Seek and ye shall find... ways to improve your SEO
May 25, 2021

Seek and ye shall find... ways to improve your SEO

Josh Bender | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Screaming Frog SEO Spider

The main use of this software is in tracking down broken links within a given website. Screaming Frog is able to crawl an entire site based on the home page, then look at external links on each page and find out where they are no longer working - returning a specific HTTP head error (such as 404). The crawl results can be saved, so it's easy to return to a previous project. The software also offers a lot of SEO insight including anchor texts, indexability, meta titles, H1 and H2 usage, word count, file size and more.
  • Scans all pages on a website.
  • Quickly extracts valuable insight about each page.
  • Clearly presents actionable SEO data.
  • Interface layout is dense and a little intimidating to a new user.
  • Slight learning curve to make the most of all the features.
  • Eliminate broken, outbound links and saved time doing manual checks.
  • Improved page loading times by identifying bottlenecks.
  • Identify spelling mistakes in bulk, improving readability.
  • Identify easy SEO mistakes like missing META description.

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If you're an experienced SEO consultant and know what to look for - you'll find a lot of actionable insights in this software. A single site scan can result in days worth of actionable work in improving site structure, content, HTML tags, outbound links and more.

A beginner in the field of SEO may struggle a bit as they don't know the implications of many pieces of data (such as H1 tag use). It is assumed that the user understands these concepts.

Screaming Frog Feature Ratings

Page grader
Site audit / diagnostics
Site recommendations
Local SEO
Mobile SEO
Global SEO
Multi-domain support
Integration with web analytics tools