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How Accurate is SEMRush Search Data?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by BENNY8877, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. BENNY8877

    BENNY8877 Supreme Member

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    I am getting huge differences between SEMRush and Google. One keyword in particular which Google says gets 8,100 monthly searches SEMRUsh is reporting as getting 147 monthly searches.

    Anyone have any experience with this?
     
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    BENNY8877 Supreme Member

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  3. finerpleasures

    finerpleasures Regular Member

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    SEM Rush is no good . stick to google, its the closest you can get to "accurate".

    You can use a +/- 20% when using google data.
     
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    wingman80 Regular Member

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    sem rush is not an accurate tool. actually there's no 100% tool existing.. We just need this tool to get the average and most likely the nearest possible result. Just compare the results of 5 tools and get their average result
     
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  5. ct2272

    ct2272 Registered Member

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    The only thing I have found SEM Rush useful for is to tell me potential keywords my domain is ranking for that I had no idea of. With a Rank Checker, you have to input the keywords and it runs that way. SEM Rush gives me a more overall picture. Otherwise, useless IMHO.
     
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    SEOWhizz Power Member

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    A few things may explain your skewed results:

    * Keyword match type. I think SEMRush is phrase match by default.
    * SEMrush data is updated monthly. Google data is an average.
    * SEMrush keyword stats come from Google data and other proprietary data sources.

    SEMRush can be used for Adword keyword research among other things.
     
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  7. boatdrinks

    boatdrinks Registered Member

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    I tried SEMJRush for the first time in ages today and it was way out for me too. Even for a general idea of what keywords URLs were ranking for it didn't encourage me to visit again any time soon.
    I hope those that pay the dosh for a subscription get much more accurate and timely results.
     
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    BFHoodn!nja Regular Member

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    I pay for it and for rankings I find that its pretty useless. However its really usefull to discover new keywords by pulling reports from big authority sites. They usually rank first or second pages for long tails that they don't target but just mention in a post or on the forum. Often these keywords have EMD available over 1k searches and no competition. For that its a goldmine.
     
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  9. prats2992

    prats2992 Junior Member

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    SEMRush can be unreliable sometimes, just go with google and you will be fine.

    Also, make sure to check this data in other keyword tools before choosing it

    for your SEO campaigns.