroughly impressed with the level of support we have received.
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Implementation Rating
Ahrefs
No answers on this topic
Zoho
You can use Zoho Social out of the box so there weren't any implementation issues.
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Alternatives Considered
Ahrefs
Majestic and Ahrefs are really close in terms of tool. Ahrefs does offer competitive comparison and they do have a more up to date data base. Majestic however has a more comprehensive historical view of sites which is also extremely valuable. Majestic also offers a link velocity chart that is missing on Ahrefs. Ahrefs makes up for this with their links gained/lost calendar which Majestic is missing.
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Zoho
Zoho Social is a great social media management tool that allows businesses, and individuals, to manage multiple social media accounts, schedule posts, track analytics, and engage with followers. It competes well with other social media management tools such as Hootsuite, Buffer, Sprout Social, Agora Pulse, and Hubspot. Zoho Social stands out for its integration capabilities with other Zoho applications and affordability for small to medium-sized businesses. Each tool has its own strengths and weaknesses, and businesses should evaluate them based on their specific needs and goals. The biggest fallacy for Zoho is its restriction on scheduling tools on the free plan who have social and personal needs. I believe this can be circumvented by Zoho periodically making an advertisement to one's feed.
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Scalability
Ahrefs
No answers on this topic
Zoho
We're a small organization so we haven't needed to deploy across multiple departments or sites.
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Return on Investment
Ahrefs
  • Ahrefs Site Explorer has helped with any comprehensive backlink analysis and backlink profile management we've had.
  • Ahrefs Site Explorer has helped tremendously in getting manual penalties lifted for certain sites.
  • Aherfs Site Explorer has been helpful in identifying 404 error pages.
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Zoho
  • Zoho Social allows me to "see" my messaging planning weeks into the future. I can create themes for a week or month and easily see how it performs.
  • Having all my social accounts in one place saves me time.
  • It is too early for any ROI from Zoho but the amount of content I am putting out has increased by at least 400%.
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ScreenShots

Ahrefs Screenshots

Screenshot of Analyze backlinks and keywords of any website to find opportunities for your organic traffic growthScreenshot of Check your website for 100+ pre-defined SEO issuesScreenshot of Get relevant keyword ideas supported by accurate SEO metricsScreenshot of Find the most shared and linked-to content on any topicScreenshot of Track your and your competitors' search rankings

Zoho Social Screenshots

Screenshot of AnalyticsScreenshot of CollaborationScreenshot of Create-PublishScreenshot of InboxScreenshot of Monitor-SearchScreenshot of Social-Media-Marketing