Ahrefs is known as the world’s largest index of live backlinks, so of course, we have its native integration! One thing to know about Ahrefs API: it does provide data only for its Live Index, not for the Fresh Index (index of recently live sites, not re-crawled).
*Side note: the Ahrefs API doesn’t provide access to the keyword rankings or related metrics.
- 1 – Connect your account
- 2 – KPIs, metrics, and dimensions
- 3 – Historic
1 – Connect your account
1.1 – Add the integration
Connecting Ahrefs to DashThis requires 2 quick steps.
- – In the Integration Manager, choose Ahrefs and click on Add.
The integration is now added to your DashThis account!
1.2 – Add the sources
Now that DashThis has access to your data, you have to add your sources manually.
– Under the section Integration in use in the Integration manager, find Ahrefs.
– Click on the pencil icon located next to your account.
Give your source a name: It can be anything you want. This name will be how your client will be designated in our tool.
Provider Key: It’s the website URL.
Please note that HTTP and HTTPS sites are tracked separately by Ahrefs. Therefore, you need to add both as sources in DashThis to track them. If you omit the “http” or “https” of an URL, both results in your source will show in your data (e.g., http://example.com, or http://www.example.com, or https://example.com, or https://www.example.com).
2 – KPIs, metrics, and dimensions
The following standard KPIs are available from the Preset widgets drop down menu:
- • Anchor text used
- • Domain Rating
- • External backlinks
- • Referring Domains
The available metrics and dimensions are:
- • Number of Backlinks
3 – Historic
There is no historical data in the Ahrefs API. Don’t worry we got your back! We keep your historical data in the system starting at the moment you create any Ahrefs widget, so your number can evolve over time.
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