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    Default Majestic vs Ahrefs - Which is better?

    I notice a large disparity between the data from Ahrefs and Majestic.

    I wanted to test which one has the most data.

    Currently I pay for a Majestic subscription and I really like the way they display the data and I download the CSVs with my backlinks.

    I've never used Ahrefs before but when I tested a newdomain i found a huge difference in the data.

    Majestic showed 38 Referring domains, Ahrefs showed 237. Majestic shows 128 external backlinks, Ahrefs shows 2,205.

    Is Ahrefs better at crawling the web? I'm not familiar with the way the data is presented on Ahrefs.

    Does anyone here have experience with both?

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    Default Re: Majestic vs Ahrefs - Which is better?

    Ahrefs.

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    +1 Ahrefs

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    Default Re: Majestic vs Ahrefs - Which is better?

    Just use both. Neither is perfectly accurate, use both to have a broader view on your link profile.

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    Default Re: Majestic vs Ahrefs - Which is better?

    You can't really pick one over the other, they both good products, I advise you get both, better insight, only few % off from each other.

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    Both are good performance nowadays nice product for monetization Ahrefs vote.

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    Default Re: Majestic vs Ahrefs - Which is better?

    may find this helpful. posting from mr. octopus:

    I trialled both and settled with Ahrefs. While Majestic is the more popular one, I just felt more confident in what ahrefs was telling me.

    Their support is fairly good. I emailed them once with a concern, which they explained what was going on. Then like 2+ months later the same girl emailed me out of the blue to say they were about to roll an update that would improve the thing I have a concern with. That sort of service is just unheard of...

    Anyways, great tool! I'm very happy with it

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    Default Re: Majestic vs Ahrefs - Which is better?

    I did a comparison check on both using 10 websites in different niches, and Ahrefs on all of them showed more link data (based on domains not sitewides).

    I find it an invaluable tool, is easy to use and very quick to perform quick analyses on competitors, see their new links, lost links etc.

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    Default Re: Majestic vs Ahrefs - Which is better?

    http://www.seobook.com/comparing-bac...data-providers
    if you want to read , it's interesting

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    Default Re: Majestic vs Ahrefs - Which is better?

    Ahrefs is definitely better, their index seems to be bigger, and they pick links up much quicker than any other service. However you can get a nice free 3 month trial for SEOmoz, which is worth grabbing

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    I prefer ahrefs because it is more accurate.

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    Default Re: Majestic vs Ahrefs - Which is better?

    Ahrefs is best and they crawl fast .

    Usually in 30 mins

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    Default Re: Majestic vs Ahrefs - Which is better?

    I think i'll have to cancel my Majestic and take up Ahrefs then. Having accurate data is too important to ignore. I really like majestic though. I prefer Majestic's interface so far.

    The change will mess up my reports but atleast the data is more accurate.

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    Default Re: Majestic vs Ahrefs - Which is better?

    I have only used the free version of both, but if I was to purchase one it would be ahrefs. I like the way the data is displayed, and they seem to have more.

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    Default Re: Majestic vs Ahrefs - Which is better?

    IMO ahrefs is priceless...majestic, you can live without it =)

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    Ahrefs is good & accurate..

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    Default Re: Majestic vs Ahrefs - Which is better?

    Ahrefs refresh there index insanely often and also they seem to find a lot more backlinks and linking domains than Majestic

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    My free Ahrefs account has been more valuable to me than my premium SEOmoz subscription.

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    Default Re: Majestic vs Ahrefs - Which is better?

    wow. I've been using Majestic for a while and always thought it was on par with Ahrefs... doesn't look like it.
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    Ahrefs +1

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    Default Re: Majestic vs Ahrefs - Which is better?

    I have been using Majestic SEO for a while but I think now I will go and try out Ahrefs for comparison.

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    my vote for ahrefs. trustful data.

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    Default Re: Majestic vs Ahrefs - Which is better?

    ahrefs and majestic, both are great and I cannot exclude any, what Ive noticed is that ahrefs take less time to index for new sites.

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    ahrefs is a damn good tool and worth every penny.

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    ahrefs all day, sad they are getting rid of that keyword tool
    Whatttttttttttttt??

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    Default Re: Majestic vs Ahrefs - Which is better?

    Ahrefs is much better than Majestic, I am using ahrefs paid subscription from past 6 months. They are updating their backlink index on regular basis.

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    +1 for ahrefs. It is user friendly and now index rate much faster

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    Default Re: Majestic vs Ahrefs - Which is better?

    its really hard to point out one of them. Both are great tool...I have paid subscription for majestic ...not used the paid version of ahref but free versions seems matching the standard of majestic ..
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    Default Re: Majestic vs Ahrefs - Which is better?

    Both are reliable tool. But if given a choice I would prefer Ahref any day.

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    I will go for ahref as it is one of best.

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    Ahrefs is best one. I am using for the past 6 months and i am happy with Ahrefs

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    Ahrefs is the best

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    Default Re: Majestic vs Ahrefs - Which is better?

    I like ahrefs much better, but it does have a very bad drawback. Ahrefs does not index/list backlinks from web2 properties like wordpress.com, tumblr, blog.com, etc.

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    Default Re: Majestic vs Ahrefs - Which is better?

    Both tools are great. Though, I find Majestic SEO as a reliable backlink checker and it has different features that make it more useful and accurate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by infoasian View Post
    I like ahrefs much better, but it does have a very bad drawback. Ahrefs does not index/list backlinks from web2 properties like wordpress.com, tumblr, blog.com, etc.
    I wonder if majestic does?, i cant see those link neither in majestic.

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    I've been using Ahrefs and it's great so far.

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    Default Re: Majestic vs Ahrefs - Which is better?

    Tried both paid, havent used majestic in awhile though. Definitely prefer ahrefs, and in my experience they do index web 2; wordpress/blogspot/tumblr/posterous/blabla.

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    Amazing thread.
    I prefer Ahrefs, but it's very expensive for me.
    Im so fuckin poor....

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    Default Re: Majestic vs Ahrefs - Which is better?

    I use both. Ahrefs seem to pick up more backlinks than Majestic overall, but sometimes Majestic picks up way more than Ahrefs...If I had to choose one, It'd be Ahrefs for sure.

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    Default Re: Majestic vs Ahrefs - Which is better?

    ahrefs is not accurate

    they are still displaying very incorrect number of anchors
    while majestic is really better at this thing

    i can say almost all of the anchor values displayed are incorrect

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    ahrefs but very expensive

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    Quote Originally Posted by AFSTER View Post
    ahrefs but very expensive
    Most of them cost a bit and IMO ahrefs has the better data - I've been a subscriber on both.

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    Ahrefs is better. You can use coupon code "seobook" for 50% off first month ($39.5) to test the waters.
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    ahrefs is the best from what I hear.

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    Default Re: Majestic vs Ahrefs - Which is better?

    Both are equally competent and nice. even results work both are pretty much at par. their support channels are also nice. so in case of any issues you would get response pretty soon. I would suggest to use both to your advantage instead of one.

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