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Cheaper alternative to ahrefs?

Postby davidm » Tue May 01, 2018 6:35 am

Cheaper alternative to ahrefs? Anybody any suggestions.

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Re: Cheaper alternative to ahrefs?

Postby anush » Tue May 01, 2018 6:36 am

Try backlinkwatch. Its free if that's you are looking for.

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Re: Cheaper alternative to ahrefs?

Postby ksmith29 » Wed May 02, 2018 4:24 am

For watching backlinks anything cheap or free isn't going to get the job done. If you are looking for professional help then just use SEMrush tool they will cost you for sure but they will get the job done.

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Re: Cheaper alternative to ahrefs?

Postby supaul » Thu May 03, 2018 4:36 am

anush wrote:Try backlinkwatch. Its free if that's you are looking for.


Free backlink checker tools are very inaccurate.

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Re: Cheaper alternative to ahrefs?

Postby sinelogixtech » Wed May 16, 2018 10:23 am

The best tools like SEMRush or Ahrefs are not free. The ones which are free don’t live up to the expectations.

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Re: Cheaper alternative to ahrefs?

Postby richardmsmith » Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:52 am

Ahrefs is one of those tools.
Ahrefs is not suitable for bloggers like you and me.
Paying $99 per month for Ahrefs.com is just not worth it.
This is why a few months back I set out to find an alternative to Ahrefs that is as good as (if not better than) Ahrefs.
KeySearch offers much cheaper plans than Ahrefs.

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Re: Cheaper alternative to ahrefs?

Postby Simi123 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:28 am

1.Semrush

SEMrush is a top paid tool for doing keyword research and competitor analysis. If you are blogging for a while, you already know the importance of driving more traffic from search engines to your websites.

But increasing your organic traffic is not easy. It takes a lot of time, research and efforts to find high performing keywords. One of the most effective ways to find profitable keywords is to research your competitors.

Positive side:

Most powerful all-in-one competitor analysis & SEO tool on the market
Site audit and ranking tools
Drag-and-drop report builder
They also produce great content on their blog and with webinars.
It has a very worthy competitor in a similar price range, but where SEMRush takes the cake is on their data for Google SERPs and SERP history
It has multiple beta tools that eventually become fully integrated into the standard tool set.
Negative side:

The keyword difficulty metric looks at domain instead of page-level metrics
Unable to analyze SERP data directly inside the keyword table
2. MOZ

The industry's top wizards, doctors, and other experts offer their best advice, research, how-tos, and insights—all in the name of helping you level-up your SEO and online marketing skills. At Moz, we believe there is a better way to do marketing. A more valuable, less invasive way where customers are earned rather than bought.

Positive side:

Moz is a tool that is easy to approach for a newbie. While providing advanced functionality to expert users. As you probably know, Moz puts our a lot of really great content.
MOZ is great for the basic SEO requirements like tracking your rankings, monitor technical issues or keyword research. You get weekly ranking updates
For the keyword research the keyword explorer is doing a good job. You get a lot of keyword suggestions, which you can filter by relevance or search volume as well.
One big benefit is the moz difficulty score. The higher this score, the harder it is to rank for the keywords.
Negative side:

Open Site Explorer is pretty weak compared to other tools with the same capabilities.
3. SEO Powersuite

SEO PowerSuite is a compilation of Link Assistant's best SEO software products: Rank Tracker, WebSite Auditor, SEO Spyglass and LinkAssistant. This suite combines the best SEO tools into one easy-to-access program that can jump-start or overhaul your complete SEO program. This SEO software has tools for managing the most important components of your SEO program. It features resources for optimizing keywords, building links and analyzing your competition.

