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Semrush On page SEO Checker Review: What’s in the details?

Welcome to my Semrush On Page SEO checker Review. Amazingly Semrush has so many awesome features for your website or websites management. I had to split this review and tutorial up into several segments. Enjoy!

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So this is my real time Semrush On page SEO Checker Review. BEFORE I edit my website page of the errors that Semrush told me I had. With the recommendations that they gave me as a possible way of fixing my website SEO problems.

So you can see how this SEO improving software practically helps us Internet Marketers in our everyday task.

Note: Personally and professionally as a Veteran Mid-level to expert SEO I planned to go back and add more content to this post. Some main errors that Semrush is telling me about would’ve been reduced or totally fixed. My page would’ve ranked better.


The reason why I recommend Semrush and use Semrush is because

  • As a human being you simply miss stuff
  • Semrush by alerting me of my errors they catch my mistakes
  • Semrush is teaching me how to do better Onsite and On page SEO
  • Computer Software works more like Search Engines like Google than humans do
  • One Day your site will be so big that you will not be able to do it yourself
  • Semrush is worth the every penny

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Semrush On page SEO Checker Review:

What’s in the details?

So let’s say that you just wrote an article about Deer hunting. Even though it’s Wabbit hunting season. 🙂 . Inside joke for Bugs Bunny fans. But I digress. Back to the serious topic of your article on Deer hunting. Chuckles!!! So you write your article on Deer hunting and you feel pretty good about it.

Once you start writing content on your website you kind of start writing on auto pilot. You do your keyword research, you add your keyword in your Post title, you add your keywords in your body, you add your keywords in your meta descriptions. You purpose to write at least 900 words for each post.

Write Great content

No Keyword Stuffing

Internal Links

External Links



Meta Tags

You were Unique

You were Authentic

Cat Videos: Who doesn’t like Cat videos? 

Have Fun! My suggestion

Knowing your SEO mistakes is better

Than not Knowing

I would say without thinking these are the things that most mid level to veteran SEO ‘s know by heart to do. So you get in such a routine that sometimes we get sloppy and forget the rules. Sometimes we get information overload. Sometimes we make mistakes and sometimes we just don ‘t know better.

Search Engine Optimization is such a fluid, changing and difficult task. It helps to have some awesome software attached to your website to help you understand how to steer it up the Authority and Site Rankings. Semrush is that awesome software that helps us site by site and page by page.

Because we know as much as we just want to write great content about deer hunting :). We also need to have the proper SEO discipline to beat the competition. The question is do we want to just be at the party? Or do we want to take home the prize!

Two ladies wear the same dress into a party. One has a nice broach and a nice hat and the other doesn’t. There are judges at the party with a $300 reward for the best outfit. They happened to like Broaches and Hats. They are going to pick the lady who wore the Broach and the Hat over the lady with the same dress without a broach and a hat.

The lady without the broach and the hat did not know that she made a mistake. The lady with the broach and the hat either new she had to bring those items, she knew that the judges like broaches and hats because of some pre party coaching, or she brought it by accident.

Which lady do you want to be? The one who knew or the one who was coached beforehand. Doing things by instinct is great! But not in a subjective world where Google and the other Search Engines deem what is worthy and what is not worthy. That is where Semrush and other good SEO software comes in at.

You need to have that edge in the world of online business.

So your content is an 8 out of 10. So is the other guys or gals. But you are using Semrush to trim the fat off of your website and web pages and to add better content.

While the other guy is posting and forgetting. Wondering why he is not getting page rank.

In such a competitive world of website search engine optimization Semrush has found it ‘s place.

How Does Semrush On Page SEO checker Work?

STEP 1 Pick your Project

This is how Semrush ‘s On Page SEO checker works. Note that some of these steps will be covered in some other of my Semrush reviews and tutorials.

First you will need to Create a Project for your Website in the Dashboard on your Homepage.

Once you create the project the software will gather all the information that is pertinent to your website SEO and rankings.

Kind of like submitting a blood sample to your Dr as a part of a physical. Once your site is crawled the SEO tool will send you an email telling you your site audit is ready.

Then you can pull of your Project.

