Ahrefs SEO

Description

Looking for a lightweight SEO plugin to improve your site’s search engine rankings? The Ahrefs SEO WordPress plugin helps you perform content audits so you can get more organic traffic to your website.

Getting organic traffic to your site is hard. The most prolific content creators have discovered that to win at the SEO game, you need to commit to publishing in-depth content regularly. While publishing frequently is helpful for getting high search engine rankings, doing it without a concrete strategy can result in a bloated and under-optimized website.

Knowing your website’s backlink profile is also an essential part of securing high search rankings. Understanding which sites are linking to your content helps you better plan your content promotion strategy.

The best marketers know that dedicating resources to improve their content and acquire backlinks generate massive rewards. Unfortunately, not everyone has the expertise to analyze a complex set of data to perform these simple yet important tasks.

After years of building SEO tools for some of the top search marketing professionals, we are giving regular WordPress sites the ability to tap into these resources and expertise so you can start winning at the SEO game too.

Unique to Ahrefs SEO plugin

There are a lot of other SEO plugins in the market… So you must be thinking, why another one? First of all, the Ahrefs SEO plugin is complimentary to the other SEO plugins you are using. We’re focusing on features unique to Ahrefs:

  • Backlink Index
    Ahrefs boasts the world’s largest index of live backlinks. We update it with fresh data every 15-30 minutes. We use backlink data to calculate our proprietary metrics: Ahrefs Rank, Domain Rating and URL Rating.

  • Google Analytics Integration
    Unlike other plugins, we don’t just pull data into your WordPress Admin and show you the same information that you can see on your Google Analytics dashboard. We analyze your traffic and conversion data to give you an idea of what to do next so you can take actionable steps towards getting more search traffic.

  • Google Search Console Integration
    We utilize your Google Search Console connection to provide you with better target keyword recommendations for your posts. We analyze your keywords data to give you suggestions on how to redirect or merge your content.

  • Content Audit
    We combine data from our backlink index together with your Google Analytics & Search Console account to provide you targeted recommendations on how to improve your content so it gets more search traffic.

And the usual best-practices

Other than the unique features, we make sure that we adhere to the best-practices for WordPress plugin development.

  • Lightning fast
    The plugin puts a minimal load on your WordPress servers.

  • Easy to setup and configure
    The setup wizard is a three step configuration that gets you started in less than 5 minutes.

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Screenshots

  • Simple setup wizard with Ahrefs and Google connectors
  • Audit your website content to improve your Performance Score and optimize your organic traffic
  • Get suggested actions for each of the page on your site
  • Set or change target keywords for your pages based on top queries from Search Console or our analysis

Installation

Getting started with Ahrefs SEO consists of just two simple steps: installing and setting up the plugin.

From within WordPress

  1. Visit ‘Plugins > Add New’
  2. Search for ‘Ahrefs SEO’
  3. Install Ahrefs SEO once it appears
  4. Activate Ahrefs SEO from your Plugins page;
  5. Go to “after activation” below.

Manually

  1. Upload the ‘ahrefs-seo’ folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory;
  2. Activate the Ahrefs SEO plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress;
  3. Go to ‘after activation’ below.

After Activation

  1. Click on the Ahrefs SEO tab;
  2. You should see the Ahrefs SEO setup wizard;
  3. Go through the setup wizard and follow the steps to connect Ahrefs to your site;
  4. Voila, that’s it – you’re ready to use the plugin!

FAQ

Can I use the plugin if I am not a paying customer of Ahrefs?

Yes you can. You will be able to perform a full content audit for your site only.

I am a paying customer of Ahrefs. How does this affect my subscription?

Your subscription of Ahrefs comes with Integration Rows that will be consumed with each API request. You can check the remaining balance in the plugin under ‘Settings’ or in your Ahrefs account under ‘API profile’.

How does the content audit in Ahrefs SEO plugin work?

