Reports are consumed when using Ahrefs’ Dashboard, Site Explorer, Content Explorer, Keywords Explorer, Alerts and standalone tools like Batch Analysis, Domain Comparison etc¹.

Site Audit and Rank Tracker have their own limits and do not consume reports.

Whenever you open a report, we consume 1 report credit for that entire report. This includes all visible charts on the page.

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. For example, when searching 1 website in Site Explorer, clicking on its Backlinks report, and its Organic Keywords report will consume 2 reports.

In addition, you will consume 1 additional report each time you:

  1. Use one or more filters

  2. Set different dates

  3. Open the SERP viewer or Historical graph

  4. Sort the report (this allows you to potentially view new results that are beyond your plan's Max rows per report limit.)

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.

  1. Pay-as-you-go

    This is the default payment option. You’ll be automatically charged for the additional reports and export rows that the workspace has consumed.

  2. Prepaid

    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.


¹Here's a full list of tools that consumes reports per month:

  • Site Explorer

  • Keywords Explorer

  • Alerts

  • Content Explorer

  • Batch Analysis

  • Domain Comparison

  • Link Intersect

  • Google Data Studio

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