Here is a picture of my Project here on my Dashboard Home Page Here.

Semrush On page SEO checker Review

My Years of Hard Work is Paying Off!

Note : I am improving in my skill as an SEO. ” New 2017 ” and ” SHU” are my legacy projects that began when I was not as skilled in content writing and SEO. Not to mention I did not have the focus on my business. Life just got in the way. But I overcame and now I am in what I call the Go Get It phases of my success journey.

Notice that my first two legacy sites which have much more content on it than MAG Time the website I am showing you the results from now also have an uptick in their Site Audit Trend! Some of these trends are due to Semrush.

For instance in the “New 2017” project. I had a lot of broken external links on my website. I had about 37 of them spread across many posts. I have about 80 post on that website maybe more. Semrush showed me exactly where to find those broken links and I got most of them out!

I will be back to get the rest!!!

Furthermore MAG time the website I started in March 2018 teaching how to make money online is at 89% already. It was built strong, built right, and giving more focus. Although not the focus I wanted because life kept getting in the way… But we overcome!!!

These are insights that you cannot always get from yourself. It ‘s nice to have some Nerd friends to create some software to help us get a picture of how we are doing. So we can compare and contrast. Fix whatever problems we have.

STEP 2 in improving your On Page SEO

Ok here is where the information comes crashing down like an Avalanche . I do not want you to get information overload so I will only give you a little bit of what I can see in my Semrush website audit. But of course we want more information than less. So you will love this feature.

Step 2 is the Site Audit Overview Screen. Oooohh. Ha ha!

Exhibit A in your better website rankings! Forgive me I have a comedic mind.

Semrush On page SEO review

Here you will get and overview of both the things that you are doing well and the things that you are doing bad. But mostly the things that you are doing bad. 🙂 .

You will get a graph picture of your progress over the last 7 site audits. I just hooked up MAG to the Site Audit so you are seeing limited bar graph movement on it.

Overview is the Major heading with 5 powerful subheadings for a deep dive on your website seo health.

  1. Issues
  2. Crawled Pages
  3. Statistics
  4. Compare Crawls
  5. Progress

Personally I find the Issues and Statistics Site Audit pages the most interesting. But I learn and apply things on all of them. Of course the Crawled Pages Site Audit section is also very important. Because if Search Engines cannot crawl your website or there are problems with the crawl. This will hurt your site ranking.

Super Awesome features!!!

Next let’s look at Errors, Warnings, and Notices. Looking at your Site Audit use of Red for your on site mistakes you may think your 4th grade teacher Mrs. Vonderklump just signed on to the Semrush team just to mess with you. But chances are no. This is the SEO tools way of getting all the important stuff out in front of you and saying pay attention to this.

Shouts out to Mrs. Vonderklump by the way. She meant well. 🙂

If you hover over the “I” in the circle next to Errors, Warnings, and Notices.

Semrush Seo tool

You will see an explanation of each section. You will see these Information Bubbles all over the site. Which is awesome. I read them once, twice, and over again all the time.

Last Step for your On Page SEO Checking Tool

Again this is only one path of many that you can take with the Semrush SEO program. Try it yourself for free to have fun!!! We have gotten to the On Page Seo Checking tool. WOW!!! This particular web page is pretty well done. So I do not have that many issues. Some of them I knew about and some of them I did not.

The same will be for you. Some things you learn will be new to you and some things will be like what? I had no idea. Which is great!!! You learned something and your site is better for it.

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Here we see the good, the bad and the ugly on this particular page on my website. If you hit the About button on the right-hand side you will get a detailed explanation of what the information on the Left and the middle is trying to tell you and why it is important.

You see I missed a few things here and there that might move me up a few pages in the search engines. But even greater these things make me a better Content writer and Internet marketer.

In closing Semrush helps us with the site wide and the page by page optimization of all of our website or websites. So that we and our clients can shoot up the page rankings to profitability!!!!

I hope you learned something and enjoyed my review. More great things to come to help you be the best you can be!

Please tell me what you think. Share your experience with Semrush and other SEO tools. Thanks!

17 thoughts on “Semrush On page SEO Checker Review: What’s in the details?”

