On this page, I will be comparing the two SEO tool suites, SE RANKING and SEMRUSH.

To make it a fair comparison, I will primarily be looking at the entry-level (least expensive) plans, however, I will also discuss the additional features that may be unlocked with higher-level plans.

Comparison Table

Entry-level price$15 p/m$99 p/m
Max no. of projects105
Rank Tracker
➥ Max tracked keywords250500
➥ Rank check frequencyWeeklyDaily
Keyword Research Tool
➥ Keyword research limit5000 daily*3000 daily*
Competitor Research Tool
➥ Competitor research limit5000 daily*3000 daily*
Backlink Checker
➥ Backlink check limit20 daily3000 daily*
Website Audit Tool
➥ Website audit limit4500 pages20,000 pages
GSC & Google Analytics Integration
Social Media Monitoring & Posting
Max users11
Free trial

* These limits are shared

A look at the differences

Entry-level accounts with SEMRUSH and SE RANKING offer a similar set of primary features. SEMRUSH can track a lot more keywords and audit a lot more pages than SE RANKING, however, SE RANKING has higher daily limits for keyword and competitor research.

SEMRUSH provides more data analysis options within the tool, however, a lot of these won’t be used by the average user and can make the interface appear daunting and unwieldy. In contrast, SE RANKING has a very simple interface that is easy to navigate and quick to get started with, albeit without as many options.

SEMRUSH is nearly 7x more expensive than SE RANKING.


For the SEO professional, SEMRUSH is one of the tools of choice that will keep them competitive, due to its deeper analysis options, however, this comes at a price. This additional functionality is something that is very niche, has a steep learning curve and (to be honest) most users do not need all these features. SE RANKING’s toolset does 90% of what people use SEO tools for in their day-to-day work and comes at a fraction of the cost.

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