How to use SEMrush for Keyword Research and Get #1 Ranking

Today I will show you how to use SEMrush for keyword research to rank #1 for your Keywords.

Would you love to use my all time Favorite Formula: Called the Ninja SEM Technique?

This semrush keyword strategy will help you find damn cool easy to rank keywords easily and fast.

This is the same formula I’ve used over the last few months that’s got me good results from google serps [Search Engine Result Pages].

If so, then you are in the right post.

In this semrush guide I’d be showing you my exact tactics that you can copy and paste and find those gem keywords for your niche.

Below is an Infographic that describes this technique.

how to use semrush for keyword research

You are going to Learn:

  • What SEMrush is all about
  • Why you Need it
  • How to Use it and as well
  • Leverage it for your keywords research journey

If you apply this formula I call the Ninja SEM Technique, you are guaranteed to start getting lots of high searched keywords or long tail keywords to boost your website or blog SEO.

What is SEMrush?

What I love is that Semrush provides only fresh live data for domain analytics.

It’s an all in one Search Engine Marketing and SEO tool that helps online entrepreneurs discover super high quality and potential easy to rank low competition keywords for their websites or blogs.

It’s main aim is to get you the Exposure you so desire to pull more targeted customers using SEO.

Why use SEMrush?

  • You need targeted customers from Google Search
  • You have little or no budget for search engine marketing
  • Low or Zero Facebook Advertising Budget
  • You want free High Converting Traffic

As seen above, there are lots of bloggers that need to simply get organic traffic in the best and easiest way possible.

That’s why SEMrush is always around to ease you the stress of spending too much.

You can simple plug things and start driving unending traffic which in turn converts into revenue.

Who Needs SEM rush Keyword Research Tool?

  • Bloggers
  • Website Owners
  • Small Business
  • Affiliate Marketers
  • Add more here

Without wasting much of your time I will just go straight to the so-simple formula I use in finding easy to rank or low competition keywords with SEmrush.

Note: You need to follow the formula carefully in order to get maximum results.

How to use SEMrush for Keyword Research [For Free]

Step 1: Know your Competitor

This is the most important part of doing keyword research with semrush.

They are actually the top 10 guys that rank above or with you when you search for a particular high traffic keyword in your niche.

For Example: Tipsonblogging competitors are blogs like Shoutmeloud,, etc..

So if you want to find out your competitior easily you can just put in a seed keyword to google.

Blogs appearing Top 10 are your competitors.


You need to find one of your competitor: One that gets loads of traffic I.E:

  • You know it’s popular
  • Has great amount of visitors

This should not be hard for you to find out.

If I want to find a competitor for a tech blog.

I would go for sites like, etc.

This blogs have been in the game for a long time and rank for lots and lots of keywords.

Now that you know your competitor follow the next step:

Step 2: Signup for SEMrush

SEmrush is a paid tool but click here to get 7 days free trial.

After then you are charged depending on the plan you choose.

If you have an account already then follow next step below.

Note: If you don’t signup, you may be limited from somethings, which may make this whole tutorial useless. So signup for the free trial here .

Visit the domain overview tab or use this special url: >><<

Replace competitor-URL with your own competitor url: e.g.

Now you will be displayed with the dashboard featuring organic traffic stats, organic keywords etc as seen below:

semrush keyword researchClick View Full Report as seen above. under Top Organic Keywords NOT Paid Organic Keywords

and Yes.

In the next page that opens, you get lots of keywords:

But Hey:

You are not done yet.

These keywords shown are ones you may never rank for even in 5 years to come because they are high of high difficulty.

I.E: The keywords difficulty are extra high and that’s why you will follow the Ninja SEM Technique I use to get the easiest keywords to rank for using semrush.

I make use of the filtering tab [My Secret].

Follow the Technique Below:

WARNING: Don’t do this from your Mobile, you may get stucked because the semrush dashboard is not so mobile-friendly. So use a Desktop.

1 Click on Advanced Filters

  1. Select Keyword Difficulty and set it to Less than 55 [I love it this way for both new domains and already existing domain]. They are more easier keywords to rank for with almost a new blog or website.
  2. Set Volume to Greater than 500 or 1000
  3. Set Number of Words to greater than 3 or 4 [The More Words, the more specific and easier to rank]
  4. Hit Apply

Use Image below for full understanding.

easy to rank keywords using semrush

Now you see the low competition or easy to rank keywords. As seen below:

Semrush toolSEMrush will filter them based on the settings above.

Now you see above keywords? A Music blog can easily get lots of search engine traffic optimizing their posts within those keywords.

When you find these great keywords:

Take Advantage, one thing you need to know is that most of the keywords the site is ranking for is one he’s not even targeting. Take advantage of this and get your contents up and running!

For example: In my last keyword research using SEmrush, I found out a keyword of about 880 search volume with around 40 Keyword Difficulty.

Semrush keyword difficulty tool is very accurate.

