This is the final blog post in my five-part series of SEO. I’ve already laid out the importance of SEO and how you can act as your own SEO consultant. Now, I’m going show you how I do it.

Why can’t I just use Google keyword finder? It’s free. That’s what I asked when I first found out about SEMRush.

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Then, I learned about everything SEMRush offered… and it doesn’t even compare. 

When it comes to keyword research, Google keyword finder gives you results for Google ads, not what people are searching. SEMRush tells you not only what people are searching, but how many people are searching for it, and how many results there are for that keyword or keyword phrase.

SEMRush keyword tool

Most of my time on SEMRush is searching for the best keyword or keyword phrase to use in a blog post. To see how I do that, watch this video.

From time to time I’ll see how my already selected keywords are doing. SEMRush makes it easy to see how people are finding your site and certain pages in a search.

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I can also see what keywords my competition is ranking for. Some businesses use this information to try to “take” those keywords from their competitor.

If you want to know where your backlinks are, you can find that out here, in addition to creating reports and graphs to see and understand everything a little better. If you manage a blog on a client’s website, this is a GREAT tool.

Oh yeah, then there’s that thing it does that audits your entire website and tells you what’s not working and how to fix it. That’s kind of important, right?

SEMRush pricing

Like most online services, there are different levels of pricing. SEMRush is no different. When I started, I tried the free version, but it didn’t offer enough. I wanted more, so I paid $70 a month. Because I’m a sucker for a deal, I ended up paying for a full year with a discount. 

SEMRush pricing goes all the way up to $400 per month.

Yes, it can be pricey, but if you operate your business online and want to be found organically, it’s worth it. Click here to give SEMRush a try!