Apify vs. Screaming Frog SEO Spider

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Apify
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Apify is a cloud platform for web scraping, browser automation, and extracting data. It is used to build web scrapers, known as Actors, that can automate tasks normally done manually in a web browser. Apify Store offers 2,000+ ready-made Actors that extract structured data from any website, or automate web workflows. Actors are serverless cloud programs that run on the Apify platform or locally and perform computing jobs. They are called Actors because, like human actors,…
$49
per month
Screaming Frog
Score 9.5 out of 10
N/A
N/A
$149
per year
Pricing
ApifyScreaming Frog SEO Spider
Editions & Modules
Starter Plan
49 USD
per month
Scale Plan
499 USD
per month
Business Plan
999 USD
per month
Apify for Enterprise
Custom
Fully-customized web scraping and automation solution for any scale.
Paid Version
$149.00
per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ApifyScreaming Frog
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsThe lowest-priced plan that has all the features needed is recommended. If users exceed the platform usage credits for a plan, a notification is sent, and the excess usage will be added to the next invoice or the user can upgrade to a higher plan.
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Features
ApifyScreaming Frog SEO Spider
SEO
Comparison of SEO features of Product A and Product B
Apify
-
Ratings
Screaming Frog SEO Spider
8.0
50 Ratings
3% above category average
Keyword analysis00 Ratings7.419 Ratings
Backlink management00 Ratings6.022 Ratings
SERP ranking tracking00 Ratings8.08 Ratings
Page grader00 Ratings7.020 Ratings
Competitive analysis00 Ratings8.125 Ratings
Site audit / diagnostics00 Ratings9.850 Ratings
Site recommendations00 Ratings10.022 Ratings
Task management00 Ratings8.08 Ratings
SEO Channels
Comparison of SEO Channels features of Product A and Product B
Apify
-
Ratings
Screaming Frog SEO Spider
8.0
35 Ratings
5% above category average
Local SEO00 Ratings8.116 Ratings
Social SEO00 Ratings6.510 Ratings
Mobile SEO00 Ratings7.921 Ratings
Global SEO00 Ratings9.427 Ratings
SEO Platform & Account Management
Comparison of SEO Platform & Account Management features of Product A and Product B
Apify
-
Ratings
Screaming Frog SEO Spider
10.0
39 Ratings
17% above category average
Multi-domain support00 Ratings10.028 Ratings
Integration with web analytics tools00 Ratings10.032 Ratings
Best Alternatives
ApifyScreaming Frog SEO Spider
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Google PageSpeed Insights
Google PageSpeed Insights
Score 9.2 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies

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Advanced Web Ranking
Advanced Web Ranking
Score 8.2 out of 10
Enterprises