  1. Semrush is talked about a lot, but no review has ever made me want to check it out before. I like what you say once the site grows it gets hard to catch the errors. I am actually going over there right now to check out my site health. 

    The more tools we have at our disposal the better right? Semrush seems like exactly what I need right now. As I am just starting out, to get handle on things this early in the game is only going to benefit me. Thanks for the right direction.

    • Hi Jag! Many blessings on your fun ride as an internet marketer! Yes I tell you Semrush is a very cool friend to have on the road to success. Especially if you plan to have clients down the road. You can use the product to find the errors on their site. 

      Give them recommendations on how boost their site rankings. Giving your client a bigger return on investment. So you get the best of both worlds. Your site will be trimmed and in shape. Your clients will love what you have done for their site. 

      Then I love the free trial! If you would like to check out the free trial. Here is a a link

      Thanks for the comment 

  2. I have never used Semrush, but after reading your review, I think that I need to use a tool like this in order to have more success on my online journey. It sounds like a very interesting tool, that allows you to know where is positioned your site and your main keywords in the big online world. It is very important also to know your competitors and which keywords they are ranking too.

    • Hi Leo that is very true! Semrush gives you enough information without information overload. You can decide what to focus on and what to come back and focus on later. It even give you a Color code for things that are serious and need to be done with high priority. 

      And other things that might not be such a rush to fix or address. 

      As for your competitors. If they have a web page that ranks better than you for the same keyword. They tell you what they did in comparison to you to get such a high rank in their opinion. Using the main SEO page rank criteria. 

      I was like wow too cool! I love the suggestions. But I don’t use them all. It is up to you what you use and what you say I will stand pat for whatever reason. But in the whole process Semrush is teaching me to be a better SEO 

  3. This was a very interesting article!  I’ve been seeing ads for Semrush for a while now, and was curious, but never took the time to stop and research it.  You’ve given me some very important reasons why I probably want to get Semrush.  You’re right when you say we get busy and just forget things we already knew.  The idea of having a program that can check out my site and tell me exactly what I need to do to fix problems and improve good articles sounds like a dream come true.  Thanks for including the link for the free trial.

    • Hello Miss Nancy! I tell you yes Semrush has come in handy big time. I can not believe I have had it for this long and not used it like I should. But when I started using the features on a consistent bases and understanding everything it offered. 

      My website Organic searches and google webmaster numbers went up!!! I am having a lot of fun. My suggestion. Give it a try. Use it!!! 🙂 . It will benefit many people. 

  4. It’s like a really great tool for me! I am trying to run a blog with some affiliate marketing in it and while my traffic is growing super slowly, I have been wondering why it is not growing faster. Perhaps I have some SEO errors and issues going on. I’m definitely going to give this SEO checker a try and see if it helps me out! Thanks for bringing it to my attention and for the overview of its capabilities! I will let you know if it helps me out 🙂

    • Hi Lynne! I tell you you have hit it on the head. As affiliate marketers we have a tough road to tread at times. We work so hard and we are wondering why we are not getting the rankings. It is not that we did not work hard or that we are not very good at what we do.

      But SEO has a technical side to it. But also it is always changing. So a SEO checker like Semrush keeps us up on what we might be missing or just do not know. 

      In a small brick and mortar business we might get an accountant. Because we just don ‘t want to get in the weeds in some parts. But in other parts we do not have the expertise. 

      Semrush is just that professional friend. It helps us do the things that we do not have the time to do. Or the things that we just do not have the expertise to do. 

      I love it! I started with a the free trial back in 2017. I am very pleased. 

  5. An absolutely great article.  Without good SEO you are just wasting your time if you are looking to get found by others.  I have seen Semrush but have never used it.  

    I also see Google has just come out with a brand new tool for checking SEO.  Its tools like this that we need to take serious if we want to have a serious online presence.

    I am going to now take a closer look at Semrush and likely make it a part of my everyday routine.

    Thank you.

    • Hi Dale very true. I tell you there are many bloggers with very good things to say and share online. But there is a race to the top page of Google and other Search Engines to be seen. So our websites and webpages need to be in Ship Shop Shape! An old military saying :). 

      Semrush helps in this process. 

