Semrush Traffic Analytics is a market intelligence and competitive research tool that provides estimations of any website’s desktop and mobile traffic. It can help you benchmark, evaluate a new market or niche, and even build a successful media buying strategy.
The tool will help you see where a website’s traffic comes from; how their audience engages with their site; what devices visitors prefer to use; how multiple websites’ audiences overlap and much more. The market intelligence insights found in Traffic Analytics makes it one of the most powerful tools on Semrush for market researchers, marketing managers, business development teams, and sales teams.
Estimates of total website traffic to any domain and its subdomains, and subfolders
Visits, unique visitors, pages/visit, average visit duration, and bounce rate analysis
Geolocation-based web traffic analysis
Top “destination sites” that users visit directly through hyperlinks on the analyzed domain
Historical data back to January 2017
Mobile / desktop traffic
Comparison for up to 5 domains
Traffic Analytics is a tool for uncovering any website’s traffic strategies and successes. It’s broken down into several subreports (tabs): Traffic Overview, Audience Insights, Traffic Journey, Top Pages, Subfolders, Subdomains, Geo Distribution and Bulk Analysis. The data in these reports offers quick insights and thorough analysis on the competition and market. You can read more on each subreport in the user manual (links in the "Read more about Traffic Analytics" section).
When you start your competitor research in Traffic Analytics, you can choose one of the options: competitor analysis, comparison of two domains or analysis in bulk.
- Check competitor — this runs a competitor analysis for one domain.
- Compare domains — this option will offer you data for two competing domains; after entering them and clicking “search”, you’ll be taken to the Overview tab in Benchmarking mode.
- Analyze in bulk — using this option you can enter up to 200 domains and get traffic metrics for all of them in the Bulk Analysis report.
Traffic Analytics reports are based on petabytes of clickstream data that comes from multiple proprietary and 3rd party data sources, Semrush’s proprietary AI and machine learning algorithms and Big Data technologies. The data is accumulated and approximated from the user behavior of over 200 million real internet users, and over a hundred different apps and browser extensions are used to collect it.
As Traffic Analytics data is not obtained from any website’s internal analytics, the numbers you see here might differ from what you see in your Google Analytics or similar trackers you use. However, if you want to analyze only your own website traffic without comparing it with others, we recommend that you refer to your own Google Analytics.
All numbers in Semrush Traffic Analytics are perfectly comparable, meaning you can match two or more websites in the tool and see how their metrics differ from each other in %.
Complete access to Traffic Analytics data is available with the .Trends solution ($200/month) and can be added to any paid Semrush subscription - Business, Guru, or Pro.
All paid subscriptions without the .Trends solution are able to use the Traffic Analytics Overview report and are able to try out other reports and filters using the 3 sample domains (ebay.com, amazon.com, and searchengineland.com) to see how the reports work.
A free subscription without the .Trends solution gives you limited access to the Overview report (free accounts can make 10 total requests/day shared between all Semrush reports) and all remaining reports can be viewed using our 3 sample domains.