DeepCrawl vs. Screaming Frog SEO Spider

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
DeepCrawl
Score 6.4 out of 10
N/A
DeepCrawl is a search engine optimization software solution offered by DeepCrawl.N/A
Screaming Frog
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
N/A
$149
per year
Pricing
DeepCrawlScreaming Frog SEO Spider
Editions & Modules
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Paid Version
$149.00
per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DeepCrawlScreaming Frog
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
DeepCrawlScreaming Frog SEO Spider
Considered Both Products
DeepCrawl
Chose DeepCrawl
Screaming Frog is somewhat quicker, and I prefer it for issues I need to check up on immediately. But for larger analysis and full site architecture audits, DeepCrawl has a simpler interface and allows for deeper insights without needing to dig around. I appreciate all the …
Chose DeepCrawl
I feel like they're both pretty similar from my experience, as I have always used the same things. However, I do feel that deepcrawl is easier to use from a UX perspective and I found it easier to get around to find the elements as I required them.
Chose DeepCrawl
Personally I prefer seoClarity's crawler and it's built into their all in one platform.

Deepcrawl has a nice interface though
Chose DeepCrawl
All of the products I have used have been amazing in their own way, but DeepCrawl makes it easier to put it into visuals. Sometimes when you look at results, it can be quite difficult to get something easy to understand. DeepCrawl gets rid of that, the results are so easy to …
Chose DeepCrawl
DeepCrawl is a great tool when compared to other similar solutions. What sets it apart from the competition in my experience with it, is the convenience of the cloud. In addition to having a multitude of tools faced by a digital marketer in today's landscape from analysis of …
Screaming Frog
Chose Screaming Frog SEO Spider
DeepCrawl and Screaming Frog are complementary tools in my opinion. DeepCrawl is better for tracking progress over time while Screaming Frog is better for day to day adhoc requests. I use and recommend both. Both are more robust than the solutions offered by all in one …
Chose Screaming Frog SEO Spider
Screaming Frog's combination of capabilities and pricing beats competitors. DeepCrawl & Moz beats out Screaming Frog when it comes to being able to access and store data since it is web-based and Screaming Frog data is stored locally. Otherwise, Screaming Frog is my go-to …
Chose Screaming Frog SEO Spider
Moz's crawler is part of a larger, more expensive suite of proprietary tools. Screaming Frog is more affordable and does the job for those who don't need the other products offered by Moz. DeepCrawl makes some of the recommendations for you and is typically better for …
Chose Screaming Frog SEO Spider
Screaming Frog is a desktop application that uses your own resources to crawl a site (Processing, RAM, Connection speed). Deep Crawl is a cloud-based crawler, and probably the best cloud based crawler out there. DeepCrawl can gather A LOT of data, but it becomes expensive. The …
Chose Screaming Frog SEO Spider
We have a deep crawl integration with another tool and still find the information on DeepCrawl valuable because this tool is better at listing out reccomendations. However, Screaming Frog is easier to use, doesn't have limits on how many crawls it can run (on the Pro plan we …
Chose Screaming Frog SEO Spider
The HTML-heavy little platform, Screaming Frog, is my favorite crawler compared to DeepCrawl and SEMRush. Partially precisely due to the fact that the tool doesn't try to give me recommendations or tell me what to do. Many similar tools go above and beyond to prescribe …
Chose Screaming Frog SEO Spider
The choice to go with Screaming Frog was really mostly about price and the fact that it does almost the same exact thing. There are a few things that DeepCrawl does that Screaming Frog doesn't, but it wasn't worth the increase in price.
Chose Screaming Frog SEO Spider
Even though Screaming Frog is the industry standard, that doesn't mean that it's without its flaws. The crawl visualization is sub-par compared to Sitebulb, and the UX/UI looks like it's from the 90s and hasn't been updated since then. Tools like DeepCrawl and Sitebulb are …
Chose Screaming Frog SEO Spider
Screaming Frog SEO Spider does so much...a lot of these tools, in theory, should be used together because they lend big picture insights. But Screaming Frog SEO Spider is excellent because it can work directly with tools like Google Analytics.
Chose Screaming Frog SEO Spider
Screaming Frog has a free version, so it competes with the paid programs (like Moz) solely in the fact that it can be used without incurring a budget line item. Compared to many other programs that also offer free scans, Screaming Frog is fast and much more customizable. Since …
Chose Screaming Frog SEO Spider
We actually use both other options, but screaming frog provides a great download of all pages in an easy format. It is more of a complimentary tool.
