Ahrefs Makes Link Building Less Terrible and That is Why You Need It
February 15, 2020

Ahrefs Makes Link Building Less Terrible and That is Why You Need It

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

We use the Ahrefs Site Explorer as part of our Link Building services. It provides a great way to track how many backlinks we've built over time and how much Domain Rating has changed. It also allows us to look at what sites are linking to our clients' competitors and see if there are any that we can potentially reach out to.
  • The platform is easily navigable with tabs on the side to look at different reports. It also provides Info links that you can hover over, which explain specific terms that the system uses. This greatly helps prevent any confusion.
  • Great for competitor analysis to see what websites are linking to your competitors. The fact that it lets you look at multiple competitors at the same time to see if they share any links that you don't have is also excellent.
  • I wish there were a shorter path from seeing competitor backlinks to seeing what page on those sites is linking to the competitor. If there were a way to do this all from the Link Intersect tool, it would be much easier.
  • Organic Keywords report could let you more easily see how rankings change over time.
  • Link Building is an integral part of the Premium SEO Services package that my agency offers, and we couldn't do it without Ahrefs Site Explorer. The tool allows us to provide a better service, which brings in more revenue for our clients and us.
As a backlink management tool, Ahrefs Site Explorer is the best out there. Being able to look into backlinks and check for any that may be harming our sites is a process that the Ahrefs Site Explorer makes possible. While it does offer keyword tracking as well, I've found the SEMRush is much better fitted for this.
Fortunately, I haven't had any problems with Ahrefs Site Explorer that would make me go to customer support. I think this is a testament to how well the system is built out.

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Ahrefs Site Explorer is essential for any marketing team that does SEO. Link building is a huge part of ranking for targeted keywords, and Ahrefs Site Explorer is the best tool I've used to keep track of all that. It is less appropriate as a keyword tracking tool. I've found that SEMRush is much better for doing a site audit and tracking how keyword rankings have changed over time.

Ahrefs Feature Ratings

Keyword analysis
Backlink management
SERP ranking tracking
Page grader
Competitive analysis
Site audit / diagnostics
Site recommendations
Local SEO
Mobile SEO
Global SEO
Multi-domain support
Integration with web analytics tools