Tools to grow your search traffic, research your competitors and monitor your niche

Ahrefs helps you to learn why your competitors are ranking so high and what you need to do to outrank them.

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The tools you get with Ahrefs

New tools and features are added every week.

  • Competitive Analysis

  • Keyword Research

  • Backlink Research

  • Content Research

  • Rank Tracking

  • Web Monitoring

  • Organic Search Report

    Analyze search traffic of your competitors

    See the exact keywords that your competitors are ranking for in organic search results and how much traffic this brings them.

    Research their organic traffic by looking at "Top Pages" that drive visits to their website and uncover the keywords they rank for but you don’t using our “Content Gap” feature.

    We have data for ~240 Million keywords in the United States alone (+ over 100 more countries), so you can be sure you’re getting 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

Ahrefs tools are powered by the best and the most complete data in the industry

  • 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

Recommended by leading experts in marketing and SEO

  • I love Ahrefs for the quality of their data. They do a great job of crawling the web and the metrics they give you are pretty accurate.

    Neil Patel
  • 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
  • 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 is 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 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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