The Ahrefs SEO WordPress Plugin is a part of Ahrefs toolset, classified under Integrations. You need an active account at ahrefs.com in order to use most of the features since that entitles you to use Integrations. Refer to the section below to find out how many integration rows the plugin consumes.
If you don't have an active Ahrefs account, you can only access the Content Audit function in the plugin. You will only be able to run Content Audits once every 3 months.
Google Analytics Requirements
While its highly recommended that you connect your Google Analytics account in order to get the most accurate result, this step is not mandatory.
If Google Analytics is not connected, the plugin will use data from Ahrefs to estimate your traffic. Even though we pride ourselves on having the most complete and accurate data out there, there might be some discrepancies with actual traffic data from your Google Analytics.
The plugin requires at least WordPress version 5.0 and PHP version 5.4 to work.
How many Integrations rows does the plugin consume?
In the initial set up, the plugin runs an analysis across your site pages to retrieve backlink data. Each page you include in the analysis consumes a minimum of 8 integration rows, if you have Google Analytics (GA) connected.
If you don't have GA connected, each page included will consume a minimum of 10 integration rows.
Do note that this is an estimated minimum. If your pages have a lot of backlinks acquired in the last 30 days, the number of rows consumed will be slightly higher. Each additional backlink will only consume 0.2 rows so the actual total number of rows consumed will not be too far off from the estimate.
For example, if you have GA connected and your site has 1000 pages with 100 backlinks acquired in the last 30 days, you will consume a total of 8020 rows. (8 * 1000 + 0.2 * 100)
How many Integrations rows am I entitled to?
You can check how many Integrations rows you have left either in your Ahrefs API profile...
or under the Ahrefs SEO plugin admin settings.