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F.A.Q.

What is BeRush affiliate program and how does it work?

BeRush affiliate program is a partnership based on revenue sharing, where the affiliate (you) drives traffic to semrush.com website (us, we or our) in exchange for commissions. When your website visitor clicks on the reference link (as defined in our BeRush Affiliate Program Terms) to our website and completes a purchase, you get a commission for any and every SEMrush subscription they buy.



To help you reach this goal, we provide a variety of promo materials in 5 languages, tracking, reporting, prompt monthly payments and excellent customer support.

What SEMrush subscriptions can affiliates promote?

Affiliates will receive commission from sales of all SEMrush plans (Pro, Guru, Business) + any sales of API units.

What do I get as an affiliate?

As our affiliate, you will gain access to your own personal account. You can log in at any time and get access to our banners and links, see how your reference links are performing: how many visits, signups sales and rebills came to us through your reference link and of course you will also be able to see your balance and how much money you earned both in the past and in the present.

I forgot my password. What can I do?

Please use the “Forgot your password?” link at login or send an e-mail through our Contact Form, using the e-mail address you signed up with during registration on berush.com. We will get back to you shortly.

Are there any restrictions on attraction of partners?

Yes, we have quite a few restrictions in place. Adult, gambling and coupon promoting websites are not allowed to register on berush.com. We also do not tolerate fraud of any kind, spamming and other unscrupulous practices. For a complete list of restrictions, please refer to our  BeRush Affiliate Program Terms.

How do I get started as your affiliate?

Please register here. Once you set up your account, please make sure to log in. On the promo materials page you will find your personal reference number (REF ID). Please make sure to embed it in any or all links to semrush.com that you post. Your reference number helps us count visits, sign ups, sales and all the statistics that you see in your profile, from users who came via your reference link. On the same page, you can find a variety of banners in different languages. When you are logged in, the code, under each banner, includes your reference number, so all you have to do is pick the one, that you like the most and simply copy/paste it to your website.

Who can join your affiliate program? What are the barriers?

Anyone who has an active website at the time of sign up can join BeRush, with an exception of websites that contain pornography, explicit language or content, violence, hate speech, promote illegal activities, gambling, coupons, bargains or discounts, violate intellectual property rights or laws, contain materials that are defamatory, libelous, or disparaging or links to any content listed here. Please note, that you have to be at least 18 years old to join. We also reserve the right to refuse or revoke membership of parked domains; websites with little or no original content, or those that are inactive. For more information, regarding the terms of participation in our affiliate program, please refer to BeRush Affiliate Program Terms.

I don`t have a blog or a website, can I still participate in your affiliate program?

Yes, by all means. You can still share your reference link via e-mail, post videos or promote SEMrush through social networks, such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. We have affiliates from all over the world and most our affiliates sell our services across the globe. The signup process is completely free and only takes several minutes of your time.

I have several websites, can I still participate in your affiliate program?

Yes, you are welcome to promote SEMrush across all your websites. However, please note that you are not allowed to have more than one account, so if you are planning to promote SEMrush on several websites, please list them all in the Profile section of your BeRush account.

What is the reference link?

A reference link is the link, which leads to any page on www.semrush.com (except for the blog) and contains your BeRush reference identification number (REF ID) in it. For more information on how to use your reference link, please refer to our Manual.

How can I get a reference link?

If you still don’t have an account on BeRush, please, register here.
Once you registered, you will receive detailed instructions including your reference link in a welcome letter. If, for some reason, you didn’t receive this e-mail, please refer to the manual to find out how to compile a reference link and how to use it properly.

How and where can I place the reference link?

In the Promotional Materials section you can find a banner that is more fitting to your needs. Each banner has a code with your personal reference link in it, which will be visible once you log in. You can use them on your website, blog, in non-spam emails, social profiles and in your messages, sent via messengers (SPAMMING is forbidden and is severely punishable). Also, you can place your reference links in the data which you gather through SEMrush and display on your website or blog (you may also use SEMrush API for this).

How much will I earn for bringing referrals?

By participating in our affiliate program you will earn 40% commission for all newly acquired SEMrush subscription purchases that came through your reference link. Commissions are recurring, so you will get 40% of what your referral pays us every month until they stop paying for our subscription.
Please note that this applies only to brand new, first time users you refer. Old, existing or returning SEMrush subscribers are not eligible referrals.

Can I earn commissions from my own purchases?

Nice try, but no. You will not receive the commission for purchasing SEMrush subscription through your own reference link. Moreover, if you signed up just to get the 40% discount for yourself, your account will be blocked and you will not receive commission for this or any future purchases.

Do I earn commission if someone clicks on my reference link and doesn`t buy right away, but makes a purchase later by going directly to SEMrush.com?

We use first cookie attribution model, so if a user originally landed on our website from your reference link, then you will receive commission on all their purchases from www.semrush.com, provided that the cookie life period didn’t expire. So if the referral is originally yours, you will receive commission from their account renewals, after gaps  in payments, as well as for their upgrades.

