Screaming Frog SEO Spider Software

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About Screaming Frog SEO Spider

Screaming Frog SEO Spider is a website crawling tool designed to help businesses extract onsite data, audit SEO issues and analyze results in real-time. Features include duplicate page detection, site visualization, crawl scheduling, forms-based authentication, XML sitemap generation and reporting. The tool enables SEO professionals to crawl small or large websites, track broken links and server errors and export the source URLs to developers for correction. Digital marketers can analyze page title and meta descriptions, discover temporary and permanent redirects and detect blocked URLs through tag directives. It also allows users to scrape data from HTML of web pages using CSS Path, XPath or regular expressions (regex). Screaming Frog SEO Spider integrates ...

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Screaming Frog SEO Spider User Reviews

OVERALL RATING

SECONDARY RATINGS

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Showing 1 - 5 of 56 reviews

User Profile

Shannon

Masthead Media

Verified reviewer

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Marketing and Advertising

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

Ease-of-use

4

Value for money

5

Functionality

5

Reviewed August 2021

Best Value for Product in This Space

When looking for an option to assess client sites, I need SEO software that works consistently and without bugs. It's also helpful that it's affordable compared to the other services offering a similar scraping of SEO data from a website. Given that it's a flat annual fee, I find that far superior to the high monthly costs. And as noted, it just works. If you're an SEO professional, there will be no real learning curve to use it.

Pros

The software works exactly how it's intended to work, and the layout is intuitive. Once you've assessed a website, the output of links, metadata, word counts, and headers is all dead simple to understand—and even more, it's dead simple to sort the details as needed.

Cons

I wouldn't say that the interface is either attractive or sophisticated. It's looked exactly the same for many, many years. It's not flashy, but it easily displays the data you need, so it's a small compromise that you don't even really notice.

Reasons for choosing Screaming Frog SEO Spider

I have subscriptions to each of these alternatives, but none of them provided the data I needed in raw form that I could manipulate easily in a spreadsheet—at least not without upgrading to a significantly more expensive plan (SEMrush).

Fabio

Los Creativos

Verified reviewer

Company size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Marketing and Advertising

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

Ease-of-use

5

Value for money

5

Customer support

5

Functionality

5

Reviewed July 2020

A crawling tool that every SEO should use

Pros

Screaming Frog is the tool that allows you to evaluate your website as if you were the Google spider, that is, it is a crawler that allows you to evaluate each and every technical component at the SEO level.

Cons

The tool at a general level is incredible, it is important to configure correctly according to the specific need you have, two winners of all the options you have: Connections to Google Analytics apis, Google Search Console and Ahrefs. Information architecture viewer.

Reasons for choosing Screaming Frog SEO Spider

At the beginning price, with the time I have been trying the above mentioned and although I use them, I don't do it with the same frequency as with the frog

Anonymous

Verified reviewer

Company size: 10,000+ employees

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

Ease-of-use

3

Value for money

2

Functionality

3

Reviewed September 2019

It works, mostly

Needed to identify thousands of pages linked across 13 websites. I thought it did that, but later found a lot missed. Not sure if that is the software or my use of it.

Pros

On the surface it seems easy. Point at a domain and you get a list back. So easy to use and get what you need. I think. But see cons...

Cons

I didn't always feel like this was crawling every page. Maybe it is a config issue, because the interface can be confusing. Yearly license fees make it not attractive.

Brett

Oktober Media

Verified reviewer

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Marketing and Advertising

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

Ease-of-use

3

Value for money

5

Customer support

4

Functionality

5

Reviewed September 2021

Technical SEO at your fingertips

Screaming Frog helps me quickly identifying website issues that are typically red flags for clients, allowing fast improvement while running triage on future items identified from the site crawl.

Pros

I needed to pull real-time crawls of extensive client sites. The free plan allows 500 URL's, which is a good start for small sites, but the Unlimited access from a paid plan is essential for any mid-size or enterprise sites. Easy data export into CSV for documentation or graphical manipulation. Super simple interface and navigation that isn't bloated with design complexity.

Cons

Some data fields could have include a better description of what they are pulling for values. A simple question-mark adjacent to the field would help, rather than having to hunt down documentation on their site. The user-interface hasn't been updated in ... well, ever. That could be improved, though I like the simple aesthetic, which I'm sure helps the application run quickly.

Reasons for choosing Screaming Frog SEO Spider

Raw data easily exported. Quick crawls without a limit.

User Profile

Kevin

ExpertFile

Verified reviewer

Company size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Marketing and Advertising

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

Ease-of-use

4

Value for money

4

Functionality

5

Reviewed October 2020

Best Tool for Crawling; Tech SEO Must-Have

- works exactly as advertised - best crawl tool on the market; multiple crawl setting to test security and site structures - precise reporting and native download of data - Sitemap management tool works well; very useful for larger site management with over 5K pages/types

Pros

- easy to use and configure - reliable output of detailed lists of errors, issues, and optimization ideas - segmented reporting allows experienced users to zero in on specific issues - Sitemap.xml tool is top-notch and solves issues for large site implementations

Cons

- the interface looks dated; learning curve to know where to find different views and data - needs to up updated regularly (not really a con -- users need to adapt) - limited documentation in the tool (need to consult the website for Knowledgebase)

Reasons for choosing Screaming Frog SEO Spider

Better overall functionality (Paid version) and data (reporting) access Regular updates mean the product is continually improved Non-SaaS means few issue with crawl settings

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