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has aherfs lost its nuts lately?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by bookmarc, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. bookmarc

    bookmarc Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    according to ahrefs my site has been losing 1000s of keywords across the board.

    but semrush and moz shows quite the opposite. with the normal ups and downs.

    I even manually googled hundreds of them. everything seems to be ok.

    has aherfs lost its nuts lately? or am I missing something?
     
  2. yesfuture

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    Check on GSC, so you will know
     
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  3. Mr Positive

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    Since you have checked it manually contact ahrefs support since you’re paying them you deserve rhe answers do share what they say here
     
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  4. nakamura

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    I also see that I lost some keywords on ahrefs.

    The only way to figure out whats going on and if Ahrefs went nuts is by checking the direct source instead of a third party crawler. By this I mean: Check Google Search Console and compare the keywords/rankings to ahrefs. Easy peasy.

    These days there are some crawling issues. Its hard to say whether Ahrefs or Google has a problem. Right now for me the Google crawler has some indexing problems.
     
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  5. AngelSeo

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    People complained about the same in SEO FB groups, Probably bug from ahrefs + Google problems with indexation
     
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    yep, ahrefs is clearly on meth, it's shame because it's the only tool I really like to check my sites with
     
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  7. Spitfire71

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    Can't you just check your organic traffic inside Google Analytics?
    Surely this is the easiest way to find out if your keywords have dropped.
     
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  8. Jeepy

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    I have the same thing for 3 sites. Keywords are dropping but my traffic is rising :D
     
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  9. bookmarc

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    exactly what I do every morning. see the image from gsc. this is just top 10.
    moz and semrush shows / confirms gsc.

    ahrefs says it has lost ranking totally which is not quite right. 1000s of keyword fell off the map.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. KamBhai

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    Yep, it's happening with ahref a lot lately.
    It's KD is useless too.
     
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  11. luc1fer

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    Since 4 years ago I have noticed this same problem on few of my sites, I was never able to find the reason behind this, no penalty, no bad links, first time I changed domains and started new sites, but after checking dozens of other websites in my niche and even in other niches losing of organic keywords that you see on ahrefs is something that happens randomly every few months depending on website but even to totally whitehat and very big authority sites (its just you may lose hundreds of kws but big sites lose thousands). For example since 2 months ago I notice losing of hundreds of keywords on my site, but traffic is still same. Upon checking it seems that I lose the keywords that are not even relevant to my website and keywords that are on positions let say 25-80, maybe Google figured out they shoudn't be ranked for my articles anyway so it just drop them. For example let say you have article ''best phillips smart tvs'' and your article will maybe show for keyword ''smart tvs'' on position 80-90, ahrefs will detect and show it, but later it can also show when this keyword is gone, and you may think oh im losing keywords but as long as your top 10 and top 3 keywords are still there you are good. So keep working and ignore this because keywords will start coming back you will see new ones after some time, unless you did something to your site thats really bad and you know it could be reason for a penalty, in this case try to fix that first such as removing bad links or content.
     
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  13. yacysh2

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    Google changed the html code in serps. That's why automatic rank checkers need to adjust to gather results properly.
     
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    They might also be updating their list of backlinks in their database
     
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    Cross check them on GSC.
     
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    "We are updating our system. Most probability a system error." A summary of ahref answer in this case :p
     
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  17. bartosimpsonio

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    Ahrefs is desperate and going broke. Too bad cuz they were a good tool once.
     
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  18. NexusC

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    What do you mean by this? Isn't this the standard tool for a whole market?
     
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  19. bartosimpsonio

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    Yeah but they've been struggling. Too much data, too expensive, etc
     
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  20. NexusC

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    These are just your assumptions or you have some data to make these conclusions? I didn't find anything related to this subject.
     
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