Ahrefs is an online tool for SEO and Online Marketing. You can measure all kinds of things on your website, like the number of backlinks, an analysis of your content, position in the searching engines and as a bonus: It helps you with finding topics for new articles!
In order to be successful in your business, you regularly need to monitor your website on how it performs. The tools (and there are many!) from Ahrefs will come in good use.
Ahrefs tools, what can you do with them?
There are different tools which you can use:
- site explorer: To analyse your website. For example, see how many backlinks you have.
- content explorer: To analyse the content of your website
- positions explorer: What are you competitor’s positions? And how are the keyword positions of your competition?
- Crawl report: Notifies you on SEO problems on your website.
NOTE: the tool is not free, but you can start a 14 day free trial. Before that trial expires, you can still terminate the subscription.
But the tool is so promising, you can try it out for a few weeks for free. In two weeks, you will get to know a lot about your website.
With the help of clear dashboards, you instantly get a good view of the analyses.
Site Explorer tool
One of the most used tools is the site explorer. One of the things you can do with this tool, is track the number of backlinks your website has.
Backlinks are links which refer to your website. Google ranks websites with a lot of backlinks higher in the search results!
Initially, Ahrefs started out in 2011 as a backlinks-checker, so this is one of the most renowned tools on the market.
Besides that, the tools give an overview of how your website ranks, give scores of the domain name and URL rating and shows how often your website is shared on the following social media:
You will be shown nice graphs which give a clear view of your scores.
Another useful function: They give overviews (a Top10) of articles which receive the most visitors or shares.
Sometimes, articles are shared hundreds of times. Content writers use these overviews to get new topics for their blog.
Because, when an article is that popular, this might mean that it is a good topic to write about.
And so the other Ahrefs tools are also very valuable!