Ahrefs Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Ahrefs

SEO report and backlink checker

4.77/5 (216 reviews)

Ahrefs overview

What is Ahrefs?

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.
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Pricing

Starting from
$99/month
Pricing options
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Devices

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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 9 other markets, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English, Chinese (Simplified), Japanese, Russian
Ahrefs screenshot: Ahrefs Site Explorer lets users track site ranking and referrals over timeAhrefs screenshot: Ahrefs Position Explorer allows users to see both organic and paid keyword trafficAhrefs screenshot: Ahrefs Content Explorer tracks popular content by keywordAhrefs screenshot: Ahrefs Referring Pages reports display both new and lost backlinksAhrefs screenshot: Ahrefs tracked keywords are split into mobile and desktop rankingsAhrefs screenshot: Keywords in Ahrefs Rank Tracker can be filtered by locationAhrefs screenshot: Ahrefs crawl report includes HTTP status codesAhrefs screenshot: Ahrefs alerts can be set to occur daily, weekly or in real time

Ahrefs reviews

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Nathan Veenstra

My go-to toolset for SEO

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 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: 10/10

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Gianfranco Capozzi

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

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Tayyab Saleem

All Resources to Grow Search Traffic

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-06-23
Review Source: Capterra

I found it useful and beneficial in Keyword Research and Analyze Competitor Details.

Pros
Ahrefs is a complete SEO tool that holds multiple tools like Link building Keyword research Competitor analysis Rank tracking Site audits I usually use Ahref for keyword Research which is important to grab the traffic to your site as well as analyze the top rank keywords.

Cons
Little bit Complex Interface Many filters on referring domains Not 100% accurate Stats less Internal link opportunities

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Kenny Hendrick

Are these reviews for real??

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 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).

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Likelihood to recommend: 0/10

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Iqra Zulfiqar

Professional SEO Tools to Increase Search Traffic

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-06-15
Review Source: Capterra

My overall experience with Ahrefs is really awesome. Because I use Ahrefs for my own websites and I also recommend to my clients. I have improved the search engine ranking of my all websites using Ahrefs. I am really happy and satisfied with Ahrefs.

Pros
Using Ahrefs you can look at the organic traffic and the number of the backlinks of any website. You can also watch referring domains and organic keywords. You can also analyze the traffic value of your website. You can get ideas regarding lots of great keywords. You can use Site audit for your website and analyze how many webpages have been crawled and how many total issues you have on your website. You can also track and monitor your website rankings. Also, find the top-performing content in your niche.

Cons
I am using Ahrefs for the last few years, and I have grow my search appearance plus organic traffic. I never faced any kind of problem using the Ahrefs tools. So according to my experience, there are no cons. Everything is incredible and awesome of Ahrefs.

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Ahrefs pricing

Starting from
$99/month
Pricing options
Free trial
 
Subscription
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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 (144 other apps)
Ad hoc Reporting (80 other apps)
Business Intelligence (109 other apps)
Charting (79 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (98 other apps)
Dashboard Creation (102 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (69 other apps)
Monitoring (85 other apps)
Multiple Data Sources (69 other apps)
Predictive Analytics (75 other apps)
Real Time Analytics (113 other apps)
Real Time Data (84 other apps)
Third Party Integration (100 other apps)
Trend Analysis (70 other apps)
Visual Analytics (132 other apps)

Additional information for Ahrefs

Key features of Ahrefs

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