What’s new at Ahrefs? (April 2022)

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    This month we’re talking about Google Data Studio integration (!!!), Google algorithm chart notes in your history charts, and a couple of smaller, quality of life improvements.

    Use the sidebar to jump to updates for a specific tool.


    Notes in history charts

    Find these new chart notes in the history charts in your Overview, Top pages, and Paid pages reports.

    Hover over the icons at the bottom of your history chart to see Google algorithm and Ahrefs keyword data updates that rolled out on a specific date.

    Google algorithm chart note

    Use these notes to cross-reference any changes in your target website’s organic search traffic numbers and see if it was likely caused by a major Google algorithm update. For example, in the history chart for this website, the Google Core update on April 2018 coincided with a huge drop in organic traffic.

    April 2018's Google Core update coincided with a huge drop in organic traffic

    We’ve also marked out our own Ahrefs keyword database updates, since these might have an influence on the charts as well.

    To toggle chart notes on and off, click on this chart settings icon.

    Tweak chart settings here

    Comma-separated values in text filters

    All text filters in Site Explorer 2.0 now support comma-separated values. This means that you don’t have to create a separate rule for each word or phrase anymore.

    For example, in Organic Keywords, you can click on the Keyword filter and enter “checker, free”.

    In the dropdown that appears, selecting “all values” will search for all ranking keywords that contain BOTH checker and free. And if you select “any value”, you’ll search for all ranking keywords that contain checker OR free.

    Before, you would have to add another rule to do this.

    Comma-separated values in text filters

    Copy-to-clipboard feature

    Next up, we’ve added a handy copy-to-clipboard feature in Site Explorer.

    Find it in the Organic and Paid keyword reports. Just select your keywords and click on this Copy button to copy all the text.

    Copy-to-clipboard feature

    Google Data Studio integration

    We have a really exciting general update this month. This has been one of our most requested features since forever, and it’s finally here – Ahrefs now has Google Data Studio integration for Advanced plans and higher.

    With our new Data Studio connectors, you can build your own reports by blending data from different sources and visualizing everything in the form of reports and dashboards.

    Google Data Studio integration

    Find the connectors for Site Explorer, Site Audit and Rank Tracker in the Data Studio gallery.

    Or, follow the links below to go straight to each connector. The team has also written some how-to guides and set up demo reports. Find those in this documentation.

    Direct links:

    That’s all for this month. Check out our dashboard for the latest updates!

    • Linking websites 8
    • Tweets 2
    Data from Content Explorer