Ahrefs is a comprehensive SEO tool that you can use for keyword research, backlink analysis, competitor analysis, keyword rank tracking, and as an SEO audit tool.
Apipheny is an API connector for Google Sheets. You can use Apipheny to connect your Google Sheets to unlimited API data sources, make unlimited API requests, and more. There is a 30 day free trial included.
1.) Install Apipheny by opening the following link on desktop and then clicking the Install button in the Google Marketplace: https://apipheny.io/install
2.) After you’ve installed Apipheny, open a Google Sheet and then click on the Extensions dropdown in the menu at the top.
In the dropdown list you should see Apipheny. Click Apipheny then click Import API to open the Apipheny sidebar in your Google Sheet.
Tip: you can open a new Google Sheet by entering this URL in your browser:
To generate your API token, go to https://ahrefs.com/api/profile and click the Generate access token button:
Your token is now generated:
Copy your token to a safe location, because you’ll need it in the next steps.
In this section, we’ll show you how to browse the Ahrefs API documentation to find an API endpoint URL that retrieves the information you need from your Ahrefs account.
If you already know your URL/endpoint and parameters, or you want to use the same example URL as us, just skip to Step 4.
To choose an endpoint, first open the Ahrefs API documentation page: https://ahrefs.com/api/documentation
On that page, you’ll see that the menu on the left contains a list of endpoints for the Ahrefs API:
An example endpoint is the refdomains endpoint, that returns the referring domains that contain backlinks to the target:
The documentation for this endpoint contains a short description of the endpoint’s purpose, a table describing the accepted parameters, and a number of request examples:
All API calls to Ahrefs should be made to the https://apiv2.ahrefs.com base domain.
Ahrefs API root/base URL:
Now go back to your Google Sheet and make sure that the Apipheny add-on is open, with the “Import” tab open.
In the Import Tab, enter these details into the add-on:
API URL: In Step 3, we explained how you can find the Ahrefs API endpoint that you need. Now copy the complete URL into the Apipheny add-on, where it says API URL Path (JSON / CSV), followed by any GET parameters required for your query.
For this example, we are using the ahrefs_rank endpoint that returns the URLs and their rankings. The URL for this API endpoint is:
If you use this same endpoint URL, just keep in mind that your_access_token should be replaced with the value you generated in Step 2.
Finally, click the Run button at the bottom of the Apipheny add-on and then wait for the Ahrefs API data to be imported into your Google Sheet:
After making a successful request to the Ahrefs API, try querying a different endpoint, or try using one of the more advanced features in the Apipheny add-on.
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