Ahrefs

Ahrefs

SEO report and backlink checker

4.8/5 (146 reviews)

Ahrefs Overview

Ahrefs provides intelligence data allowing users to improve their SEO (Search Engine Optimization), link building and content marketing strategies.

The Ahrefs web analysis toolset includes a site explorer and backlink checker, SEO reports, keyword and business name mentions tracker, batch URL analysis and domain comparison. Ahrefs’ SEO toolbar reports on URL and domain ratings, number of backlinks and referring domains, and social metrics for Google+, Facebook and Twitter.

The batch analysis tool allows comparison of up to several hundred URLs or domains, including data on URL and domain ratings, number of backlinks, referring domains, and number of links per type. Collected data is displayed on a single table, with sorting and export options.

Ahrefs has its own crawler to index pages, which updates every 15 minutes and has an index of 12 trillion known links.

Pricing

Starting from
US$99,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America

Supported Languages

Chinese (Simplified), English, Japanese, Russian

Ahrefs Reviews

Overall rating
4.8/5
98% positive reviews
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Nathan V.

My go-to toolset for SEO

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/05/22
Review Source: Capterra

I can do pretty much anything I need to do in Ahrefs when it comes to SEO. And if you miss something, the team will be eager to see if it can be implemented. Also, the support is great, usually quite quick in responding and very friendly too.

Pros

Call me crazy, but I kind of LIVE in Ahrefs. If there's anything I want to know about a website and its SEO, I will put it in Ahrefs and find all the data I need. Whether it's keyword research, competitor research of backlink research, Ahrefs has got you covered. And they keep adding functionality and options. You can even suggest changes to the tool when you're a paying user.

Cons

There's nothing not to like really. I haven't found anything that I didn't like myself anyway. Oh well, sometimes you don't have access to a tool like Keywords Explorer when they're updating it, that's usually not nice when you're actaully working on a project. But I'm sure this will happen with other tools as well.

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Vikram singh R.

Great competitors analysis tool

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/11/26
Review Source: Capterra

I am working as SEO manager in one of the top-rated Digitial Marketing agency in India and I am using Ahrefs since last 2 years now, this is one of the tools that I am using on a daily basis and I really can't leave a day without this tool. It makes my competitor's analysis work so easy, Ahrefs helps me find the best links from my competitors and I have explored what content Gap and some basic distance my client's website is having and can set the campaign accordingly.

This is the must have tool before starting SEO or content marketing campaign.

Pros

The best thing about Ahfers is you will get everything related to competitors & backlink analysis. It includes few most amazing features like comprehensive backlink data, Overall organic keywords your website is ranking for, Overall organic traffic with history, Keywords explorer for detailed keywords research, Linkintersect to see which links your competitors are having and you don't, and many more.

Ahfers is also one of the most user friendly tool I have ever used, it has got everything which every digital marketers need. You can find hundreds of links opportunities by using content explorer which shows you which content is shared the most in your niche. You can reverse engineer your competitors backlink by the cocomprehensiveis of competitors backlink and acquire them.

Cons

The only thing I like the least about Ahrefs as they didn't provide any Free search trial, while few of the other similar tools will give you few serachs in a day but in Ahrefs you won't get anything for free NOT even a single search.

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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Verified Reviewer

One of the best SEO tools

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/10/22
Review Source: Capterra

Ahrefs is one heck of a tool which is evolving. When I started using it, it had limited features and in last 2-3 years, it has evolved into a massive all-in-one SEO toolkit, which is great. If you are an agency or SEO pro and not using Ahrefs, you are not in the league.

Pros

I have used several SEO tools like Majestic, SEMRush, and others, but nothing works like Ahrefs. It is one of the most feature-rich tools out there. It is constantly updated and the team keeps on adding new features which keeps users hooked.
One of the best things about Ahrefs is that it crawls and indexes new backlinks really fast. And this speed is still improving. Compared to SEMRush, Ahrefs does a great job overall.
I mainly use it to monitor backlinks, referring domains, and rankings. In terms of rankings, it is spot on. I never had any issues with Ahrefs whatsoever.
Another amazing thing about Ahrefs is their tutorials that show users how they can use and benefit from Ahrefs different features. Besides, Ahrefs blog is one of my favorites.

Cons

1. It is expensive and when I say expensive, I really mean it - especially if you want to get access to all the features. It is a perfect tool for SEO agencies and marketers.
2. The features and different tools aren't easily accessible or understandable to the users. They should do something about making users realize what they are missing and how they can fully use different Ahrefs tools. Training material and videos are doing a good job but they surely need to do more.

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Richard W.

100% Recommended to SEO Experts

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2019/05/10
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, our experience with Ahrefs was positive. While the team's customer service could be better - the actual tool is powerful. It's truly an SEO expert's perfect tool. It has some of the best insights available - and the company is constantly expanding their efforts. Recently, they updated their content explorer system, making it more comprehensive. For our agency, we were able to really fine-tune our keywords and find great linking opportunities. If you are looking for a program to capitalize and do the same, Ahrefs is a great place to start.

