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Ahrefs review by <span>Bogdan D.</span>
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Ahrefs is exactly what our "SEO game" was lacking!

What do you like best?

This is my favorite marketing tool! I like Ahrefs because it allows me to track backlinks and keywords for our niche. Since we're creating software, there are quite a few competitors that we have. And thanks to Ahrefs, I'm able to see what the competition is doing which allows us to improve what we are lacking SEO-wise.

What do you dislike?

The biggest downside I think is the inaccurate keyword volume sometimes. Previously, I was only using Google's keyword planner and it gave us more precise volumes. I guess it's easier for Google since it's their own tool and they can give better numbers. This confuses us because in Ahrefs we may see potential in various keywords but in the long run, after our articles are published – the traffic is not what we expect sometimes. Though, it's accurate enough for the most part.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you're okay with the pricing they offer – Ahrefs is the perfect solution for any content creators out there. You are able to step up your SEO game with data on number of backlinks as well as info on that particular site. But before you start using Ahrefs, try out what Google already offers first, maybe it will be enough for you in the beginning.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are getting quality data for keywords, competition and using their backlink checker – we get an idea on what websites link to our competitors and what we should focus on. We use Ahrefs for all of our SEO needs.

Biggest benefit I find is that rich data we can get for content creation. It definitely pays off!

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Ahrefs review by <span>Emily B.</span>
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Easy-to-use tool for improving SEO

What do you like best?

The dashboard is an easy way to get an overall picture of our ranking, backlinks, and organic traffic. And as a small company looking to drive brand awareness through search, their keyword exploration tools are essential to our SEO strategy. It's also a pretty straightforward tool to use, so can you jump right in and get a lot of benefits straight away.

What do you dislike?

There isn’t always a lot of data on niche keywords, which makes it difficult to optimize for SEO when writing articles for very specific audiences.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There are a zillion SEO tools available — we use Ahrefs in conjunction with a couple of other tools. Consider whether Ahrefs satisfies all your SEO needs or if you need to supplement with another tool.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ahrefs is our go-to tool for making our content highly visible, so we can significantly grow our organic traffic and attract the right prospects.

What SEO solution do you use?

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Ahrefs review by <span>Josh B.</span>
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Step Up Your SEO Game x10 with Ahrefs

What do you like best?

From the new Keyword explorer to Rank tracker – Ahrefs is definitely an essential service for our marketing strategy. Our organic traffic depends on our brand and SEO presence. With Ahrefs we were able to track down the backlinks our competitors have and aim into the proper internet space.

Here's our situation – we sell software for Mac and Windows. The problem we solve with our software is directed at those who have a pain and search for a solution to this pain on Google. Long story short – SEO is the weapon we use to help our target audience find our products.

We've made a big chunk of articles that target particular keywords. In this articles, we provide tutorials on how to solve a particular problem that users were having after they typed it in their search engine. And this is where Ahrefs comes in.

We can analyze our competitors and analyze the keywords we already use to get new ideas for articles, including long tail keywords. This results in us getting more traffic, more installs and more sales.

Totally recommend it!!

What do you dislike?

One thing I don't like is that Ahrefs sometimes does not provide exact keyword search volume. Instead – it provides approximate numbers which confuses us in cases when we think a keyword should get more traffic that it actually does once the SEO content is published. To get the most up to date and exact numbers, you'd better off use Google's keyword planner.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There are a few other options, so it's best if you take a look at other Ahrefs competitors to make sure it fits your exact needs. For us, the price point wasn't always satisfying, but once we saw good results – it made it totally worth it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ahrefs provides solutions to the problems related with SEO ranking and backlink generation. It's a must-have tool if you are serious about having your content at the top of search results.

Ahrefs review by <span>Lauren S.</span>
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Data-filled and indepth backlink analysis tool

What do you like best?

The index is huge and always has plenty of info, even for smaller, less known sites. There's always backlink info.

Shows date gained, dates lost, etc. Shows broken backlinks.

Great ability to view gained/lost links for specific periods of time, specific days, etc. Makes it very easy to analyze your sites or your competitors' sites.

What do you dislike?

Nothing really. Very happy with this overall. There's so much info and capabilities that I would say it can be a tad confusing. But they have a great collection of how-to videos that will pretty much solve that!

Recommendations to others considering the product

Utilize the "broken backlink" section. Utilize the ability to isolate lost and gained links by date. Let's say you have drops around October. You could go to right before that and specifically isolate good links lost or bad links gained, etc. They also have a good amount of helpful online resources for learning how to use the tool. Great graphs show overall trends for linking domains or linking pages. Check out the ability to sort by AHREFS' quality statistics to help analyze quality/low quality links.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ability to analyze competitor backlinks. Ability to analyze your site's backlinks. I've realized the benefit of finding broken backlinks to handle those and re-capture those links.

Ahrefs review by <span>Sanjit M.</span>
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Best backlink tracker software on the market!

What do you like best?

It is the best backlink analyzer tool on the market. You can track your backlik profile, check our your competitors, and also get email links when you or your competitor gets links.

Also when rankings drop or improve you can get email updates too. A must have for for every SEO expert.

What do you dislike?

The reports are not beautified as other tools. This is more of a no bells and whistle tool, but provide great data points.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Add another layer with a dashboard for rank tracking, so this could be the one and only software fro SEO strategists, or even in house SEO teams.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Gaining a competitive landscape of the search market for companies. It helps dig deeper when building strategies than just doing SEO blindly.

Ahrefs review by <span>Mitch L.</span>
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Best All Around SEO Tool

What do you like best?

Of the three popular backlink reporting tools (Majestic, Moz, Ahrefs), Ahrefs provides the most useful link data. Even in other areas of SEO, Ahrefs seems to always keep their toolsets fresh. They continually add in useful tools and features that make other software suites less relevant. The most recent addition is their site audit tool which provides a beautiful visualization of technical site issues.

The tool I like best within Ahrefs is the content explorer. It provides quick analysis of relevant and popular content for your topic of choice. I primarily use it to determine what kind of content will perform well in social and SEO.

What do you dislike?

When I had their lite plan, I ran into the problem of having to spread SEO research over a few days because of the daily limits. It would have been useful to have an aggregate monthly limit since I don't do SEO research more than once per month. This was easily solved by upgrading to a higher plan.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Ahrefs updates and adds to their arsenal of tools constantly. I recommend them to anyone who is looking for an alternative "all in one" SEO toolset if enterprise tools become too costly for their organization.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ahrefs paired with ScreamingFrog and a few other tools provides for most of the data that SEO needs to do a great job. Switching to smaller but more focused tools like these has allowed us to save on costs for enterprise tools.

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