Ahrefs: A Link Builder's Dream
April 14, 2021

Ahrefs: A Link Builder's Dream

Chad Hadley | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Ahrefs

I typically utilize Ahrefs on a weekly basis to primarily check on my client's backlink profile as well as their competitors. It's useful for me as it helps me develop and monitor my client's off-page SEO strategy. As a company, the SEO department and the PR department are the primary user of this platform, however, our Content department additionally utilizes it as an alternative to Semrush.
  • Client Backlink monitoring.
  • Competitor off-page SEO strategy research.
  • Content ideas based off of strongest backlinks.
  • Weaker keyword research abilities compared to competitors.
  • Steep learning curve to understand full capabilities.
  • Expensive.
  • Utilizing "Best By Links" tool to identify Linkable Assets to further grow backlinks.
  • Competitor campaign analysis and re-purpose for client's benefit.
  • Broken backlink audit for potential new backlink opportunities.
Ahrefs is my clear choice when I need to better understand the link profile of my clients' websites as its database is unmatched. However, when it comes to keyword research, it is second only to Semrush. I wouldn't say that it's worse than Semrush as each is focused on different aspects of SEO: Ahrefs for backlink data and Semrush for keyword research. Used together, they are a perfect pair but they can be used as alternatives for each other if needed.

Do you think Ahrefs delivers good value for the price?

Yes

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?

Yes

As an SEO professional, Ahrefs is almost an essential tool in my arsenal to discover meaningful backlink and off-page data in regards to my clients. There are multiple scenarios in which I turn to Ahrefs including:
  1. Rapid keyword growth on a page that hasn't had any on-page optimizations performed on it.
  2. Toxic backlink analysis.
  3. Competitor research (off-page).
  4. Weekly New/Lost backlink alerts.

Ahrefs Feature Ratings

Keyword analysis
7
Backlink management
10
SERP ranking tracking
6
Page grader
5
Competitive analysis
9
Site audit / diagnostics
8
Site recommendations
7
Local SEO
5
Social SEO
5
Mobile SEO
7
Global SEO
8
Multi-domain support
Not Rated