Deep Technical Audits in a Flash!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 11, 2018

Deep Technical Audits in a Flash!

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with DeepCrawl

I use DeepCrawl primarily to kick off SEO engagements. It's the foundation of my technical SEO audit, and I also use it on occasion to troubleshoot little issues or irregularities I see in current or potential clients, or even just for research. It's nice to get the feel for a site that is succeeding with a crawl.
  • The primary Dashboard is pretty excellent—not too much stuff to look at, just the main issues and a hierarchical breakdown of the site structure
  • I love the Broken Links tab—this is a super simple way to find what's broken so you can fix site circulation issues
  • The indexation tab is really nice too—no need to surf through thousands of URLs in a spreadsheet to assess the index
  • I find the loading panel during a crawl to be a bit deceptive. It's very hard to tell how long a crawl will take—a more accurate estimate would go a long way.
  • I love the "fetch time" tab in theory, but I have a hard time believing it—not that the figure they give is untrue, but I find it at wide variance with other tools. PageSpeedInsights will have a site looking disastrous and DeepCrawl will log it all fetching "quick". But perhaps page speed is just notoriously difficult to assess.
  • The price of the tool compared to the amount of time it saves me is a staggering number.
  • With DeepCrawl I can leave no stone unturned, which helps establish Agency credibility with clients.
Screaming Frog is somewhat quicker, and I prefer it for issues I need to check up on immediately. But for larger analysis and full site architecture audits, DeepCrawl has a simpler interface and allows for deeper insights without needing to dig around. I appreciate all the quick widget exports you can do in DeepCrawl as well. Every little bit helps!
DeepCrawl is organized very well for a full technical audit of a site. The menu on the left side is very easy to navigate, and you don't have to surf around too much to get an idea of what is plaguing a site. For a larger audit, DeepCrawl rules. Smaller audits can be tricky if you just want to know one quick thing because the crawl time can be unpredictable and difficult to project.

DeepCrawl Feature Ratings

Keyword analysis
3
Backlink management
10
SERP ranking tracking
3
Page grader
4
Competitive analysis
10
Site audit / diagnostics
10
Site recommendations
8
Task management
8
Mobile SEO
7
Global SEO
10
Integration with web analytics tools
10