No answers on this topic

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Score 8.6 out of 10
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User Ratings
ApifyScreaming Frog SEO Spider
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(9 ratings)
9.8
(52 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
6.2
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
9.5
(2 ratings)
7.9
(18 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ApifyScreaming Frog SEO Spider
Likelihood to Recommend
Apify
It is common practice for developers to search for REST endpoints on other websites in order to retrieve data from other websites in a structured format such as JSON. However, not all websites have built distinct REST APIs; in this situation, Apify is quite beneficial. The majority of the time, the data that an organization collects is what is considered to be of the utmost importance. In comparison to the other systems that are currently accessible, Apify makes it simple to supply clean data.
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Screaming Frog
Screaming Frog SEO Spider is well suited to auditing brand new websites, when you need a quick, holistic view of the websites technical issues. Its great for providing a top line view of a websites architecture, perhaps for a new business approach where you need to assess the scale of work to maintain a website. Its also a useful tool in situations where you might need to see whether a large scale change in the website has taken place, you can see word counts, pages and their https response codes. Screaming Frog may be less useful if you need an idea of the customer experience on a website, it doesn't really provide information that helps assess how fast a website loads, what issues might come up when trying to convert or faults with the payment process. Screaming Frog is largely a technical SEO focused tool, it also can't assess the quality of a websites, layout or the quality of the content used on the website. As mentioned, its niche, but very useful within that niche.
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Pros
Apify
  • Fast response time, easy to talk to on human and technical level.
  • Scalable solution capable of adding additional feature requirements.
  • Well documented API, we are able to do some changes by ourselves.
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Screaming Frog
  • Crawling client sites of up to thousands of pages. Gives you almost every tool that you need to do a proper SEO audit.
  • Custom extractions using CSSpath, Xpath, or Regex. I'm not even a techy, but their support section here is a huge help with the provided examples.
  • Customer service and support - Dan is ALWAYS very prompt to respond with helpful answers on Twitter if needed.
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Cons
Apify
  • Managing a big number of people and tasks.
  • Larger scale monitoring system.
  • Allow users to search and replace datasets by enhancing APIs.
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Screaming Frog
  • Requires Java. This isn't a huge deal as many computers already have it installed, but it's yet another 3rd party component.
  • The free version has a crawl limit of 500 pages per site. This is fine for smaller sites, but if you're running a big e-commerce site then you'll need to pay for Pro version.
  • The user interface isn't very pretty. This is an analytics tool so it doesn't really have to be, but it might be helpful for improving the overall user experience.
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Likelihood to Renew
Apify
No answers on this topic
Screaming Frog
The tool has become integrated into our teams daily workings and I have yet to find a tool other than scremaing frog to replicate all of our use cases for it. It's a great tool and we're sticking with it
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Usability
Apify
No answers on this topic
Screaming Frog
Easy for me to use because I have using the product for a long time and understand the ins and outs of it. If I was a newbie, I would be completely lost. It does take some prior knowledge to operate this software and understanding of what a crawl means
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Support Rating
Apify
I was very happy with the support I received from Apify. They are always ready to answer all your questions and help solve problems you have.
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Screaming Frog
Screaming Frog is a relatively primitive system, and doesn't need to be supported by devs or other software. Screaming Frog does interface directly with some programs that are most needed (Google Analytics, Search Console, Page Speed Insights), so that's convenient. It isn't widely supported by other programs, but it also doesn't need to be.
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Implementation Rating
Apify
No answers on this topic
Screaming Frog
If the software was a little easier to use for beginners, there really wouldn't be an issue
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Alternatives Considered
Apify
Although the purposes and aims of all three products vary widely, I have found Apify to be the most effective option for web scraping for academic purposes. As someone with only a few months' worths of experience with web scraping, I have found Apify's detailed blog posts and very friendly customer support invaluable in my research.
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Screaming Frog
Screaming Frog SEO Spider is probably the best non-client facing SEO audit tool in terms of technical SEO. There are other tools on the market that do a more complete job of keyword tracking, competitive analysis, and backlink profiles...however, for analyzing the technical SEO health of any website, Screaming Frog is the best
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Return on Investment
Apify
  • Data gathering process is fully automized with high relevance output.
  • Data are up-to-date with minimum delay.
  • We use extra time for better decision making process instead of report preparation.
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Screaming Frog
  • Increased employee efficiency - We spend many less hours tracking down and reporting simple meta tags.
  • Better Client Servicing - We are able to ensure we have a total look at a client's site before we recommend anything.
  • True Pricing Structure - We are able to more accurately predict how much help a client may need based on factors such as size of site, number of redirects, proper use of meta tags, etc.
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ScreenShots

Apify Screenshots

Screenshot of the  Apify Store, a growing automation marketplace.Screenshot of Actors, which feature an auto-generated UI for setting their input.Screenshot of the Actors' scheduling and integration interface, where users can connect them with platforms such as Zapier, the Google Suite, GitHub or feed LLMs through LangChain and LlamaIndex.Screenshot of the web scraping templates. Or, users can import existing code from a Git repo and publish a project in the Apify Store and earn passive income.