Semrush

Semrush is a ruby wrapper for the SEMRush API.

Requirements

  • Ruby 1.9

  • ActiveSupport (tested with ActiveSupport 3.1 & 3.2)

Installation

Add the gem to your Gemfile:

gem install semrush

Create an initializer, for instance semrush.rb with the following:

Semrush.config do |config|
  config.api_key = "7899esf6874"
end

Replace '7899esf6874' with your SEMRush api key.

You may also use the following parameters in config:

config.before = lambda{|params| puts params}            # (Proc or lambda) will be called before the call to SemRush (even if this return false it still runs the request)
config.after  = lambda{|params, results| puts results}  # (Proc or lambda) will be called after the call to SemRush (if the call returns an exception, this will not be executed)

Getting started

First, create a report for a domain, a URL or a phrase with:

report = Semrush::Report.domain("seobook.com")                 # for the "seobook.com" domain
report = Semrush::Report.url("http://tools.seobook.com/")      # for the "http://tools.seobook.com/" url
report = Semrush::Report.phrase("search+engine+optimization")  # for the "search+engine+optimization" phrase

Then run the report type you need:

basic_data = report.basics

or

keywords_data = report.keywords_organic

If you want to know your remaining api units:

units = Semrush::Report.remaining_quota

Parameters

You may use the following parameters:

:db         # (String) select the google engine ('us' for google.com 'fr' for google.fr)
:api_key    # (String) change the api_key
:limit      # (Integer) select only the first 'limit' entries (This parameter is required in order to avoid uncontrolled heavy usage)
:offset     # (Integer) skip the first 'offset' entries
:export_columns # (String) select the columns you want to fetch, for instance: :export_columns => "Dn,Rk"
:display_sort   # (String) select the column and the order you want to sort with, for instance: :display_sort => 'tr_asc'
:display_filter # (String) list of filters for the report, separated by '|' (maximum number - 25). A filter consists of <sign>|<field>|<operation>|<value> (read http://www.semrush.com/api), for instance: :display_filter => '+|Po|Lt|5'

Some examples:

report = Semrush::Report.domain("seobook.com", :db => 'us', :limit => 100)
data = report.basics

or

report = Semrush::Report.domain("seobook.com")
data = report.basics(:db => 'us', :limit => 100)

You will find more information about these parameters at www.semrush.com/api.html

Reports

Source of reports

They are 3 sources for the reports: domain, url and phrase.

report = Semrush::Report.domain("seobook.com")                 # for the "seobook.com" domain
report = Semrush::Report.url("http://tools.seobook.com/")      # for the "http://tools.seobook.com/" url
report = Semrush::Report.phrase("search+engine+optimization")  # for the "search+engine+optimization" phrase

Report types

You may call for one of the following report types:

data = report.basics                          # main report for either a domain or a phrase
data = report.organic                         # organic report for either a domain, a URL or a phrase
data = report.adwords                         # adwords report for either a domain or a URL
data = report.competitors_organic             # for a domain
data = report.competitors_adwords             # for a domain
data = report.competitors_organic_by_adwords  # for a domain
data = report.competitors_adwords_by_organic  # for a domain
data = report.related                         # keywords related report for a phrase
data = report.fullsearch                      # phrase fullsearch report
data = report.history_adwords                 # ads history for either a domain or a phrase

For more information about the report types, please read www.semrush.com/api.html

ChangeLog

3.0.17, 2014-08-01

  • Remove Pony dependency

3.0.16, 2014-07-21

  • Add support for fullsearch reports

  • Add support for Adwords history reports

3.0.15, 2013-06-26

  • activesupport dependency to >= 3.2.0 to support rails 4

3.0.14, 2013-06-10

  • parameter 'display_filter' has to be url-encoded in a separate way

3.0.13, 2013-06-10

  • Add report type 'phrase_oganic'

  • Add parameter 'display_sort'

  • Add parameter 'display_filter'

3.0.12, 2013-05-31

  • Force parameter 'limit' > 0 to prevent limit=0

3.0.11, 2013-05-22

  • Fix parameters accessible through Semrush.before & Semrush.after

3.0.10, 2013-05-21

  • Fix remaining_quota (problem with redirections)

3.0.9, 2013-05-21

  • Add url in parameters accessible through Semrush.before & Semrush.after

3.0.8, 2013-05-21

  • Move after & before callbacks to Semrush module: Semrush.before & Semrush.after

3.0.7, 2013-05-21

  • Add after & before callbacks

3.0.6, 2013-05-7

  • Add method remaining_quota

About authors

This gem is inspired by the work of Cramer Development for the semrush-client plugin (github.com/cramerdev/semrush-client).

It has been rewritten and gemified for the internal use in Weboglobin (fr.weboglobin.com).

This project rocks and uses MIT-LICENSE.