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SheerSEO is a SEO web based software that allows you to track and analyze your website SEO campaign. It automates your SEO efforts, whether its tracki... Learn More

Free Trial

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Advanced Web Ranking is a search engine ranking software that emulates a manual search through each search engine. It works exactly like if you were m... Learn More

Free Trial

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Ahrefs is one of the largest indexes of live backlinks in the world. Thanks to their extraordinarily advanced website analysis tools, including: Crawl... Learn More


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Screaming Frog SEO Spider analyzes thoroughly internal and external backlinks, as well as site images, CSS, scripts and applications and provides deta... Learn More

Pricing Starting From

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SheerSEO

SEO & SEM

$ 7
For 1 Month / 1 user(s)

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Advanced Web Ranking Cloud

SEO & SEM

$ 49
Single payment / 1 user(s)

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Ahrefs

Competitive Intelligence

$ 79
Single payment / 1 user(s)

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Screaming Frog SEO Spider

SEO & SEM

$ 150.38
Single payment / 1 user(s)

Available Features

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SheerSEO

SEO & SEM

The Basics

# Keywords: 400

CSV/PDF Reports

Traffic Estimation

G.Analytics Integration

Directory Submission: 100

Blog Reviews: 100

Competitors Analysis

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Advanced Web Ranking Cloud

SEO & SEM

2000 Keywords

100 Shared Reports

Unlimited Websites

Rank Tracking

SEO Reporting

User Management

SEO Audit

Analytics

Social Media

Developer API

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Ahrefs

Competitive Intelligence

Campaigns 250

Tracked Keywords 20.500

Domain Health

Alerts

Data Rows Limit 2B

Batch Analysis Units 4M

OpenApp Rows 6M

Social Metrics

Site Explorer

Broken Backlinks & Links

Disavow Links Integration

Content Analysis

Content Explorer

Alerts 200

Results 10K rows

Positions Explorer

Results 100K rows

Positions 1-100

Keywords Explorer

Results 40k rows

Positions

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Screaming Frog SEO Spider

SEO & SEM

The 500 URI crawl limit is removed

You can access ALL the configuration options

You can save and re-upload crawls

You can search for anything in the source code of a website with the custom source code search feature

You get support for any technical issues with the software

Free Trial Availability

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SheerSEO

SEO & SEM
Free Trial Available
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Advanced Web Ranking Cloud

SEO & SEM
Free Trial Available
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Ahrefs

Competitive Intelligence
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Screaming Frog SEO Spider

SEO & SEM

Most Favorable User Review

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SheerSEO

SEO & SEM
User review from
10
jimielvishanks
Jun 22, 2014

great and reliable, all the details I'm getting for the last 6 years are pretty accurate ( have no idea what inaccuracy mentioned by andy). excellent for both small one site operators (like I started) and up to biggest agencies.

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Advanced Web Ranking Cloud

SEO & SEM

No favorable user review available yet for Advanced Web Ranking Cloud.

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Ahrefs

Competitive Intelligence
User review from
10
Steve Miller
Sep 21, 2015

Ahrefs is the most accurate, but not the most comprehensive, backlink analysis tool that I’ve ever used. What I mean by that is that any link it tells you is there is most likely there, as stated. However, it often does not find all of the links that are out there. It is continuously getting better at finding more and more links, but if you need a comprehensive list, you may want to combine the list from Ahrefs with other tools, like MajesticSEO and Open Site Explorer. You may even want to run the resulting list through SEO PowerSuite’s SEO SpyGlass to get the live information about those links. But, if you are looking for an overview of a link profile, Ahrefs will do that for you without a bunch of additional processing. You will get an accurate list of the most prominent links for the site, even if you don’t get a completely comprehensive list. But, the more comprehensive tools tend to have more inaccuracies in them, particularly links that are no longer there. One great feature that Ahrefs has that the other tools haven’t seemed to incorporate yet is the ability to filter out links that are in your disavow file in Google Search Console. You’ll have to download your list from Google Search Console and manually upload it into Ahrefs, but then it will ignore links that have been disavowed, giving you a much more accurate look at your list of links without having to export links and manually process them. It is a great feature.

Pros :

- Has a very accurate list of backlinks for analysis - Runs quickly - Supports Disavow files - Can check on competitors easily

Cons :

- Doesn’t have the most comprehensive list of backlinks for analysis - The uploaded Disavow file applies to all reports, not just the site you upload it for - The tool is one of the more expensive backlink tools

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Screaming Frog SEO Spider

SEO & SEM
User review from
10
Steve Miller
Sep 21, 2015

Screaming Frog is one of the easiest to use and most comprehensive crawling software packages on the market. It thoroughly crawls a site with lots of options, including options to extract data from the site for other users, or to check to see which pages have specific types of content. The program is also constantly being updated with new and useful features. Some useful features that have been added in the past year: visual representations of responses and errors, the ability to extract information directly from websites with regular expressions, the ability to selectively ignore the robots.txt file to gather additional information, and more. If you are looking for a tool that will give you a solid view of an entire site with lists of errors on the site in a comprehensive and exportable fashion, this is the tool for you. Here are some of the types of errors it can detect and export: 300 level errors, 400 level errors, 500 level errors, URLs with underscores or capital layers, duplicate URLs, URLs with parameters, URLs that are too long, missing or duplicate titles, titles too long or too short, titles same as the H1, multiple titles on one page, missing or duplicate descriptions, descriptions too long or too short, multiple descriptions on one page, missing H1s or H2s, duplicate H1s or H2s, H1s or H2s too long, multiple H1s or H2s on the page, and more.

