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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.

21 November, 2014 by screamingfrog

The Screaming Frog Hoodies Giveaway

It's four years ago that we released the Screaming Frog SEO Spider to the SEO community and as a way to celebrate the anniversary and thank everyone for their support, we wanted to giveaway some Screaming Frog hoodies. How To Win We have 20 hoodies to giveaway and all you...

10 November, 2014 by screamingfrog

Screaming Frog Wins A Search Award

Matt Hopson and I felt pretty relaxed glugging drinking red wine while chatting and watching everyone put on their best 'DiCaprio face' for various UK Search Awards on Thursday evening at the Troxy in London. The team and I hadn't entered Screaming Frog for a Search Award this year, but...

A scheduling feature is on our development list for the Screaming Frog SEO spider alongside a fully functional command line option (for crawling, saving, exporting etc). While the above is in development we have added a quick option to use the command line to auto start crawls and hence allow...

29 July, 2014 by screamingfrog

Screaming Frog SEO Spider Update – Version 2.55

I don't usually write (a new) blog post for smaller intermediary updates which are mainly for bug fixes. However, on this occassion we have decided to release a supporting post as version 2.55 of the Screaming Frog SEO spider includes a small feature update alongside a number of bug fixes,...

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, 2014 by screamingfrog

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...

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...

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 March, 2014 by screamingfrog

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 March, 2014 by screamingfrog

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...