The biggest problem for website owners and marketers in 2017 and beyond isn’t the tools available. It’s figuring out how to use the tools they have.
Ahrefs is one of the (if not the) most powerful suites of social media & SEO tools that I’ve ever used. Most SEOs know it as a “backlink checker” that competes with Majestic and intelligence/analytics tools with smaller indices like Moz & SEMRush. But “backlink checker” grossly undersells Ahrefs as a marketing suite.
Ahrefs has so many features that you can get lost and resort to simply staring at your own links – maybe rank tracking a few keywords. Here’s the guide to how to use Ahrefs that I wish existed when I first signed up.
*Reader’s Note 1 – this guide was originally published in Oct. 2015. It’s been updated throughout for August 2017 to reflect Ahref’s new design.
*Reader’s Note 2 – all images are clickable if you want to see the full resolution.