Pros :

- Extensive crawler - Easy to use - Lots of options - Exporting is widely available and covers everything for the premium version - Frequent updates included in the price

Cons :

- Costs annually to keep using the premium version - Uses up a lot of memory for large sites - Increasing the memory limit is non-intuitive

Most Unfavorable User Review

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SheerSEO

SEO & SEM

No unfavorable user review available yet for SheerSEO.

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Advanced Web Ranking Cloud

SEO & SEM
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    4
    public
    Jun 14, 2014

    AWR Cloud support is terrible, even when you need help with something as simple as your account billing. The product has potential, but we're still looking for the best solution. I find the competitor views completely unusable because the competitor names overlap so much that you can't read them, and it doesn't look professional enough for me to pass on to clients.

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    Ahrefs

    Competitive Intelligence

    No unfavorable user review available yet for Ahrefs.

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    Screaming Frog SEO Spider

    SEO & SEM

    No unfavorable user review available yet for Screaming Frog SEO Spider.

    Most Favorable Critic Review

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    SheerSEO

    SEO & SEM
    100
    Matt Smith , OnlineIncomeTeacher

    Wednesday 31 December 1969

    SheerSEO is a fantastic piece of SEO tracking software that lets you see how your site is doing online.  The software comes with TONS of useful information that you can use, such as; keyword statistics, keyword density, page rankings, SERP tracker, page referrers, backlink checker, and many more! I’d definitely recommend trying SheerSEO out.  I’ve not been using them for long, but it has become very useful when trying to assess my own SEO strategy.

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    Advanced Web Ranking Cloud

    SEO & SEM
    100
    Travis Campbell , Marketing Professor

    Tuesday 10 July 2012

    I’ve tested quite a few rank checking tools over the years, and always came back to Advanced Web Ranking as a tool of choice. It allows you to store things over the long-haul, the user interface is faster than web UI competitors, and I’ve never had a service outage. It also combines social mentions, Google Analytics, and link data in an easy to use intuitive way.

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    Ahrefs

    Competitive Intelligence
    100
    Julie Joyce , Search Engine Land

    Tuesday 06 November 2012

    Now that the basics are out of the way I have to say that I absolutely love the Ahrefs tool. It’s fast and the graphical representations are very easy to understand (even for a novice I imagine.) In this suite you’ll find a Site Explorer, Keywords Analysis, Backlinks Report, Domain Comparison, Batch Analysis, and Competition Analysis tools.

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    Screaming Frog SEO Spider

    SEO & SEM
    100
    Kevin Vertommen , Tuts+

    Thursday 24 July 2014

    It’s a great tool to help you optimize a website and boost its performance in search result pages. Additionally; it’s completely free, so it should be a mandatory tool in every web designer’s toolbox!

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    Most Unfavorable Critic Review

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    SheerSEO

    SEO & SEM
    50
    Colt Agar , The Tech Reviewer

    Friday 07 June 2013

    I found the SheerSEO service to be a useful resource to check Google rankings during my free trial period, but I will not be spending my money on a paid subscription once the trial is over and I would not recommend spend their money on a subscription. Since the free trial does not require a credit card, I do think it is worth signing up for the trial period regardless so you can test our the rank tracking service for yourself with your own data.

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    Advanced Web Ranking Cloud

    SEO & SEM

    No critic review available yet for Advanced Web Ranking Cloud .

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    Ahrefs

    Competitive Intelligence

    No critic review available yet for Ahrefs .

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    Screaming Frog SEO Spider

    SEO & SEM

    No critic review available yet for Screaming Frog SEO Spider .

    Demo Video

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    SheerSEO Demo Video

    SEO & SEM

    No Demo Video Available.

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    Advanced Web Ranking Cloud Demo Video

    SEO & SEM
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    Ahrefs Demo Video

    Competitive Intelligence

    No Demo Video Available.

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    Screaming Frog SEO Spider Demo Video

    SEO & SEM

    Screenshots

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    Advanced Web Ranking Cloud

    SEO & SEM
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    Ahrefs

    Competitive Intelligence
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    Screaming Frog SEO Spider

    SEO & SEM
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    Typical Customer

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    SheerSEO

    SEO & SEM
    • Business
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    Advanced Web Ranking Cloud

    SEO & SEM
    • Business
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    Ahrefs

    Competitive Intelligence
    • Business
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    Screaming Frog SEO Spider

    SEO & SEM
    • Business
    • Personal Use

    Supported Devices

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    SheerSEO

    SEO & SEM
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    Advanced Web Ranking Cloud

    SEO & SEM
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    Ahrefs

    Competitive Intelligence
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    Screaming Frog SEO Spider

    SEO & SEM

    Supported Languages

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    SheerSEO

    SEO & SEM
    • English
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    Advanced Web Ranking Cloud

    SEO & SEM
    • English
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    Ahrefs

    Competitive Intelligence
    • English
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    Screaming Frog SEO Spider

    SEO & SEM
    • English

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