How and when do I get paid?

Commission payments are made upon reaching a minimum threshold of $50. If you haven’t reached it yet, the amount will be transferred to the next payout period. Payments are made on the 10th and 25th days of each month, when your account balance reaches $50 or more for the previous months' transactions. There might be slight deviations from these dates, if the 10th or 25th days fall on weekends or public holidays. In cases like these, please expect the commission payment to reach you on Monday (after the weekend) or on the first workday following a public holiday. Payments are processed through the following systems: PayPal and Wire Transfer.

What is the minimum commission amount that I can withdraw?

The minimum payout for PayPal is $50, whereas for a Wire Transfer it is $1000. If your balance hasn’t reached it yet, the amount will be transferred to the next payment period and you will receive the payment every time your balance reaches $50 or $1000 respectively. Commission is paid in US Dollars (USD).

What information do I need to provide to receive a wire transfer?

To receive a wire transfer, you will need to provide the following information in the “Payment Settings” section of your BeRush profile: Name of the bank, Account Number or IBAN, Account Name, Account Type, Routing (ABA), SWIFT OR BIC and Bank address.

In what cases the commission cannot be credited?

The commission will not be credited if you use spam and/or other illegal methods of promotion. We will also not pay the affiliates who subscribe using their own reference link to get a discount! Any violation of these rules is the reason for immediate termination of your account on berush.com, and loss of all commissions that you have on balance. You will also not receive any payment for referring existing or returning SEMrush users.

How do I track my earnings?

You can login to your BeRush profile at any time to access your statistics and get updated information about any commission that you’ve earned. In your statistics you will be able to see the date, visits, unique visits, sign ups, sales, sales amount, rebills (repeat payments), rebills amount and your profit. Additionally, you can see your current Balance and all payments that we already made to you.

How often do you refresh your statistics?

We refresh our statistics every hour. If you don’t see the transaction you are looking for in your statistics, please make sure that you didn’t violate any of BeRush Affiliate Program Terms, that you didn’t sign yourself or an existing/returning client up for an SEMrush subscription. If you are sure that none of the above reasons apply, please feel free to send us a note at mail@berush.com

I signed my client up and he made the payment, yes I don`t see the transaction in my statistics. What happened?

Our affiliate program is based on the “first cookie wins” attribution model, meaning that you receive 40% recurring commission from all SEMrush subscription purchases made only by NEWLY registered members. However, once your referral signs up, you will receive 40% commission for every payment they make on semrush.com including upgrades of accounts and repeat payments.

What are the tax forms and why do I need to fill them out?

W8-BEN, W8-BEN-E and W-9 are tax forms that are used for taxpayers and tax-exempt organizations to report financial information to the IRS or Internal Revenue Service of the United States. Their main use is to report income, calculate taxes, which need to be paid to the federal government of the United States, as well as disclose other information as required by the IRC or Internal Revenue Code. There are over 800 various forms and schedules, but we only need one of the three listed above. However, if your business operates in the U.S. as well as outside of U.S. please fill out and upload both forms.

I am not a US resident/citizen. Do I still have to fill out a tax form?

Absolutely. As a non-US citizen, you should fill out a W8-BEN form for individuals or a W8-BEN-E form for companies (legal entities).

How do I make sure that my tax form is filled out correctly?

If you do not know how to fill out certain parts of the form, the best thing to do is to leave them blank. The most important information that need to be provided is your name, full address, date of birth (W8), Social Security number (W9) as well as signature and date at the bottom. Forms that are not signed and dated, or those that contain invalid or incomplete information will not be confirmed and will result in commission delays. Please refrain from uploading completely blank forms. They will be deleted and you will still have to upload a properly filled out form to receive your commission.

How do I sign the form?

There are 2 options: you can print out, sign and scan the form, or you can use an electronic signature. There are multiple free services for this, so you can choose whichever you like best. 

I have filled out a tax form, but now I can`t find where to upload it. Please help.

To upload your form, please go to your BeRush profile and either click on the “Edit “ button at the top next to your name, or “Edit Profile” button at the bottom of your personal info.   Once you do that, on the bottom right side of the page you will see 2 upload windows: for W8 and W9 forms respectively.

What if I have a question that wasn`t covered here?

If you have a specific question or a collaboration proposal, please feel free to either use our contact form or mail us directly at mail@berush.com

How long until I get a reply for a question that I sent via your contact form?

We do our best to reply to all inquiries as soon as possible, but please remember that we are humans, so if you send us e-mails during weekends and/or public holidays, you can expect a reply on a Monday (for inquiries arriving during weekends) or on the first business day, following a public holiday.  Also, please take into consideration that we receive hundreds of e-mails every day, so please be patient if you do not receive a reply right away and please refrain from sending follow-ups. And last, but not least, please take the time difference in consideration. Keeping all of the above in mind, reply times may vary from several minutes to several days.  In any case, please rest assured that we will reply to every e-mail that we get.