A Simple Tool That Does Essential SEO Tasks Easily and at a Fair Price
November 19, 2019

A Simple Tool That Does Essential SEO Tasks Easily and at a Fair Price

Tom Pick | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Screaming Frog SEO Spider

I use as part of my audit process with every new client as well as clients looking to develop new websites. It is ideal for capturing all of the pages on the site along with meta information, different page types, finding 301 redirect issues, word counts, meta tag character counts, and much more.

Pros

  • Fast crawling even on large websites.
  • Comprehensive listing of pages of all types, not just HTML.
  • All meta tag information including character counts.
  • Page word counts in order to identify thin-content pages.

Cons

  • Would be great to have backlink information.
  • Would be great to get more guidance on what words or phrases a page should be optimized for.
  • Would be great to identify pages with duplicate or extremely similar content.
  • Helps me efficiently complete website content audits.
  • Enables me to quickly spot obvious SEO issues like missing or excessively long title tags.
  • It's not guaranteed but not unusual to see search traffic jumps of 10% or more within 60 days.
Authority Labs is good for a limited function--tracking keyword rankings (though its keyword suggestion capability has recently improved as well) but doesn't do the page crawling that Screaming Frog does. Serpstat and SEMRush both have a lot more functions but also cost considerably more. For straight-up site crawling, Screaming Frog is fast, the output is simple to work with, and it's tough to beat.
I've really only had to use Screaming Frog support once, and their answer was clear, helpful, and prompt. The tool is simple enough that there isn't a lot of support needed unless it actually malfunctions, which I guess is possible but is not something I have ever encountered. It is frequently updated and seems pretty bulletproof.

Do you think Screaming Frog SEO Spider delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Screaming Frog SEO Spider's feature set?

Yes

Did Screaming Frog SEO Spider live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Screaming Frog SEO Spider go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Screaming Frog SEO Spider again?

Yes

I use this as part of every website audit process. It's ideal for functions like finding missing meta description tags,duplicate title tags, and other simple issues. It's also helpful that the tool shows word count for every page on the site to find pages with thin content that are bad from an SEO standpoint.

Screaming Frog Feature Ratings

10.0
Site audit / diagnostics
10
Multi-domain support
5
Integration with web analytics tools
5

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