How To Find Up To 44% More Referring Domains: Comparing Serpstat and Ahrefs Backlink Indexes
We did a little research and compared the base of our backlink index with the famous leader in the niche - Ahrefs. Read on to see what results we got. Let's analyze the links!
Methodology and results of backlink index databases comparison
For SEO specialists, it is essential to control the appearance and quality of backlinks, evaluate donor sites, and anchor lists. But this is impossible without a complete base for the analysis of links and link donors. Without a comprehensive link analysis, something will likely be overlooked. We compared our backlink index with a strong competitor to evaluate the completeness of our data.
We compared the number of sites that link to 10 randomly selected domains in different niches.
Then we analyzed them in the mentioned services - we collected data from each service for each domain, namely, the number of links and referring donor sites. Since it is crucial for SEO specialists to have relevant and complete data about backlinks of their website or competitors, we also found out what proportion of unique links (i.e., those that are not found by a competitor) are found by services.
Comparing the found backlinks for the analyzed domains, we saw that up to 44% of the referring domains in the Serpstat index are unique, i.e., they are not in the Ahrefs database.
An example table. The number of referring domains to the analyzed domains (03/20/2020)
Serpstat Backlink Index benefits
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Serpstat might be claiming to have more data but it is useless. Ahrefs & Semrush both allow you to filter by nofollow, image links/iframe, and even by anchor text.
In serpstat however, there is no filtering option except limiting to 1 domain/result. So, results are filled with link from image scraper sites. :(
Good analysis, but we don't think SEMrush would fail so badly.
Thanks for your feedback, Kate. We appreciate it!
We're now developing filters for our Backlink Analysis tool. Follow our blog and social media accounts not to miss out this update.
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Great News Elena.
Is there any expected release date? If it is early, I can wait for it. Otherwise, go with some other tool.
Unfortunately, I cannot share the release date yet :(
You can always contact our support team and they will do their best to help you carry out the required task via Serpstat.
Serpstat please do not make me laugh. Why Majestic is not mentioned in your article? Maybe just because ALL your backlinks data (metrics, number of backlinks etc.) ist just aggregated over the Majestic API ;)
In this post we compared only multi-tools, excluding services that focus only on backlinks. "Tools like Backlink Watch, Majestic, Link-Assist and others are a better option if monitoring backlinks is the only SEO task you plan to accomplish."
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.