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How are new plans different as compared to the old/ legacy plans?
How are new plans different as compared to the old/ legacy plans?

Find out the differences between old and new plans introduced in March 2022

Nataliia Pechena avatar
Written by Nataliia Pechena
Updated over a week ago

There are two main differences between new and old plans:

1. New subscriptions go by usage-based pricing. Learn more here.
2. New subscriptions have access to the newest features and tools in Ahrefs.

Lets compare the different features between the legacy and new subscriptions in the sections below. Features and tools that are exclusive to new plans are marked by '✨'.

New Lite versus Legacy Lite

Gained

Lost

Dashboard

+ ✨Folders

Site Explorer

+ ✨Page Inspect
+ ✨Best links filter

- Broken Backlinks

- Linked domains

- Outgoing anchors

- Outgoing links

Keywords Explorer

+ ✨Keyword Clusters
+ ✨AI Suggestions
+ ✨Export to Google sheets

- SERP updates

Site Audit

+ 90,000 crawl credits per month (total: 100,000)

25,000 max pages per crawl
+ 9 months of data retention (total: 12 months)

Rank Tracker

+ 250 Tracked Keywords (total: 750)

Competitor Analysis

Alerts

- Mentions

SERP Overview

+ ✨SERP Comparison
+ ✨AI Search Intent

Content Explorer

Lost

Batch Analysis

Lost

New Standard versus Legacy Standard

Gained

Lost

Dashboard

+ ✨Folders

+ ✨Portfolios

Site Explorer

+ ✨Page Inspect
+ ✨Best links filter

+ Calendar view

+ Site Structure

Keywords Explorer

+ ✨Keyword Clusters
+ ✨AI Suggestions
+ ✨Export to Google sheets

Site Audit

50,000 max pages per crawl
+ 9 months of data retention (total: 12 months)

Rank Tracker

+ 500 Tracked Keywords (total: 2000)

- Updates every 7 days instead of every 5 days

Competitor Analysis

Alerts

SERP Overview

+ ✨SERP Comparison
+ ✨AI Search Intent

Content Explorer

Batch Analysis

New Advanced versus Legacy Advanced

Gained

Lost

Dashboard

+ ✨Folders

+ ✨Portfolios

Site Explorer

+ ✨Page Inspect
+ ✨Best links filter

+ Calendar view

+ Site Structure

Keywords Explorer

+ ✨Keyword Clusters
+ ✨AI Suggestions
+ ✨Export to Google sheets

Site Audit

+ 250,000 crawl credits per month (total: 1,500,000)

250,000 max pages per crawl
+ 9 months of data retention (total: 12 months)
+ HTTP Authentication

Rank Tracker

+ 500 Tracked Keywords (total: 2000)

- Updates every 7 days instead of every 3 days

Competitor Analysis

Alerts

SERP Overview

+ ✨SERP Comparison
+ ✨AI Search Intent

Content Explorer

Batch Analysis

Looker Studio Integrations

Web Explorer

New Enterprise versus Legacy Agency

Gained

Lost

Access Management

Single Sign-On (SSO)

Dashboard

+ ✨Folders

+ ✨Portfolios

Site Explorer

+ ✨Page Inspect
+ ✨Best links filter

+ Calendar view

+ Site Structure

Keywords Explorer

+ ✨Keyword Clusters
+ ✨AI Suggestions
+ ✨Export to Google sheets

Site Audit

+ 2,500,000 crawl credits per month (total: 5,000,000)

5,000,000 max pages per project
+ 9 months of data retention (total: 12 months)
+ HTTP Authentication

Rank Tracker

+ 500 Tracked Keywords (total: 2000)

- Updates every 7 days instead of every 3 days

Competitor Analysis

Alerts

SERP Overview

+ SERP Comparison
+ ✨AI Search Intent

Content Explorer

Batch Analysis

Looker Studio Integrations

Web Explorer

API v3

Enterprise users on an annual subscription are also able to pay using Bank Transfer.

Frequently asked questions

Q: Will I be charged to add users on new plans?

A: You can add an unlimited number of users for free on any new plan (Learn how). Newly added users are considered inactive and will not be charged until they actively use our tools (Learn more). This is done on a pay-as-you go basis on monthly plans.

For annual plans you can either:

  1. Purchase additional users on the pay-as-you-go basis, or

  2. Pre-purchase for the whole year, thus saving a 2-months fee for any Add-on:

Note: Prices shown are in USD

Q: What are the types of users now?

A: Inactive users can consume up to 5 credits per month.

Casual users can consume up to 100 credits per month.

Power users can consume up to 500 credits for new Lite plan, 600 credits for new Standard plan and 750 for new Advanced and Enterprise plans monthly.

Note: Prices shown are in USD

Q: What are my limits for checking sites in Site Explorer or keywords in Keyword Explorer?

A: New plans have a single limit called “Credits” that is consumed when using Dashboard, Site Explorer, Content Explorer, Keywords Explorer and Batch Analysis.

Note: Site Audit and Rank Tracker have their own limits and do not consume credits per month.

More information about how credits are consumed are well explained here.

Q: How many projects can I add with new plans?

A: The limit for non-verified projects is the same as before for Lite and Enterprise plans but it has increased for new Standard and Advanced plans:

Q: Do I keep my tracked keywords in Rank Tracker if I switch?

A: Yes, all the data for them will remain intact. Moreover, the number of tracked keywords in Rank Tracker is now higher for new Lite and Standard plans:

Note: Prices shown are in USD

Q: What about update frequency for tracked keywords in Rank Tracker?

A: Each plan now offers weekly updated. But the good news is that you can upgrade to daily updates by purchasing an add-on.

Q: Have the Site Audit limits changed?

A: "Crawl credits", and "Max pages per project" have increased considerably for Lite, and are also increased in Standard, Advanced, and Enterprise. These were summarised in the above Legacy Gain/Lost sections. Only Enterprise has the option to purchase additional crawl credits per month:

Q: How long do you store crawl history with new plans?

A: Now data retention in Site Audit for all plans is 12 months from the time the project is created.

Q: How far back can I check sites data in Site Explorer and Keywords Explorer?

A: Historical data access has updated to the following limits on each tier:

Q: Was the export limit affected by this update?

A: Now we have a unified export rows per month limit for all the tools with the option to purchase additional export rows if needed. Site Audit and Rank Tracker have unlimited rows that can be exported.

Q: Can I check broken links with the new Lite plan?

A: New Lite plans will not have access to the following Site Explorer reports:

  • Broken backlinks

  • Broken links

  • Outgoing links

Content Explorer, Batch Analysis as well as SERP updates in Keywords Explorer are now only available for new Standard plans and higher:

Q: Why should I switch now?

A: There are a number of new helpful features coming soon which will be released for new plans users only. Switching to new plans ensures that you'll have access to them right away.

Q: How can I pay for new plans?

A: Currently we accept Visa, MasterCard, Amex and UnionPay payment methods. We support Bank transfer for Enterprise yearly subscriptions.


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