With the Semrush integration, you can analyze any keyword in detail using keyword research and SERP analysis tools. The keyword results include volume, difficulty, top URLs, page authority score, referring domains, and backlinks, among other things. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
So, without further ado, let’s see how you can start with the Semrush integration.
How to use Semrush Integration?
Follow the steps below to connect your Semrush account and use it with LongShot to generate search-optimized content ranks.
Step 1: Authentication
On the LongShot dashboard, you can see the Semrush integration button on the left panel. Clicking on this button opens a new window asking you to either login or create an account.
So, if you already have an account, you can log in or create a new one on Semrush (free or paid).
After logging in, you are prompted with authentication to connect your Semrush account to LongShot. You are required to approve this notification to access the integration. We’re using a Semrush Guru plan for this use case. You can purchase a paid plan or create a free account.
Step 2: Keyword Explorer
On successful authentication, you are redirected to the Keyword Explorer dashboard. This is where the magic happens. As you can see, you can access the Keyword Research and the SERP Analysis tools over here. You must input your primary keyword and select the country before hitting the search button. There is also a keyword list to save the chosen keywords for a primary keyword, which you can use in the LongShot editor.
Now, let's explore these tools individually.
Step 3: Exploring Keyword Research
In the Keyword Research section, you can input your primary keyword and select the country for your research. For this example, we chose SaaS marketing as our primary keyword (for the US).
You can access the volume, keyword difficulty, intent, CPC, competitive density, and results. Apart from the Related keywords, you can also access the above data for the Broad Match keywords and Questions.
You can select the relevant keywords you want to include in your blog and add them to the list. All the keywords from your Related, Broad Match, and Questions fields are added to the list.
When you return to the dashboard, you can see your latest addition in your keyword list, as shown below.
Step 4: Exploring SERP Analysis
The process is similar to Keyword Research; input the primary keyword and select the country. We’ll use the same keyword (SaaS marketing) and country (US) for this case.
You get the top 20 SERP results for your primary keyword. You can access these URLs, learn their page authority score, referring domains, backlinks, etc. You can click on one of your competitor’s URLs to visit the page, or you can learn more about their backlink data by clicking on their number of backlinks.
Let's see the backlink data for the first SERP.
After you click on the Backlink number, 61, in this case, you're redirected to the page below.
You can access that webpage's backlinks (active, inactive, or lost). You can also filter backlinks based on if they are do-follow or no-follow. This data will allow you to learn more about your competitor's off-page SEO strategies.
Step 5: Generate Search-Optimized Content
After you conclude your keyword research, you can begin generating content using AI. You can find the keyword list you generated from the earlier steps on the right-hand panel of the LongShot editor, as shown below.
Click on your keyword list to reveal all the keywords inside that list, as shown below. You can easily generate search-optimized content using these keywords.
LongShot offers a ton of relevant features to help you generate high-quality content. So, now you’re in more reach than ever to generate your perfect content piece that ranks on the SERP.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Who can access the Semrush Integration?
2. Can I connect my existing Semrush account (paid) to LongShot?
Yes! Please note that the data limits of your Semrush subscription still apply when using the integration. You can visit the Semrush pricing page to learn more about their data limits and plans.
3. Can I use the Integration if I don't have an active Semrush subscription?
If you don't have a paid Semrsuh subscription, you can still use it on LongShot for Keyword Research and SERP Analysis.
Semrush's free account allows you to run ten daily credits on LongShot with restrictions on some features. Let’s see what you can and cannot access for Semrush’s free account. Can access: With the free Semrush account, you can research 50 keywords per day for broad match keywords. When you research a keyword, you get at least 10 results for that keyword. You can generate up to 50 results for the same keyword. But if you decide to divide them up, you can generate 10 results each for 5 different keywords or maybe a combination of 20-20-10 or 30-20, based on your preference. This way, you can generate a keyword list for at least 5 different keywords per day.
Cannot access: With the free Semrush account, you cannot access the complete SERP analysis section. In addition, some aspects of the keyword research section (Related and Questions) aren’t available too. For full access, please switch to any Semrush paid plan.
4. I'm a Semrush customer, but I don't have a LongShot subscription. How can I use the integration?
5. What can LongShot offer me as a Semrush customer?
LongShot is an AI-powered long-form writing assistant for generating high-quality content that ranks. With plenty of relevant features for blog generation and access to top-notch integrations, LongShot is one of the most comprehensive blog AI writers.
With the primary purpose of helping its clients generate leads, LongShot complements Semrush's mission of improving website performance, ranking, and competition. And all that is possible through quality content, which LongShot is more than capable of generating.
So, these two extraordinary tools naturally compliment each other.
6. What's the added value of the LongShot and Semrush integration?
For Semrush users, you can easily generate high-quality content that ranks on the search engine. You have your data; now, you can generate content on the go and save a ton of time. Oh, and no more writer's block.
For LongShot users, you get access to a platform that you know will deliver quality keywords based on your research. Also, you can manage these keywords through a list that you can access while generating content on the LongShot editor.
Also, you'll no longer need to visit the Semrush dashboard to discover relevant keywords or other SERP analysis results. You can do it straight from your LongShot dashboard.
7. Where do we go from here?
This partnership between LongShot and Semrush is just getting started. So, stay tuned! 😎
8. Can I get support on the LongShot and Semrush integration?
Yes, of course! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, and we'll get you sorted.