A content audit is where you analyze the performance of all content on your site to determine whether it should be kept as-is, updated, deleted, consolidated, or redirected.

This results in a healthier site with fewer underperforming low-quality pages.

It’s the online equivalent of a spring clean. You’re getting rid of anything and everything you don’t need and freshening up the place for your visitors—and Google.

Read more about how the plugin works here.

Do I need to connect Ahrefs & Google accounts for this plugin to work?

Ahrefs, Google Analytics & Google Search Console are required connections for the plugin to work. Giving actual site organic traffic & keyword position data to the plugin will allow the content audit to perform optimally, giving you better and more accurate recommendations.

Does this replace other SEO plugins that I have installed?

No this does not. The Ahrefs SEO plugin focuses on auditing your site content and is meant to work alongside some of your favorite WordPress SEO plugins.

It works perfectly well with other plugins like Yoast, Rank Math, SEOPress.

Reviews

February 23, 2021
This allowed me to see the deadweight blog article on my website. To remove them and repurpose them towards better keywords. It shines a light on where you can improve your Google rankings 5 stars!
February 11, 2021
Have been looking for a plugin that lets me look at what content can be improved on my page through a better process than manually looking at the data of each page. Doesn't support Woocommerce though, would love to also audit my product pages.
February 4, 2021
This plugin only seem to analyze posts and not categories. Which is sad since all my content lies in the category description. Hopefully they will add this feature in the future.
January 21, 2021
This plugin helped me identify which pages needed some updating & improvement
January 21, 2021
the plugin helped me automate a process that used to take me hours on a spreadsheet because I had to download data from so many different sources
January 7, 2021
This plugin helped save my time with the content audit. It was really useful in helping me find out what content can be improved. Seems like a unique plugin that I can't find elsewhere.
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Contributors & Developers

“Ahrefs SEO” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

0.8.2

Release date: May 7th, 2021

  • Fixed issue with Cloudflare blocking IP of owner site
  • Added support for Yoast, Rank Math, AIOSEO noindex detection

0.8.1

Release date: April 22nd, 2021

  • Fixed DB update issue
  • Updated GA API functions

0.8.0

Release date: April 12th, 2021

  • Implemented support for custom post types, woocommerce product pages & category pages
  • Changed the scope of audit settings layout

0.7.6

Release date: March 23rd, 2021

  • Updated dimension query parameter for GA4’s updated schema

0.7.5

Release date: March 3rd, 2021

  • Improved error handling from fatal errors vs temporary errors
  • More informative error messages & tips

0.7.4

Release date: February 11th, 2021

  • Improved GSC API request handlers with greater min delay & just-in-time requests
  • Improved ajax ping logic & prevent cron & ping from running concurrently
  • Perform compatibility check before connecting APIs & running audit
  • Show notifications if compatibility checks failed
  • Group same error message if errors occur

0.7.3

Release date: January 14th, 2021

  • GA4 upgrade
  • Changed API calls to use different filters, request size & constants for parameters
  • Added delays (shared between threads) after successful API calls
  • Other bug fixes

0.7.2

Release date: January 7th, 2021

  • Migrate to Google client v2

0.7.1

Release date: December 9th, 2020

  • Increased Google API request delay to prevent rate limit errors
  • Reset GA & GSC accounts if updating from a version before 0.7
  • Flush cache after Google accounts are disconnected
  • Exclude items with unverified credentials during autodetect
  • Scroll to error message when error is present
  • Fixed sql for table creation, when MySQL version is unsupported
  • Improved error logging to bugsnag

0.7.0

Release date: November 26th, 2020

  • Made GA & GSC connections mandatory
  • Changed suggested action naming & logic
  • Changed folder structure and naming
  • Changed score calculation method & chart UI
  • Implemented approval feature for target keywords
  • Implemented automatic exclusion rules like noindex page etc.
  • Fixed google connection issue on multiple views
  • Implemented autodetection for google profile selection
  • Deprecated backlink explorer