Now you know how to use SEmrush for Keyword Research and implementing the Ninja SEM Technique.

==> Go here to get free trial

Share it with friends on Social Media and have a great time. If you have questions, feel free to drop.

52 Responses to “How to use SEMrush for Keyword Research and Get #1 Ranking

  • Indeed a cool update you got here buddy
    thanks for sharing, it was really helpful.

    have a nice day.

  • Just Amazing information.
    I think I’m your big fan because you always come with such a wonderful information and it’s really gonna help us thanks for sharing valuable information with us keep posting…!!!
    Great work

  • Hi Prosper,
    Nice guide man! This is really IN-Depth. Well, I am new to SEMrush, I found this tool REALLY helpful for marketers/SEOs. 🙂
    Anyhow, Thanks for sharing this competitor research guide.

  • I don’t have any knowledge on SEMrush but your article really helpful for me…Thanks for sharing valuable information with us…

  • I have never use time to read and understand this post, but today i settled down, read it and i have seen its importance. Thanks bro

  • Hey Prosper tnx for this. I av been using it on but it keeps expiring everytime i use a different system. Is there no otherr seo tool dat is free

  • Hi Prosper,
    That’s very nice
    I’had used Ahrefs tool.
    If you compare with various other tools, I think Semrush is still one of the best tools.
    I liked this guide.

  • Thanks for this wonderful writeup. Finding an easy to rank keyword is a joy for every blogger, especially one with high search volume.

    It couldn’t be explained any better than this.

  • Joseph Peter
    4 years ago

    Hi prosper,

    you gave a very detailed tutorial here and am simply goint to try that sooner.

    am looking for my nearest competitor for

    and i think this is the right answer for it.

    you made every point count.


  • Hello Prosper.

    Been long I came here and can say you have definitely improved.

    Your articles are better understood and worth a read.

    Keywords are very important, and even as a good SEO writer, it will be definitely hard for you to make the front page if you are targeting keywords with high competition.

    There are lot of keywords with low competition and such is what you need for good ranking.

    Thanks again.

    • Yea, low competition keywords make it extra simple to rank on google’s first page.

      At the moment this keyword “how to use semrush for keyword research” stands 8th position on first page of US.

      Welcome and share with friends.

    • Welcome buddy!

  • Hi prosper , its an nice article dude….Thanks for sharing the great article.

    God bless

  • i can only use the advance filter if am using the paid tool or 14 days trial right

  • Excellent article. I use SEMRush too and it’s extremely useful.

  • Keywords were important earlier. But few month back Matt said that Google is no longer considering meta keywords while indexing. But still using keywords within content works.

  • Your article is great! It is very helpful to me

  • Keywords are very important, and even as a good SEO writer, it will be definitely hard for you to make the front page if you are targeting keywords with high competition.

  • Finally understood that how to use Semrush for the keyword research.

  • For generating reports and research keyword this tool is working so nicely. I saw in a lots of places this tool’s ad then i watched a video on it and this article made so easy to understand about the tool. Ok, are you a graphic designer actually I asked this question for you added a nice infographic image this is so nice to understand.

    This tool is very famous for its awesome feature it gives a nice information for researching keywords. And you wrote this article in a nice way, who tried hard but cant passed for researching this tool will be ideal for them and this article will work like guideline. Nice writing.

    • Yea Lincon,

      And hell nay, am not a graphic designer LOL but I understand the need to have a good info graphic.

      so decided to craft it out with Canva.

      Semrush has helped a lot of internet marketers get their business to the top of google easily.

  • I don’t have any knowledge on SEMrush but your article really helpful thank you, buddy, really glad to have as lyk u

  • I found this tool- Semrush a useful tool for keyword research. Thanks so much for the useful post.

  • angelahaley090
    4 years ago

    Hello Prosper Noah
    Wow this is the great tool for keyword research. This is very helpfull for me.

  • SEM Rush is very costly? Is there any alternative which is free or low cost to find good keyword. and SEM is only used for keyword analysis of competitor?

  • you gave a very detailed tutorial here and am simply goint to try that sooner.

  • Excellent article. it is useful for keyword research.

  • Wow
    Prosper i must commend you.
    You give quality information
    I found just what I wanted in this post.
    More grace to you bro
    Will soon purchase your ranking beast

  • i don’t have any knowledge on SEMrush but your article really helpful thank you, buddy, really glad to have as this type of information.

  • This website is so rich with quality contents.
    Prosper, you a genius.

  • Complete worth reading. Actually, I’m in the digital marketing profession for less than a year. So, I have to research every day and learn how to implement them. As SEM rush is a very useful tool for us, I think it will be helpful for me a lot.

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  • Nice update you got here bro, keep the good work. The content is straight and precise.

  • Nice 1 Boss Prosper. I have been using this tips ever since from when I saw it online. Thanks!

  • you gave a very detailed tutorial here and am simply goint to try that sooner.

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