      I have heard about the Google tool. Very interesting. I am going to look into it. It will be interesting to see how this tool compares to Semrush. 

      Competition makes things better. So this will surely make Semrush even better. I assume that Google is going to offer it for free. Meaning that it will be limited in it ‘s scope. 

      But since this tool is coming from Google it is great to get it from the horse’s mouth. So this will all be interesting! 

  6. Semrush seems like just the program I need right now. I write my content carefully and think I’m following a good template but something is still wrong.   I’m sure I just rush sometimes to get an article finished and published   I made the mistake of starting a second site while I am still struggling with ranking for the first one.

    I took a sneak peek at Semrush and I am encouraged.  How wonderful it will be to, in essence, have like a personal pro coach look at my work and tell me why I am being outranked.

    Thanks for the post I appreciate the information.

    V. Pearl

    • Hello V! You got it. Your phrasing of having a Personal Pro Coach is spot on. In the end what we do as Content writers are what is really important. But sometimes the best content is not seen because of other factors that hurt our SEO. 

      If these things mount up. Then our site will be hampered. 

      I as well have made the mistake of starting a website. Being impatient and going on to the next one. Focus is a very important thing that we need in our profession. I made your mistake in essence about 25 times. I have about that many websites 🙂 .

      But I love what I am doing. I have high ranking websites. But I am not making the money that my skill and hard work has put into it. So this Marketing Gems site is my Proof my concept site. 

      Meaning that I am focusing on this site that I started in March of this year. Putting a lot of love into this one. 

      But I have failed at that in a way. Because my other sites are so close to profitability. So I really need Semrush 🙂 . 

      So I can focus on more than one website at a time as I put more time into all of my major sites. 

      Anyways this is a very fun ride!!! 

      Here is to our profits!!! 

  7. Thank you for the Semrush On page SEO Checker Review. As our site grows with hundreds of posts, we need to have reliable SEO tools to help us to audit and enhance our On-site and On Page SEO to stay on top of the game.  

    Semrush is definitely one of the best All-In-One SEO tools in the market and you have explained in great detail how the On Page SEO checker works to increase our page ranking and to avoid any mistakes in our SEO efforts.

    If budget allowed, l will use Semrush as my SEO auditor in near future.

    • Hello sir you are so correct. We indeed need to be on top of our growing website. It can be a task when you have written so many post to come in and fix the errors. So if you get Semrush at the front end of your website it helps. But if you get it at the back end that is good too! 

      Because you can go through and improve your site rankings with about a good 7-10 days of working on the Semrush suggestions. I have seen this happen. 

      Yes Semrush is not cheap. I believe the entry level program is $50. Which is not bad if you only have one site. It is worth is in my opinion. But if you have more than one that you would like to monitor and improve like me. I have the $99 package. 

      I see it as an investment! 

      The free trial really helps you access whether or not it is going to be a good idea for a person to invest in. In my opinion. 

  8. Your article on Semrush is really awesome Cedric. I never knew that I can increase traffic to my website in so many ways. I was already looking for tools to increase my Google ranking and had already shortlisted a few products. But after going through this article of yours I am forced to reconsider my decision. Thanks again for such detailed write up on semrush.


    • Hello GeeEss! Thank you it was a lot of fun doing this article. I have a lot more to come on Semrush. There are a lot of great tools out there. It is very wise to look around. Semrush is among the best! My top recommendation at this time. 

  9. Hey there! I really like the comparison of Semrush being the icing! Cool! If you want to learn how to bake the cake go to Wealthy Affiliate!

    I have been hearing about Semrush for a while. But I probably was too new to building my site and working with affiliate marketing that I hadn’t realized or even digested what it could do for me. Recently, somebody recommended it to me again and with great interest I have eaten up your post! A year has passed since I began this journey, and I have started to mature concerning my understandings of this business, and I greatly appreciate all I have discovered in your post! I must say thank you for this excellent review. I have also noted you have a lot of information on this subject. So I think I’ll stay here quite a while soaking all the information I can get. I’m really impressed with the results Semrush presents after it audits a project! Man, I need this program! I’m glad I found your site! I’m heading over to your next post on Semrush.


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