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Likelihood to Recommend

Google Search Console

Search console must be integrated with every website as it is crucial to get a thorough keyword analysis of webpages. It helps in improving your click-through rate and fasten the process of your post getting crawled. Its Robots.txt settings is a bit complicated, hence avoid it if you are not a technical person
Ruby Goyal | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Justin Roodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Google Search Console
7.4
Screaming Frog
6.9
Keyword analysis
Google Search Console
7.2
Screaming Frog
4.1
Backlink management
Google Search Console
6.8
Screaming Frog
6.8
SERP ranking tracking
Google Search Console
8.0
Screaming Frog
7.9
Page grader
Google Search Console
7.9
Screaming Frog
6.8
Competitive analysis
Google Search Console
5.9
Screaming Frog
8.1
Site audit / diagnostics
Google Search Console
8.8
Screaming Frog
9.4
Site recommendations
Google Search Console
7.3
Screaming Frog
5.5
Task management
Google Search Console
7.1
Screaming Frog
6.5

SEO Channels

Google Search Console
8.0
Screaming Frog
7.3
Local SEO
Google Search Console
7.9
Screaming Frog
7.5
Social SEO
Google Search Console
7.1
Screaming Frog
5.7
Mobile SEO
Google Search Console
8.2
Screaming Frog
7.8
Global SEO
Google Search Console
9.0
Screaming Frog
8.1

SEO Platform & Account Management

Google Search Console
8.9
Screaming Frog
8.6
Multi-domain support
Google Search Console
8.7
Screaming Frog
8.9
Integration with web analytics tools
Google Search Console
9.0
Screaming Frog
8.2

Pros

Google Search Console

  • Provides details on what other sites contain backlinks to your site, along with the page they direct to within your site
  • Displays impressions and click throughs for Google search queries
  • Individual page performance by location and device category as it pertains to generating clicks leading to your site
  • Basic indexing and readability issues within your site
  • The new interface that just rolled out is much easier on the eyes
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Ari Roth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Google Search Console

  • It can be a little difficult to navigate
  • More training resources would be an asset. A beginner is given the power to completely destroy a sites search results at the push of a button. Likewise it is a powerful tool to enhance search results also.
  • An option to take care of multiple versions of the same site simultaneously would be helpful. An option to use the same validation script across all versions and administer them simultaneously would be a time save (i.e. non-www, www, http://, and https:// versions of the same site).
Adam Lumley | TrustRadius Reviewer

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).
Anthony Daronzio | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Google Search Console

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Screaming Frog

Screaming Frog 10.0
Based on 3 answers
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
Anthony Daronzio | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Google Search Console

Google Search Console 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Google Search Console is a simple program that allows organizations to get a solid understanding of the way their site functions and how users land on it. It can be used for making critical business decisions regarding marketing budgets and that within itself is why it deserves a 10.
Stefanie Cash | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screaming Frog

Screaming Frog 6.2
Based on 2 answers
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
Anthony Daronzio | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Google Search Console

Google Search Console 6.2
Based on 13 answers
As with all Google software, your primary source of help is their forums, their knowledge base articles, or whatever tutorials you can find on the web. Often answers on their forums are not straightforward and may not address the actual issue you're experiencing. The KB articles are typically written like instruction manuals - for better or for worse. Tutorials on the web may vary, but the odds are good someone out there had the same questions as you and was kind enough to document their experience.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screaming Frog

Screaming Frog 8.1
Based on 22 answers
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.
Scott Walker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Google Search Console

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Screaming Frog

Screaming Frog 7.0
Based on 2 answers
If the software was a little easier to use for beginners, there really wouldn't be an issue
Anthony Daronzio | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Google Search Console

We use Google Search Console in tandem with other products like Google Analytics - not in place of it. Search Console definitely provides information about organic search keywords that Google Analytics does not provide, so that's been a very helpful addition. We also use Yoast to help with optimization of pages that might be identified by Search Console. In the past, I've used tools like Moz and Screaming Frog do some similar search/ranking analysis; those do have some more unique features that help to guide next steps, but I don't think they're replacements for what Search Console provides, especially given the crawl/sitemap features.
Ben Rubenstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Scott Richardson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Google Search Console

  • I'd say there is no business in the world that had negative ROI from GSC, since it's completely free, super easy to implement and has a great value for people with a brain. All of the companies I worked for in the last 10 years were using it and all of these companies had positive ROI.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Brynna Baldauf | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Google Search Console

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Google Search Console Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Screaming Frog

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Screaming Frog Editions & Modules

Edition
Paid Version$149.001
  1. Per Year
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Google Search Console
9.2
Screaming Frog
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

Google Search Console
Screaming Frog
10.0

Usability

Google Search Console
10.0
Screaming Frog
6.2

Support Rating

Google Search Console
6.2
Screaming Frog
8.1

Implementation Rating

Google Search Console
Screaming Frog
7.0

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