Reports are consumed when using Ahrefs’ Dashboard, Site Explorer, Content Explorer, Keywords Explorer, Alerts and standalone tools like Batch Analysis, Domain Comparison etc.
Site Audit and Rank Tracker have their own limits and do not consume reports.
Whenever you open a report, we consume 1 credit for that entire report. This includes all visible charts on the page.
For example, opening any report in Site Explorer consumes 1 credit, whether it's a report under Backlink profile, Organic search, Pages, Outgoing links, Paid search or a Legacy report.
Next, we also consume 1 additional credit whenever you apply filters, change modes or pull additional information such as nested tables or charts. This includes SERP overview, Position history etc. Different sorting makes another report, as this way you can get more results within a single report.
How additional reports are charged
Each active user in your workspace can consume up to 500 reports.
Once a user exceeds 500 reports, they automatically start consuming additional reports from a pool shared by all workspace users.
These additional reports are chargeable in blocks of 500 per month. Any unused additional reports are not carried over to the next month. See pricing
Learn more about how users work in this article.
How export rows are charged
When exporting an Ahrefs report, one line of the exported .csv file equals one row:
The total number of rows you can export depends on your subscription plan.
If you consume additional export rows beyond your plan’s limit, they will be automatically charged in blocks of 1M rows. See pricing
Paying for additional reports and export rows
There are two ways to pay.
This is the default payment option. You’ll be automatically charged for the additional reports and export rows that the workspace has consumed.
If you’re on an annual subscription plan, you also have the option to prepay for additional data at a discounted rate. If you can predict the amount of additional data you’ll need, this is a good way to get some savings.