Want to contribute to the SEMrush blog?
We are looking for experts in all niches of digital marketing and what we want are articles that are helpful to our community. Getting approved is not easy.
Here are 10 Basic Guidelines for Approval
that hasn't been published elsewhere.
how-to information our readers can learn from.
Avoid the basics
people already know. Avoid general theorizing on abstract subjects and basic, obvious tips. Our audience is not new to the digital marketing field.
Link to credible resources
If you want to ensure the reader understands the basics please link to credible resources.
Don't appear overly self-promotional
That makes you appear less authoritative and hurts our blog.
Use relevant & timely research data
and credible sources.
Should meet a need
and offer a valid solution(s).
the writer must "know" their subject and it should be obvious in the writing. Authors need to be able to debate well in comments should the need arise.
Focus on being technically accurate
the SEO community is not forgiving when it comes to inaccuracies.
Don't make claims
that can't be backed up; focus on facts, and not opinions.
What happens when I submit my post?
When a post is submitted it is added to the queue. Editors put articles under review and move through them one-by-one. Authors will be notified if changes need to be made, if articles are approved, and if they are not a fit for our blog.
The initial evaluation usually takes two business days, the editing process may take up to two weeks, and due to the great number of posts submitted your article will most likely be published in 2-4 weeks; we appreciate your patience.
We believe a great blog post should not only be educational, but also visually appealing. We have developed easy-to-follow guidelines to help you design your post.
Do you have an idea for a blog post?
If you have any questions you can reach out to our team at