Bulk upload and export of CSV files.
Integrate well with third-party tools to keep you on the platform.
Faster response time due to live chat.
The dashboard is easy to navigate.
Serpstat work with large enterprises with higher needs to create a custom plan.
The platform provides comprehensive information.
You can run out of credit while testing the free account.
Serpstat takes a longer time to process sites with many pages.
The live chat doesn’t run for 24 hours.
What is Serpstat?
Serpstat is a Swiss Army knife for automating SEO processes. It started as a keyword research tool and slowly evolved into a growth hacking tool for marketing, SEO, content marketing, PPC, domain analysis, and keyword analysis.
The platform allows you to keep track of your project and view history and analytic reports in one place. In addition, it gives unique reporting and data that helps measure your marketing performance and efficiency.
So, if you’re familiar with major SEO tools like SEMrush and Moz, you won’t feel lost. They share similar UI and features.
Serpstat is ideal for anyone who wants to improve their website performance, including digital agencies, freelancers, and in-house teams.
Overview of key features
Serpstat has over 30 features, but let’s pick the best.
- My project - Serpstat, shows you your organic and paid keywords and how they perform on search engines.
- Competitor analysis - This feature shows how your competitors get traffic for any keyword. You can also find ranking gaps to fill.
- Rank tracker - The rank tracker helps you monitor your keywords by checking how they change position on search engines.
- Site audit - This feature allows you to track the stats on your keyword by giving detailed explanations and generating personalized reports. It also offers recommendations on how to fix issues.
- Custom reports - It reports all information collected for specific parameters of the site pages. Then allows you to export them in CSV files.
- Keyword analysis - The software shows the frequency and position of the keywords in your chosen domain.
- Backlink analysis - This tool identifies backlinks, malicious links, referring domains, and other backlink data.
- Domain analysis - shows the keywords the domain ranks for and the pages that bring the most traffic.
- Domain comparison - The software allows you to compare your domain to two or three other domains.
- Indexing - The platform will enable you to submit up to 10,000 pages to search engines for indexing.
- Content analysis - The platform offers title generation, description generation, and paraphrasing for content.
Design / UX
Serpstat has a friendly UX to help you save time and work more efficiently. It automates data operations and management, so you don’t have to do manual data work.
The tool delivers these benefits by integrating with Google Data Studio for quick data visualization, including links, charts, and clickable images.
It also has a batch analysis extension for Google Sheets to simplify data collection and analysis. The extension also allows you to upload bulk data in real-time.
Serpstat’s Website SEO Checker Plugin lets you carry out routine SEO tasks and track visibility, traffic, backlinks, and keywords. You can also evaluate meta tags and optimize your pages, among other activities, right from the plugin.
Verdict: Serpstat takes user experience (UX) seriously and provides its audience with an intuitive layout and a quality usability experience.
Value for Money
Serpstat covers plenty of grounds as an all-in-one SEO and SEM tool. So based on the pricing, this tool offers high value for money. Top comparable tools like SEMrush starts at $99.95, and Ahrefs starts at $83.
But Serpstat starts at $48 per month.
However, that low price comes with giving up some features. For example, you can’t access round-the-clock customer service. Serpstat’s chat works only during business hours.
Also, unlike SEMrush, Serpstat doesn’t have an A/B test feature to compare two versions of your website for what’s working best. SEMrush offers a revenue management feature that isn’t available on Serpstat.
Serpstat offers free credits to help users test drive the tool before they buy. Compared to SEMrush’s free trial, which allows you to explore their tool fully, Serpstat’s credit system leaves much to be desired.
Verdict: Serpstat offers excellent value for money for the features you get with its price point.
Serpstat offers over 20 tools and about 250 databases for freelancers and businesses to improve their SEO efforts. Let’s look at the key tools in their suite.
To start a project on Serpstat, you’ll need to input the domain name. Then, name your project.
This feature shows you your organic and paid keywords. In addition, you can see see the performance of your organic and paid keywords in different countries.
Clicking the number in front of any country breakdown the results into parameters like
- Position on Google
- Search volume
- Keyword difficulty
- PPC, and
Using the software for free limits the results you get. Plus, you can’t use filters until you upgrade your plan.
Serpstat provides task lists. These are ready-made templates that help you monitor your project.
You can collaborate with your team, and if you’re new to SEO, you can use the step-by-step structure. However, this feature is only available for users on a paid plan from Lite and above.
This feature allows you to find your competitor’s traffic source for any keyword, topic, or ad. By comparing domains, you can find ranking gaps from common keywords, missing ones, and key phrases that aid visibility.
Then, you can start building links effectively by analyzing your competitors' backlink profiles. Serpstat allows you to use these five main keyword parameters to run ads
- Number of results, and
You can check organic and paid search results for a domain and its competitors locally and globally. And the platform integrates with Google and Yandex to track ranks and lets you see the domain’s position.
The sites on the list have similar keywords to your chosen domain. But you can change them by manually adding your direct competitors. In addition, Serpstat allows you to exclude some domains from the report, so follow the steps.
Using the right keywords guarantees site traffic. So, tracking your keyword visibility and performance show you what works.
Serpstat allows you to track your ranking and shows gaps in your competitors’ strategies so you can improve on yours.
You can track your position in “My project” by clicking "Start tracking."
The platform offers four modes of tracking. So, you can track the whole site, project domain only, URL prefix, or the exact URL.
This feature allows you to analyze definite pages or an entire site. Plus, you can track the stats of your pages to address key ranking factors.
