KeywordSpy vs. Screaming Frog SEO Spider

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
KeywordSpy
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
N/AN/A
Screaming Frog
Score 9.4 out of 10
N/A
N/A
$149
per year
Pricing
KeywordSpyScreaming Frog SEO Spider
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Paid Version
$149.00
per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
KeywordSpyScreaming 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
KeywordSpyScreaming Frog SEO Spider
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
KeywordSpyScreaming Frog SEO Spider
SEO
Comparison of SEO features of Product A and Product B
KeywordSpy
7.7
1 Ratings
1% below category average
Screaming Frog SEO Spider
8.0
50 Ratings
3% above category average
Keyword analysis9.01 Ratings7.419 Ratings
Backlink management5.01 Ratings6.022 Ratings
SERP ranking tracking9.01 Ratings8.08 Ratings
Page grader4.01 Ratings7.020 Ratings
Competitive analysis9.01 Ratings8.025 Ratings
Site audit / diagnostics9.01 Ratings9.650 Ratings
Task management9.01 Ratings8.08 Ratings
Site recommendations00 Ratings10.022 Ratings
SEO Channels
Comparison of SEO Channels features of Product A and Product B
KeywordSpy
6.0
1 Ratings
24% below category average
Screaming Frog SEO Spider
7.9
35 Ratings
4% above category average
Local SEO9.01 Ratings8.116 Ratings
Social SEO3.01 Ratings6.510 Ratings
Mobile SEO3.01 Ratings8.021 Ratings
Global SEO9.01 Ratings9.127 Ratings
SEO Platform & Account Management
Comparison of SEO Platform & Account Management features of Product A and Product B
KeywordSpy
8.0
1 Ratings
5% below category average
Screaming Frog SEO Spider
10.0
39 Ratings
17% above category average
Multi-domain support9.01 Ratings10.028 Ratings
Integration with web analytics tools7.01 Ratings10.032 Ratings
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KeywordSpyScreaming Frog SEO Spider
Small Businesses
Google PageSpeed Insights
Google PageSpeed Insights
Score 9.9 out of 10
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Google PageSpeed Insights
Score 9.9 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Advanced Web Ranking
Advanced Web Ranking
Score 8.3 out of 10
Advanced Web Ranking
Advanced Web Ranking
Score 8.3 out of 10
Enterprises
Dupli Checker (DupliChecker.com)
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Score 8.7 out of 10
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Score 8.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
KeywordSpyScreaming Frog SEO Spider
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.6
(52 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
6.2
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.9
(18 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
KeywordSpyScreaming Frog SEO Spider
Likelihood to Recommend
KeywordSpy
KeywordSpy is appropriate for most Internet Market research companies. I would not suggest it for a corporate marketing department unless it's a company with a very larger budget. This is also not a tool for small freelancers even though there is a free option, to get the best benefit of KeywordSpy it's best to use most of its features and options and this can get pricey.
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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
KeywordSpy
  • track and give details on specified Keyword
  • Determine competitors within a specified Keyword
  • Advise other keyword competitors may be targeting
  • provided competitive information regarding the targeted keyword e.g copies of an ad campaign
  • Allow very deep and granular keyword research and competitive research re the domains and targeted keyword
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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
KeywordSpy
  • Broaden its user access
  • Sometimes the results volume can be over whelming, maybe a summary tool could be provided?
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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
KeywordSpy
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
KeywordSpy
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
KeywordSpy
No answers on this topic
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
KeywordSpy
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
KeywordSpy
Most SEO and market research tools offer what KeywordSpy has but are not as detailed and in one place. Consequently, where you can do everything at KeywordSpy, with other tools you find you have to purchase multiple tools or subscriptions from different providers which also don't integrate with each other. KeywordSpy makes your research easier and more efficient.
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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
KeywordSpy
  • Can get pricey because of its pricing model
  • Applicable to a limited geographical clientele, therefore, restricting service access or subscribers
  • powerful SEO and competitive research tool, therefore, giving the use significant competitive advantages from the data outputs
  • Allows you to track keyword and domains and therefore a time saver
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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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