Majestic or Moz or SEMRush or Ahrefs | What do you actually pay money for?

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  1. rabbitking

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    I have my own preferences and you have bloggers that highlight this and that about these tools. In my opinion each one
    has their own strengths and weaknesses, but I am curious to hear your take. What tools do you actually justify paying money
    for and why do you prefer them over their competitors?

    1..2..3.. Go :)
     
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    I would go with Majestic, it crawls at a good speed and I like the TF metric for various reasons.
     
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  3. clockhouse

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    I use Majestic and Moz (free account with their API), but mostly Majestic.

    For PBNs / scraping expired domains, I always check with Majestic. Maybe it's the websites I scrape but all the expired domains with good Moz Metrics are from very spammy domains, with some pretty interesting anchors (not in a good way), and when I check them with Web Archive it just gets worse from there lol.

    I've never used Ahrefs or SEMRush so I can't write an opinion there.
     
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  4. rabbitking

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    I agree with both of you. Majestic has to be one of my favorites for sure. Well worth the money. =)
     
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    I love MajesticSEO, it has a few weaknesses that can be overcome with some manual checking.

    Ahrefs was a lot better in term of crawling links, but it seems MajesticSEO has been catching up lately.
     
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    SEMRush for keyword research. You get important reports related to keywords and competitors. For banklink analysis we use majestics. It is the oldest backlink tools. The reports are powerful to understand competition's and own strength.
     
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    Call me cheap. I get ahrefs for $5 a month from fiverr. I use mschecker.ga to check domain stats.
     
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    Dem nuggets...pay attention people.
     
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    I have an ahrefs account for which I only pay $8 (group buy) and Majestic metrics, I use their free toolbar.
     
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    This guy is damn smart ;).

    I have used both Majestic and Ahrefs. Majestic tells us the facts like CF/TF/TR etc. and Ahrefs delivers more clean interface (everything is right there on screen).

    Both are great tools, but IMO Ahrefs is awesome for Site analysis, especially in exploring old life of an aged PBN site ;).
     
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    All 4 tools are necessary for me,So I paid majestic for 1 year and for this Moz,SEMRush,Ahrefs=5.50$/M Via Fiverr.
     
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    Paying for Moz at the moment
     
  15. Corion

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    Pay for Moz and Majestic.. considering SEMRush
     
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    Majestic, Ahref, semrush and moz in order.

    Majestic for TF, Ahref for backlink profile, semrush for discovering rankable keywords and spying competitors and moz for the top linking domain feature.
     
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    I subscribe to all of them apart from Moz.
    API access is key for scrapes and other stuff, Moz metric's are not something I use at all.
     
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    Majestic is the way to go! :) Best crawler out there.
     
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    Another vote for Ahrefs for backlinks checker. SEMRush for keywords research. I don't use Majestic.
     
  20. Corion

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    If you have the money you may want to spend it on SEMRush, Ahrefs and Majestic and not just 1 of these tools, they all have something different to offer you in your SEO work.