Ahrefs

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

About 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.

Pricing starting from:

US$99,00/month

  • Free Trial
  • Free Version
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Ahrefs

- 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.

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany and 5 others, United Kingdom, India, Japan, Mexico, United States

Supported Languages

Chinese, English, Japanese, Russian

Pricing starting from:

US$99,00/month

  • Free Trial
  • Free Version
  • Subscription

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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
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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

Features

Total features of Ahrefs: 23

  • API
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Audit Management
  • Backlink Monitoring
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • For Websites
  • Keyword Rank Tracking
  • Keyword Research Tools
  • Keyword Tracking
  • Link Management
  • Localization Automation
  • Mobile Keywords
  • Performance Metrics
  • Referral Tracking
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SEO Management
  • Search/Filter
  • Web Traffic Reporting
  • Website Analytics

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,8 /5
(267)
Value for Money
4,3/5
Features
4,7/5
Ease of Use
4,4/5
Customer Support
4,5/5

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Jason W.
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Ahrefs is a great tool but I eventually switched to scale up

Reviewed on 2021/02/18

Great tool, I would recommend it especially if you have only a small number of projects to manage,...

Great tool, I would recommend it especially if you have only a small number of projects to manage, or if you have the resources to pay for it & other tools.

Pros

I love the technical site auditing tools in Ahrefs. It made it very easy to score, audit, and check fixes to my project websites.

Cons

Ahrefs also has some of the best backlink profile evaluation tools in the industry, although SEMRush makes disavowing & scoring toxic links somewhat easier. We ran into limitations when trying to add more projects that led to us switching to SEMRush.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Ahrefs - better than the rest?

Reviewed on 2020/09/24

My overall experience has been very good with AHREFS. I would recommend it for anyone wanting to...

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.

Joseph S.
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  • Industry: Internet
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Ahrefs has a lot of depth!

Reviewed on 2021/03/22

Ahrefs makes short work of diagnosing ranking issues on page and off page. Definitely a powerful...

Ahrefs makes short work of diagnosing ranking issues on page and off page. Definitely a powerful tool.

Pros

As a lead generator, I spend a TON of time doing keyword research. Ahrefs does a fantastic job with finding keywords and keyword phrases that have a lot of search volume with lower keyword ranking difficulty.

Cons

Other than it being a bit pricey, there is very little I don't like about this software. If anything, the first day or two was a challenge learning how to generate and export custom CSV's.

Kenny H.
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  • Industry: Computer Hardware
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Are these reviews for real??

Reviewed on 2019/06/17

The hits all come from 54.x.x.x and apparently have a fetish for using the bible in repetitive...

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).

Gianfranco C.
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

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

Reviewed on 2019/10/30

Ahrefs is my favorite tool nowadays for everything related to SEO. I cannot live (or at least work)...

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.

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Ahrefs offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$99,00/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.

We do not have any information about Ahrefs features

Ahrefs has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

Ahrefs supports the following languages:

Chinese, English, Japanese, Russian

Ahrefs supports the following devices:

We do not have any information about what integrations Ahrefs has

Ahrefs offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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