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By Deepak Agarwal

updated 5 days ago

Ahrefs helps you track how your website is performing by bringing real-time site metrics, backlinks data, and position metrics and analyze against your competitors. To help you make data-driven decisions for your SEO strategy.


In this article we will see:

  1. How to integrate Ahrefs to your Workspace

  2. Available API Functions


How to integrate Ahrefs to your Workspace

The first thing you will need for integration is an Ahrefs API key. Here's how  you can get one:


Step 1: Login or Sign up on Ahrefs(https://ahrefs.com/user/login

Step 2: Click on More → Ahrefs API


Step 3: Choose an API plan


Step 4: Go to your API Profile → Copy your access token for the API


Step 5: Go to Integrations Tab → Ahrefs → Select workspace → Paste the API key 


Note - You will need an Ahrefs subscription to use this API.


Now that you have set up the integration, here is how you can pull in your data:

  • Go back to the Dashboard, select the stack that you want to work on, click on the 2nd column, select the option to change column property and connect with the Ahrefs API
  • Rename the column - say Domain URL (only if you want), then select 'API' as the column property, configure third-party API and pull data (you will be asked to do so)
  • Choose the Ahrefs API from your account, then select the particular name that you have given to the Ahrefs API Key. In the next field select the specific API function you want details about. Click apply.
  • Put down the URL of the Website or the Web Page for which you want the details – you can actually put in the entire list at one go or go one-by-one.
  • Click on the refresh arrow in the second column -- you will see the Ahrefs API pulling in data automatically and adding it to the relevant column (you get to decide which data you want to access by selecting it from our data explorer)

This is how it will look -

Available API Functions

1. For Backlinks - Get backlink details for the URL

Get backlinks and related info from the URL
Reference Input column: Website URL 
Output: Rich backlink details

2. For Metrics - Get SEO metrics for the URL

Reference Input column: Website URL
Output: Rich SEO metrics (backlinks, referring pages, no-follow links etc.)

3. For Position - Get Position details for the URL

Get estimation of number of keywords, traffic and cost of url

Reference Input column: Website URL
Output: Bring estimation of number of keywords, traffic and cost of the target URL.

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