This article was originally written by the brilliant Melissa Fach on the SEMrush Blog. We loved it so much, we felt it was helpful for our audience to read as well.

top semrush articles from 2017

We are super excited to share with you the top 12 SEMrush blog articles for 2017, but first, we want to thank our community. You have been so amazing and have made this a fantastic year for our blog. Your comments, social shares, and your outstanding and helpful articles have been a blessing to us and those in our industry that want to learn.

To our writers, Alex and I want you to know that we understand how much effort it takes to create a solid piece of content and we appreciate your time and your hard work. You are the backbone of our blog and your willingness to share your strategies and insights are truly awe-inspiring to our entire team. We thank you all and are honored to work with you. So let’s move on to the awesomeness!

The Top 12 SEMrush Contributor 2017 Blog Posts of the Year


6 Straightforward Steps to Create Bookmark-Worthy Content
by Bill Widmer — @TheBillWidmer


What is Schema? Beginner‘s Guide to Structured Data
by Luke Harsel — @lukeharsel


10 Headline Tips and Tests That Need to Leave Your Backburner
by Sergio Aicardi — @SEOcompanyMiami


7 Ways To Beat Competition Through Strategic Visual Marketing
by Evan Brown — @designmantic


How Startups Should Do SEO
by Kevin Indig — @Kevin_Indig


You Don’t Sell “Products.” Fully-Descriptive Nav for Better SEO and UX
by Ian Laurie — @portentint


How High Can Your Facebook Ad Frequency Go and Still Convert?
by Kristopher B. Jones — @krisjonescom


Steal Your Competitors’ Traffic with Content Gap Analysis
by John Reinesch — @johnreinesch


The Secrets of Semantic HTML5 for document structure — a Guide
by Jason Barnard — @jasonmbarnard


5 Hidden Google Analytics Reporting Features You Should be Using
by Katie Cunningham — @kac4509


Large-Scale Study: How to Rank for Featured Snippets in 2018
by A.J. Ghergich — @SEO


Reverse Engineering Your Competitors’ Backlinks with SEMrush
by Kevin Indig — @Kevin_Indig

We want to send extra thanks to each of these authors for their hard work and for thinking of our blog for their articles this year.

Write For Us In 2018!

We plan on making the blog even better in 2018, and we are always looking for writers that can offer our readers actionable strategies and experienced insights. Our #1 goal is to educate and to be a resource for our community.

Alex and I work as a team on the SEMrush blog, and it is our job to provide the best content possible. It isn’t easy to be published on our blog, but if you are willing to work with us to make your articles better, we promise to do our best to promote you and your work throughout our community.

Did you know we currently have three columnists at SEMrush? We would like to thank each of them for their hard work this year. Columnists are chosen based on their experience, writing ability, and successes for writing for our blog, and we are looking for more columnists in 2018.

If you would like to contribute, please review our publishing guidelines before submitting.


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