Pros

- Amazing backlinking tool
- Easy to understand keyword search system
- Ability to track keyword rankings by the minute
- Quality reporting tool
- 7-day trial for first timers
- Company sends valuable training information
- Daily support if needed

Cons

- Can be complicated for first-time SEO users
- Its design is simple and a bit mundane.
- Customer service is not the friendliest.

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Albert A.

Powerful All-in-one SEO solution

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/09/29
Review Source: Capterra

I use it everyday to keep track on my sites and my competitors.

Pros

Ahrefs is one of the greatest SEO tool ever made. It can do a lot of things from keyword research up to content promotion. This all-in-one tool is my main weapon and it helped me gain higher rankings. Here are some of its advantages.

1. Doing keyword research is fast and accurate. Their keyword explorer tool has a lot of data to determine if the keywords are good. It shows the search volume, trend and the reliable keyword difficulty feature.

2. Accurate rank tracker. It also shows the estimated traffic that I am getting.

3. The site explorer tool. I'm using this extensively. This is what makes Ahrefs a powerful tool. I can input any URLs and it will provide me with some useful data like the keywords I am ranking, my site's backlinks and referring domains and the estimated traffic.

Cons

The pricing is somewhat expensive for beginners and to those who have limited budget. But believe me, the higher price tag is all worth it.

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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

Ahrefs Pricing

Starting from
US$99,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Lite, Standard and Advanced plans are available for personal users. Agency packages are available for up to 5 users.

Monthly subscriptions starting at $99/month (personal) and $999/month (agency).

Annual subscriptions starting at $82/month (personal) and $832/month (agency).

Contact Ahrefs for custom builds, starting at $10000.

A 7-day trial is available for $7.

Ahrefs Features

  • API
  • Data Filtering
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Reporting & Statistics

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Business Intelligence
  • Charting
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Monitoring
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Third Party Integration
  • Trend Analysis
  • Visual Analytics

Additional information for Ahrefs

Key features of Ahrefs

  • API available by subscription
  • Adjustable reporting frequency
  • Backlink notifications
  • Batch analysis
  • Competitor backlink notifications
  • Competitors’ organic traffic
  • Competitors’ paid keywords
  • Country-specific keyword rankings
  • Desktop and mobile rank trackers
  • Disavow file creation
  • Duplicate link grouping
  • Filter backlinks by language
  • Link opportunity reports
  • Multi-language keyword rank tracking
  • Outreach targets
  • Position reports via email
  • Position tracking
  • Real time keyword mention alerts
  • SEO toolbar

Benefits

Independent desktop and mobile rank trackers separate rankings on different devices, enabling users to devise platform-specific SEO strategies.

Users can view competitors’ paid keywords, ad copy and landing page URLs to identify the benefits of their advertising strategy, and use it to improve their own.

See popular content through the content explorer, and all the sites linking to it - allowing users to create a list of potential outreach targets.

Ahrefs’ link intersect tool helps users to avoid missing out on link opportunities by revealing who is linking to competitors and not to them.

Real time alerts on business name mentions, keywords, users’ own and competitors’ links and backlinks allows rapid strategy change.

Disavowed links are collated in a single file for each domain, to enable easy submission to Google Webmaster Tools.

Ahrefs FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Ahrefs.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Ahrefs offer?

Ahrefs offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$99,00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Lite, Standard and Advanced plans are available for personal users. Agency packages are available for up to 5 users.

Monthly subscriptions starting at $99/month (personal) and $999/month (agency).

Annual subscriptions starting at $82/month (personal) and $832/month (agency).

Contact Ahrefs for custom builds, starting at $10000.

A 7-day trial is available for $7.

Q. What are the main features of Ahrefs?

Ahrefs offers the following features:

  • API available by subscription
  • Adjustable reporting frequency
  • Backlink notifications
  • Batch analysis
  • Competitor backlink notifications
  • Competitors’ organic traffic
  • Competitors’ paid keywords
  • Country-specific keyword rankings
  • Desktop and mobile rank trackers
  • Disavow file creation
  • Duplicate link grouping
  • Filter backlinks by language
  • Link opportunity reports
  • Multi-language keyword rank tracking
  • Outreach targets
  • Position reports via email
  • Position tracking
  • Real time keyword mention alerts
  • SEO toolbar

Q. Who are the typical users of Ahrefs?

Ahrefs has the following typical customers:

Freelancers, Mid Size Business, Small Business

Q. What languages does Ahrefs support?

Ahrefs supports the following languages:

Chinese (Simplified), English, Japanese, Russian

Q. What type of pricing plans does Ahrefs offer?

Ahrefs has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Ahrefs support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Ahrefs supports

Q. What other apps does Ahrefs integrate with?

Ahrefs integrates with the following applications:

Clearlogin, DashThis, Databox, Klipfolio, Klipfolio, Reportz, Reportz

Q. What level of support does Ahrefs offer?

Ahrefs offers the following support options:

FAQs, Online Support, Phone Support