|Analytics||– 5 min read –||September 8, 2016|
Backlink Analysis: side-by-side comparison of SEO multi-tools
Then we checked how many backlinks and referring domains we could find with the services that we tested.
Here's what we got:
- Dark green — best result (most data);
- Light green — 2nd place;
- Red – worst result;
- White – no data.
We used yellow to fill in the rest of the cells.
We used free trial versions of the products to get the data. Unfortunately, Searchmetrics doesn't show the number of referring domains in free trial. We still decided to keep it in our research as it was showing number of backlinks.
1st — Ahrefs (1317);
2nd — Serpstat (1052);
3rd — SEMrush (251)
4th — Searchmetrics* (142);
5th — MOZ (102).
Searchmetrics' results were calculated without the number of referring domains, this result can roughly be doubled, which would put Searchmetrics into the 3rd place.
Make sure that terms, limits and price are what you're looking for. Our research has shown that there is no universal leader, so you should always test before you buy. Who knows where you will find more data for your specific niche or your website.If you think this research is biased, you are welcome to repeat it with any other domains and share your results.
Why don't you mention you get all your backlinks data from Majestic?
Hi, why don't you use your real name to ask this question? It's not like we'll get mad and hunt you down, or sue you, it's a valid question.
We don't mention where our backlinks data is from because this information has no practical value to our users. We also don't mention that we get search analytics data from Google we don't go into detail on how our analytics experts work on our keywords database and etc.
We give results, and result in this case is a backlinks database that we provide to our users, a really good one. If a user decides to ask where it's from, we'll answer, that didn't happen yet, so I assume it's not that interesting from a user perspective.
Protip: go here https://disqus.com/home/set... and check the " Keep your profile activity private" box, so your account looks more legit. Because it is kind of obvious that you have just created it to write a single comment. Maybe be more creative with a username too. Or, as I said before, just use your real name.
Good article Igor.
Currently using SerpStat and not only love the tool but you guys kick ass.
And yes it does not make a difference to me from where SerpStat get their results as long as it is affordable and accurate.