Most SEOs prefer to use Ahrefs to monitor competitor backlinks [POLL]

Assessing your competitors’ link profile is critical to your SEO success. This can help you discover areas of your strategy where you can improve. You will also be able to find relevant backlink opportunities that you can pursue as well.

Nowadays, various competitive analysis tools make monitoring competitor backlinks easier and more convenient. However, it can be confusing to choose the most useful one.

That’s why we asked the Search Engine Journal Twitter community which tool they prefer to use to monitor competitor backlinks.

What is your favorite tool for monitoring competitor backlinks?

Here are the results of this #SEJSurveySays survey question.

According to a survey sent to Search Engine Journal’s Twitter audience,
59% said Ahrefs is their favorite tool for monitoring competitor backlinks.

The rest of the respondents chose Moz (22%), Majestic (14%) and Buzzsumo (5%).

Here are some comments from our Twitter followers

More information on competitor backlink monitoring

Do you already analyze and monitor the presence of your competitors’ links? If you haven’t done so yet, you’re missing out on a lot of valuable information about how you can succeed in this ultra-competitive industry of SEO. Check out this list of articles from our SEJ contributors and learn more about competitive link analysis:

Have your say

What is your favorite tool for monitoring your competitors’ backlinks? Tag us on social media and have your say in the next poll by checking out the #SEJSurveySays hashtag on Twitter for future polls and data.


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