I am excited to announce the release of the Screaming Frog SEO spider for Ubuntu. I know some of you might have already been using the SEO spider on Ubuntu, but this is a properly packaged version.

Alongside the Ubuntu release we have also updated the SEO spider to version 1.90. There are not many feature updates in 1.90, but there has been a lot of work behind the scenes improving the product and fixing a few technical issues. These include -

  • Include follow true/false at link level in our bulk link exports. This will allow you to find use of internal ‘nofollow’ instantly.
  • The SEO spider now crawls .swf (flash) files.
  • You can now export all alt text via the bulk export.
  • When you’re saving files, if you rename it so that it doesn’t include the file extension, it is now automatically added. This applies to both .seospider and .csv files.
  • The SEO spider now has exit warnings when you have unsaved data and provides an option to file save at that point. We have also added a warning when exiting the spider when it’s still crawling.
  • We fixed a relative linking crawling issue.
  • We fixed a case sensitivity issue in our crawling.
  • There were some reported issues of difficulty allocating memory above 1,024mb on 64-bit machines. This update should solve these!
  • We now ignore newlines in anchor tags.

If you already have a licence, you will be able to use your current licence in the Ubuntu version of the tool. As always, if you spot any problems, please contact us via the support page with the details.

To download the new version 1.90 of the Screaming Frog SEO spider, simply navigate to ‘help’ and ‘check for updates’ in the interface or download it here.

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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.