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SEMrush is an all-in-one digital marketing platform that provides tools for keyword research, competitor analysis, SEO optimization, and advertising strategy. It helps businesses improve their online visibility and performance by offering insights into organic and paid search, content creation, and social media marketing.

Refer to our website for the list of metrics and attributes available in Dataddo.

Refer to SEMrush's official documentation to see all available endpoints from the SEMrush API.

Authorize Connection to SEMrush

In SEMrush

To authorize your SEMrush account, you will need your SEMrush API key (= API token).

To obtain your API key, you need to subscribe to a paid plan. Once you do, the API key will be sent to you via a SEMrush customer support specialist.

In Dataddo

  1. On the Authorizers page, click on Authorize New Service and select SEMrush.
  2. Fill in the SEMrush API key (available only to business plans).
  3. Rename your authorizer for easier identification and click on Save.

How to Create a SEMrush Data Source

  1. On the Sources page, click on the Create Source button and select the connector from the list.
  2. Select your dataset and click on Next to continue.
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    If you are not sure which dataset you need but know the metrics and attributes, use the Search by Name or Attribute function.

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  3. From the drop-down menu, choose your account.
    Didn't find your account?

    Click on Add new Account at the bottom of the drop-down and follow the on-screen prompts. You can also go to the Authorizers tab and click on Add New Service.

  4. Name your data source and select your metrics and attributes. Please keep in mind that metrics and attributes depend on the selected dataset.
  5. Configure your snapshotting preferences. Choose your sync frequency or the exact synchronization time under Show advanced settings.
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    If you need to load historical data, please refer to the Data Backfilling article.

  6. Preview your data by clicking on the Test Data button in the top right corner. You can adjust the date range for a more specific time frame.
  7. Click on Save and congratulations, your new data source is ready!
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  1. On the Sources page, click on the Create Source button and select the connector from the list.
  2. Select your dataset and click on Next to continue.
    DATADDO TIP

    If you are not sure which dataset you need but know the metrics and attributes, use the Search by Name or Attribute function.

    Wildix - datasets new
  3. From the drop-down menu, choose your account.
    Didn't find your account?

    Click on Add new Account at the bottom of the drop-down and follow the on-screen prompts. You can also go to the Authorizers tab and click on Add New Service.

  4. Name your data source and select your metrics and attributes. Please keep in mind that metrics and attributes depend on the selected dataset.
  5. Configure your snapshotting preferences. Choose your sync frequency or the exact synchronization time under Show advanced settings.
  6. Preview your data by clicking on the Test Data button in the top right corner. You can adjust the date range for a more specific time frame.
  7. Click on Save and congratulations, your new data source is ready!


Limitations

Number of Rows

Under normal circumstances, the SEMrush API sets a hard limit on the total number of rows that can be extracted per call.

Check your limits in your SEMrush account under Subscription.

Troubleshooting

Data Preview Unavailable

If there is no data preview after clicking on Test Data, there might be a problem with your source configuration. The most common causes are:

  • Date range: Try a smaller date range. You can load the rest of your data afterward through our manual data load function.
  • Insufficient permissions: Please make sure your account has at least admin-level permissions.

Troubleshooting - API unit balance

ERROR MESSAGE
ERROR 132: API UNITS BALANCE IS ZERO

These issues are caused by insufficient API units in your SEMrush account. To make more queries, purchase more API units or upgrade your SEMrush plan.

You can check your API limit balance in your SEMrush account.

Related Articles

Now that you have successfully created a data source, see how you can connect your data to a dashboarding app or a data storage.

Sending Data to Dashboarding Apps

Sending Data to Data Storages

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