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Likelihood to Recommend

Rank Ranger

It is great for just tracking keyword performance. The other features are nice but are not the most useful when compared to other for robust tools. The easy-on-the-eyes interface and the fact that keyword data can be updated in less than 3 hours after a bulk upload are why this tool works for lower-maintenance websites.
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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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Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Rank Ranger
8.5
Screaming Frog
7.2
Keyword analysis
Rank Ranger
8.8
Screaming Frog
5.1
Backlink management
Rank Ranger
5.0
Screaming Frog
7.4
SERP ranking tracking
Rank Ranger
8.8
Screaming Frog
7.1
Page grader
Rank Ranger
8.6
Screaming Frog
6.7
Competitive analysis
Rank Ranger
9.8
Screaming Frog
8.0
Site audit / diagnostics
Rank Ranger
10.0
Screaming Frog
9.5
Site recommendations
Rank Ranger
8.6
Screaming Frog
6.4
Task management
Rank Ranger
Screaming Frog
7.7

SEO Channels

Rank Ranger
7.9
Screaming Frog
7.8
Local SEO
Rank Ranger
9.6
Screaming Frog
7.8
Mobile SEO
Rank Ranger
9.2
Screaming Frog
8.2
Global SEO
Rank Ranger
5.0
Screaming Frog
8.7
Social SEO
Rank Ranger
Screaming Frog
6.5

SEO Platform & Account Management

Rank Ranger
9.5
Screaming Frog
8.5
Multi-domain support
Rank Ranger
10.0
Screaming Frog
9.0
Integration with web analytics tools
Rank Ranger
9.0
Screaming Frog
8.0

Pros

Rank Ranger

  • Clean and easy reporting
  • White Label Dashboards and Reports
  • Customizable reports (add the graphs and widgets you need)
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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

Rank Ranger

  • Their reporting dashboard/custom report features are lacking. We rely on our other tool more so for this function as a result.
  • It is not a robust tool - focusing mostly on keyword performance, it does not have other features that further help us flesh out strategic next steps based on keyword performance
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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

Rank Ranger

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
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Usability

Rank Ranger

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Screaming Frog

Screaming Frog 6.6
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
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Support

Rank Ranger

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Screaming Frog

Screaming Frog 8.0
Based on 16 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.
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Implementation

Rank Ranger

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Screaming Frog

Screaming Frog 7.0
Based on 1 answer
If the software was a little easier to use for beginners, there really wouldn't be an issue
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Alternatives Considered

Rank Ranger

It was a lower price point and serves the need of anyone looking for the biggest bang for their buck. I highly recommend it if someone needs a rank tracking software that is clean and simple to use. They have a trial and also their customer support is great, you can call if necessary, but email is very responsive too.
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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

Rank Ranger

  • As a key component in our reporting process Rank Ranger helps us deliver overall keyword performance insights to our clients in an easy to read and understand format
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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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Pricing Details

Rank Ranger

General

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

Screaming Frog

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Rank Ranger
8.6
Screaming Frog
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

Rank Ranger
Screaming Frog
10.0

Usability

Rank Ranger
Screaming Frog
6.6

Support

Rank Ranger
Screaming Frog
8.0

Implementation

Rank Ranger
Screaming Frog
7.0

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