Using Ahrefs

Learn how to get the most out of Ahrefs.

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89 articles in this collection
Written by Anna, May Soon [Ahrefs], and Helen and 2 others
Site Audit

I get an error message when setting up a crawl in Site Audit. How do I fix this?

Troubleshooting issues with a new site crawl in Site Audit
Written by Rebekah
Updated over a week ago

How to add HTML tag to your Wordpress site's homepage for ownership verification?

Need to verify ownership of your Wordpress site by adding a HTML meta tag to its homepage? Here's how.
Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

How do I finish crawling my website faster in Site Audit?

How to speed up your crawl speed and optimise your crawl if it's taking too long to complete.
Written by Rebekah
Updated over a week ago

How to avoid crawling specific pages in Site Audit

Find out how to exclude noindex pages, nofollow links, specific URL patterns and more.
Written by Rebekah
Updated over a week ago

How to exclude specific pages from Site Audit reports

Find out how to exclude noindex pages from your reports.
Written by Rebekah
Updated over a week ago

How to customise your own issue on Ahrefs Site Audit?

Find out how to create your own issue and apply it on your projects.
Written by May Soon [Ahrefs]
Updated over a week ago

How to configure pre-set issues within Ahrefs Site Audit?

Find out how to toggle pre-set issues on or off and change the level of importance.
Written by May Soon [Ahrefs]
Updated over a week ago

What does "indexable" mean in Site Audit?

Written by Rebekah
Updated over a week ago

How do I find broken internal links on my site?

Find out how to get a list of pages linking to a 404 error page.
Written by Rebekah
Updated over a week ago
Site Explorer

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

I have a paid Ahrefs 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?
Written by May Soon [Ahrefs]
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.
Written by May Soon [Ahrefs]
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!
Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

What data is Organic Traffic chart pulling?

Organic Traffic chart in Organic Search section of Site Explorer Overview
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?

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

Is there a way to see the change in my website’s DR?

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

My competitor doesn't have links from high-DR sites, so why are his DR and Ahrefs Rank higher than mine?

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

Why did my Ahrefs Rank drop if I haven’t lost any links?

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

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

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

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

Written by May Soon [Ahrefs]
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.
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?
Written by Rebekah
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.
Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

Can I see the ranking history of a given keyword?

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

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

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

What does Anchors Cloud in Site Explorer > Overview mean?

Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

How often does the Anchor Cloud section update in Ahrefs?

Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

What does CTLDs Distribution in Site Explorer > Overview stand for?

CTLDs Distribution map
Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

What does CPC stand for?

Find out essence and currency for CPC reported by Ahrefs
Written by Anna
Updated over a week ago

Why are some anchors missing in my report?

Written by Rebekah
Updated over a week ago

How to create a PDF Site Explorer Report?

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

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

Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago
Other

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

Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

Is there any way to brand PDF reports with our own logo?

Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

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

Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

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

Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

How do I easily compare backlink profiles of two or more domains?

Find out how to use the Ahrefs Domain Comparison tools to compare SEO metrics of up to 5 URLs/Domains.
Written by May Soon [Ahrefs]
Updated over a week ago

What are Redirect Chains and how should I handle them?

Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

Does Ahrefs have a way to decipher the volume range for keywords that have multiple meanings?

The word "Viola" is both a musical instrument and a flower. How can I know what percentage of searches relate to instruments vs flowers?
Written by Tim Soulo [Ahrefs]
Updated over a week ago

Is there any way for me to get backlink reports on a batch of URLs?

Analysing batches of URLs at one go
Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

How can I install the SEO Toolbar for Chrome browser

Find out how to install the Ahrefs SEO Toolbar for Chrome browser.
Written by Helen
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.
Written by May Soon [Ahrefs]
Updated over a week ago

How to use the Ahrefs Link Intersect tool and export referring domains and backlinks?

Find out how to export referring domains and backlinks in Link Intersect.
Written by May Soon [Ahrefs]
Updated over a week ago

How come that Batch Analysis tool doesn't provide data on social stats and URL Rating?

Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

How many domains/URLs can I analyse with Batch Analysis tool?

The limits for working with Batch Analysis tool explained.
Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago

Can I export PDF of the Domain Comparison report?

Written by Helen
Updated over a week ago