How well does ahrefs UR and DR translate to ranking?

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  1. baff

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    Just curious as to how well people think the UR and DR metrics on ahrefs corrolate to their rankings. My site is about 2 months old and is at 29 UR 36 DR, not much by way of rankings yet.
     
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    Remember that any of these services are 3rd party services and may/may not be applicable in the future and can be manipulated.
     
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    All of these metrics are not created by Google - so you can't rely on them entirely.

    There's a lot more than metrics you will want to consider.

    Did you check whether the domain was dropped before you purchased it? Is it a fresh domain that was never registered?

    How big is your site? How's your on page SEO?
     
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    Ignore it
     
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    It translates pretty darn well to Google rankings (assuming we're not talking about SAPE links, massive spam etc.).
    In my book it is the most reliable metric - way more reliable than Majestic's TF and Moz' PA/DA (Moz is terrible by the way).
     
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    It's the most reliable metric for me
     
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    You can easily inflate those metrics without getting a ranking boost. I don't base myself on those metrics at all.
     
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    Like most things, it is subjective. I know that for some keywords I target the top 3 SERP shows really low DR/UR sites/pages but when you look deeper with other products the sites have hidden PBN's which are blocking AHREFS bot. So, I have learnt the hard way to make sure you do a thorough competitor analysis before dropping any cash. As others have said, AHREFS can be influenced both ways. I use Semrush to help me find hidden PBN's and I am sure that others will tell you better tools/methods to find them.
     
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    Metrics have nothing to do with ranking, period.