Ahrefs Review – Best Backlink Analysis Tool

Ahrefs Review – Best Backlink Analysis Tool



Ahrefs is the best backlink checking tool out there on the market and that is why we are doing this ahrefs review. If your looking to find out anything related to your site and links, this is the tool to use. Looking to check your competitors links out, this is the tool to use. You will be able to see your incoming links, referring domains, referring IPs, site issues, and so much more. Keep in mind, we at SEOjus have been doing SEO for a long time and have used pretty much every tool out there. Hands down, ahrefs takes the cake, 5 times over. Check out these other ahrefs review sites.

The interface is very user friendly. All you have to do is enter your domain in the field and hit search.

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The next screen will display tons of data about your site which is the overview page.

The following information provided is not our site info. It happens to be the link information of one of the largest news stations in the U.S.

Overview Page:

Referring Pages
Total Backlinks
Referring Subnets, Referring IPs, Referring Domains (.gov, .edu, .com,.net, .org)

Referring Info

Site Issues

Site Issues

Backlink Types (text, dofollow, nofollow, sitewide, not sitewide, redirect, image, frame, form, .gov, .edu)

Backlink Types

 (text vs. redirects) (nofollow vs. dofollow) (sitewide vs. not sidewide)

Ahrefs Top Pie Chart

Chart (total backlinks, new links, lost links) per month

Backlinks Total

Top Referring TLD’s (com, org, net, de, info, in, eu, edu, tw, biz, gr, us, dk, it, ni)


Referring Pages For Anchor Phrases, Referring Domains For Anchor Phrases

Referring Phrases

Referring Pages For Anchor Terms, Referring Domains For Anchor Terms

Referring Terms

Dofollow, Nofollow, Sitewide Distribution


Ahrefs Review:

That’s a summary of all the data and information that ahrefs.com provides on the Overview Page. They have plenty of other pages that we will be going over in the next few days. We have not even really got into the special stuff yet. Stay tuned for Part 2 where we will be explaining what you just saw here in detail! We hope you enjoyed this ahrefs review.

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    • I absolutely love them. I have been using ahrefs for awhile now and have to say they get better and better as time goes on. I was initially going to only do one post for the review, but then realized that I need to break it up into a few parts. My favorite tab (I have many) is the new/lost tab. I literally leave it open to that and throughout the day I just hit refresh and see the new links that come in. The rate that they crawl and report is phenomenal.
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  1. I’ve always used Open Site Explorer on SEOmoz, but I really like some of the features of ahrefs that you detailed in this post. The breakdown of the various anchor texts used for a site’s backlink profile is not something (at least that I’m aware of) that is offered by any other backlink analysis tool. I’m sure it’s useful in helping to keep a fairly even anchor text profile, rather than having 1 or 2 phrases be heavily overused; which I’m sure would catch the attention of Google.
    Richard recently posted…The Missing Link To Your ProgramMy Profile

    • Hi Richard,

      Thanks for dropping by SEOjus. This review is not even close to finished. We were planning on making one post, but realized that it needs a few more. This tool in our eyes is the best out there. We use it all day every day. And yes, the breakdown of anchor text is extremely important today, and if your exact match & is too high, G will definitely penalize you. Thanks for coming by and stay tuned for the follow up review – part 2.
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  2. Good post, i am so agree with you, and i use ahrefs before, it is a really good backlinks checker, but i threw it away last, because of it has limit and i should pay for it if i want more.To the people who is doing seo, a professional backlinks checker is essential, so i find siteexplorer.info to replace it. this tool is similar with ahrefs, they are so good at checking backlinks, but the difference is that the one i said is free and no limit, it is just like a perfect ahrefs.

  3. For me, there is no other tool like Colibri when it comes to analyzing website performance. You can check it here: colibritool(dot)com

    • Hi StaceyLee,

      I just went to your site, but I did not see a trail version, did I miss that somewhere?

  4. Nice Post . I would like to recommend one more tool to you. This backlinkhippo.com is a search tool to find relevant blogs to comment. Before finding this, dropmmylink was my favorite but this one has more queries and more options like digging into blog directories ,content sharing sites and finding guest blogging opportunities.

    I hope you will have a look into it .
    Deepak recently posted…Memes of the World..My Profile

    • Hi Deepak,

      Thanks for the comment. I have never used that tool before, but I will check it out. Thanks for stopping by.

  5. As a novice, can anyone define what is meant by the information given in these graphs;-
    anchor cloud
    referring domains for anchor phrases
    referring pages for anchor terms
    referring domains for anchor terms.


  6. Ahrefs is really an amazing tool for building backlinks. It describes all the important points like number of dofollow backlinks, number of dofollow backlinks, number of linking root domains etc. Thanks for describing well about this topic. Happy Blogging 🙂
    Chetan Gupta recently posted…Best Link Building Strategies – Effective GuideMy Profile

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