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Overview

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Ahrefs is an all-in-one SEO toolset that helps you rank higher and get more traffic.

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SpyFu combines SEO, PPC and keyword research and gives actionable advice for improvements to advertising strategy

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

Starting from
$

99

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  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based
Starting from
$

49

/momonth
  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

5

4

3

2

1

243

57

4

0

3

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
99%
would recommend this app

5

4

3

2

1

65

44

11

0

0

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
97%
would recommend this app

Pros

It helps us deliver clarity & confidence to our clients about customer behavior in multiple channels. It is helpful for Customer Journey Mapping, Market Research, and Marketing Plan development.

FG

Franklin G.

Ahrefs is pretty much how we gain success with SEO. The tool is so useful for finding keywords and content opportunities, and tracking your success.

Michael G.

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.

RW

Richard W.

Pros

There is a lot of automation in the set-up that builds out the information that can be useful to your campaigns. Great guides to help you understand search and SEO better.

Dwight Z.

It gives you great insight into your competition and your competitors competition. It helps us make an educated guess based on real analytics to help improve our site and our client's site.

SH

Shawn H.

It is a good tool, it has what you need to do a good research on competencies and search for keywords. And it is much cheaper than most tools.

Fernando Adrian O.

Cons

It's just one of these tools where you're having a damn hard time with finding anything you can dislike. If I'm forced to pick a con, I'll go with price.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Our clients can be a bit guilty of wanting to talk about what they want to be known for rather than what they are known for.

MT

Mick T.

It is a very expensive tool and does not have any affiliate program to offer. Even the smallest paid membership is expensive and comes with limited features and limited allowed searches per month.

OS

Omer S.

Cons

I have had a negative experience and will not be using SpyFu in the future.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

There are some websites which are missing in their database so I can't get any info on their campaigns.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Navigation within the site is very difficult at first, which makes it hard to efficiently complete what you're trying to do.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review17 days ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last reviewa month ago

Key features

  • Total features23
  • API
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Analytics/ROI Tracking
  • Audit Management
  • Backlink Monitoring
  • Campaign Management
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Customizable Branding
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • For PPC Campaigns
  • 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
  • Total features9
  • API
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Analytics/ROI Tracking
  • Audit Management
  • Backlink Monitoring
  • Campaign Management
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Customizable Branding
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • For PPC Campaigns
  • 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

Integrations

  • Total integrations9
  • Dropbox Business
  • Facebook
  • Google AdWords
  • Google Analytics
  • HubSpot CRM
  • LinkedIn
  • Mailchimp
  • Marketo Engage
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Segment
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • Tableau
  • Twitter
  • Wordpress
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk
  • Total integrationsN/A
  • Dropbox Business
  • Facebook
  • Google AdWords
  • Google Analytics
  • HubSpot CRM
  • LinkedIn
  • Mailchimp
  • Marketo Engage
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Segment
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • Tableau
  • Twitter
  • Wordpress
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk

User reviews that mention these apps

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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SpyFu

Best Value SEO and SEM Tool Available

Reviewed 3 years ago

Spyfu's best feature is its price. It's unbeatable! If I were to subscribe to only one SEO/SEM tool. It would be Spyfu.

Pros

I like the ability to see my competitors paid search ads. It's usually my first stop when starting a new campaign. I go to SpyFu to spark ideas and to validate my own ideas.

Cons

It's not my favorite link building tool. I think you need the resources of an Ahrefs or SEMrush to get the most accurate insights.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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SpyFu

Excellent Tool for Competitor Analysis

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

I love the accuracy with which it shows the list of organic and paid keywords of my competitors. I also love the ad history feature where I can see the ad copies of my competitors. AsWords Advisor feature that recommends new keywords to bid for is also quite handy. Overall, it's an excellent tool to see what competitors are doing. Even while bidding for new keywords, it helps to see other ad copies that are working.

Cons

While the tool is great, it's not complete. I mean if you want to just sign up one tool for your marketing team, this won't be enough. You'll need another tool like SEMRush or ahrefs. Though their competitor research features are not as as good as SpyFu's, they have wider features like backlink audit, technical SEO audit etc.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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SpyFu

Full of actionable information for SEO!

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall, this is a very good first-to-go-to tool when you start a project to see how the existing competitors are doing and then accordingly create the strategy. Though, not only for the starting project, but can also be used for existing project analysis. It helped with analyse to see the loopholes that were harming rankings lots of time.

Pros

This is the best SEO analysis tool out there when it comes to watching what's the SEO market's current situation to understand how to start optimizing your website for the best possible start. Before launching any website or project, SpyFu is one of the first tools I go to to analyze the competitors, where they spend money, how are their currenty rankings, what keywords they use or rank for, etc. I sometimes even use its backlinks checker of the competitors with Ahrefs and while cross checking it always gives the reliable data. What's more, the reporting section or the reports itself are very good. They are intuitive and very easy to understand, which makes it easy to present to third-party who doesn't understand much of SEO. Makes life easier!

Cons

A bit more flexibility on the data aggregation in reports would be good. Also, it would be awesome if the developers focused on the local research slightly more.