An absolute gem for an SEO enthusiast
April 27, 2018

An absolute gem for an SEO enthusiast

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Screaming Frog SEO Spider

We used Screaming frog to scrape faulty pages of our massive website after a switch of the operating system. We also used it to collect meta-data stats to make sure our goals were met. All pages should have an H1, H2, and appropriate title. I was in charge to make sure these conditions were met. If your company doesn't accommodate to these variables there is a chance that your website will get less traffic. Search Engines use these conditions to index your website. You have to make sure when your result turns up in a search that the potential client will be triggered to click. This way Screaming Frog can be used as a complementary tool for Google Analytics to make sure your visitors will get the best user experience possible.
  • Detailed scraping of metadata from every single page of a website
  • Excellent export options to convert acquired data to excel
  • Integration with Search Console for detailed analysis of pages
  • Allows for individual page optimisation due to extensive reports
  • It has quite the learning curve. In order to use all available assets you must be experienced with Google Analytics, data export and able to analyze this data as well
  • Sometimes the integration of Search Console is not exactly flawless. It's hard to find the cause of this problem and it should be easier to fix this.
  • It's hard to measure ROI in the long term because it's more or less guessing what attracts organic visitors after a search engine search. However, this tool made sure we didn't miss any conditions to attract potential customer in the first place.
Screaming Frog is must have if you are into detailed analyses of your company website. There are other alternatives but the price/quality equation is simply excellent.
If you have a company or are responsible for the online part of a company with a large company website this tool is a must-have. Small businesses can also profit from this tool in order to improve brand image and searchability, but it's easier to find a flaw in a small website. This tool is excellent to index hundreds of pages and see exactly what is missing.

Screaming Frog Feature Ratings

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