Ahrefs Webmaster Tools

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

It’s free for your own website
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There’s no new functionality in Ahrefs Webmaster Tools. It just gives website owners free limited access to Site Explorer & Site Audit.

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

Why sign up for Ahrefs Webmaster Tools

Monitor your SEO health

1/ Monitor your SEO health

  • Scan your website for 140+ 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
140+ 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.

Questions? We have answers

  • 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 Plans & Pricing 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. Learn more on our Product Blog →

  • 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).

Have other questions?

If you have more questions,
contact us so we can help.

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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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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Head of SEO,

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Sign up for Ahrefs Webmaster Tools. Improve your website’s SEO performance and grow traffic from search.
It’s free for your own website

Bootstrapped by a small team with a big passion for tech and SEO.

Big Internet companies are making suboptimal decisions to push market valuation. We see more and more ads in search results, in news feeds, everywhere, and not enough care for the people who are actually creating content.

Ahrefs intends to stay independent and focus on helping people to make useful content and to make it more accessible, with the ultimate goal of building a search engine that shares profit with content creators.

The tools we provide help you to improve your website, to find topics to write about and to track your website’s performance. We guide you each step of the way with learning materials on our blog and Youtube channel. While all our learning materials and some of our tools will stay free, consider supporting us by subscribing to Ahrefs.

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