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Import Ahrefs Data to Google Sheets

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In this guide, I’ll get you started on pulling data from the awesome Ahrefs SEO tool suite into Google Sheets, using the API Connector add-on for Sheets. Targeted around backlinks, you can use the Site Explorer, Content Explorer, Keywords Explorer, Rank Tracker, and Site Audit to compare your website to competitors. All in all, it’s a pretty sweet tool and we can integrate its native API with Google Sheets!

Note: You need an account with Ahrefs to use this integration, and Ahrefs is not a free tool. However, through this integration, you can access their API without paying their additional API fee ($500+ a month, as shown here).

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Before You Begin

Click here to install the API Connector add-on from the Google Marketplace.

Part 1: Connect to the Ahrefs API

The easiest way to get started with the Ahrefs API is through API Connector’s built-in integration.

  1. Select Ahrefs from the drop-down list of applications
    ahrefs-library-application
  2. Under Authorization, click Connect to Ahrefs
    ahrefs-library-authorization
  3. You will see a modal asking you to approve the connection. Click Allow.
    ahrefs-img2
  4. You’ll then be returned to your Google Sheet, and can verify that your Ahrefs connection is now active.
    ahrefs-library-authorization-connected

Part 2: Fetch Data from Ahrefs

Now that we’re connected, let’s pull some data into Sheets.

  1. There’s only one endpoint for Ahrefs so skip straight to Request parameters. Choose the table from which you’d like to retrieve data. For this example, we’ll choose backlinks.
    ahrefs-library-parameters
  2. Fill out the other required parameters (mode and target). For this example we’ll set mode as domain and target as ahrefs.com, but you can use your own values.
    ahrefs-library-parameters-2
  3. Set a destination sheet, name your request, and click Run to see response data in your sheet.
    ahrefs-library-response
  4. Now select any other “from” table of interest and adjust parameters to get different data sets. You can pull in any of the data you see while logged into Ahrefs.

Part 3: Create a Custom API Request

Alternatively, you can run your own custom API requests instead of using API Connector’s pre-built integration. When you create a custom request, you add your complete URL into the request URL field and select Ahrefs from the OAuth menu.
ahrefs-custom

Part 4: API Documentation

Official API documentation: https://ahrefs.com/api/documentation

API request builder tool: https://ahrefs.com/api/api-request-builder

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10 thoughts on “Import Ahrefs Data to Google Sheets”

  1. Hi there

    Does this works as integration app? Ahrefs offers API and integration as 2 separate things for some reason. Even the premium plan doesnt offer direct API access however you can connect your Ahrefs account with some existing App to get the required data. Will this work with an account or do you need API?

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  2. Hi Ana,

    when im using the sidebar this works perfect! But im trying to use importAPI with this and im getting this error:
    “Request failed: Access not granted or expired. Please click Manage Connections and check OAuth2 connection status.”

    Reply
  3. You mention that I can grab Keywords in your intro. What ‘From’ do I need to set in order to grab my saved keywords data for a specific domain?

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