Who Uses Ahrefs?

Website owners, SEOs, marketers, agencies, in-house marketing teams, enterprises

What Is Ahrefs?

Ahrefs is trusted by SEOs and marketing professionals worldwide as the ultimate toolset for SEO, powered by industry-leading data. Ahrefs crawls the web, stores tons of data and makes it easily accessible via a simple user interface. The data can be used to aid keyword research, link building, content marketing, competitive research, website audits and rank tracking. Ultimately, the tool helps to accelerate the growth of organic search traffic to a website.

Ahrefs Details

Ahrefs

https://ahrefs.com

Founded 2010

Ahrefs pricing overview

Ahrefs has a free version and does not offer a free trial. Ahrefs paid version starts at US$99.00/month.


Starting Price

US$99.00/month

Free Version

Yes

Free Trial

No

Ahrefs deployment and support

Support

  • Business Hours
  • Online

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web

Training

  • Documentation

Ahrefs Features

  • A/B Testing
  • Auditing
  • Competitor Analysis
  • Content Management
  • Dashboard
  • Google Analytics Integration
  • Keyword Rank Tracking
  • Keyword Research Tools
  • Link Management
  • Localisation
  • Mobile Keywords

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  • Competitor Analysis
  • Content Management
  • Keyword Research Tools
  • Link Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Problem Area Alerts

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Ahrefs Reviews for UK Users

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Overall rating

4.8/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4.4
Customer Service 4.5
Features 4.7
Value for Money 4.4

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Gianfranco C.
Head of Esports
Marketing & Advertising, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    3 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    4 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 30/10/2019

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

Comments: 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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  • Reviewed on 30/10/2019
Verified Reviewer
Founder
Retail, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    4 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 24/09/2020

"Ahrefs - better than the rest?"

Comments: 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.

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  • Reviewed on 24/09/2020
Max T.
CEO
Design, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    3 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    6/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 04/02/2021

"Ahrefs - The king of seo tools"

Comments: while it's an essential tool when developing a content plan that is seo focused it comes in at a hefty price, I myself cancel it whenever i dont use it to limit expenses

Pros: when doing keyword research for a new website/new articles you want to use ahrefs. the data is the most precise in the industry (not as accurate as google's obviously but the best you have access to without search console).ahrefs really allows you to see how hard it is to rank for a keyword and how much trafiic there is

Cons: the software is reallly expensive, the basic price comes in at 99/month and this plan only offers you a limited amount of refreshs, if you want to implement ahrefs in a smaller (10 employees) webdesign agency you wuickly find yourself spending $500+ per month.

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  • Reviewed on 04/02/2021
Kenny H.
Victim
Computer Hardware, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    1 /5
  • Ease of Use
    1 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    1 /5
  • Customer Support
    1 /5
  • Value for Money
    1 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    0/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 17/06/2019

"Are these reviews for real??"

Comments: 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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  • Reviewed on 17/06/2019
Madan B.
Ads manager
Marketing & Advertising, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    4 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 04/11/2020

"Is Ahrefs the best tool for SEO?"

Comments: Talking about the overall experience with Ahrefs I love the tool. It has helped me to rank my article on google as well as to find the best and working keywords for my ads.

Pros: I have used a few SEO tools like Mangool, Moz, SEMRush, and others, yet nothing works like Ahrefs. It is one of the most powerful and featured tools out there. The addition of new features on this tool continuously makes it more special. Perhaps the best thing about Ahrefs is that it crawls and records new backlinks super quickly. I mainly use this tool for keyword research and monitoring backlinks. This tool has helped me to rank my website on the first page of google. I consider it the best tool for organic keyword research and to find the SEO difficulty for each keyword.

Cons: I am using Ahrefs for more than 2 years. I haven't noticed any technical difficulty out there. Some of the people consider the pricing as a little bit high but I think the pricing is not much high according to the service they are providing.

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  • Reviewed on 04/11/2020