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Kathleen Garvin

The SEMrush Blog Reaches 1000 Posts

Kathleen Garvin
The SEMrush Blog Reaches 1000 Posts

We did it!

Thanks to you, our valued contributors and readers, the SEMrush blog has reached 1000 blog posts; a milestone nearly three years in the making.

Continue reading for some personal memories of running the blog and our 25 most popular blog posts.

I was hired to run the SEMrush blog back in September 2013.

The blog was founded in November the previous year. Updated sporadically, it was now my job to make sure it was populated with new content every day, Monday through Friday.

My predecessor left the company the same day I started. So, with a couple days' head start, I immersed myself in the world of SEO. I began cold-pitching writers and industry figures, slowly building a stable of repeat writers. I'm happy to say we've never missed a weekday (holidays included) where the blog was not updated with fresh material.

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Then (top, Oct. 2013) and now (bottom, Mar. 2015): the blog has undergone a few cosmetic changes

A year and a half later, the blog has more than tripled in sessions. Users have quadrupled.

We've featured hundreds of writers. Our team of developers, and social media and marketing professionals have played a huge part in improving the quality, design and promotion of the blog. Recent accomplishments include being named an SEO blog "you should be reading in 2015" by Inc. Magazine and unveiling a new mobile-friendly design.

Here are the top 25 most-visited blog posts over the last two years and nine months.

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The Top 25 SEMrush Blog Posts

*Note: posts date back to 2013 and may contain out-of-date information

  1. 7 Modern Marketing Frameworks Every Startup Needs to Know
  2. Google Authorship Is Gone: How Do You Establish Authority Now?
  3.  How Much Does a Keyword Cost? Check Keyword Prices before Launching AdWords Campaign
  4. SEO Checklist: 13 Quick Wins for Any Website
  5. The SEO-Friendly Way to Migrate a Website from HTTP to HTTPS for Free
  6. Curation is The New Creation: 5 Tools to Make You a Thought Leader
  7. How to Use Excel to Create a Keyword Strategy
  8.  6 Ways To Uncover Profitable Long Tail Keywords
  9. How Shifting Your Focus to Revenue Generation Will Make SEO & Social Worthwhile
  10. How to Use Google Analytics to Craft Content
  11. Are Parallax and Infinite Scrolling Hurting Your SEO?
  12.  Semantic SEO: More Answers, Less Clicks
  13. Traffic-Shaping: The Optimization Growth Hack No One’s Talking About
  14. One Killer Content Marketing Trick: Use Old Content in a New Way
  15. 25 Awesome Tools for Social Media Success
  16. So You Think You Can Write? Tips from Editors
  17. 10 Local Link Building Strategies For Small Business
  18. URL Shorteners: How They Differ and Why They Matter
  19. How to Do a Basic Local SEO Audit in 30 Minutes or Less
  20. 4 Simple Tips to Reduce Bounce Rate
  21. RDSA: A Powerful New Google AdWords Campaign
  22. Understanding Schema for Search
  23. Infographic: What Inc. 5000 Companies Spend On AdWords
  24. How Ditching Traditional Link Building Got Us More Traffic
  25. 13 Easy Ways to Build Links

A huge and heartfelt thank you goes out to all of you who have helped make the SEMrush blog possible! It's been an incredible opportunity to manage this space.

As always, feel free to leave a comment or reach out if you'd like to submit a post. There's never been a more exciting time to appear on the SEMrush blog!

Image credit: Canva & Pixabay (1) & (2)

Kathleen Garvin is an online editor and analytics wrangler for The Penny Hoarder, the largest personal finance blog. She's also a contributing writer for I Want Her Job and started a beginner-friendly digital marketing blog, The Maroon House. Kathleen is the former blog editor at SEMrush.

Comments

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Eric Van Buskirk
You rock, Garvin! What an incredible accomplishment. I was sitting within 20 feet of you for much of this time and the world needs to know you worked like Hell for this accomplishment. Of course your co-workers also worked like Hell, especially Michael Stricker, with his "last man to leave" work ethic. Lucky me to have worked with you both!
Kathleen Garvin
Kathleen Garvin
Eric Van Buskirk
Thanks so much for the recognition, Eric! Your input was valuable on the more technical pieces and very appreciated. Continued success on your new venture. :)
christy kunjumon
christy kunjumon
Wow..1000 blog post is really a great achievement. I am glad to see my blog post is included in the list. Happy to be part of SEMrush. Thanks Kathleen (Y)
Kathleen Garvin
Kathleen Garvin
christy kunjumon
Thanks for the comment, Christy! And thanks for your contribution to 1000 :)
Hassaan Khan
Hassaan Khan
Congrats! Really happy for SEMRush. I'm proud of my contribution and thankful to SEMRush for giving so much respect to my guest post!
Kathleen Garvin
Kathleen Garvin
Hassaan Khan
Thanks for the kudos and for your guest post, Hassaan!
Thomas E. Hanna
Thomas E. Hanna
Congrats you guys. This is a great milestone, and it amazes me how you always keep the quality so incredibly high. Keep up the good work.
Kathleen Garvin
Kathleen Garvin
Thomas E. Hanna
Thanks so much, Thomas! Appreciate it :) We strive to get better and better.
Andrew Dennis
Andrew Dennis
Congratulations Kathleen, the SEMrush blog has definitely come a long way since you took over as editor! 1,000 posts is an impressive milestone and a testament to all the hard work you and the SEMrush team put into this blog.

I appreciate you giving me the opportunity to be a part of it, and I look forward to contributing more.

Congrats again, and keep up the good work!
Kathleen Garvin
Kathleen Garvin
Andrew Dennis
Thanks so much, Andrew! A lot of hard work went into making the blog what it is today. And, of course, we would be nowhere without the dedication and diligence of our loyal bloggers! :)
Abbas Rajani
Great work Team SEMrush. :) Your each post has a unique concept and there is always something to learn. The editors have a great contribution in this ongoing successful journey. Keep coming with such great and informative stuff.

Thumbs up!
Kathleen Garvin
Kathleen Garvin
Abbas Rajani
Thank you for the kind words, Abbas! It means a lot, and this milestone is definitely a group effort.
Hardik Oza
Kathleen,

Great achievement!!

I'm very delighted to become a contributor of your blog. I'll keep myself contributing to your community.

Finally no words to say but you're simply awesome! :=)
Kathleen Garvin
Kathleen Garvin
Hardik Oza
Thanks for the comment, Hardik! We appreciate your contributions and look forward to more. :)
Rob Wilson
Fantastic work, Kathleen! Testimony to the blog being managed by a great professional like yourself. Here's to the next 1000.
Kathleen Garvin
Kathleen Garvin
Rob Wilson
Thank you for the kind words, Robby! I appreciate your thoughtful comments on our blog posts, and look forward to your first piece. :)
Rob Wilson
Kathleen Garvin
I will do my best :) The ideas are percolating, and I will try to get a rough draft knocked out this weekend.
Dominique Jackson
Awesome work Kathleen! I'm honored to have had the opportunity to write for the blog, and SEMrush definitely has one of the top SEO/marketing blogs online (you can quote me on that!). Congrats on making it to 1000 posts!
Kathleen Garvin
Kathleen Garvin
Dominique Jackson
Indeed, I might just quote you on that ;) Thanks so much, Dominique, and congrats on having a top 25 post!
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