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Semrush - Is the pro version worth it?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by rmoses123, Nov 17, 2016.

  1. rmoses123

    rmoses123 Junior Member

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    Hi,

    I've been going almost every day to my sites information on semrush,
    for those of you who don't know what I mean: https://www.semrush.com/info/facebook.com

    I wanted to know what is so different in the pro version?
    Will I get anymore details I don't see in the free version?

    I mean except for the obvious more keywords shown for each domain I look for.

    Why would I want to upgrade?
     
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    Disloyal Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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  3. nickky

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    Depends on how do you use that info and how valuable it is for you.
    If you're just checking your websites positions, you can enjoy free version
    for in depth analysis I'd recommend using pro, it's actually a great tool
     
  4. LonghairedPaul

    LonghairedPaul Newbie

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    I have worked with semrush since 6 months and my opinion is - "It depends". Type of account is "PRO" but during starting next month it will be "GURU".
    This tool have a lot of features which are usable if you have larger websites, especially e-commerce, but I feel for smaller sites (ex. Web 2.0 or small PBN) it usabillity is smaller. Why? Because you have to see "number of projects" - 5 it's not much.
    In my opinion it's good to mix this tool with maybe serplab and use Semrush for sites which you want to monetize and second tool for PBN / other websites.
    And one, very important thing - Semrush works well with german / english keywords but other languages... not so well.
    The best features in this tool for me are:
    - "keywords" section
    - "site audit" (a lot of good on-site stuff here)
    - "brand monitoring"
    - "SEO Ideas".
    BUT - and think it very strong - backlinks audit completly sucks (if you compare it with Majestic). One thing - if you don't work for a client "report generator" is useless (but other hand - if you do - it is cool).
    So - if you are from wester europe / US - buy it. If not - I think it is too expensive...
    PS Guys - I'm not an english native so.... sorry about mistakes ;)
     
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  5. rmoses123

    rmoses123 Junior Member

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    Can you tell me more about these two?

    What can you see in site audit for example that you can't see with screaming frog?

    And "SEO Ideas"? what is that? what kind of ideas?
    Got any examples bro?
     
  6. mondovo

    mondovo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    SEMRUSH is really good if you have regular use cases and a few big sites that you work with regularly. Their data is unmatched.

    If you don't have regular uses then you could look at alternatives like Mondovo that are pay as you go with no monthly subscription and you can run most reports that you would need for a small/medium website.
     
  7. LonghairedPaul

    LonghairedPaul Newbie

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    Site audit examples:

    0 internal links contain nofollow attributes Why and how to fix it
    0 images don't have alt attributes Why and how to fix i
    0 pages have low text-HTML ratio Why and how to fix it
    0 pages have too much text within the title tags Why and how to fix i
    0 pages have underscores in the URL Why and how to fix it
    0 pages don't have meta descriptions Why and how to fix it
    0 pages have duplicate H1 and title tags Why and how to fix it
    0 pages don't have enough text within the title tags Why and how to fix it
    0 pages have slow load speed Why and how to fix it
    0 pages don't have an h1 heading Why and how to fix it
    0 pages have temporary redirects Why and how to fix it
    0 page has more than one h1-heading Why and how to fix it
    0 pages have too many on-page links Learn more
    0 pages have too many parameters in their URLs Learn more
    0 pages have no hreflang and lang attributes Learn mo
    0 pages don't have doctype declared Learn more
    0 pages have a low word count Learn more
    0 pages use Flash Learn more
    0 pages contain frames Learn more
    Sitemap.xml not indicated in robots.txt Learn more
    Sitemap.xml not found Learn more
    Homepage does not use HTTPS encryption
    0 pages don't have character encoding declared Learn more


    SEO ideas examples:
    Content
    • <body> tag contains target keywords
    • <title> tag contains target keywords.
    • <meta> tag contains target keywords
    • <h1> tag contains target keywords.
    • No keyword stuffing in <body> tag.
    • About
      No keyword stuffing in <title> tag.
    • No keyword stuffing in <meta> tag.
    • No keyword stuffing in <h1> tag.
    • Page content is long enough.
    • Video content: no optimization required.
    • Text content is easy to read.
    Semantic Ideas
    Based on your top 10-ranking rivals' data

    • Why should I do this?
      Difficulty:
      Enrich your page content. Compared to your rivals, some related words are not present in your page's content.
      Try to enrich your page's content with the following semantically related words:
    Backlinks
    Based on your top 10-ranking rivals' data
    Why should I do this?
    Difficulty:
    Earn links from more sources. Try to acquire backlinks from the following domains:

    And many, many like this...
     
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    skuregyadwds Newbie

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    I would say it's a bit pricey, but the keyword tool is quite awesome.
     
  9. T2tkid

    T2tkid Elite Member

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    I don't use it too often, but anytime I want to do some research. I always go to fiverr to grab some -group buy- It only cost $5 for 30 days.
     
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    Aty Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    If you can afford it and it is very useful to you then it's well worth it.

    I would buy it, but I find it too expensive and I don't need it that much.
     
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    jon_xx_x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Usually the free gives me enough information I need. I have pro and don't really use any of the features.
     
  12. MikeyMikey13

    MikeyMikey13 Supreme Member

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    You can still sign up with fake details, number, name, email (don't need to confirm), password and they give you it free.

    You can do it daily takes ten seconds.

    I've been doing it for like 3 months.
     
  13. mbreezy

    mbreezy Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    SEMrush is definitely better than it has ever been before. My team really likes the keyword tool. Rankings are slightly accurate. Good for analyzing competitors too. If you have the extra money, give it a try.
     
  14. rmoses123

    rmoses123 Junior Member

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    Thanks for all the info guys, @LonghairedPaul - thanks a lot of the specific info

    I guess I don't really need it for now but whenever things become more serious for my websites then maybe I'll give it a go.

    Thanks!
     
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    Just make ten searches, type in any fake name, e-mail, password, and phone number and you'll get everything for free. I've been doing this for few months and it takes less then a minute.
     
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    ScissorBlake Newbie

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