Positive side:

Easy to understand programs that allow anyone, from amateur to seasoned webmaster, the ability to perform a wide variety of search engine optimization tasks.
A reliable SEO tool that has been used by thousands of businesses, ranging from small organizations to Fortune 500 companies.
Free updates to your package, ensuring you're always using the most up to date SEO marketing techniques.
Compatibility with a wide variety of interfaces, including Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X.
Negative side:

The program's keyword-suggestion tool gathers data from various keyword research tools, including Google Trends and AdWords
It provides an unlimited number of keywords and keyword phrases that perfectly match the needs of your website to raise the visibility of your business and website to consumers.
4.Majestic seo

Majestic have offered an increased range of tools, improved their API (by offering new endpoints and keeping the data cheap), launched new metrics like Trust Flow and Citation Flow, increased their index update frequency and size. They’re still completely focused on link data and do a tremendous job of exactly that.

Positive side:

SEO Professionals At the forefront of SEO, you'd love help to find potential clients, compile pitches, manage your portfolio, audit websites and report on your successes.
Media Analysts Discover what's out there, and who's influencing whom. We'll analyse your huge URL lists
Entrepreneurs We can help you to prepare for new-business opportunities, keep track of your SEO or Social Media team, and measure success.
Developers When you are a developer you want to know that you can develop rapidly, using the most accurate and largest amount of data, just like Majestic.
Negative side:

Majestic SEO are outright telling us these are the sites they know the most about in terms of backlinks.
5. Screaming Frog SEO Spider

The Screaming Frog SEO Spider is a website crawler, that allows you to crawl websites’ URLs and fetch key onsite elements to analyse onsite SEO. Download for free, or purchase a licence for additional advanced features.

Positive side:

Even the crawling is very fast. The best part is, the free version covers till 500 pages.
Great ability to quickly filter what you're looking for. Fast at crawling sites.
Data is presented in a great grid format, easy for copying into Excel or Google Sheets. Find 404 pages. Find 301 pages. Sort by each. Find missing titles/descriptions, duplicate titles/descriptions, etc. Find too long titles and descriptions.
Easily copy and paste URLs with their corresponding meta data, etc.
Negative side:

Low visibility into how settings impact crawl
6.SearchMetrics

Searchmetrics enterprise SEO and content marketing platform provides competitive insight and market analysis no one can duplicate. Analysis that reveals opportunities, supports decisions and connects your SEO tactics and strategy directly to revenue.

Positive side:

The communication between the SEO expert and content writer much.
It allows content writer to create a megaoptimizable content that will live up to his/her own and Google’s standards both at the same time.
SEO tools, some seem to be unnecessarily complicated. This one is simple and straightforward when it comes to keyword search.
New feature that shows known Google updates, making it clear how a site was effected.
Negative side:

The content tool is a bit frustrating to use because you have to take your content out of the program you have it in (be it Wordpress, Drupal, Skyword, Google docs) and put it into the Searchmetrics tool.
7. WooRank

Every month, 900.000 people use WooRank to optimize their website: Digital Agencies,WebMasters & SEO experts

Positive side:

Discover which keywords they are targeting and adapt your strategy with our Competitive Analysis tool. Get an immediate overview of what your competitors are up to.
The integrated Marketing Checklist gives you an easy-to-use, prioritized set of tasks so you know which one to tackle next! Get instant access to 70+ personalized tips for quickly optimizing your site for search engines
Track keyword positions, SERPs, historical performance, monthly search volume and competitor rankings with Keyword Tool. Track your keywords and SEO performance
Take a deep dive with Site Crawl to check content issues and technical SEO problems with your website. Crawl every nook and cranny of your website’s technical SEO
Negative side:

limited to a single user for our WooRank account.
It only analyze the domain and not single pages.

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Re: Cheaper alternative to ahrefs?

Postby richardmsmith » Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:23 am

Here are some alternative tools to ahrefs:
antranks.com — All-in-one Search Engine Keyword Rank Tracker and TOP-100 competitors analyser
authoritylabs.com — Accurate and reliable search engine ranking data and keyword insights
cognitiveseo.com — SEO Tools to Increase Your Traffic

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