Screaming Frog SEO Spider Tool

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The Screaming Frog SEO Spider is a small desktop program you can install locally on your PC, Mac or Linux machine which spiders websites’ links, images, CSS, script and apps from an SEO perspective. It fetches key onsite elements for SEO, presents them in tabs by type and allows you to filter for common SEO issues, or slice and dice the data how you see fit by exporting into Excel. You can view, analyse and filter the crawl data as it’s gathered and updated continuously in the program’s user interface.

The Screaming Frog SEO Spider allows you to quickly analyse, audit and review a site from an onsite SEO perspective. It’s particulary good for analysing medium to large sites where manually checking every page would be extremely labour intensive (or impossible!) and where you can easily miss a redirect, meta refresh or duplicate page issue.

The spider allows you to export key onsite SEO elements (url, page title, meta description, headings etc) to Excel so it can easily be used as a base to make SEO recommendations from. Our video below provides a demonstration of what the tool can do -

The Screaming Frog SEO Spider Tool Reports On The Following

A quick summary of some of the data collected –

It is a SEO auditing tool built by real SEOs. Check out what SEOs have said about the SEO Spider!

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By downloading, installing and using the Screaming Frog SEO Spider, you agree to the terms and conditions.

The Screaming Frog SEO Spider Is Free For Up To 500 URLs

The standard ‘Lite’ version of the tool is completely free, however this version is limited to crawling a maximum of 500 URI and it does not give you full access to the configuration options of the spider, saving of crawls or the custom source code feature. You can crawl 500 URLs from as many websites as you like as many times as you like though!

For just £99 per annum you can purchase an individual licence which removes restrictions on the 500 URI maximum crawl and opens up the spider’s configuration options and custom source code search feature . Alternatively hit the ‘buy a licence’ button in the spider to buy a licence after downloading and testing the software.

How The Screaming Frog SEO Spider Works

As default the SEO spider crawls sites like Googlebot does (it obeys allow, disallow directives and wildcard support like Googlebot) but presents its own user-agent ‘Screaming Frog SEO Spider’ which it will obey specific directives for in robots.txt.

If there are no directives for the spider, it will crawl your site like Googlebot while still presenting its own UA. For more tips –

SEO Spider Bugs, Feedback & Liability

If you have any problems with the spider please see our support page.

Using the Screaming Frog SEO spider is entirely at your own risk, we will not be held responsible or be liable for any costs, damages or actions from its use – that is entirely down to the user. Please read our terms and conditions before use.

Keep Updated

Keep updated with future release of the tool by checking for updates in the interface, subscribing to the Screaming Frog Blog RSS, signing up to our e-mail above or following us on Twitter @screamingfrog.

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Why Purchase A Licence?

Buy a Screaming Frog SEO Spider Licence
  • The 500 URI crawl limit is removed
  • You can access ALL the configuration options
  • You can save and re-upload crawls
  • You can search for anything in the source code of a website with the custom source code search feature
  • You get support for any technical issues with the software

Contact Us

Screaming Frog Ltd
Market Chambers,
33 Market Place,

Tel: +44 (0)1491 415070
Fax: +44 (0)1491 415071

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