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Screaming Frog

Top Rated
65 Ratings

Advanced Web Ranking

8 Ratings
Score 6.7 out of 101

Screaming Frog

Top Rated
65 Ratings
Score 9.2 out of 101

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Advanced Web Ranking

My business works with clients from a variety of outlets, with budgets ranging from six figures down to triple digits (not kidding). There's a TON of analytical software out there, so speaking as a guy who has worked with them all (or at least quite a few) if your client is on a budget – particularly a startup – AWR is a great program to use. They've been around for a while, the desktop version is pretty bug-free and updates in real-time, and it's budget conscious.
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Screaming Frog

It does almost everything I need it to do. But I've heard and can imagine a scenario where a more enterprise-level crawler is necessary for pages with hundred of thousands or even millions of pages. This goes back to my previous comment about it seeming to take a lot of CPU power.
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Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
Screaming Frog
6.8
Keyword analysis
Advanced Web Ranking
5.0
Screaming Frog
6.4
Backlink management
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Screaming Frog
6.7
SERP ranking tracking
Advanced Web Ranking
7.5
Screaming Frog
6.0
Page grader
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Screaming Frog
6.1
Competitive analysis
Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
Screaming Frog
7.0
Site audit / diagnostics
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Screaming Frog
9.3
Site recommendations
Advanced Web Ranking
6.0
Screaming Frog
7.6
Task management
Advanced Web Ranking
6.0
Screaming Frog
5.0

SEO Channels

Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Screaming Frog
9.2
Local SEO
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Screaming Frog
9.6
Social SEO
Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
Screaming Frog
8.7
Mobile SEO
Advanced Web Ranking
8.0
Screaming Frog
9.2
Global SEO
Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
Screaming Frog
9.5

SEO Platform & Account Management

Advanced Web Ranking
7.7
Screaming Frog
8.1
Multi-domain support
Advanced Web Ranking
8.0
Screaming Frog
8.7
Integration with web analytics tools
Advanced Web Ranking
7.5
Screaming Frog
7.5

Pros

  • It only costs $49/month, which is great for clients that are working with limited budgets (they're cost-conscious!)
  • Its ease of use – I've worked with plenty of cloud-based rank tracking programs before, and AWR was by far one of the cleanest and easiest to navigate. I could use it on my iPad and the user-touch interface was pretty seamless.
  • The info is updated in real-time. We were able to show our clients their live data while in meetings. It made us look good, and it made our clients feel better about the service they were paying for.
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  • Site wide Technical SEO analysis
  • Pinpointing broken links
  • Providing text based on page SEO details
  • Fast run time
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Cons

  • The ability of the program to produce dashboards in web page format. While it can do this, it saves them out as HTML files on your hard drive or cloud server, which makes it super hard to share with others.
  • The cloud version is a bit more expensive, which offers the same tools as the desktop, which I found a little troublesome and it didn't make sense to me.
  • Their customer service was a little lacking. I had a couple of general questions and I was on hold for about 15 minutes...which isn't good when you're in the middle of a busy workday.
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  • I have 0 complaints about Screaming Frog SEO Spider. What it claims to do, it does well. It’s the industry standard for sure. I don’t say this being biased - I’ve just tried many tools to do the things that this tool does, and Screaming Frog SEO Spider is my favorite.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Screaming Frog10.0
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It has a free version and a paid version - if you find the free version has what you need, it's easy to use that until you need to do some more custom reviews of websites
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Usability

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Screaming Frog8.0
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It needs a more intuitive GUI. It just seems like it is built for a technical SEO specialist rather than a general user.
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Alternatives Considered

There's a ton of competition for AWR but in all honesty, if you're on a budget, I'd advise going with this one. It gets you pretty accurate results, updates their info in real time, and all for about $49/month base price. It's pretty good software for the money that you're paying
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I've used other products that I can't remember the name of at the moment that had similar capabilities, but not as robust. As I mentioned before, this app claims to do a few things, and it does them extremely well.
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Return on Investment

  • It stayed within our client's allotted budget (which drives more business our way down the road!)
  • Updated information in real-time assures our clients that they get the most accurate information possible, as quickly as possible.
  • It's been only slightly detrimental to my workflow (which is one little drawback of the program) sometimes I have to enlist the help of a keyword generator (because i find the one with the program a bit lacking)
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  • This is just one tool that I use for clients, but the overall impact that it has in saving me so much time doing checks manually, I see it having a positive ROI.
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Pricing Details

Advanced Web Ranking

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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Screaming Frog

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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