Ahrefs

SEO toolset that helps you rank higher and get more traffic.

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Ahrefs Overview

What is Ahrefs?

Ahrefs is a software company that develops online SEO tools and free educational materials for marketing professionals.

Ahrefs all-in-one SEO toolset can help you with:

- Competitor research: unveil your competitor's organic keywords, backlink strategies and PPC keywords
- Link Building: find the strongest backlink opportunities in your niche
- Keyword Research: get maximum relevant keyword ideas and see how hard it would be to rank
- Website Audit: find what SEO issues your website has and learn how to fix them
- Content Research: discover the most popular content on any topic and find the best ideas for your own content
- Rank Tracking: track your search rankings along with your competitors'
- Mentions Monitoring: get email alerts every time you or your brand in mentioned online.

Ahrefs database has 8 billion keywords and 421 billion indexed pages. That is why Ahrefs is able to provide maximum data accuracy to its users.

Ahrefs Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$0,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Ahrefs Webmaster Tools are free for any website owner and consist of Site Audit and Site Explorer tools.

Full access subscription plans are divided into Lite, Standard, Advanced and Agency.

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

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

A 7-day trial is available for $7.


Ahrefs Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
Chinese (Simplified), Dutch, English, French, German and 9 others, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian

Media

Analyze backlinks and keywords of any website to find opportunities for your organic traffic growth
Check your website for 100+ pre-defined SEO issues
Get relevant keyword ideas supported by accurate SEO metrics
Find the most shared and linked-to content on any topic
Track your and your competitors' search rankings
Ahrefs screenshot: Analyze backlinks and keywords of any website to find opportunities for your organic traffic growth Ahrefs screenshot: Check your website for 100+ pre-defined SEO issues Ahrefs screenshot: Get relevant keyword ideas supported by accurate SEO metrics Ahrefs screenshot: Find the most shared and linked-to content on any topic Ahrefs screenshot: Track your and your competitors' search rankings

Ahrefs Reviews

Ahrefs Reviews

Overall rating
4,8
/
5
Excellent
188

Very good
40

Average
3

Poor
0

Terrible
2

Value for Money
4,4
Features
4,7
Ease of Use
4,4
Customer Support
4,5
98% recommended this app
Gianfranco C.

Ahrefs is the most useful tool for your SEO and Content Marketing campaigns

Ahrefs is my favorite tool nowadays for everything related to SEO. I cannot live (or at least work) without it.


Verified Reviewer

Ahrefs - better than the rest?

My overall experience has been very good with AHREFS. I would recommend it for anyone wanting to not only learn more about SEO, but how to be more effective with their SEO strategies. The more you use something like this software, the better at SEO you become because you have more tools under your belt and better processes for a good strategy. You really need data for a good SEO strategy and something like this software is going to get you there. If you don't have the funds, try ubersuggest (and you can sign up with a blank gmail account if you don't want to share your GSC or analytics data)


Kenny H.

Are these reviews for real??

The hits all come from 54.x.x.x and apparently have a fetish for using the bible in repetitive succession that just swamps our logs. Sometimes we just use iptables to get rid of the rogue site but aside from being a pest I see no other damage. The hits look like this: 54.x.x.x "Get /bible/18_028.HTM http/1.1" 404
However our associate that also gets hit by the rogue ahrefs site is being hit with non-biblical hits (go figure).
Don't bother getting messed up with ahrefs, it's just another bad affiliation that will come back to bite you sooner or later in my opinion.


Malte L.

Best backlink software

A cheap toolbox with some really great tools. It does what it is supposed to do. Nothing fancy but reliable.


Nathan V.

My go-to toolset for SEO

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.


Gianfranco C.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Ahrefs is the most useful tool for your SEO and Content Marketing campaigns

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/10/30
Review Source: Capterra

Ahrefs is my favorite tool nowadays for everything related to SEO. I cannot live (or at least work) without it.

Pros

I've found Ahrefs to be tremendously convenient and efficient, to run SEO analyses, on your websites, on specific keywords and domains, and also to analyze all competitors.

Cons

There's nothing really that I don't like about Ahrefs.
Maybe they could expand their courses in the "Ahrefs Academy", since last time that I've checked they only had 2 courses: 1) Marketing with Ahrefs 2)Blogging for Business. Having something more advanced like Competitive intelligence, SEO on-page / off-page, and PPC tutorials, would be really an asset.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Retail
Company size: Self Employed

Ahrefs - better than the rest?

Used Monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/09/24
Review Source: Capterra

My overall experience has been very good with AHREFS. I would recommend it for anyone wanting to not only learn more about SEO, but how to be more effective with their SEO strategies. The more you use something like this software, the better at SEO you become because you have more tools under your belt and better processes for a good strategy. You really need data for a good SEO strategy and something like this software is going to get you there. If you don't have the funds, try ubersuggest (and you can sign up with a blank gmail account if you don't want to share your GSC or analytics data)

Pros

When you're looking at SEO Software, one of the main things you want to look for is accurate data. There are many different choices out there with many different features. Lots of these software products have many of the same features. So what separates all these different SEO suits, for me, it would be the accuracy of data. And AHREFS seems to have pretty accurate data, compared to the competition. For one, it seems to have a great backlink database. This allows you to uncover more backlinks per website, compared to the competition.

