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Ahrefs Review [2021]7 min read

Aug 12, 2021 6 min

Ahrefs Review [2021]7 min read

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Ahrefs Review-Our Verdict

Ahrefs Review

Ahrefs is one of the best SEO tools in the market that provides site owners with plenty of free resources and interesting features that they can use to optimize their websites and stand out.

If you are looking for exceptional crawling and domain analysis with robust keyword research and analysis, Ahrefs is a solid choice.

Why Ahrefs?

  • Keywords Explorer
  • Site Explorer
  • Site Audit
  • Rank Tracker
  •  Content Explorer

Do You Want to Try Out These Awesome Features of Ahrefs?

Though Ahrefs offers free tools and resources, no free trial is available to test out the main advanced SEO tools. A seven days trial option can be availed just for $7.

So try out the 7 days trial and test the hidden gems of Ahrefs.

Pros

Cons

Well Structured UI-design Limited PPC Features
Great User Experience Weekly updated Rank Tracking
Provides solid tracking and Keyword research Pretty expensive tool
Plenty of Free Resources (Ahrefs Blog) No Free Trial

How Ahrefs Scored in Our research:

We will give it 4.6/5. It is quite expensive as compared to other SEO tools.

Can You Add Additional Users to Your Account?

Yes, you can add more users to your account, and this feature is available for only advanced and agency subscription plans

Does Ahrefs Have an API?

Yes, Ahrefs has an API. You can use the free API functions or get one of the paid API subscriptions. You can also develop applications that use Ahrefs API or enable third-party applications to use Ahrefs API on your behalf.

Can You Upgrade Subscription Plans Anytime?

Yes, you can upgrade subscription plans anytime.

Ahrefs: At A Glance

Ahrefs was launched in 2010 as a simple backlinks index by Dmitri Gerasimenko. Now it offers not just amazing tools but also free learning tutorials and blogs.

Ahrefs is a true all-rounder SEO tool with a solid database, excellent site audit features, and in-depth keyword research. So if you want to increase brand visibility, boost sales, and move up the ladder in SERPs, Ahrefs is your answer.

The Site Explorer feature analyzes the organic traffic of a site and also checks backlinks. You type in a site and get the SEO score of it. It will also show all the traffic the website is getting.

See, it’s that simple.

Not just that, the report shows the number of backlinks the site has.

Ahrefs has combined two major features into one. Backlink profile is the same as SEMrush and Moz Pro but offers filtering options and sorting features too.

Now you don’t have to worry about the overflowing pool of backlinks.

You can easily apply filters to see no-follow links, high domain authority links from other sites. – a time saver.

It is likely at this point, a question might pop up in your mind, and you want to ask, “What makes Ahrefs better than any other backlink checkers?’

The filtering and sorting feature is not available in other backlink checkers, making Ahrefs backlink checker unique.

Also,

Backlink Analysis is easy to use and updates regularly.

Ranking on SERPs is not an easy game. It needs loads of hard work and patience, along with the right strategies.

At some point, you want to bang your head in the wall due to frustration and seeing your competitor getting all the traffic and sales.

To make things less frustrating for you, the organic search feature of Ahrefs helps you find out your competitor’s SEO keyword that they are ranking for.

Not just that, it also estimates the traffic a certain keyword brings.

Here too, you can apply Ahrefs time-saving filters to extract your desired data.

A pretty interesting feature in organic search is Top pages which show you the pages that bring the most organic traffic.

Who doesn’t like to eat a free piece of pie?

Keyword Generator is a free tool provided by Ahrefs which does not limit you to only one search engine – Google

  • YouTube Keyword Tool
  • Amazon Keyword Tool
  • Bing Keyword Tool

With the Site Audit tool, you can find technical SEO errors and problems related to your website that need to be fixed, such as broken redirects, duplicate meta tags, and pages. It provides you with a health score.

