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Backlinks on SemRush/Ahrefs etc - Why the difference?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by OrdoAbChao, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. OrdoAbChao

    OrdoAbChao Junior Member

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    So I check the backlinks of a URL in my Semrush account and it shows 35 links. If I check on Ahrefs, it shows over 4,000.
    I'm curious as to the difference. Is Semrush only counting links with Dmoz directory submission or something?
     
  2. Beastman

    Beastman Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Neither of them will find all the links that are pointing at your site. Ahrefs finds more links than SEMRush is what you can take away from the comparison.
     
  3. ja1myn

    ja1myn Senior Member

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    SEM Rush sucks at finding backlinks. Ahrefs.com is where it's at. Why SEM Rush never finds as many backlinks is beyond me.
     
  4. JasonS

    JasonS Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Because both sites has their own crawlers to detect. But Ahrefs is a lot more faster than any other available solutions. As, I've tried almost all majestic, ahrefs, semrush, moz, openlinkprofiler etc..
     
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    SEMRush's crawler is not its strong side. They specialize in scraping Google and reporting on that data. Ahrefs only cares about links.
     
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    hdwla Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    They have different crawlers. Ahrefs and majestics are more reliable to find backlinks
     
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    anafsp1 Junior Member

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    People already answered correctly. For backlinks use ahrefs, for keyword research use SEMrush, and for something between try MOZ. Theres also majestic for link analize but I never quite understood their tools.
     
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  8. OrdoAbChao

    OrdoAbChao Junior Member

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    I see, another monthly expense. Yaay! :)

    Thanks folks.
     
  9. Dakarois

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    You can get into some groupbuys for those tools and save some money
     
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  10. kolanut

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    I'm quite interested in the "groupbuy" any pointers on how/where to find them?
     
  11. clevelandslim

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    Ahref is used for backlink process and rank analyses. SEMrush is used for keyword research. Both of them are very useful for SEO.
     
  12. tomberkowitz03

    tomberkowitz03 Newbie

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    SEMrush is a joke.