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).  

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Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Linux, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 10

35 Reviews of Screaming Frog SEO Spider

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.89 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.5

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December 2019

Andrew from Central Restaurant Products

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Wholesale

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2019

Cost-effective solution with no sacrifices

Couldn’t be happier. With a little time invested in learning, we have a highly productive tool set at a steal of a price.

Pros

It can do just about anything you need from a crawler, and at a fraction of the cost of other top tools. Interface is straightforward and simple.

Cons

There’s a lot in the tool, so finding each part and learning it takes time. CSV exports for large sites are huge - an excel or other compressed version would be ideal.

Reasons for Choosing Screaming Frog SEO Spider

Cost. We didn’t need a managed solution, and it had deep features.

May 2019

Zhivko from Freelance

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Marketing and Advertising

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

May 2019

The only onsite SEO tool you will ever need

If you do SEO, Screaming Frog is an absolutely mandatory tool. It saves you huge amount of time and gives you a deep understanding of the website you're working on. It is super useful for the initial audit, when you want to check if the site has any major flaws. With SF you can see in a glance if there are any issues with the titles and descriptions, URL structure, internal links, meta robot tags like canonicals and noindex, if robots.txt blocks access to valuable pages, and so on. You get to see H1 and H2 headings, number of words on every page, page loading speed. You see broken links and redirects. You see images without alt tags, You can sort and filter properties, find duplicates... the list goes on. It is a perfect tool and I highly recommend it.

Pros

No bugs, very easy to use, very easy to learn, very light software (no high hardware requirements), very fast, very useful, very cheap, regular updates with new features, you buy it and you have it on your pc, not web-based.

Cons

there really isn't anything that I don't like about it.

July 2020

Ramazan from Clixous

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Marketing and Advertising

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

July 2020

The perfect solution at an affordable price

With Screaming Frog SEO Spider, you can scan your site in depth and easily examine the errors and warnings on your site. With this tool, you can see the SEO optimizations such as title, description, h1, canonical, site speed, images alt tag on your website in detail.

Pros

Website browsing is one of my favorite features. Scanning modes and optimizations that you will make collective reports help you a lot. It is very fast and very easy to use. People who do not know can easily learn everything about this tool.

Cons

The vehicle does not have any features that I did not like. I am really the biggest assistant in SEO optimizations.

September 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

2.0

Functionality

3.0

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.

July 2020

Fabio from Los Creativos

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Marketing and Advertising

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

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