Ahrefs vs Majestic SEO: Why Ahrefs Is Much Better
HUGE UPDATE FOR 2018!
If you don’t have time to read this post just cancel your Majestic SEO subscription immediately and take out the Ahrefs trial without hesitation.
Way back in 2013, I conducted an in-depth experiment to see which tool was the best back-link checker.
To make a long story short, Ahrefs was the clear winner.
This really upset the Majestic team at the time and sparked a lot of controversy, but they did make some valid points-
- The test was done with 3 undisclosed personal websites
- That makes the entire test biased in Majestic’s opinion
- The data set was very small with just 3 sites analysed and compared
- The results could not be independently verified by a 3rd party
And they were right!
So we then re-conducted the experiment on a much BIGGER scale (1 million+ domains vs. simply 3). Ahrefs won yet again.
Now it’s over 5 years later.
So I thought it would make sense to re-run the numbers in 2018 for all of 1 million plus domains AND compare the functionality of both the tools.
I’m also going to reveal how Majestic essentially cheat on back-link counts (you simply won’t believe this one!)