The SEMrush India

Big Blogging Contest is now officially complete.

The Lucky (and morthy) winner is…

🎉  ANKIT MAIN of!  🎉

The winning entry is...
One of the few entries in the “Marketing Automation” category, this post is jam-packed with 7500+ words of insights on every aspect of digital marketing, from marketing research to email automation, from ad targeting to personalization, and beyond.

Here are the top entries, with their final scores awarded by our panel of experts:
No. Post Author Company Score Prize
🥇 Marketing Automation, Meet Customer: Driving Engagement on Autopilot Ankit Main WebsiteTipsTricks 226 MacBook Pro
🥈 The Smart Marketer’s Guide to Data-Driven Content Marketing Arkin Khemchandani PRmention 225 12 Months SEMrush subscription
🥉 How to Make Every Blog Post You Write a Game Changer (Every Single Time) Pradeep Goya CashOverflow 218 6 Months SEMrush subscription
4. 7 Secrets to Ramping Up Your Digital Brand Engagement Amit Ghosh Sprout24 213 Free entry to any SEMrush meetup in India
5. Forget Me Not: 12 Ways for Unwavering Customer Loyalty Pranjali Singh Moglix 195 Free entry to any SEMrush meetup in India
6. Will Video Marketing Ever Rule the World: Is Text Dead? Dr. Amrita Basu Health Wealth Bridge 191 Free entry to any SEMrush meetup in India


From 25th of November to 15th of February 2019, agencies, corporates, digital marketers, SEO, PPC or social media specialists, bloggers, or other marketers can choose one of the topics given below and publish an article on it.
Digital Marketing (including SEO, PPC, Social Media, Email Marketing)
Content Strategy, Content Marketing
Branding, PR, Online Reputation Management
Marketing Automation
Analytics & Business Intelligence
Competitive Intelligence
Conversion Rate Optimization
Ecommerce Marketing
Growth Hacking
Customer Acquisition, Customer Retention
B2B Marketing, Product Marketing, SaaS Marketing
AI in Marketing
One topic can be chosen only twice. Since there are only 100 topics in all, we will have 200 posts in all. That said, we’ll see the widest variety of marketing-related coverage, giving full value to the audience. After all, that’s what you want, don’t you?

Once you publish your article, you can get down to promoting it. You have time until 31st January 2019.

Your post will be judged in two phases:
  • By the public, in terms of Tweets & Facebook shares.
  • By our expert judges, on the basis of
    • Content quality
    • Relevance to the topic
    • Usefulness to readers
    • Readability
    • Depth in which you cover the subject
    • Uniqueness of insights, tactics or strategies shared
    • Visibility on digital channels

Who are the judges?

Harsh Agrawal
Blog Scientist & Pro-Blogger
Chad Pollitt
Co-founder of Relevance
Dawn Anderson
Director of Move It Marketing
Craig Campbell
Regular speaker at SEO events
Malhar Barai
Head of Marketing, HiTech Vertical
Nitin Manchanda
Global Head of SEO at Trivago

The Rules

Who can participate
  • The contest is open to organizations registered in India and individuals who are citizens of India.
  • Your website must be getting a minimum of 3,000 visitors a month.
Technical essentials
  • Only posts published on or after 25th November 2018 are eligible to entry. Your post must be in English.
  • The post must be unique, copyrighted, and at least 1,000 words long.
  • Under the headline, you must include the following at the start of the article:
    “This article was written as part of the SEMrush Big Blogging Contest”.
    The link to this page must be intact. Please make sure it is "no follow".
  • You must link to at least one article on the SEMrush blog. You'd do well to link to a post on the SEMrush blog in a way that's relevant to the post. Please make this link "no follow".
  • 1st Prize: Macbook Pro
  • 2nd Prize: SEMrush Pro Subscription for 12 Months
  • 3rd Prize: SEMrush Pro Subscription for 6 Months
Additional Prizes
  • Free Entry to 3 SEMrush meetups of your choice in any city across India.
  • Honorable mention on SEMrush Content Club India webinar.
For any queries or concerns, please email [email protected].
The decision of SEMrush will be final and binding on any and all participants on any and all aspects of the competition.