Screaming Frog – SEO Spider & Site Audit Tool
Screaming Frog is best known for its SEO Spider tool which is a is a website crawler that allows you to crawl websites and find SEO problems to be fixed.
What many people do not realise is that Screaming Frog is actually published by a full-blown marketing agency based in the delightful riverside town of Henley-on Thames in Oxfordshire. Not that that matters to most people but anyone from an agency who is considering using the package may want to consider the question of competition and whether it is a good idea to use the product of a potential competitor.
Leaving that to one side, the Screaming Frog SEO Spider tool lets you to crawl, analyse and audit a site from for the purpose of improving onsite SEO. If you have a website to optimise, and that site is a reasonable size, or bigger, then manually going through and checking every page would be a major task, if not an impossible one. Screaming Frog is particularly well suited to that kind of task and comes highly recommended and respected in that context.
Just A Few Of The Things You Can Do With Screaming Frog!
Identifying such offences as incorrect redirects, broken links, duplicate page issues and problems with page content, titles and meta descriptions becomes much more agreeable when the frog does the work and you take the credit.
Another major factor in Screaming Frog’s favour, bearing in mind that there are many website auditing packages out there right now, is the fact that, for most users, it is completely free. Don’t let that put you off though – this is not a chopped down freebie that is designed to get you to upgrade to a paid version that actually does something. Instead it is a full-blown, fully working SEO website auditing tool and if you are seriously into SEO then it, or something very much like it, is probably a “must-have.”
So, the pricing section of this mini Screaming Frog review is easy – it’s free although there is a paid licence option for really heavy duty users who need to manage more than 500 URL’s but that’s only £149/year so hardly likely to break the bank.
Great product, great value – if only we could end our reviews like that a bit more often. Good old Screaming Frog.
Where To Find It
Website Auditing Tool
Paid, Various Options
Free Trial Available
No – its free anyway