SEO Spider — One Spider You Won't Want to Get Rid Of
Updated October 15, 2019

SEO Spider — One Spider You Won't Want to Get Rid Of

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Screaming Frog SEO Spider

My company builds websites for clients, and something we focus on is SEO. That being said, it's important to the health of every website to ensure proper 301 redirects are in place before launching a brand new version of the website. If URLs change but old ones are still being crawled by search engines, this is a huge detriment to the visibility of the website.

As a champion for our clients, it's necessary to anticipate these changes before it becomes too late. Screaming Frog SEO Spider has made it extremely easy for us to pinpoint which URLs will need to be redirected. It completely takes the guesswork out of ensuring accuracy.
  • It's simple to use. Just add in the URL you need to crawl and within minutes, it's ready to go.
  • It breaks down URLs and site components by HTML, Images, etc. so you know what to look for.
  • It's easily exportable so you can download the spreadsheet and get to work.
  • Because there's so much information given, it's difficult for a novice user to instantly understand where to look.
  • The overall UX could use some updating. Next steps aren't always super clear.
  • The ROI is directly related to how much time we save as a company having this tool turn out work automatically that would take us hours manually.
SEMRush is a much more robust tool for SEO. It wouldn't necessarily be fair to compare the two since SEMRush has many other features. However, Screaming Frog SEO Spider is able to turn out a much quicker report on the website's URL structure and makes it perfect for getting quick work done in terms of redirects.
If you're in the business of building websites, this tool will save you tons of time when it comes to implementing those redirects before launch. It's also helpful if you're involved in search engine optimization or search engine marketing. You can quickly run a report on the website and have a good launch pad so you know where to get to work.

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