Can we trust ahrefs reports?

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I recently borrowed an ahrefs account from my friend to do some research on my site backlinks. But after hours of researching, I feel that I can't believe this site reports.

For example: I have uploaded a video about a project on my Youtube account and put a link on the description field. Why didn't ahrefs include this link in the report?

I also have a lot of blog sites like wordpress, blogger, livejournal, etc. Have links to point to my site too. Why didn't they even appear in the ahrefs report?

I'm trying to enumerate just a few. There's a lot more of sites I work on don't appear in the report, especially top sites on alexa ranks. Hope you guys will help me figure out. And if you don't use ahrefs, what site do you use?

Please help me out. I'm feeling lost after seeing this report, don't know exactly what best sites to work on.

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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Originally Posted by quangluongbds View Post

    I recently borrowed an ahrefs account from my friend to do some research on my site backlinks. But after hours of researching, I feel that I can't believe this site reports.

    For example: I have uploaded a video about a project on my Youtube account and put a link on the description field. Why didn't ahrefs include this link in the report?

    I also have a lot of blog sites like wordpress, blogger, livejournal, etc. Have links to point to my site too. Why didn't they even appear in the ahrefs report?

    I'm trying to enumerate just a few. There's a lot more of sites I work on don't appear in the report, especially top sites on alexa ranks. Hope you guys will help me figure out. And if you don't use ahrefs, what site do you use?

    Please help me out. I'm feeling lost after seeing this report, don't know exactly what best sites to work on.

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    I started doing SEO after reading a book by Ken Mauresmo named SEO for WordPress - How To Get Your Website on Page #1 of Google... Fast!.


    The 3rd party link scrapers are small fry compared to the bazillion webpages on the web. These link scrapers also don't update daily/weekly so don't expect miracles.

    Ahrefs is usually helpful for finding backlinks but If you want a bigger picture of a link profile you'll need to have multiple sources of backlink scrapers (ex: Ahrefs, Majestic, Spyglass, Openlinkprofiler, etc...). Still, you'll never have all your backlinks handed to you, it's just impossible, the web changes every second of the day.
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  • Profile picture of the author andolini7110
    ahrefs is still accurate to detect backlinks. Yukon is right, you have to go through diffrent backlink scrappers for complete picture. Google webmaster can also be used to see backlinks but its not that much accurate.
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  • Profile picture of the author Augustinus
    Reports are not holy mantras they will show you only part of picture you can never see whole picture because there is no such a too . You can create little bit bigger picture with more tools like ahrefs
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  • Profile picture of the author quangluongbds
    Thank you all! I got it.
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    • Profile picture of the author spseopro
      Ahref report are fully trusted. Maybe your backlink not indexed or show your backlink within a few day.
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  • Profile picture of the author nahidhasan2025
    You can trust ahrefs. The problem is that, each SEO analytic tool has their own crawler, and most of them update their index once in a month. Also they are not as powerful as Google Crawler. So not all of your backlinks will be shown on any tool.

    If you want to check your own site's backlinks, why don't you try Google search console. You will fine better picture there.
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  • Profile picture of the author deepakrajput
    Yes, We can trust on ahrefs report but not more than Moz.
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  • Profile picture of the author quangluongbds
    I do check my backlinks in many different tools provided by other website. And yukon is right, not any single SEO checker or Backlinks report site provide the full backlinks info of my site. Now I can strongly believe that ahrefs just cover a very small number of backlinks we do.
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  • Profile picture of the author clickperfect1
    Yes you can trust ahref report but always try to use first webmaster, analytic. if you don't have an access , in-condition you choose other-one.
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  • Profile picture of the author desrayen
    ahrefs just able crawling 80% your backlink, trust me
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  • Profile picture of the author AmberWhite
    Yes using ahrefs we can get accurate result for our back link & other competitors back links too. It can be often used for backlink analysis by webmasters.
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