Also, another area where it's a little bit more accurate would be their domain rating (the strength of a websites authority), and therefore their Keyword Difficulty score.

Now obviously you can't rely completely on an autmatically calculated Keyword Difficulty score, since there are too many unknown variables. But it is great to have for bulk data analysis.

Other than that, I would say, they also have almost everything you need out of an SEO software suite.

Their user experience is also pretty good. The closest alternative I would say is semrush.

And I would say both are about equal in my recommendation, with Ahrefs being slighly better, but semrush being better for most due to the lower cost.

Cons

The biggest con to AHREFS is the price. It seems overly expensive, especially considering now that you can pay for Ubersuggest for a fraction of the cost. Or you can even use some of the Ubersuggest features for free (however keep in mind, you are really paying them with your data if you sign up with your GSC or analytics account).

However, it's not going to be as comprehensive as something like this software. So in my mind, if AHREFS lowered the price, it would be a no-brainer. But if you rely on this data for your business, or an agency. Then you consider the cost a necessary expense for one of the best software programs out there for SEO.

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Kenny H.
Industry: Computer Hardware
Company size: Self Employed

Are these reviews for real??

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/06/17
Review Source: Capterra

The hits all come from 54.x.x.x and apparently have a fetish for using the bible in repetitive succession that just swamps our logs. Sometimes we just use iptables to get rid of the rogue site but aside from being a pest I see no other damage. The hits look like this: 54.x.x.x "Get /bible/18_028.HTM http/1.1" 404
However our associate that also gets hit by the rogue ahrefs site is being hit with non-biblical hits (go figure).
Don't bother getting messed up with ahrefs, it's just another bad affiliation that will come back to bite you sooner or later in my opinion.

Pros

I like how ahrefs disregards a cease and desist notice.

Cons

This is just another hacker site. They've been hitting our server for over 2 years now (and not just us).

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend: 0.0/10

Malte L.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: Self Employed

Best backlink software

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/09/27
Review Source: Capterra

A cheap toolbox with some really great tools. It does what it is supposed to do. Nothing fancy but reliable.

Pros

ahrefs is an inexpensive all-in-one SEO platform with a strong focus on backlinks. While the other features are OK, I mainly use it for backlinks, where it absolutely excels.

Cons

The UI has not changed in many years and I feel the usability could be improved upon.

Click stream data has not been updates since December 2019.

The rank tracker is really just that - a rank tracker. Some competitors have a much stronger focus and the SEO project management aspect.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Nathan V.
Industry: Online Media
Company size: 2-10 Employees

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

User recommendation
9,1/10
Based on 233 user ratings
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Ahrefs Pricing

Ahrefs Pricing

Starting from
US$0,00/month
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Ahrefs Webmaster Tools are free for any website owner and consist of Site Audit and Site Explorer tools.

Full access subscription plans are divided into Lite, Standard, Advanced and Agency.

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

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

A 7-day trial is available for $7.

Ahrefs Webmaster Tools are free for any website owner and consist of Site Audit and Site Explorer tools.

Full access subscription plans are divided into Lite, Standard, Advanced and Agency.

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

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

A 7-day trial is available for $7.

Value for Money
4,4/5
Based on 233 user ratings
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Ahrefs Features

Ahrefs Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Ad hoc Reporting
Business Intelligence
Charting
Collaboration Tools
Customizable Reporting
Dashboard Creation
Data Filtering
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Filtered Views
Monitoring
Multiple Data Sources
Predictive Analytics
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data
Reporting & Statistics
Third Party Integration
Visual Analytics
Features
4,7/5
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Additional information for Ahrefs

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
  • SEO toolbar

Benefits

- Free Ahrefs Webmaster Tools for any website owner to keep track of your website's health, issues, keywords and backlinks

- You don't have to be an SEO pro to increase your traffic. Easy-to-understand UI and extensive learning resources are there to help you.

- Take advantage of the most unique and accurate data in the industry.

- You'll always have the best SEO industry can offer with constant product and feature updates.

- Be part of a private Ahrefs community.

Ahrefs FAQs

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$0,00/month

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Not Available

Ahrefs Webmaster Tools are free for any website owner and consist of Site Audit and Site Explorer tools. Full access subscription plans are divided into Lite, Standard, Advanced and Agency. Monthly subscriptions starting at $99/month (personal) and $999/month (agency). Annual subscriptions starting at $82/month (personal) and $832/month (agency). 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
  • SEO toolbar

Q. Who are the typical users of Ahrefs?

Ahrefs has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Ahrefs support?

Ahrefs supports the following languages:

Chinese (Simplified), Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian

Q. What type of pricing plans does Ahrefs offer?

Ahrefs has the following pricing plans:

Free, 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, Klipfolio, Pitchbox, Reportz

Q. What level of support does Ahrefs offer?

Ahrefs offers the following support options:

FAQs, Online Support, Phone Support, Knowledge Base, Video Tutorials