Easy to use, lightweight, and effective website crawling tool for SEO audits
January 18, 2020

Easy to use, lightweight, and effective website crawling tool for SEO audits

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Screaming Frog SEO Spider

Our digital agency uses Screaming Frog to help with website audits specifically for SEO related information including metadata, URLs, page titles, response codes, etc. We also use the tool for new website launches to crawl the current site and export URLs to aid with the creation of 301 redirects when necessary.

Pros

  • Website crawler is solid, making it easy to export into a spreadsheet.
  • Analyzes page titles and meta data of your website to help with SEO.

Cons

  • The UI is a little dated but has improved in recent years.
  • Not as intuitive for new users, requires some getting used to and experimenting.
  • Made our more manual crawling process much faster and more automated.
  • More accurate results than the free tools available online.
Screaming Frog is far superior to the host of free crawling tools available online and does not limit you to a certain number of pages as many other tools do. We were looking for just a crawling tool and not a more robust SEO tool like Moz, so this was perfect for us.
We have not really needed a great deal of support and have found their user guide and faqs to be very helpful and sufficient for our needs. The vast majority of issues we have had have been related to knowing how to do something and not technical issues with the software. That is where the online user guide and faqs have been incredibly helpful.

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

Screaming Frog SEO Spider is perfect for digital agencies and/or digital teams that need to perform technical SEO audits and crawl websites to identify the site URLs, duplicate content, robots directives and other technical information relevant to optimizing a website or launching a new website. If you are looking for a Moz-like SEO tool, this is not for you. This tool is really more of a crawling tool than it is an SEO tool.

Screaming Frog Feature Ratings

9.0
Backlink management
9
Site audit / diagnostics
9
Task management
9
Global SEO
9

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