If you are a newbie in the marketing field, this tool is quite easy to use.

Another tool that we didn’t find in SE Ranking and Moz Pro is the Content Explorer tool. The tool will bring in front of you all the social media shares and backlinks related to the topic you have selected.

Ahrefs helped Cloudways boost its organic traffic exponentially. Ahrefs claims that you don’t have to be the next Neil Patel to rank higher and get more traffic; you just need a good SEO tool with tons of free resources.

Expert Insights: What We Thought Of Using Ahrefs

Ahrefs is one of the best tools with many amazing features that help you filter and sort out relevant data. The content explorer is a plus point of Ahrefs, as it was not present in Moz Pro and SE ranking.

Ahrefs provides plenty of free tools that anyone can use, such as keyword generator, keyword difficulty tool, backlink checker, and many more. Ahrefs provides in-depth SERP analysis and detailed domain monitoring.

Ahrefs claims that their crawlers are the most active after Google. After using it for quite a while, we believe that Ahrefs is faster than SEMrush but still lacks behind Moz Pro and Majestic.

The free resources also make it stand out. However, it is a bit costly, and there is no free trial option available.

What we liked:

Site Audit

It provides the best site analysis that SEO experts can use. Ahrefs’ site audit tool crawls all the pages on your site, visualizes key data in charts, indicated all possible SEO issues, and provides recommendations on how to fix them.

Amazing UI and UX Design

No doubt, it takes time to get used to any tool, but once you get the hang of using Ahrefs, everything is super easy to find and navigate.

Keyword Generator

A free tool available for everyone that you can use to generate relevant keywords for your website and desired search engine.

Content Explorer

A feature not found in SE ranking and Moz Pro, and it is pretty interesting to get content information of social media shares and backlinks.

The Ahrefs Blog

It offers the best insights that can help anyone to level up their SEO game. It is truly a gold mine for digital marketers. You get everything from content creation and influencer marketing to SEO case studies and best SEO practices.

What could be improved:

Pricing

When it comes to pricing, Ahrefs is expensive as compared to some other tools. You have to pay at least $99 for the most basic plan.

Free-Trial

One thing where Ahrefs lack behind is no availability of a free trial. They should offer a free trial for SEO newbies to test. You can try out the Lite or Standard plans for $7 for a 7 days trial.

Ahrefs Review: Final Notes

Ease of Use (4.7/5)

We will give it 4.7/5 when it comes to ease to use. Unlike other SEO tools where all the features are sandwiched over each other, Ahrefs’ UI is sparse and everything is easily accessible.

Useful features like Link Intersect, Content Gap, Internal Backlinks, SEO Health Score, etc. adds to the whole user experience.

SEO Tools

  • Keyword Explorer
  • Rank Tracker
  • Site Explorer
  • Content Explorer

Some free SEO Tools:

  • Webmaster tools
  • Backlink Checker
  • Broken Link Checker
  • Website Authority Checker
  • Youtube Keyword Tool
  • Website Plugin

There are some extra tools and features such as email alerts, content gaps, traffic checkers, and domain comparisons that you can also check out.

Free Plan Limitations

No free plan is available, and to use Ahrefs, you must sign up for 7 days trial that will costs you $7. You get access complete access to Lite or Standard plan in these $7.

Available Plans and Pricing

 

Plan
Lite
Standard
Advanced
Agency
Pricing

$99/Month

$179/Month $399/Month

$999/Month

Users

1

1 3

5

Verified Projects

Unlimited

Unlimited Unlimted

Unlimited

Crawler Credit Per Month

10,000

500,000 1.25 million

2.5million

Mobile Ranking

Yes

Yes Yes

Yes

Tracked Keywords

500

1500 5000

10,000

The lite plan costs $99/month. The standard plan costs $179/month and the advanced plan costs $399/month. While the agency plan costs $999/month.

Pro tip: If you pay annually, you get Ahrefs free for two months.

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