Ahrefs - The Most Up To Date Link Database You'll Use
July 30, 2018

Ahrefs - The Most Up To Date Link Database You'll Use

Joshua Titsworth | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Ahrefs Site Explorer

We use Ahrefs to identify backlink opportunities, compare competitor metrics and we also use it to get an understand of the links gained/lost over a certain period of time. It allows us to quickly identify issues and action items when going over quick metrics on sales calls. Typically only the outreach/social media department uses Ahrefs, however should a penalty be suspected our technical SEOs will run a few reports.
  • Their backlink database is still one of the most up to date we've seen when compared to similar tools.
  • The user interface is very intuitive and easy to learn.
  • They provide you with a lot of great information and the ability to set a date range can really help you narrow things down.
  • Anchor text alert notifications for a specific domain would be nice to have.
  • Would also be nice to set a specific client domain and then be able to pick 5 competitor sites to compare it to instead of entering in the client site and then 4 competitors to compare.
  • Adding emails to forward the exports to from running a report would be good too.
  • Every time we've done a link audit we always get compliments on how comprehensive they are. This is entirely due to our use of Ahrefs.
  • We can provide more up to date reports on how outreach campaigns are doing by the frequency that Ahrefs updates their database.
  • Comparing linking site type has helped us sell clients on various tactics by showing them their competitions is in fact more engaged in other other areas of marketing they previously didn't think they were.
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.
This is a very comprehensive tool in terms of ability and information it provides. While it won't give you every link a site has, it will give you most of them and will provide you with the most up to date link information for any site compared to all of the other link crawl providers.

Ahrefs Feature Ratings

Keyword analysis
Not Rated
Backlink management
10
SERP ranking tracking
Not Rated
Page grader
Not Rated
Competitive analysis
10
Site audit / diagnostics
Not Rated
Site recommendations
Not Rated
Task management
Not Rated
Local SEO
10
Social SEO
10
Mobile SEO
Not Rated
Global SEO
Not Rated
Multi-domain support
Not Rated
Integration with web analytics tools
Not Rated