Ahrefs is a subscription-based service that provides a number of SEO tools such as a keyword analyzer, backlink checker, and site explorer.
Ahrefs also has a blog, which has content that is unironically good, even if you aren't using Ahrefs tools.
What is Ahrefs?
As stated in the intro to this wiki, "Ahrefs is a subscription-based service that provides a number of SEO tools such as a keyword analyzer, backlink checker, and site explorer."
It is similar to other SEO tools like Majestic and SEMRush.
What is the "Ahrefs rank" metric shown for websites?
As described by Ahrefs:
Ahrefs Rank (AR) is a list of all websites in our database ordered by the size and quality of their backlink profiles — basically, by their DR.
Ahrefs Rank shows how strong a website’s backlink profile is in comparison to other websites — with AR of 1 being the strongest.
Note: You can see the full list of domains sorted by their Ahrefs Rank here.
What do the various proprietary Ahrefs metrics mean, such as UR and DR?
This article on the Ahrefs blog goes into more detail about the other Ahrefs metrics:
Are Ahrefs metrics accurate?
As with most SEO tools, Ahrefs metrics only provide data about what Ahrefs knows about, meaning that metrics like number of organic keywords, amount of organic traffic, and traffic value are more likely to be underestimated than overestimated.
Whlie the exact numbers are generally going to be higher in most cases, the numbers are reasonably accurate from a comparative perspective (e.g., comparing traffic ratios for nice-dogs.info and quality-dogs.io).
How long does it take for Ahrefs to update?
Ahrefs data updates multiple/many times per day. Higher value keywords and backlinks will generally be updated very quickly. Lower value keywords and backlinks can take longer to show up.
- Keyword Explorer for KW Research and Analysis
- Competitor Site Analysis
- Backlink and Referring Domain Checker
- Content Explorer
- Rank Tracker
- Site Auditor
- Various Other Tools
Ahrefs Guides and Tutorials
Here is a list of guides, tutorials, and notable threads about Ahrefs, created by the 256KB staff and members:
- Full Guides:
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