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Ahrefs or Semrush? I was wondering which one of these is the best one, at my agency I use Semrush but it's never too late to change if the other is better...

  • MM

    Megan Mosley

    over 3 years ago #

    We use SEMrush, and I love it. We did, however, just start using SEranking as well.

    SEranking is really good for tracking keywords (though, I'm honestly still trying to figure it out myself). It does offer a lot of insight though, and it seems fairly easy to comprehend.

    • TD

      Tiago Dias

      over 3 years ago #

      Thank you Megan! I've also tried SERanking (the price is too attractive not too) and I also found it confusing in the beginning, but it's a good choice if you're on a budget, the reports are very thorough and complete.

  • AK

    Anup Kiran

    over 3 years ago #

    Our agency is used SEMRUSH & ahref tools. Both of tools are best. ahref is best for review the backlinks & keyword position check & semrush is review for competitor sites.

    • TD

      Tiago Dias

      over 3 years ago #

      Thank you Anup, but if you had to choose just one, which one would be your choice?

    • KO

      Kauan Oliveira Goncalves

      over 3 years ago #

      Ahrefs is a wonderful tool but it isn't for everyone. If your a casual blogger or a low budget marketer, definitely not the best tool.

  • RS

    Rahul Singh

    over 3 years ago #

    We have used SEMrush, and Ahrefs both. SEMrush is really good for keyword explorations, tracking and research, but Ahrefs offers much more than that. They recently did a comparison blog here, might help you decide.

  • KK

    Karl Kangur

    over 3 years ago #

    Ahrefs hands down. The amount of data these guys have and how frequently they update it is mindblowing. Heard Tim Soulo talk at the CM SEO Conference 2017 this year and he had proof showing that their data is more up to date than Google's own :)

  • SM

    Sandeep Malviya

    over 3 years ago #

    If you want to select only one, Ahrefs would give you more benefits. Though if need this for competitors, their keywords, accurate positions etc., you should go for SEMrush.

    Our agency use Ahrefs.


  • IM

    Ilia Markov

    over 3 years ago #

    I haven't used SEMrush, but I've recently started using Ahrefs full-time and I'm *blown away* by the information it can provide.

    I have SEranking account as well (admittedly, it does slightly different stuff).

  • RD

    Ravi Dixit

    over 3 years ago #

    They both are very costly. But I like semrush.

  • GP

    Georgi Petrov

    over 3 years ago #

    SEMRush and Ahrefs user here. SEMRush is great for Audits, comparisons and PAID advertisements research. While ahrefs is more of an organic SEO tool - has great backlink crawler and recently added an audit tool. Works good but is kind of limited if you're running the cheapest option.

  • AS

    Anita Shah

    over 3 years ago #

    Yes, Ahrefs or Semrush both are a good tool, but I strongly recommend to use "SEO Power Suite". This tool is free of cost and providing in-depth analysis for your website. This tool also provides a competitor analysis, backlink analysis, social media analysis and more. Please use and check by yourself!!


  • PS


    over 3 years ago #

    ahref just enhanced their product further and now also offer "site Audit" as well, which gives you good data to improve your on-page elements which impact your SEO performance. I have used Ahrefs and it is indeed a great tool.

  • RK

    Ross Kilburn

    over 3 years ago #

    Depends on project scope + budget, but I would go with Ahrefs.

  • KP

    Kritika Pandey

    over 3 years ago #

    I have used ahref, seoptimiser and semrush. I thing SEMRUSh is best

  • KS

    Kevin Syahlie

    about 3 years ago #

    Been using SEMRush, Ahrefs, and also Moz. I do vote for Moz for link analysis and Ahrefs for content strategy.