Reasons Why I LOVE Using Ahrefs For Organic Traffic Research

Reason 1: Impressive coverage

Here at Ahrefs you can collect rankings data for over 300 MILLION different keyword searches. And that is for United States alone; ahrefs have 14 more countries in thier database.

To the best of my knowledge that is much more than any other similar tool has to offer.

So what does it mean for you?

Here’s a great example:

Let’s say You want to know which threads on the r/Entrepreneur subreddit are ranking on top of Google and the exact keywords that they rank for.

You put “” URL into Ahrefs’ Site Explorer tool and go to “Top Pages” report:

Reason 2: Daily Progress Charts

Did you notice that Ahrefs moved Ahrefs blog from “” to “”?

Because Ahrefs update the positions on many of the keywords in our database on a daily basis, we’re able to build these pretty accurate graphs that represent the search visibility of a given website over time.

And not only can we do this for the whole website, we can also do it for individual URLs.

If we put the URL of our recent on page seo study into Site Explorer, we’ll see some clear graphs of progress chart.

So if you have a hard time pitching your content marketing services a potential client, just take a few screenshots of how their latest articles performed in organic search and I’m sure you’ll persuade them to hire you.

Reason 3: Rank Tracking

Here’s how most rank tracking tools work: create a list of keywords that you want to rank for; put them into a rank tracking tool; get daily/weekly updates of where you rank for these specific keywords.

But let’s get back to my example of article that ranks #1 for the keyword “content marketing” — that’s not the only keyword that this article ranks for, right?

So how do you keep an eye on any other keywords that it ranks for?

Just setup an a “New Keywords” alert in Alerts section:

Ahrefs will notify you of any new keywords that your target website or URL has ranked for in search

Looks great, right?

Let me explain how that works.

We monitor the positions of your site across millions of keywords, and send you a weekly email alert with all the improvements that we have noticed since the previous week.

These “keyword improvements” are broken down in three groups:

•New keywords that just entered “Top 3”;
•New keywords that ranked in positions “4 to 10”;
•New keywords that entered positions “11 to 50”.

This kind of report is a perfect way to satisfy your client.

Website owners often focus on the rankings of a few highly competitive keywords, which are insanely hard to move. And our “keyword improvement” alerts help them to understand that their site started ranking for hundreds of longer tail keywords that will bring a lot of new search traffic to their website


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