Link Research Tools vs. Screaming Frog SEO Spider

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Link Research Tools
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
N/AN/A
Screaming Frog
Score 9.5 out of 10
N/A
N/A
$149
per year
Pricing
Link Research ToolsScreaming Frog SEO Spider
Editions & Modules
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Paid Version
$149.00
per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Link Research ToolsScreaming Frog
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
Link Research ToolsScreaming Frog SEO Spider
Considered Both Products
Link Research Tools
Chose Link Research Tools
Link Research Tools are the only tools that gives us the most backlinks. No other tools finds as many backlinks to the website than LRT. LRT takes Backlinks from 25 Sources, even historic Backlinks from Majestic (>5 Years). It is very important if you disavow links that you …
Screaming Frog

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Link Research ToolsScreaming Frog SEO Spider
SEO
Comparison of SEO features of Product A and Product B
Link Research Tools
7.8
8 Ratings
0% above category average
Screaming Frog SEO Spider
8.0
50 Ratings
3% above category average
Keyword analysis7.96 Ratings7.419 Ratings
Backlink management8.38 Ratings6.022 Ratings
SERP ranking tracking5.94 Ratings8.08 Ratings
Page grader7.27 Ratings7.020 Ratings
Competitive analysis8.98 Ratings8.025 Ratings
Site audit / diagnostics8.96 Ratings9.650 Ratings
Site recommendations8.67 Ratings10.022 Ratings
Task management6.44 Ratings8.08 Ratings
SEO Channels
Comparison of SEO Channels features of Product A and Product B
Link Research Tools
8.5
7 Ratings
11% above category average
Screaming Frog SEO Spider
7.9
35 Ratings
4% above category average
Local SEO8.95 Ratings8.116 Ratings
Social SEO8.24 Ratings6.510 Ratings
Mobile SEO8.25 Ratings8.021 Ratings
Global SEO8.87 Ratings9.127 Ratings
SEO Platform & Account Management
Comparison of SEO Platform & Account Management features of Product A and Product B
Link Research Tools
8.7
6 Ratings
3% above category average
Screaming Frog SEO Spider
10.0
39 Ratings
17% above category average
Multi-domain support8.64 Ratings10.028 Ratings
Integration with web analytics tools8.76 Ratings10.032 Ratings
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Link Research ToolsScreaming Frog SEO Spider
Small Businesses
Google PageSpeed Insights
Google PageSpeed Insights
Score 9.9 out of 10
Google PageSpeed Insights
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)
Dupli Checker (DupliChecker.com)
Score 8.7 out of 10
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Dupli Checker (DupliChecker.com)
Score 8.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
Link Research ToolsScreaming Frog SEO Spider
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(8 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
Link Research ToolsScreaming Frog SEO Spider
Likelihood to Recommend
LinkResearchTools
If you have any problems with your rankings or a decrease in ranking position within google it is very good to make an Link Audit with the Link Research Tools. Then you Screen all Links manually and setup your disavow-file easily. With the Link Detox Boost you gain Rankings back so fast. The last time we used it for a client, we got back the rankings within a week to 170 Positions within the Top Ten, even Position 1.
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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
LinkResearchTools
  • fast Google penalty recovery
  • keeps a healthy backlink profile
  • calculates the opportunity or risk of potential links that are not built yet, so you can go only after the good ones
  • gives you fresh data from 26 link sources and lets you analyze the full backlink profile. Google search console gives you only a sample of your backlink profile.
  • powerful link prospecting made easy
  • possibility to connect with Pitchbox (professional outreach tool for link removal and link building campaigns), SEMRUSH, Ahrefs, GSC
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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
LinkResearchTools
  • Not for newcomers to SEO simply because its vast array of features may hinder them.
  • Is quite pricey too; so for small businesses etc., it's probably not a viable option.
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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
LinkResearchTools
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
LinkResearchTools
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
LinkResearchTools
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
LinkResearchTools
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
LinkResearchTools
LinkResearchTools is much more advanced in analyzing links. Period. All the other mentioned tools have many useful features for SEO but LRT is definitely the way to go for backlink analysis, link building, and competition analysis. They also offer very nice and quality courses for improving SEO knowledge. I already attended one of them and I am very satisfied with the knowledge I gained.
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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
LinkResearchTools
  • Building strong links results in better rankings which results in a higher ROI
  • The Link Research Tools community also had a big impact on my networking
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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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