Tutorials, FAQs and best practices with our Site Explorer tool
By May and 9 others10 authors100 articles
What do the modes for analysis *.domain/*, domain/*, Prefix and URL mean?
What are broken backlinks?
What is Ahrefs Rank (AR)?
What are broken links?
What is Domain Rating (DR)?
What is URL Rating (UR)?
What are organic keywords?
What are Live, Recent and Historical links?
What’s the Difference Between Referring Domains and Backlinks?
What is the URL rating distribution graph?
What data is the Organic Traffic chart pulling?
What is Traffic value in Site Explorer?
What data is the Organic positions heatmap chart pulling?
What is Organic Traffic in Ahrefs and how do we calculate it?
What does CTLDs Distribution stand for?
What are SERP features?
What are Linked Domains?
What does "Page is not currently in our index" mean?
What does "There are no results in our index for the specified domain/URL" mean in Site Explorer?
What do the different social metrics stand for in the Top Content report in Site Explorer?
What are "Dropped" links?
Why do I see backlinks in the New Backlinks report labelled as "Delayed"?
What is Disavow functionality at Ahrefs used for?
What are canonical URLs?
What are Redirect Chains?
How do I control your Bot's crawling behaviour?
How long does it take for my site to be removed from Ahrefs?
How long does it take for Ahrefs to find my new backlink?
Why doesn't Ahrefs crawl or index my website fully?
How do I enable Ahrefs' bot to crawl my website and index its pages?
Can I submit links for Ahrefs to crawl or ping your service to get links indexed faster?
Does Ahrefs clean its database from spammy subdomains from time to time?
How do I see all the pages that have been crawled by Ahrefs?
What makes a high-quality backlink?
Introducing the new position history graph in Organic Keywords 2.0
Monthly search volume vs Average search volume
How do I see historical SERPs?
How can I check broken outbound links of my website?
How the "Group similar links" filter in the Backlinks report works
Why do I see different amount of new/lost backlinks on the same day with corresponding reports of Site Explorer?
Is there an accurate way to detect spammy backlinks?
How the "Platform" filter in Site Explorer works
How the "Link type" filter in Site Explorer works
How the "SERP features" filter work
How to see inbound and outbound links for your site
Understanding "link lost" reasons
How to check if your domain is ranking in any SERP features
How to see a site's backlinks history beyond the predefined 60 days
How to monitor recent ranking changes in Site Explorer
How to upload a disavowed links file in Ahrefs Site Explorer
How to check pages for HTTP status codes in Site Explorer
How to find the backlinks identified by Ahrefs on the target page
How to create a Site Explorer report in PDF format
Why did my Ahrefs Rank drop if I haven’t lost any links?
My website is gaining organic keywords, but losing search traffic. How come?
Why has there been a drop in my Domain Rating (DR) recently? Did your crawl algorithm change?
Why Ahrefs is showing title and data from another website for my site?
My competitor doesn't have links from high-DR sites, so why are his DR and Ahrefs Rank higher than mine?
Is there a way to see the change in my website’s Domain Rating?
Why is a page's UR higher than the DR?
Does a low DR mean that the website is spammy?
How do SEO spiders crawl the web?
Why is the UR (URL Rating) for a URL with and without slash ("/") different?
Why does my domain show a number for UR and DR despite having 0 backlinks or referring domains?
Why do I see different results for www.domain.com and domain.com?
How does Ahrefs estimate CTR when calculating search traffic?
Why do I see a decrease in my Referring pages graph despite an increase in my Referring Domains graph?
Is Organic Traffic a monthly figure (based on past 30 days)?
Does Ahrefs have a spam score, or something similar?
Why is my backlink marked as "broken redirect" if it works?
Can I see the ranking history of a given keyword?
Why do links from LinkedIn, Slideshare, Quora and PDF files not appear in Ahrefs' backlinks report?
Why am I getting slightly different results in Ahrefs vs the exported file for large sites?
Why is the number of referring domains on my dashboard different from the Site Explorer Overview?
Why is a page not in the "Top Content" report in Site Explorer?
Why don't the ranking positions in Site Explorer match those I see in Google?
Why is my disavow file not displaying correctly?
Why does a website have more referring IPs than referring domains?
Why is a 'Captcha' title tag shown in my Site Explorer?
For some keywords, I see the Positions in Organic Keywords have not been updated for a long time. Can they be updated more often?
Why does Ahrefs report a backlink as “Lost” if I still see it on a page?
Why is there a 'spike' in Referring Domains in 2013?
How come the sum of all anchors percentage in Anchors is >100%
When exporting a file, why is the "Full export" option greyed out?
Why don't the organic traffic numbers reported by Ahrefs match those I see in Google Analytics?
Why does organic traffic exist on the graph for my website when it is not in existence before Dec 2016?
Why are there jagged lines in the Referring Pages graph?
Why do the numbers under the "Platform" filter not add up?
I can't seem to locate the "Hide disavowed links" button. How do I enable it?
Do I still need to do something with Google Webmaster Tools even after I disavow spam domains in Ahrefs?
Why is there a discrepancy between the number of disavowed links shown on the Dashboard and the Disavow Links page?
Why are some anchors missing in my report?
Why are some keywords not shown on your paid keywords (PPC) report?
What is the relationship between paid keywords and paid traffic value?
Why do I see an [Empty Title] in the Best by links growth report?
Is there a way to compare a few websites to see what referring domains my competitors have that I am missing?
How can I check organic search traffic of sites I don't own?
Do search engines use domain authority/domain rating as a ranking factor?
Noreferrer / noopener / nofollow attributes
How do I find out what keywords a website is ranking for?