Ahrefs for Link Analysis and Campaign Insights
June 22, 2015

Ahrefs for Link Analysis and Campaign Insights

Theodore M. DeBettencourt | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Ahrefs Site Explorer

We originally used it to explore back linking opportunities. Over time we started using it more and more. Specifically we use different metrics to measure our success building links internally.
  • In our experience it has the best link data available on the market.
  • Always coming out with new HELPFUL features that eliminates the need to pay for other tools.
  • Nice home dashboard where you can browser multiple campaigns quickly.
  • With the data they provide they could provide better learning opportunities on how to ACQUIRE links. The blog they have is good but with the insight they provide they could be world class.
  • Outside of their core tools everything else is just ok. The new positions explorer seems like a SEM clone but is pretty bad. If you compare the data it provides to Search Console you'll see it's unreliable at best.
  • Not the best trust metrics.
  • Positive Impact: You can't effectively build links unless you can see their impact, measure results and modify based on experience. Through link building you can make site increase in search engines. If you're in the SEO business its hard to get by without a link building tool
  • Negative: Fairly expensive on a user by user basis
This was our internals score based on a bunch of factors. These will obviously vary depending on need:
Ahrefs -93
Majestic - 87
Raven Tools - 82
Open Site Explorer - 74
SEM Rush - 80

All backlink research goes through Ahrefs.