Ahrefs Webmaster Tools

Improve your website’s SEO performance and get more traffic from search. Free for website owners.

You’ll need to verify ownership of your website to use the tools

Ownership verification can be done by:

  • Connecting Google Search Console (recommended);

  • Uploading an HTML file;

  • Adding a TXT record to your DNS configuration;

  • Adding an HTML meta tag to your homepage.

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Already have an account with Ahrefs?

There’s no new functionality in Ahrefs Webmaster Tools. It just gives website owners free limited access to <a1>Site Explorer</a1> & <a2>Site Audit</a2>.

But there are some perks for our paying customers too! 🙂 <a>Learn more about them on our Product Blog →</a>

Why sign up for Ahrefs Webmaster Tools

Monitor your SEO health

1/ Monitor your SEO health

  • Scan your website for 100+ common SEO issues that might be hurting its performance in search engines.

  • Get advice on fixing those issues and keep an eye on your website’s SEO health over time.

2/ Know your backlinks

  • Browse your website’s backlink data, collected by the industry’s favorite third-party backlink crawler.

  • Get actionable insights from your inbound and outbound link profiles with a variety of user-friendly reports and filters.

3/ See keywords that bring you traffic

  • Learn what keywords your website ranks for and compare how you stack up against competitors in the SERPs.

  • Get a better understanding of your website’s SEO potential with the help of actionable SEO metrics like Search Volume, Keyword Difficulty, and Traffic Value.

Get automated email alerts about your website’s SEO health, new and lost backlinks, and keyword rankings.

Filling the gaps of Google Search Console

Google Search Console is a must-have tool for any website owner who cares about their performance in the search results. But its functionality is lacking in some areas. That's where Ahrefs Webmaster Tools comes in handy.

SEO Health
SEO issues monitoring
100+ SEO issues
A handful of issues
Advice on how to fix each issue
Links shown
All known links
Top 1,000
Domain & page-level SEO metrics
Broken links data for internal and external links
Link type data (nofollow, UGC, sponsored)
Search traffic & keywords
Keywords shown
All known keywords
Top 1,000
SEO metrics for pages and keywords
SERP snapshot with competitive data
SERP features for every keyword
Why free?

Why free?

    Not all websites are created to make money. But quality information deserves to be found. Which is why we want to support website owners who can’t justify investing in a professional SEO tool.

Frequently asked questions

  • How many websites can I use AWT for?

    You can use AWT on an unlimited number of verified websites.

  • Is there a limit on how many pages I can crawl?

    Yes, you get 5,000 crawl credits per project per month. These credits are only used up when you crawl an HTML page with status code 200, so other URLs like broken URLs, redirects or any non-HTML resources aren't counted.

  • Can I see all my website’s backlinks with AWT?

    Yes, and you can even export up to 1,000 rows per report and 10,000 rows per month. Add to that our vast number of sorting and filtering options, and you should be able to easily distill the most important backlink data.

  • Can I see all my website’s keywords with AWT?

    Yes, we show you all keywords in our index. You can also export 1,000 rows per report and 10,000 rows per month.

  • Can I later upgrade my AWT account to a premium Ahrefs subscription?

    Yes. From your AWT account you can sign up for a premium Ahrefs package (see our <a>Plans & Pricing</a> page).

  • Do I get this as a paying customer of Ahrefs?

    The features in AWT are included in all Ahrefs' subscription packages. For verified websites, you'll get an additional 5,000 crawl credits per month in Site Audit, and some limitations lifted in Site Explorer. <a>Learn more on our Product Blog</a>

  • Are the tools (or data) in AWT any different from those in Ahrefs?

    The tools and data are the same. However, Ahrefs' subscribers will have higher data allowances and access to all of our premium tools. In addition, Ahrefs' subscription plans allow you to analyze competing websites (unverified websites).

Why Ahrefs?

    For more than a decade we’ve been crawling the entire web and developing professional SEO tools to help people optimize their websites. We've earned the trust of many leading digital marketers, and now we're hoping to earn yours.

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Using Ahrefs’ data to plan our content strategy helped us increase visits to our blog by over 200% compared to the previous year.

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Ahrefs is the only SEO tool I need. The user interface is foolproof, the data integrity is second to none, and the community support is unwavering.

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Ahrefs has been a must-have in my marketing toolkit for many years.

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The most important thing that Ahrefs does is back up their software with amazing actionable content on their blog and YouTube channel.

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Start using Ahrefs Webmaster Tools now!

Improve your website’s SEO performance and grow your traffic from search.


Already have an Ahrefs account? <a>Sign in</a>

You’ll need to verify ownership of your website to use the tools

Ownership verification can be done by:

  • Connecting Google Search Console (recommended);

  • Uploading an HTML file;

  • Adding a TXT record to your DNS configuration;

  • Adding an HTML meta tag to your homepage.