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Likelihood to Recommend

Moz Link Explorer

If you would like a high-level overview of how healthy your backlink profile is, Link Explorer is a simple, straightforward and easy to understand tool for that. You can easily get a sense of how many backlinks, and what types of backlinks your website has and what types of anchor texts are used to link to your website. You can keep track of new and lost links over time as well as group spammy links in a folder. Furthermore, you can compare your backlink profile with that of other websites such as a competitor’s domain.
Anonymous | 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

Moz Link Explorer
6.9
Screaming Frog
7.0
Keyword analysis
Moz Link Explorer
7.0
Screaming Frog
4.4
Backlink management
Moz Link Explorer
9.4
Screaming Frog
6.9
SERP ranking tracking
Moz Link Explorer
5.9
Screaming Frog
7.5
Page grader
Moz Link Explorer
6.0
Screaming Frog
6.9
Competitive analysis
Moz Link Explorer
7.6
Screaming Frog
8.0
Site audit / diagnostics
Moz Link Explorer
9.0
Screaming Frog
9.5
Site recommendations
Moz Link Explorer
5.1
Screaming Frog
5.9
Task management
Moz Link Explorer
5.2
Screaming Frog
6.6

SEO Channels

Moz Link Explorer
7.2
Screaming Frog
7.4
Local SEO
Moz Link Explorer
4.9
Screaming Frog
7.5
Social SEO
Moz Link Explorer
8.9
Screaming Frog
5.8
Mobile SEO
Moz Link Explorer
4.9
Screaming Frog
8.1
Global SEO
Moz Link Explorer
10.0
Screaming Frog
8.3

SEO Platform & Account Management

Moz Link Explorer
8.2
Screaming Frog
8.5
Multi-domain support
Moz Link Explorer
9.4
Screaming Frog
9.0
Integration with web analytics tools
Moz Link Explorer
7.0
Screaming Frog
8.1

Pros

Moz Link Explorer

  • It links in with Moz’s domain authority concept, which we use as our main metric of how well our SEO works.
  • It shows you which sites link to you, and ranks to them by domain authority. This helps us understand where our best inbound links come from, and to hopefully target those valuable partners for more links.
  • It shows you which keywords you rank for, your position on the search engine results pages for each keyword, and how difficult it is to rank for those keywords. We use this to spot where we rank on the second or third page for medium difficulty keywords. We’ll then write content to target those keywords.
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

Moz Link Explorer

  • Lack of instant export of data. Adds to a queue rather than being instant.
  • Advanced reports are needed for larger websites and come at the cost of a subscription to Moz Pro.
Jeremy Waszak | 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

Moz Link Explorer

Moz Link Explorer 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No renewal is necessary with the free version!
Susan (MacKay) Sisler | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Moz Link Explorer

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Screaming Frog

Screaming Frog 6.3
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

Moz Link Explorer

Moz Link Explorer 7.5
Based on 2 answers
I put a middling score here because of the difference in support between the free and premium uses. The Free tool was a great service, but there wasn't much support. It was tool that was intended to have a skilled SEO utilize it and save time. The Premium version has great support, but also offered more information so that skilled SEOs and novices alike could benefit from the tool.
Scott Walker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screaming Frog

Screaming Frog 8.1
Based on 20 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

Moz Link Explorer

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

Moz Link Explorer

I think Moz Link Explorer is a great add-on to the overall Moz tool, but compared to Ahrefs, it’s not as robust because Ahrefs' main focus is on the backlink profile. I like SEMRush’s function of being able to reach out to websites directly from the platform and track all of your progress in there.
Anonymous | 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

Moz Link Explorer

  • Took hours of manual work and programatically did it in a few clicks
  • Gave a game plan for future SEO strategies
Scott Walker | 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

Moz Link Explorer

General

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

Screaming Frog

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Moz Link Explorer
4.6
Screaming Frog
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

Moz Link Explorer
10.0
Screaming Frog
10.0

Usability

Moz Link Explorer
Screaming Frog
6.3

Support Rating

Moz Link Explorer
7.5
Screaming Frog
8.1

Implementation Rating

Moz Link Explorer
Screaming Frog
7.0

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