Site Explorer

Tutorials, FAQs and best practices with our Site Explorer tool

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66 articles in this collection
Written by Dania, Si Quan Ong, and Vlad Koval and 6 others
Tutorials

How does the "Group similar links" filter in Backlinks report work?

Find out how "group similar links" filter within the Backlinks report in Site Explorer works.
May Soon [Ahrefs] avatar
Written by May Soon [Ahrefs]
Updated over a week ago

How to see inbound and outbound links for your site

See links pointing to your site and links from your site pointing to other sites
Dania avatar
Written by Dania
Updated this week

Understanding "link lost" reasons

Find out the reasons behind links that are reported "lost" on your "lost links" report.
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Written by May Soon [Ahrefs]
Updated over a week ago

What are "Dropped" links?

Ahrefs reports a backlink as dropped, but I can still see it on the page. Why?
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Written by Rebekah
Updated over a week ago

What is a "301 redirected" label in Lost Backlinks report?

Find out what a link reported "lost" due to a 301 redirect means.
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Written by May Soon [Ahrefs]
Updated over a week ago

What does the Platform filter in Site Explorer do?

Find out how to use the "Platform" filter and what each Platform mean in Site Explorer's 'Backlinks' and 'Best by Links' reports
Dania avatar
Written by Dania
Updated over a week ago

What does the Link Type filter in Site Explorer do?

Find out how to use the "Link Type" filter and what each Link Type mean in Site Explorer's 'Backlinks' report
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Written by Si Quan Ong
Updated over a week ago

How does Ahrefs' SERP features filter work?

Find out how Ahrefs' SERP features filter work in Rank Tracker and Site Explorer
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Written by Si Quan Ong
Updated over a week ago

How do I check if my domain is ranking in featured snippets or any other SERP features?

May Soon [Ahrefs] avatar
Written by May Soon [Ahrefs]
Updated over a week ago

How to see backlinks history beyond predefined 60 days?

How to explore backlinks history with no time limitations
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Written by Vlad Koval
Updated over a week ago

How to monitor recent ranking changes in Site Explorer

Monitor recent ranking changes in Movements Report
Alison Lim avatar
Written by Alison Lim
Updated over a week ago

How to upload a disavowed links file onto Ahrefs Site Explorer?

Find out how to upload disavowed links onto Site Explorer.
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Written by May Soon [Ahrefs]
Updated over a week ago

What is Disavow functionality at Ahrefs used for?

Discover how helpful Ahrefs Disavow Links integration can be.
Helen avatar
Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

How to check pages for HTTP status codes in Site Explorer?

Where to look for pages http response codes in Site Explorer
Vlad Koval avatar
Written by Vlad Koval
Updated over a week ago

What are canonical URLs and how to identify them in Ahrefs

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Written by Vlad Koval
Updated over a week ago

What are Linked Domains in Site Explorer and Batch Analysis and how to read them?

Linked Domains explained
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Written by Vlad Koval
Updated over a week ago

How can I see if a backlink identified by Ahrefs is on the page?

Find out how you can check whether backlinks found by Ahrefs is on a website.
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Written by Si Quan Ong
Updated over a week ago

How to create a PDF Site Explorer Report?

Find out how to create reports from Ahrefs Site Explorer.
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Written by May Soon [Ahrefs]
Updated over a week ago

What are Redirect Chains and how should I handle them?

Helen avatar
Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago
FAQs & Troubleshooting

How to remove a site from Ahrefs?

Helen avatar
Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

Does Ahrefs clean its database from spammy subdomains from time to time?

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Written by Tim Soulo [Ahrefs]
Updated over a week ago

Why can't I see the organic keywords sites like YouTube/Amazon are ranking for?

Find out why you are unable to check what organic keywords Amazon, YouTube and other large sites are ranking for.
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Written by Si Quan Ong
Updated over a week ago

Can I see the ranking history of a given keyword?

Find out how you can see the ranking history of the keywords important to you
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Written by Tim Soulo [Ahrefs]
Updated over a week ago

Why is my backlink marked as "broken redirect" if it works?

Find out the reason why your link can be lost as "broken redirect" while being fully functional
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Written by Vlad Koval
Updated this week

What does "Page is not currently in our index" mean?

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Written by Rebekah
Updated over a week ago

What does Anchors Cloud in Site Explorer > Overview mean?

Helen avatar
Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

What do "Other" links in Site Explorer > Overview statistics mean?

Helen avatar
Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

Why do I see "There are no results in our index for the specified domain/URL" message in Site Explorer?

Got no data for your target? Check out why and what to do about it!
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Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

Why am I getting slightly different results in the web report and export for large sites?

Helen avatar
Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

Why is the number of referring domains on my dashboard different from the Site Explorer Overview?

Find out why the number of referring domains differs from your dashboard and your referring domains report
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Written by Si Quan Ong
Updated over a week ago

Why do links from LinkedIn, Slideshare, Quora and PDF files not appear in Ahrefs' backlinks report?

