My review of SEMRush is one such long overdue post. SEMRush contacted me several months ago because I am an avid user of the service and asked me if I would write a review. Since I love the product I enthusiastically said I’d do it. They even offered to comp the service for me (I guess that counts as disclosure right?). But as I tried to put together the definitive review of SEMRush while trying not to spill coffee on my computer during a trans-oceanic flight I found that I could never quite get there – besides “Thor” was always on on-demand. Then “The Hangover II” came on and I decided to channel my inner-Steve Jobs and ship like a real artist.
It was then that I read SEOBook’s review of SEMRush and decided that this SEMRush Review was just a “hobby” and perhaps I should leave the reviewing to the pros. So go read Aaron’s review. It’s great and there’s even a free SEMRush Promo Code. (I even ripped off the image on this post from them).
In the meantime here’s why I find SEMRush valuable:
- You can see a lot of keywords that a specific site ranks for. It’s hit or miss for small sites but works well for bigger ones
- You can see a lot of keywords that a specific site buys Adwords for.
- You can see sites that target similar keywords
- There’s a lot more features and they keep adding more all of the time
For you SEO consultants out there, perhaps my favorite use of SEMRush is when a prospect calls. I pull up SEMRush, type their domain in and in seconds I can blow their mind by saying things like “how much traffic are you getting for “Michele Bachmann sucking on fried butter on a stick”? or why are you buying ppc traffic for “Chuck Norris Birthday Cake”?
Anyways SEMRush is awesome. Go check it out. And don’t forget to tell them that Andrew’s lame review sent you.