It gives detailed explanations and allows you to generate personalized reports. Plus, you have recommendations for fixing issues.
Unlike the audit summary, the custom overview report goes beyond showing a list of errors. It also reports all information collected for specific parameters of the site pages.
This report appears as a table you can export as CSV Microsoft Excel or CSV Open Office.
This feature allows you to collect the right keywords for your SEO efforts. They could come from specific pages or the entire website.
The software shows the frequency and position of your chosen domain’s keywords in the top 50 on Yandex and the top 100 on Google.
You can find proven keywords from paid searches by spying on top content in your industry. Knowing what prospects are asking for gives you a competitive edge.
The software also allows the clustering of up to 50,000 keywords.
Filters allow you to specify the number of words you want on your long-tail keywords. They also let you choose the level of difficulty.
Other parameters include the way you want the keyphrases to appear. Here are five possibilities.
- "Contains all (exact match)" means you don’t want any modification to words on the phrase. So if you use “VR headset,” it will show keywords in the exact word format and not variations like “VR headsets.”
- "Does not contain all (exact match)" means that keywords not in the exact format are also allowed.
- "Contains one of (exact match)" means that one of the words added must retain its precise format.
- "Does not contain one of (exact match)" means that the report would exclude any word formed from any of the terms in your added keyphrase.
- "Contains all (broad match)" means the report will have all the keywords in different formats.
This tool examines and identifies backlinks, malicious links, referring domains, external links and domains, anchors, top pages, and link intersects.
If you’re checking backlinks for the first time on Serpstat, you’ll enter the page address or domain in the Serpstat search box and click “search.” After that, the rest of the process is easy.
However, you can access this feature from My Project if you’ve already created a project.
The platform will analyze any domain you enter to create a personalized report. This report shows the keywords the domain ranks for and the pages that bring the most traffic. In addition, you’ll see promoted keywords in Paid Search.
The overview gives you a bird’s eye view of over 20 metrics, graphs, and widgets.
Visibility shows a page’s frequency of exposure for a given keyword due to its position on search engines.
The platform allows you to filter various conditions and parameters.
The software allows you to compare your site to two or three other domains. This report is complementary to competitor analysis, except that you can compare up to three domains to form results with related and unique URL keywords.
Serpstat uses IndexNow to notify Yandex and Bing of changes to site content quickly. You must verify that search engines can find the pages you submitted on the host and that you own them.
If you don’t find such a key, you can generate it below the page, as seen in the image below.
You can submit up to 10,000 pages and go to the Bing or Yandex Webmaster Tools to check the result.
The platform allows you to see which search engine an IP uses. In addition, you can enter up to 100 IPs in the search.
At this review's time, the title generator is in its beta phase, while description generation and paraphrasing only work for English content.
To generate a topic, choose the language of the content and add text from any of your website pages. Then click ‘Generate title.’
You can only generate descriptions and paraphrase the content in English for 100 credits per request.
So, to generate a description, the platform summarizes a longer piece of content into a shorter page description. This feature works well for product descriptions.
As for paraphrasing, the software uses Machine Learning generative model to rewrite content. It maintains the original message of your content while rewriting it to avoid plagiarism.
Serpstat credit and API calls
Serpstat uses an elaborate credit system to manage data calls. Credits are units of data you receive when using this SEO tool.
You can use credits for these operations:
- API calls
- Data export
Serpstat offers different modules for using its credits. The credits you use depend on the specific operations you run. You can use up one, three, 20, or even 100 credits in an operation, depending on what you do.
For example, Serpstat requires that you generate a token to use its API. So first, click your profile and select “My account.” Then go to "Get API key," and your credit for various tasks will appear.
If you complete an operation that called 100 keywords using the API, you’d have spent 100 credits.
You can add more credit by clicking ‘Add’ beside your existing credit. However, you must upgrade to a paid plan to enjoy that option.
Also, how much credit you get depends on your pricing plan.
Serpstat has a Live chat feature for users to get answers quickly whether they’re paying or not. However, this doesn’t run for 24 hours. A customer service person told me they work until 18:00 GMT+3.
Outside those hours users can email support.
The onboarding process offers basic and advanced assistance for users to launch their first project on the platform. In addition, its extensive knowledge base gives access to User guides, use cases, FAQs, and the API.
You also have access to videos of webinars and updates to ensure you have answers to your questions.
They offer consultation and training for users to get actionable steps regardless of their experience level.
Paid users get personal consultations through Skype or Hangouts.
Serpstat allows you to get a free account and gives you enough credit to explore the dashboard. However, you must upgrade to a paid plan to get work done.
At the moment, Serpstat is running a summer sale where you can get a 30% discount on any of the four pricing plans when you pay for six months or a year. This brings the Lite plan to as low as $48 from $69 and the Enterprise plan to $349 from $499.
The Lite plan accommodates only one person. But, the other three plans allow more users, branded reports, and extended interface and API credits.
However, if your organization has higher needs than the four plans can offer, you can contact Serpstat to get your unique quote.
Is pricing fair?
Pricing is fair because it accommodates freelancers and SMBs on a budget so they can start with as low as $48 for over 20 SEO, PPC, SEM, and competitor analysis tools. Plus, each plan grants access to 14 Yandex and 230 Google databases.
If cost is a key issue for you, Serpstat lowers that bar for about the same data quality you’ll get with SEMrush, Ahrefs, and comparable tools.
Serpstat is a simple but powerful SEO tool that offers over 20 features in one dashboard. You can start with a free account to understand the platform, then choose a paid plan that meets your SEO needs.