Episode 81

Published on:

24th Aug 2020

The One Where We Put SEO Tools Ahrefs And SEMrush Head To Head

There are many ongoing debates in the SEO world. That's one of the reasons why this is industry is so interesting. One big debate that SEO professionals often discuss is out of Ahrefs and SEMrush, which SEO tool is better?

When Sarah was tasked at LikeMind Media to find out whether Ahrefs or SEMrush would be better for their needs, there was a lightbulb moment. Yes, this week, Sarah and Hannah debate which tool is better.

Sarah has a weeks trial with both tools, and Hannah quizzes her to see which comes out on top.

They also share what they found out about the tools when they asked the SEO community on Twitter, used the audience intelligence platform SparkToro and researched what people said on the platform Trustpilot. 

The hosts debate how you pronounce the tools, and Sarah calls out people for pronouncing SEO SAS wrong... jokingly of course!

Aside from discussing SEO tools, they also talk about what their spirit animals are, how Hannah is obsessed with sheep and there is of course a feature involving unlikely partnerships.





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About the Podcast

The SEO SAS Podcast
Your go to SEO podcast
Whether you think SEO is important or not, you will after this.

SEO SAS (special answering service) is a podcast that delves into individual SEO issues each week.

Hosts Sarah McDowell and Hannah Bryce are two feisty females who love everything SEO. Each week they answer FAQs and provide real-life examples of SEO quandaries alongside handy tips and solutions, in a way that’s easily accessible to everyone.

From SEO novices and dabbling marketing managers, to SEO experts who enjoy listening to passionate debates about the best ways to do SEO, listeners will learn something and laugh... a lot!

About your hosts

Sarah McDowell

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I've been in Digital Marketing and Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) for around 10 years, currently working as the SEO Manager at Captivate (part of Global), the world's only growth-orientated podcast host. I am a self-confessed SEO nerd (I find the industry fascinated and love learning how search engines like Google work) and a bit of a podcast addict (with this being the fourth podcast I have hosted). I am also a speaker and trainer. I hope you enjoy this podcast!

Hannah Bryce

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Seriously Excited about Optimisations (is this not my online dating profile?). I love everything SEO, especially a good SEO analogy. SEO Manager by day, at the weekends, when I’m not with Sarah in our podcasting and SEO bubble, you’ll probably find me (literally) with my head in the clouds, up a mountain - with my husband Dom (who hopefully ignores the bit about a dating profile). Cat mum, vegan baker and aspiring photographer in what’s left of my spare time ✌🏻