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172 Ratings
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295 Ratings
172 Ratings
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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Screaming Frog SEO Spider ranks higher in 3 feature sets: SEO, SEO Channels, SEO Platform & Account Management

SEO

7.3

Screaming Frog

73%
7.1

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

71%
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins ranks higher in 5/8 features

Keyword analysis

6.8
68%
20 Ratings
7.3
73%
50 Ratings

Backlink management

6.3
63%
22 Ratings
7.5
75%
32 Ratings

SERP ranking tracking

8.0
80%
8 Ratings
7.6
76%
19 Ratings

Page grader

6.9
69%
20 Ratings
8.0
80%
54 Ratings

Competitive analysis

6.0
60%
23 Ratings
6.3
63%
25 Ratings

Site audit / diagnostics

9.7
97%
49 Ratings
7.4
74%
42 Ratings

Site recommendations

7.2
72%
21 Ratings
7.3
73%
43 Ratings

Task management

7.8
78%
8 Ratings
5.6
56%
23 Ratings

SEO Channels

8.0

Screaming Frog

80%
7.6

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

76%
Screaming Frog SEO Spider ranks higher in 3/4 features

Local SEO

8.0
80%
16 Ratings
7.6
76%
40 Ratings

Social SEO

6.4
64%
10 Ratings
8.1
81%
42 Ratings

Mobile SEO

8.3
83%
19 Ratings
7.4
74%
42 Ratings

Global SEO

9.2
92%
25 Ratings
7.4
74%
35 Ratings

SEO Platform & Account Management

9.1

Screaming Frog

91%
6.8

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

68%
Screaming Frog SEO Spider ranks higher in 2/2 features

Multi-domain support

9.0
90%
26 Ratings
6.1
61%
20 Ratings

Integration with web analytics tools

9.2
92%
31 Ratings
7.5
75%
41 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Screaming Frog SEO Spider is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
  • Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins is rated higher in 1 area: Usability
  • Screaming Frog SEO Spider and Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

Likelihood to Recommend

8.9

Screaming Frog

89%
52 Ratings
8.1

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

81%
59 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Screaming Frog

100%
3 Ratings
10.0

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

100%
1 Rating

Usability

6.2

Screaming Frog

62%
2 Ratings
10.0

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

100%
1 Rating

Support Rating

7.9

Screaming Frog

79%
35 Ratings
7.7

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

77%
38 Ratings

Implementation Rating

7.0

Screaming Frog

70%
2 Ratings

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

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

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins is really great for any application - home pages, blogs, etc. It saves a lot of time researching keywords, but it is time-consuming crafting content, which I think is a necessary evil. I wasn't really seeing the immediate results I had hoped for, but there could be a variety of reasons for that (cookies, caches, etc.). Overall, if you have the time to dedicate and utilize the tool, it's awesome!
Emily Hammell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

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

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

  • Evaluate the SEO score of any given page's content.
  • Makes it simple to manage the title and description for a page (what shows up on Google search results).
  • Boils down complicated topics such as canonical URLs for non-technical users.
  • Easy explanations for any and all options, including why to use or not use an option.
Christopher Boyd | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

  • Density: Because even the free, basic Yoast SEO tool has SO MANY FEATURES, if you're brand new to SEO as a concept/practice, you might feel a little overwhelmed at first. Just go watch the training videos!
  • Bulk Title Editing: I'm sure this tool can be useful, but I've never found it to be particularly intuitive or helpful.
  • Limitations: I'm grasping at straws here, but it would be nice if some of the premium (paid) features- specifically the social media previews- were available in the free version. Like I said, grasping.
Michelle Green Arnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Screaming Frog

General

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

Starting Price

$149 per year

Screaming Frog Editions & Modules

Edition
Paid Version$149.001
  1. per year
Additional Pricing Details

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

General

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

Starting Price

$0 per year

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins Editions & Modules

Edition
Premium$99.001
  1. Per Site
Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

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

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I see no reason to discontinue using Yoast as it has been very beneficial for my website and my business.
James McQuillin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

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

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins 10.0
Based on 1 answer
All the information is integrated on-screen while writing content and the scores and related score elements (i.e. paragraph/sentence length, transition words, keyphrase density, etc.) are all updated live as I write which I think is amazingly helpful.
James McQuillin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Screaming Frog

Screaming Frog 7.9
Based on 35 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

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins 7.7
Based on 38 answers
There are plenty of amazing articles published on their site, however, I don't rate their actual support team as being particularly helpful. I made multiple points of contact regarding the internal link counter not working and even though they began troubleshooting I think when it became too hard it was just forgotten about and so is still unresolved.
Victoria Hoete-Dodd | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

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

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

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

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

This is my go-to plugin for SEO. It is easy, and I trust Yoast will give me solid results. In a short time period, our website has seen measurable results in organic search traffic. Our previous website didn't use page level SEO tools to this extent. We are systematically updating each page using the Yoast WordPress SEO Plugin. We are pleased with the results
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

  • Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugin along with other SEO investments we have made with our new website has extremely paid off on new business opportunity creation. Since August 2018 we have added over $100K of new business opps solely sourced from SEO searches on pages and posts that Yoast has helped us optimize.
  • Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugin saves our marketing team a lot of time. Since the plugin lives in WordPress and provides live tips we can make to the page or post, our team doesn't have to guess on what keyword, or meta-tag, or how many internal and external links a page or post should have using an additional platform. It is just conveniently there for us to use regularly.
  • Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugin cannot be the only piece of software your website relies on to obtain SEO optimization with search engines. It is a piece of the puzzle, and you can only maximize its' value by making sure your website is scam free, the code under the hood is healthy, and the load time and page weight is light.
Rachel Green | TrustRadius Reviewer

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