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Ahrefs vs SEMrush which is better? (2018 compared)

Today we'll be comparing Ahrefs vs SEMrush, to ultimately help you decide which is the best solution for you. The information below is based on real data from our community of real business owners, employees and hobbyist like you, giving you a truly unbiased comparison. In the collection " Best Keyword Research Tools 2018 Compared (Free & Paid)" Ahrefs is ranked 1st while SEMrush is ranked 2nd.

Ahrefs dominates with an overall user/editors rating of 4.8/5 stars with 2 reviews, SEMrush user/editors rating is 4/5 stars with 3 reviews. This data is calculated in real-time from verified user reviews or editors rating if there isn't enough data for user rating.

If for whatever reason by the end of this comparison you are unable to choose between Ahrefs or SEMrush, we have included a few useful alternatives like Yoast SEO based on our community recommendations.

As far as Value for money goes, Ahrefs wins by 5 marks and Ahrefs is also voted as the easiest solution to use

Without further ado, let's look at a detailed breakdown of Ahrefs vs SEMrush

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(3 votes)

Pricing

  • Subscription
  • $$99/mo
  • Subscription
  • $69.95

Ratings

  • Value for money 100%
  • Ease of use 90%
  • Features & Functionality 96%
  • Customer support 96%
  • Overall Rating 96%
  • Value for money 76%
  • Ease of use 80%
  • Features & Functionality 80%
  • Customer support 80%
  • Overall Rating 80%

Features

  • Site Audit
  • Social Media Tracker
  • Brand Monitoring
  • Backlink Audit Tool
  • PPC Keyword Tool
  • Keyword Difficulty
  • Rank Tracking
  • Competitors keywords analysis
  • Organic keywords changes
  • Content gap analysis
  • Broken links checker
  • Content Discovery
  • SEO Toolbar
  • Custom reports
+6 others
  • Site Audit
  • Social Media Tracker
  • Brand Monitoring
  • On Page SEO Checker
  • Backlink Audit Tool
  • Content Analyzer
  • PPC Keyword Tool
  • Keyword Difficulty
  • Rank Tracking
  • Competitors keywords analysis
  • Organic keywords changes
  • SEO Toolbar
  • Custom reports
  • Social Media Poster
+6 others

Support

  • Live Chat
  • Mail
  • Phone
  • Forum
  • Live Chat
  • Mail
  • Phone
  • Forum

Reviews

  • Most Helpful Review

    Bogdan D.
    This is my favorite marketing tool! I like Ahrefs because it allows me to track backlinks and keywords for our niche. Since we're creating software, there are quite a few competitors that we have. And...
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  • Most Helpful Favorable Review

    Brian
    Great all in one solution, I've been a member for over 3 years now and still happy with the service provided. The dashboard can get quite overwhelming but it's gotten better over the years.A+ for an...
  • Most Helpful Critical Review

    Brent
    Pros: I've been using SEM rush off and on for years. It's always been a great tool for getting me detailed info on my website, a client, or a competitor. It's really well organized and I still use it ...
  • Read all SEMrush review

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