Chose Screaming Frog SEO Spider
We have accounts for both. We use DeepCrawl to hum in the background to check for tech issues over time. Screaming Frog is used more on a regular basis. I use Screaming Frog more but I understand the benefits that each has.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
DeepCrawlScreaming Frog SEO Spider
SEO
Comparison of SEO features of Product A and Product B
DeepCrawl
6.7
6 Ratings
14% below category average
Screaming Frog SEO Spider
7.3
48 Ratings
5% below category average
Keyword analysis8.04 Ratings7.419 Ratings
Backlink management7.04 Ratings6.122 Ratings
SERP ranking tracking8.04 Ratings8.08 Ratings
Page grader4.83 Ratings7.020 Ratings
Competitive analysis5.04 Ratings5.823 Ratings
Site audit / diagnostics7.06 Ratings8.948 Ratings
Site recommendations10.05 Ratings7.121 Ratings
Task management4.04 Ratings8.08 Ratings
SEO Channels
Comparison of SEO Channels features of Product A and Product B
DeepCrawl
5.7
3 Ratings
28% below category average
Screaming Frog SEO Spider
7.7
33 Ratings
2% above category average
Local SEO6.02 Ratings8.116 Ratings
Social SEO3.02 Ratings6.510 Ratings
Mobile SEO4.03 Ratings8.419 Ratings
Global SEO9.72 Ratings8.126 Ratings
SEO Platform & Account Management
Comparison of SEO Platform & Account Management features of Product A and Product B
DeepCrawl
6.0
6 Ratings
33% below category average
Screaming Frog SEO Spider
9.2
37 Ratings
9% above category average
Multi-domain support5.04 Ratings9.126 Ratings
Integration with web analytics tools7.06 Ratings9.330 Ratings
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User Ratings
DeepCrawlScreaming Frog SEO Spider
Likelihood to Recommend
6.0
(6 ratings)
8.5
(51 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
6.2
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(2 ratings)
7.9
(35 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
DeepCrawlScreaming Frog SEO Spider
Likelihood to Recommend
DeepCrawl
It is useful for our clients to help identify where there are any issues and what improvements should be made. We are able to use all the counts of each elements to work out which to prioritise and create an action plan for our clients. If a team isn't able to implement any of the insights from within this tool, then it probably wouldn't be worth the money
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Screaming Frog
Screaming Frog tracks the crawl level, internal links, outbound links, title tags, and meta descriptions of the pages it crawls. It also adds HTTP status codes, title tag length, meta description length, H1, H2 tags and lengths, and canonical tags. Many of these elements are also broken into their own tabs at the top so that you can easily focus in on problem areas. You can right-click on any URL for many more options. The program is definitely valuable to anyone who is looking to gauge factors regarding SEO. However, if you are not a web designer/admin, you're going to lack an understanding of the information it provides.
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Pros
DeepCrawl
  • The primary Dashboard is pretty excellent—not too much stuff to look at, just the main issues and a hierarchical breakdown of the site structure
  • I love the Broken Links tab—this is a super simple way to find what's broken so you can fix site circulation issues
  • The indexation tab is really nice too—no need to surf through thousands of URLs in a spreadsheet to assess the index
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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
DeepCrawl
  • DeepCrawl really doesn't have too many problems, to be honest.
  • I would only say that there is a pay per use issue, it is quite expensive. But if I am honest, it is worth every penny.
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Screaming Frog
  • Exporting one report at time to CSV or XSLX can be cumbersome and time consuming.
  • Custom extraction requires pretty in-depth knowledge of RegEx or XPath.
  • Not a very visual tool.
  • Larges sites can take up a tremendous amount of resources (RAM, space, connection).
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Likelihood to Renew
DeepCrawl
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
DeepCrawl
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
DeepCrawl
I liked the platform overall. It is a good crawler. I no longer use because it's duplicate of what I get with seoClarity. I did not give it 10/10 because sometimes I had a hard time isolating site areas that I wanted and didn't get much technical support from Conductor on how to use the tool
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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
DeepCrawl
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
DeepCrawl
DeepCrawl is a great tool when compared to other similar solutions. What sets it apart from the competition in my experience with it, is the convenience of the cloud. In addition to having a multitude of tools faced by a digital marketer in today's landscape from analysis of site backlinks to competition analysis.
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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
DeepCrawl
  • We have been able to improve rankings for our clients due to these insights, and get people onto the first page of Google
  • Helped us to prioritise and provide our clients with more insights
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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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