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The tools you get with Ahrefs

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  • Competitive Analysis

  • Keyword Research

  • Backlink Research

  • Content Research

  • Rank Tracking

  • Web Monitoring

  • Organic Search Report

    Analyze your competitors' search traffic.

    See the exact keywords for which your competitors rank in organic search and the amount of traffic driven by each of them.

    Use the Top Pages report to see which pages send the most traffic to their site. Use the Content Gap feature to uncover the keywords they rank for but you don't.

    We have data for ~150 million keywords in the United States alone (+ more for over 150 other countries), so you get the best possible coverage with Ahrefs.

    Site Explorer tool
    Competitive Analysis
  • Keywords Explorer

    Thousands of keyword ideas, keyword difficulty & advanced metrics

    Get thousands of relevant keyword suggestions from our mammoth database of over 3 Billion keywords. Use Keyword difficulty score and our advanced keyword metrics to make educated decisions about which keywords to target.

    Keywords Explorer will also show you annual search volume trends and give you some great insights on searchers’ behaviour and SERP ranking history.

    Keywords Explorer tool
    Keywords Explorer
  • Backlink data

    The best backlink checker tool in the industry

    Ahrefs is proud to run the World’s largest index of live backlinks. Every 24 hours our robots crawl ~4 Billion web pages and every 15 minutes they update our index with fresh data.

    Put any website or URL into Site Explorer tool and you’ll see all its backlinks along with some useful SEO metrics.

    Advanced reports and handy filters will let you dig real deep into the data that we have for you.

    Other reports in Site Explorer tool
    Backlink data
  • Content Explorer

    Research what content works well in your niche

    Put any keyword into this tool and it will show you which content has performed best in terms of social buzz, amount of backlinks and organic search traffic.

    Find all articles that mentioned your target keyword and use "Highlight unlinked domains" feature to see which of these websites have never linked to you.

    Content Explorer tool
    Content Explorer
  • Rank Tracker

    Get accurate location-specific ranking reports

    We will track your desktop and mobile keyword rankings from any location and plot your full ranking history on a handy graph.

    You can setup automated daily/weekly/monthly ranking reports to be sent to your email address, so you’ll never forget to check your ranking progress.

    Rank Tracker tool
    Rank Tracker
  • Alerts

    Monitor your niche for opportunities

    Get an email notification whenever you or your competitors get a new backlink or lose one. This is a great way to track their PR and linkbuilding activities almost in real time.

    Setup alerts for any keywords related to your brand, business, product or service. Whenever someone mentions one of these keywords on their website - you will get an email notification with a link to that page.

    This way you might also want to track who is talking about your competitors online, so that you could jump into relevant conversation and exploit these opportunities immediately.

    Rank Tracker tool

The best and most complete data in the industry powers Ahrefs' tools.

  • Every day we crawl:

    6 billion
    web pages

  • Our index size:

    12 trillion
    known links

  • 200 million
    root domains

  • 3 trillion
    known URLs

  • Powered by:

    30 petabytes
    of storage

  • 38000 CPU

Learn more about our data

More Ahrefs perks

  • 24/5 customer support

    24/5 customer support

    Have a question, concern or feedback for us? Our support team is just a quick chat or email away — 24 hours a day, Monday to Friday.

  • Private Facebook community

    Private Facebook community

    Take full advantage of insights from the highly accomplished SEOs and digital marketers in our customers-only community.

  • Tailored learning materials

    Tailored learning materials

    Ever notice that the marketing tutorials on our blog and YouTube channel, and in the Ahrefs Academy, often feature our tools? Unlock their potential with full access.

  • New features released regularly

    New features released regularly

    Our development cycle is fast. We frequently update existing tools and release new features — many of which are heavily influenced by requests from our customers.

Recommended by leading experts in marketing and SEO

  • When it comes to backlink analysis, Ahrefs is my #1 go-to tool. I've tested over 25 link analysis tools and none comes close to Ahrefs in terms of index size, freshness and overall usability. If you're serious about SEO, you need Ahrefs.

    Brian Dean
  • As part of our job at Authority Hacker, we test every SEO tool out there to try and determine which is the best. Because Ahrefs comes ahead in 99% of the cases, some of our readers are starting to call us biased. Please stop being good at everything, it's hurting our reputation.

    Gael Breton
  • Ahrefs is a great tool. The data is fresh, the usability is fantastic and you guys keep adding great new features to the platform.

    Aaron Wall
  • At Outspoken Media, we rely on Ahrefs daily to help us achieve great results for our clients. What makes Ahrefs invaluable to us are its intuitive design, reliable data, and innovative features. Ahrefs is a must-have for serious digital marketers and SEOs.

    Rhea Drysdale
  • What I love about Ahrefs is their commitment to speed, design and innovation. The data is fresh, relevant, and granular enough to allow us to make very actionable decisions. I love that they’ve made significant moves to continually innovate and add new features. Not only do they make us stronger as an agency, but they’ve kept the entire SEO software industry on its toes.

    Michael King
  • We use Ahrefs mainly for its site explorer, and it’s immensely improved how we find link targets. We use it both for getting quick analysis of a site, as well as utilizing its extensive index when we want to dive deep. It's invaluable to have one tool that can do both of those things.

    Jon Cooper

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