Supporting data-driven optimisation with tangible results
July 28, 2021

Supporting data-driven optimisation with tangible results

Sacha Crowther | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Semrush

I use Semrush every day and it's invaluable in informing and supporting our search engine optimisation for clients.
Working in the Digital Marketing team at a busy and diverse agency, we always aim to work smart and find efficiencies - Semrush tools allow us to access and analyse data almost instantly. We use the tools to track technical SEO improvements, to underpin our content recommendations, and even as a sales tool - to provide at-a-glance summaries of the value we could add to a site.

SEO can be a bit of a mysterious art form rather than a science, but data from Semrush helps to inform all of our decisions objectively, ensuring that the changes we make actually make a valuable difference.

The Semrush SEO Writing Assistant - which acts as an add-on to Google Docs - is particularly useful as it translates competitive keyword insights into actionable advice in real time. Plus, it provides a scoring system which goes down really well with clients.
  • Semrush Writing Assistant helps to assess and quantify content optimisation and is unlike any other tool I have used.
  • The Keyword Gap Analysis tool is really useful for competitor research and to inform content calendars with ideas that will make a real competitive difference.
  • The Backlink Audit/Analytics tool makes it easy to see, at a glance, whether there are any toxic links to disavow.
  • The Content Topic Recommendations function is a bit hit and miss, as it can pull in unrelated keywords and FAQs.
  • There is sometimes a slight discrepancy between the stats provided by the 'quick summary' Backlink Analytics tool and the more in-depth Backlink Audit - so it's worth checking both before you quote any numbers as gospel.
  • Semrush SEO Writing Assistant
  • Keyword Magic tool
  • Backlink Audit
  • Site Audit tool
  • Using Semrush on behalf of our clients, we have seen some impressive growth in organic visibility, traffic, conversion and revenue, across multiple industries.
  • The site checks available with Semrush have helped us to pitch and sell our services, securing new clients.
I have some experience using Ahrefs and Moz, but I find the interface to be more user-friendly in Semrush.
This is particularly useful when we show clients the tool or take screenshots directly from Semrush for client-facing documents.

Once again, the Google Docs add-on for the SEO Writing Assistant is what really makes Semrush stand out over and above other tools for me.

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I would definitely recommend Semrush as I would find it difficult to do my job without it!

It's very well-suited to content creation and optimisation, providing the keyword insights required to make sure that your content answers the right questions. The Semrush writing assistant also supports newcomers to the industry by instilling copywriting best practice into its recommendations - such as flagging 'hard to read' sentences and calculating a difficulty rating.

Semrush Feature Ratings

Keyword analysis
Backlink management
SERP ranking tracking
Page grader
Competitive analysis
Site audit / diagnostics
Site recommendations
Task management
Not Rated
Local SEO
Not Rated
Social SEO
Not Rated
Mobile SEO
Not Rated
Global SEO
Not Rated
Multi-domain support
Not Rated
Integration with web analytics tools
Not Rated