Find out why Ahrefs does not index links from LinkedIn, Slideshare, Quora and PDF files.
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Written by Si Quan Ong
Updated over a week ago

How can it be that a website has more referring IPs than referring domains?

Helen avatar
Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

Why do I see different number of results for www.domain.com and domain.com?

Helen avatar
Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

Why is a page not in "Top Content" report in SE?

Find out why some pages can miss from “Top Content” report in Site Explorer
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Written by Vlad Koval
Updated over a week ago

In terms of SERPs what results do you take for the country as each city/region returns its own results?

Read on to find out
Anna avatar
Written by Anna
Updated over a week ago

Why do I see backlinks in the New Backlinks report labelled as "Delayed"?

Find out what "Delayed" backlinks mean
Dania avatar
Written by Dania
Updated over a week ago

Why is there a discrepancy between what I see in Google SERP and Ahrefs' Site Explorer?

Find out the reasons for a discrepancy between what you see in Google SERP and Site Explorer.
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Written by May Soon [Ahrefs]
Updated over a week ago

Why Is My Disavow File Not Displaying Correctly?

Correcting common issues with uploading Disavow Files
Dania avatar
Written by Dania
Updated over a week ago

Why is 'Captcha' shown in my Site Explorer

Captcha message returned instead of title tag
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Written by Alison Lim
Updated over a week ago

Can I see historic data on New/Lost backlinks (domains)?

Here is how far back the data on New/Lost backlinks (domains) is reported.
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Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

For some keywords, I see the Positions in Organic Keywords are not updated for a long time. Can they be updated more often?

Tim Soulo [Ahrefs] avatar
Written by Tim Soulo [Ahrefs]
Updated over a week ago

Why does Ahrefs report a backlink as “lost” if I still see it on a page?

May Soon [Ahrefs] avatar
Written by May Soon [Ahrefs]
Updated over a week ago

Why is there a 'spike' in Referring Domains in 2013?

Referring domains implementation history
Alison Lim avatar
Written by Alison Lim
Updated over a week ago

I have Lite subscription, why don't I see all the organic keywords of a target website?

When I analyze a website in Ahrefs Site Explorer, some of the organic keywords are blurred. Why is that?
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Written by May Soon [Ahrefs]
Updated over a week ago

What is the max number of backlinks/domains that can be downloaded for Agency plan?

Find out how many backlinks/domains you can export with Agency plan
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Written by Vlad Koval
Updated over a week ago

Why does organic traffic exist on the graph for my website when it is not in existence before Dec 2016?

Find out the reason why the organic traffic graph reflects traffic before Dec 2016, even if your website is not in existence yet.
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Written by May Soon [Ahrefs]
Updated over a week ago

How come traffic numbers reported by Ahrefs differ that much from data I see in Google Analytics?

Anna avatar
Written by Anna
Updated over a week ago

Why are there jagged lines in the Referring Pages graph?

Find out why some graphs of Referring Pages on the Overview of Site Explorer exhibit jagged lines.
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Written by May Soon [Ahrefs]
Updated over a week ago

I can't find the "Best by shares" feature in Site Explorer. Is it no longer available?

Find out why the "Best by shares" report was removed and what is the alternative to get the data for social media measurement of pages.
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Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

How come the sum of all anchors percentage in Anchors Cloud is >100%

Please, read on to learn how anchors cloud percentage is calculated.
Anna avatar
Written by Anna
Updated over a week ago

How often does the Anchor Cloud section update in Ahrefs?

Helen avatar
Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

Why are some anchors missing in my report?

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Written by Rebekah
Updated over a week ago

Why do the numbers under the "Platforms" categories not add up?

Find out the reason why the numbers under the "Platforms" categories in Backlinks report of Site Explorer do not add up.
Helen avatar
Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

Which pricing plan do I need to get to use the Disavow Links function? I can't seem to locate the "Hide disavowed links" button?

Find out the plan required for using the disavow function and how to enable it on Ahrefs.
May Soon [Ahrefs] avatar
Written by May Soon [Ahrefs]
Updated over a week ago

If I disavow spam domains from my backlink list in Ahrefs, do I still need to do something with webmaster tools?

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Written by Tim Soulo [Ahrefs]
Updated over a week ago

Why is there a discrepancy between the no. of disavowed links shown on the Dashboard and Disavow Links page?

Find out what the number of disavowed links shown on Dashboard mean.
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Written by May Soon [Ahrefs]
Updated over a week ago

What is the relationship between paid keywords and paid traffic value?

Find out the difference between paid keywords and paid traffic value
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Written by Si Quan Ong
Updated over a week ago

Why are some keywords not shown on your paid keywords report?

Find out why certain paid keywords are not shown on our paid keywords report
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Written by Si Quan Ong
Updated over a week ago