Sunday, 31 January 2016

ahrefs SEO tools Review and How-to guide

One of the favorite, Yahoo Site explorer replacements is a tool named as ahrefs (https://ahrefs.com/).

They offer 5 levels of access (with one being free) and the others being grouped by the amount of reports and queries. Paid plans range from $49 to $499 per month.

Ahrefs is one of the (if not the) most powerful suites of social media &SEO tools that we’ve ever used. Most SEOs know it as a “backlink checker” that competes with Majestic and intelligence/analytics tools with smaller indices like Moz & SEMRUSH. But “backlink checker” grossly undersells Ahrefs as a marketing suite.

Ahrefs is the newest entry into the link research tool space. They use their own bot and their own index (which they state is based on information from a trillion website connections).

They claim their index is updated every 30 minutes and the fresh data is available to their users within 30 minutes of the actual index refresh.

Ahrefs also has a ranking database of roughly 45 million keywords from 9 different countries. Their membership tools include:
  • Site Explorer
  • SERPs Analysis
  • Reports
  • Labs/Tools
Their pricing is very straight-forward and only increases or decreases based on volume of data you have access to.

You can check out the easy to understand pricing on their pricing page (https://ahrefs.com/pricing) (and they offer SEO Book readers a 50% discount on the first month).

The video tutorial below should help you understand the possibilities with this awesome SEO tool. 



Why we recommend ahrefs?


Ahref's Site Explorer functions in a similar way to Majestic's Site Explorer and SeoMoz's Site Explorer. You can choose a specific URL, the domain without subdomains, or domain with all its subdomains. In addition to the overview report, you have other research options to choose from:
  • New Links
  • Lost Links (great opportunity for you to swoop in and alert the linker + sell them on linking to you and your resources)
  • Anchor Text Profile
  • Pages Crawled on the Site
  • Referring Domain Breakdown
  • SERP Positions (organic ranking report)
  • Raw Export of the Data (up to your limits based on your pricing plan)

SERPs Analysis

One unique feature of ahrefs is the number of language bases that are supported. In addition to the US & UK, you fill find support for AU,DE,FR,ES,IT,BR& RU.

That equates to a database of over 50 million keywords refreshed every 30 minutes with a complete update every 30 days.

Simply enter a url and voilĂ : every Keyword in the top 100 search engine ranking positions in Google, Yahoo/Bing will appear.This is particularly useful when doing background research for a prospective client.

Reports

All subscription plans provide access to reports, which can be run for any URL. This is only a brief review on what this amazing SEO tool suite has to offer.

If you didn’t find a feature that you were looking for, chances are it is there. Overall, ahrefs is extremely user friendly. The navigation through the website is a smooth, and the sheer volume of data available is humongous.