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Dan Sharp is founder & Director of Screaming Frog. He has developed search strategies for a variety of clients from international brands to small and medium sized businesses and designed and managed the build of the innovative SEO Spider software.

Posts by screamingfrog

1
Jul

How To Find Broken Links Using The SEO Spider

You can use the Screaming Frog SEO spider to check for broken links (the http response ’404 not found error’) on your website. This is a question we get asked a lot by new users, so I wanted to put together a very quick and easy tutorial on how to…

1
Jul

Screaming Frog SEO Spider Update – Version 2.50

I am pleased to announce a small update of the Screaming Frog SEO spider to version 2.50, codenamed internally as ‘bite’. Thanks again to everyone for their continued feedback, suggestions and support. This is just a small update, with a couple of new features and bug fixes listed below. Our…

15
May

An Update On Pixel Width In Google SERP Snippets

Some of you may have read our previous post about the changes in Google’s display of search results and our own analysis of how Google truncates SERP snippets based on characters’ pixel width. In our post we explained – Google now use 18px Arial for the title element, previously it…

15
May

Screaming Frog SEO Spider Update – Version 2.40

I am excited to announce version 2.40 of the Screaming Frog SEO spider, codenamed internally as ‘Duck Cam’. Thanks again to everyone for their continued feedback, suggestions and support. Let’s get straight to it, the updated version includes the following new features – 1) SERP Snippets Now Editable First of…

20
Mar

Page Title & Meta Description By Pixel Width In SERP Snippet

As outlined in our 2.30 release notes, the Screaming Frog SEO spider now calculates the pixel width of page titles and meta descriptions and has a SERP snippet emulator in the lower window tab. Pixel width makes total sense for the search engines to use for their SERPs, but does…

20
Mar

Screaming Frog SEO Spider Update – Version 2.30

I am really pleased to announce version 2.30 of the Screaming Frog SEO spider code-named ‘Weckl’. This update includes new features that provide greater control of crawls, as well as how the data is analysed. Thanks again to everyone for their continued feedback, suggestions and support. We still have lots…

17
Mar

Negative SEO – Should You Monitor Your Backlinks?

Historically links were often either counted or ignored by Google in their scoring. However, as their algorithms evolved over the past 5 years and more recently with the introduction of Penguin in April 2012 and increase in manual actions, links can certainly hurt your organic visibility. These changes heightened fear…

27
Jan

How To Use The SEO Spider For Broken Link Building

If you’ve not heard of ‘broken link building’ before, it’s essentially a tactic that involves letting a webmaster know about broken links on their site and suggesting an alternative resource (perhaps your own site or a particular piece of content, alongside any others). There’s a couple of ways that link…

24
Oct

How To Audit Redirects In A Site Migration Using The SEO Spider

I’ve been meaning to write about how to use the Screaming Frog SEO Spider to audit redirects in a site migration for a little while. It’s a really important feature, something we use all the time internally and love, and one that I realised perhaps not all are completely aware…

15
Jul

Screaming Frog SEO Spider Update – Version 2.20

I am delighted to announce version 2.20 of the Screaming Frog SEO spider. We have been busy behind the scenes developing some very cool new features which we hope everyone will enjoy! As always, thank you to everyone for their fantastic feedback and suggestions, we still have plenty more to…

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