☝️ Semrush Backlinks are now integrated into Grow Flow. Discover which backlinks your competition has recently acquired. Adjust your own link building strategy and drive traffic growth.

Surfer uses Semrush’s backlink data to expand Grow Flow task recommendations.

With this feature, you get to:

  • Run a free analysis of your competitors’ link-building activities. All from the comfort of your Surfer account!

  • See which backlinks your competition has acquired recently on an easy-to-follow list.

  • Adjust, update or improve your own link building strategy.

🔌 How to use this feature?

Each week, you’ll get newly discovered backlinks/referrals which link to your competitors as a Grow Flow task.

  1. If you haven't already, start a Grow Flow project

  2. Go to Grow Flow and see your list of tasks

    💡 The task asking you to connect Surfer with Semrush should appear automatically in your Grow Flow's weekly batch of tasks. If it didn't, follow this link to integrate Surfer with Semrush.

  3. Connect your Semrush account to Surfer

💡If you don't have a Semrush account, you can sign up and create a freemium account right away:

If you have an account, simply log in to your existing Semrush account.

4. Review the requested permissions and hit *Approve*

5. 🎉 Voilà

🔥 From now on, you no longer need to visit Semrush or Ahrefs to discover which backlinks appeared in your competitors’ indexes. You’re going to get the list automatically every week. Thanks to this integration, you can get a deeper understanding of your niche and effective link-building techniques.

You will be aware of links that are worth pursuing or avoiding — and the amount of effort needed. Manually researching competitors' backlinks is a considerable drain on internal resources. Thanks to this integration, you’ll discover new opportunities automatically.

Referring domain: Who's referring your competition?
Target page means: Which of your competitors is getting the referral?


How to get started?

To use the Surfer and Semrush integration, make sure you have an account with both Surfer and Semrush. Then, follow the steps listed further up this page.

How does the Semrush and Surfer integration work?

Semrush backlinks are integrated into one of Surfer’s products — Grow Flow.

Grow Flow is an AI-powered tool which gives users an automated, weekly batch of SEO tasks so they can grow their domain and propel their rankings!

Each week, you’ll get a list of backlinks your competitors have recently acquired.

You can use these insights to adjust, update or improve your own link-building strategy.

Is the Surfer and Semrush integration free?

Yes, it’s free. However, you will need an active Surfer subscription, to get weekly batches of Grow Flow tasks regularly.

Can I connect my existing Semrush account to Surfer?


Can I use the integration if I don’t have an active Semrush subscription?

You can! Semrush offers a freemium plan which is sufficient to make this integration work! Just log in to Surfer, try connecting it with Semrush, and register an account.

You can follow the guide here.

How many backlinks of my competitors will you show me weekly?

Depending on how big your competition is, you’ll get a list of up to 20 backlinks per week.

I’m a Semrush customer. I don’t have a Surfer account. Now what?

We strongly encourage you to sign up to Surfer! However, if you just want to try out Surfer, access the freemium version of Surfer here. After you've created your account and created a Grow Flow project, you'll get one batch of Grow Flow tasks for free!

Once you subscribe to one of the available plans, you’ll unlock access to Surfer’s other tools and weekly-based updates in Grow Flow.

Okay, so what can Surfer offer me as a Semrush customer?

You’ll get access to advanced on-page, content-creation, content-optimization and keyword-clustering tools.

That includes Grow Flow, an AI-powered tool which gives you an automated, weekly list of biggest-impact, yet low-effort, tasks to grow and optimize your domains!

What’s the added value of the Surfer and Semrush integration?

From now on, you no longer need to visit Semrush or Ahrefs to discover which backlinks appeared in your competitors’ indexes recently.

You’re going to get the list automatically, every week. Thanks to this integration, you will have immediate visibility into which domains started referring to your competitors.

This allows you to fine-tune your own link-building strategy, and increase your rankings.

Can I get support on the Surfer and Semrush integration? Sure! Please contact us at [email protected] or start a chat conversation in the bottom, left-hand corner of your Surfer account.

What’s next?

The partnership between Surfer and Semrush is just getting started.

Stay tuned! 😎

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