Screaming Frog SEO Spider is one of the best website crawlers available
February 05, 2018

Screaming Frog SEO Spider is one of the best website crawlers available

Jeremy Waszak | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Screaming Frog SEO Spider

Our entire organic search department utilizes Screaming Frog on all our technical website audits. The audit is quite lengthy, but the majority of the data can be pulled directly from Screaming Frog which makes our lives much easier.

Pros

  • Finding website errors. Screaming Frog makes the process easy. You can find errors on an entire website all at once.
  • Easily analyze Page Titles & Meta Data. In one view you can see an overview of the entire site including data such as title length, duplicate titles, and missing meta tags.
  • Being able to generate XML sitemaps and customize is great.

Cons

  • The speed of crawls can be an issue if you have a large website.
  • The amount of memory used if you have a large website can be an issue.
  • Maybe if there was more training videos/guides. I spend a lot of my time trying to figure out the perfect options for the site crawl I am looking for.
  • Its sped up the time it takes to perform a technical site audit.
  • It has given the team the ability to work on multiple projects at once.
  • Allows us to run a quick check up on clients sites whenever we need to even on a daily basis.
Screaming Frog's combination of capabilities and pricing beats competitors. DeepCrawl & Moz beats out Screaming Frog when it comes to being able to access and store data since it is web-based and Screaming Frog data is stored locally. Otherwise, Screaming Frog is my go-to option for site crawling. It can handle any site and give you the data you are looking for.
Screaming Frog is extremely useful whether you are a large agency or just a freelancer. The capabilities seem endless and the price point is unbeatable. If you need to quickly perform a technical site audit, Screaming Frog will be able to do most, if not all, tasks you need to complete.

Screaming Frog Feature Ratings

10.0
Keyword analysis
Not Rated
Backlink management
Not Rated
SERP ranking tracking
Not Rated
Page grader
Not Rated
Competitive analysis
Not Rated
Site audit / diagnostics
10
Site recommendations
10
Task management
Not Rated
Local SEO
9
Social SEO
9
Mobile SEO
9
Global SEO
9
Multi-domain support
9
Integration with web analytics tools
9

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