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Use Ahref Webmaster Tool For Free
What is Ahref Webmaster tools?
If you are into digital marketing chances are super high that you know about Ahref
Ahref is a keyword research tool that will help you to improve your site’s SEO & to rank high on Google but the catch here is it is a paid tool
Even being a paid tool it is still quite popular with the Digital Marketers because it provides you right results.
But if you are a beginner, I bet you are looking for an Ahref alternative, right?
The one that gives you a result like Ahref but doesn’t require you to invest money.
Well I’m happy to let you know that your search ends here
Today I’m sharing with you an amazing tool that will give you insights into your site just like Ahref but for free
A free alternative of Ahref
And the best thing is, it is launched by the Ahref team itself
Recently Ahref launched a new tool called Ahref webmaster tool that gives you all the information about your site just like Ahref & that too for free
It is launched recently & I was thinking about posting an article on this for some time so here is it finally!
What is Ahref Webmaster Tools?
It is a Free SEO Tool that provides SEO & Site insights of your website. So that you can improve your site ranking.
It is more like Google Search Console, It also has a crawler & it provides you with the keywords on which your site is ranking & in what position.
But what makes it different?
What do Ahref Webmaster Tools have to offer?
Ahref Webmaster tools provide you with On-page & Off-page SEO data of your site, to use this you need to verify ownership of your site
This Free SEO tool has so much to offer
It provides details that are available in the Paid Ahref
Ahref Webmaster tools give you keywords on which your site is ranking for along with the actual rank
It shows your URL rating as well as your Domain rating
And importantly it gives insights about your site’s backlinks, much more in detail when compared to Google Search Console. It also gives you a list of referring domains that I feel is not available in Google Search Console
In fact, you can do a full site audit without spending a single penny
Ahref Webmaster tools, not only gives you data about your backlinks but you can also find the latest backlinks
Now when we are talking about Ahref webmaster tools let check out Ahref itself.
why it is worth spending money on?
What Makes Ahref different from Ahref Webmaster tools?
Ahref is paid wh
ile Ahref webmaster tools are free, both give the details about your site then why should one pay for Ahref?
What will you get in Ahref Paid version that isn’t available in Ahref webmaster tools?
What is the difference between Ahref & Ahref Webmaster tools?
My personal favorite feature of this SEO tool is it gives you insights about your competitor sites as well.
Ahref has something called Link Intersect that you can use to spy on your competitor.
Just put in their link & it will show you all the SEO & Site diagnoses data about their site.
Like – how many keywords they are ranking for
what is their URL & Domain Ranking
How many backlinks do they have
you can also check out the sites that are offering your competitor a backlink & try to get one for yourself
You can also find out which are their top-performing content & you can post something on a similar topic
In short, Ahref can help you to up your SEO game & rank high in your niche
If you want you can check it out…I have used paid Ahref for some projects, I loved it <3 )
I started using Ahref Webmaster tools very recently, I’m still exploring it & I will share if something else amazing pops up
Now let’s see how you can sign up & use Ahref Webmaster tools
Sign Up For Ahref Webmaster tools
Just go to this link https://ahrefs.com/webmaster-tools
Click on Sign Up for FREE
Make sure you sign up with the same email id which you used to use for Google Search Console.
Then you’ll receive an email to activate your account
Now you need to complete your account, put in your name, password & also from where you heard about the tool then click on continue
Now it’s time to set up your account.
You need to add your site, verify the ownership so that you can get the SEO data about your site
To do this you’ll have two options
Either to import the data directly from Search Console or if you wanna do it manually.
The reason I insisted on you to use the same email id as that of your google search console was for this reason only
Having the same email id for both Ahref webmaster tools & search console makes the process super simple
Here I’m gonna click on Import
Now you need to allow access to your google search & analytics account
Here it will show you all the sites that are connected to your google search console, you can select the those you want to use, or by default, all the sites will be imported
After setting up there is where you’ll be redirected too
this is your dashboard
on the top left there is a search bar, just put in the domain that you’ll want to test & you’ll get the data. make sure to select the right protocol because the stats do vary with the change in HTTP & HTTPS
also at the bottom will be the data of the websites that you just imported from the search console
let me do a test search
This is how the results look like
I’m sure you might have noticed I have blurred the domain names in images the reason for doing so is
I have set this account for my client & these stats belong to his site so, it won’t be fair to share the domain name with you guys.
I was setting up this account, felt like it would be helpful to you so wrote this blog post
Give this free SEO tool a try & let me know how it goes
If you discovered something new or found something hard. let me know
Until the next time
Take care & stay safe