Ahrefs | Do you research before you jump in to this tool, it might be compleet but yet not for you.
Updated May 27, 2021

Ahrefs | Do you research before you jump in to this tool, it might be compleet but yet not for you.

Mike Koolwijk | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Ahrefs

In the beginning we used Ahrefs a lot for link building, but by time they kept adding other tools making it [one] of the [most] complete SEO tools on the market. We mainly use it in our team of online marketers to check for opportunities in keywords and backlinks.

The main future we use is the "site explorer" With [one] click you see the overall performance of a page (also competition). Their backlinks, traffic, ranking score and many more. By seeing this data you can look for new backlinks from this list, by checking broken links or outdated links.

With this we can do quick and easy analyses on competitions and their link profiles, or existing link profiles.
  • Great filtering options
  • Big updated index data is all fresh
  • Fast competition keywords
  • Speed, sometimes when scanning big sites it can be really slow
  • Outdated look and feel on some parts (but hey you have great functions)
  • It tend to be overwhelming for new users or people new to SEO (but based by price this is also a more advanced tool)
  • Rank tracking is not that great only every 7 days on a lite plan...
  • [One] of the many tools you can use for SEO research, but mainly for backlinks
  • We where able to grow multiple costumers with new backlinks, and hit a wall with keywords.
Sadly we are coming [to] terms that even trough there are more and more options that Ahrefs has they are still incomplete or not working good enough. And the most important options (like frequent updates on rankings) are behind the most expensive membership.

Right now we mainly focus on research, keyword research and PPC research, there are other tools that do a way better job with this. Also the keyword explorer gives weird suggestions and feels "incomplete". We are likely to completely switch over to Semrush or other tools.

Do you think Ahrefs delivers good value for the price?

No

Are you happy with Ahrefs's feature set?

Yes

Did Ahrefs live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Ahrefs go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Ahrefs again?

No

This is a complete tool but [Ahrefs] can also be a complex tool. I tend to let coworkers use it but [it] never goes without some explaining to do. There is plenty of info on the internet and in their on website/blogs. We also mainly use it for link building, and use other tools for research on keywords and reporting ranks to customers, where this tool comes short.

After using multiple tools over a period of time and the functionality you might need there might be some better tools on the market function wise and price wise.

Ahrefs Feature Ratings

7.1
Keyword analysis
7
Backlink management
9
SERP ranking tracking
5
Page grader
9
Competitive analysis
7
Site audit / diagnostics
7
Site recommendations
7
Task management
6
Local SEO
7
Social SEO
7
Mobile SEO
6
Global SEO
8
Multi-domain support
7