How to Whitelist SEMRushBot in Cloudflare

If you’re using Cloudflare for website security and performance, you’ll want to whitelist SEMRush IPs to ensure that their crawlers can continue to index your site correctly. In this article, we’ll show you how to do just that!

How do I whitelist my SEMRushBot?

Whitelist SEMRush Bot

If you’re using Cloudflare to manage your website’s DNS, you may need to whitelist SEMrush’s IP addresses to ensure SEMrush crawlers can reach your site. To do this, simply add the following IP addresses to your Cloudflare account:

  1. Log in to Cloudflare admin

    login to cloudflare

    To log in to Cloudflare, enter your email address and password. After you log in, you’ll be taken to the Cloudflare dashboard.

  2. Open Firewall Settings

    Open Firewall Settings

    Navigate to Security >> WAF >> Tools in the left-hand navigation bar.

  3. Create Firewall Rule

    create firewall rule

    Click on the blue Create Firewall Rule button and give your rule a descriptive name

    This firewall rule will be used to unblock specific IP addresses associated with SEMRushBot.

  4. Enter SEMRushBot IP ranges

    SEMRush IP Range Firewall Rules

    Under Field, select IP source address.

    Operator should be set to Is In.

    Value using the IP ranges below: and

    Then… heading set to Allow (changed from block).

    Note: The bot is using standard 80 HTTP and 443 HTTPS ports to connect.

  5. Deploy Firewall Rule

    Deploy Firewall Rule

    Once you’ve created your rule, click the Deploy Firewall Rule button to deploy it.

Once you’ve added these IP addresses to your Cloudflare account, you should be all set! SEMrush’s crawlers should now be able to reach your site without any issues. Thanks for taking the time to whitelist SEMrush!


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Published on: 2022-09-14
Updated on: 2022-10-28

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Isaac Adams-Hands is the SEO Director at SEO North, a company that provides Search Engine Optimization services. As an SEO Professional, Isaac has considerable expertise in On-page SEO, Off-page SEO, and Technical SEO, which gives him a leg up against the competition.