Ahrefs for SEO
February 01, 2018

Ahrefs for SEO

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Ahrefs Site Explorer

We use ahrefs in the marketing department to track the backlinks of our website and changes in the backlink profile. We also use it to lookup the backlinks of our competitors to get ideas for getting backlinks.

Pros

  • Dashboard is very easy to read at a glance and allows us to manipulate data in many different ways to get more insights.
  • Index is fresh (compared to most competitors) and it's easy to see the most recent changes in the number of backlinks, referring domains and see the correlation in the changes of rankings and changes in the backlink profile.
  • Great tool for tracking most popular URLs and understanding reasons of why those pages rank well or bad.

Cons

  • The only piece of information that is missing in Ahrefs in my opinion is topics of websites that link to you (i.e. automotive, food, DIY etc.), so it's easier to see which backlinks are most relevant for your website. Majestic SEO provides this information, but the way they present the data and the interface of the tool is very stiff and inconvenient compared to Ahrefs.
  • ROI is definitely positive, as the price is relatively low for such a useful tool. It's hard to quantify the positive impact Ahrefs had on our projects, but it was definitely very helpful (in finding reasons for sudden drops in rankings and discovering new strategies by just looking at competitors using Ahrefs).
I like Ahrefs because its index of backlinks is fresher than SEMRush and the way of presenting information is a lot more convenient and versatile than Majestic. Also, I like the fact that it's mostly focused on SEO vs. the broader approach that SEMRush takes.

1. Backlink tracking of your website(s)

2. Tracking popularity and rankings of pages (URLs) of your projects and how those rankings are correlated to backlink profiles.

3. Exploring websites and marketing strategies of your competitors.

Ahrefs Feature Ratings

9.4
Keyword analysis
10
Backlink management
10
SERP ranking tracking
9
Page grader
10
Competitive analysis
10
Site audit / diagnostics
10
Site recommendations
8
Task management
8
Social SEO
6
Global SEO
10
Multi-domain support
10

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