Using Ahrefs

Check this section to get more insights on functionality provided by Ahrefs and peculiarities of its usage.

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Written by May, Anastasia, and Anna and 1 other

How to use the Ahrefs Link Intersect tool and export referring domains and backlinks?

Find out how to export referring domains and backlinks in Link Intersect.
Written by May
Updated over a week ago

Why is there a discrepancy between what you see in Google SERP and Ahrefs' Site Explorer?

Find out the reasons for a discrepancy between what you see in Google SERP and Site Explorer.
Written by May
Updated over a week ago

Why does organic traffic exist on the graph for my website when it is not in existence before Dec 2016?

Find out the reason why the organic traffic graph reflects traffic before Dec 2016, even if your website is not in existence yet.
Written by May
Updated over a week ago

Does repeated analysis of the same keyword in Keywords Explorer always consume metric credits?

Written by Anastasia
Updated over a week ago

Ahrefs wouldn't work for me. What can I do to fix this?

Here we try to gather all possible issues with accessing ahrefs.com website and the ways of troubleshooting them on user's behalf
Written by Anna
Updated over a week ago

I have a paid Ahrefs subscription, why don't I see all the organic keywords of a target website?

When I analyze a website in Ahrefs Site Explorer, some of the organic keywords are blurred. Why is that?
Written by Anastasia
Updated over a week ago

I added a list of keywords to the Rank Tracker tool, why can’t I proceed next?

Written by Anastasia
Updated over a week ago

How can I change the website URL of my Dashboard project?

Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

How to add keywords onto Rank Tracker for an existing project?

Find out how to add keywords to track on Rank Tracker for an existing project.
Written by May
Updated over a week ago

How to create a PDF Site Explorer Report?

Find out how to create reports from Ahrefs Site Explorer.
Written by May
Updated over a week ago

What is a "301 redirected" label in Lost Backlinks report?

Find out what a link reported "lost" due to a 301 redirect means.
Written by May
Updated over a week ago

How to change the frequency, change recipients or disable Ahrefs email alerts?

Edit your email alert settings for backlinks, new keywords, new mentions and rank tracker.
Written by May
Updated over a week ago

How long does it take for Ahrefs to find my new backlink?

I have gained a backlink some time ago, but Ahrefs hasn’t indexed it yet. When will I be able to see a new backlink in my backlink profile?
Written by Anastasia
Updated over a week ago

How do I check if my domain is ranking in featured snippets or any other SERP features?

Written by Anastasia
Updated over a week ago

How do I change the language of Ahrefs interface?

Written by Anastasia
Updated over a week ago

How do I easily compare backlink profiles of two or more domains?

Written by Anastasia
Updated over a week ago

How can I remove or rename my keywords lists?

Written by Anastasia
Updated over a week ago

For some keywords, I see the Positions in Organic Keywords are not updated for a long time. Can they be updated more often?

Written by Anastasia
Updated over a week ago

Why does Ahrefs report a backlink as “lost” if I still see it on a page?

Written by Anastasia
Updated over a week ago

Can I sort the order of websites in the Ahrefs dashboard manually?

(For example, grouping similar websites, etc.)
Written by Anastasia
Updated over a week ago

Is there a way to see the change in my website’s DR?

Written by Anastasia
Updated over a week ago

Does Ahrefs have a way to decipher the volume range for keywords that have multiple meanings?

The word "Viola" is both a musical instrument and a flower. How can I know what percentage of searches relate to instruments vs flowers?
Written by Anastasia
Updated over a week ago

My competitor doesn't have links from high-DR sites, so why are his DR and Ahrefs Rank higher than mine?

Written by Anastasia
Updated over a week ago

If I disavow spam domains from my backlink list in Ahrefs, do I still need to do something with webmaster tools?

Written by Anastasia
Updated over a week ago

Why did my Ahrefs Rank drop if I haven’t lost any links?

Written by Anastasia
Updated over a week ago

How frequently do my tracked keywords get updated?

Written by Anastasia
Updated over a week ago

Can I see the ranking history of a given keyword?

Written by Anastasia
Updated over a week ago

Why does Ahrefs bot sometimes index websites with lower DR faster than those with higher?

Written by Anastasia
Updated over a week ago

What does CPC stand for?

Find out essence and currency for CPC reported by Ahrefs
Written by Anna
Updated over a week ago

How come keywords positions you report with Rank Tracker do not match those I see in Google?

Written by Anna
Updated over a week ago

How come traffic numbers reported by Ahrefs differ that much from data I see in Google Analytics?

Written by Anna
Updated over a week ago

How can I add user to my account? (for Advanced and Agency packages)

Written by Anna
Updated over a week ago

Is 'metric credits' In Keywords Explorer a monthly limit?

Written by Anna
Updated over a week ago

How many domains/URLs can I analyse with Batch Analysis tool?

The limits for working with Batch Analysis tool explained.
Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

Is there any way to brand PDF reports with our own logo?

Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

Is Ahrefs able to track keywords based on search area?

Rank Tracker tool at Ahrefs
Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

Is there any way for me to get backlink reports on a batch of URLs?

Analysing batches of URLs at one go
Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

Can I export PDF of the Domain Comparison report?

Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

What are Crawled Pages? How come I have 0?

The indication of how well we know your website.
Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

What do Total and Median metrics stand for on Content Explorer search results?

Total and Median metrics indicating the social media popularity explained.
Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

What is the difference between Pages - Best by shares and Top Content reports?

Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

How often does the Anchor Cloud section update in Ahrefs?

Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

Why do I see "There are no results in our index for the specified domain/URL" message in Site Explorer?

Got no data for your target? Check out why and what to do about it!
Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

What are "Dropped" links?

A backlink reported as lost still exists? Here is why.
Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

What is Disavow functionality at Ahrefs used for?

Discover how helpful Ahrefs Disavow Links integration can be.
Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

How come I don't get results in 'Who tweeted' report in Content Explorer?

Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

Why do I see different number of results for www.domain.com and domain.com?

Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

Is it possible to submit links for Ahrefs to crawl or ping your service to get links indexed faster?

Explains how we crawl and update pages at Ahrefs.
Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

Do you have any tool to check internal links?

Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

What does Anchors Cloud in Site Explorer > Overview mean?

Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

How to remove a site from Ahrefs?

Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

What does CTLDs Distribution in Site Explorer > Overview stand for?

CTLDs Distribution map
Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

How come that Batch Analysis tool doesn't provide data on social stats and URL Rating?

Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

Can I see historic data on New/Lost backlinks (domains)?

Here is how far back the data on New/Lost backlinks (domains) is reported.
Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

What data is Organic Traffic chart pulling?

Organic Traffic chart in Organic Search section of Site Explorer Overview
Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

What do "Other" links in Site Explorer > Overview statistics mean?

Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

What are Redirect Chains and how should I handle them?

Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

Why is Tracked Keywords report in Rank Tracker loading endlessly with no results shown?

Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

What does "Not visited by AhrefsBot yet" in the Best by links report mean?

Make sure AhrefsBot is not blocked for visiting your site.
Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

Why am I getting slightly different results in the web report and export for large sites?

Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

How can it be that a website has more referring IPs than referring domains?

Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

How can I install the SEO Toolbar for Chrome browser?

Find out how to install the Ahrefs SEO Toolbar for Chrome browser.
Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago