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SEO & search marketing news and chatter from Screaming Frog.

20 March, 2018 by Mark Porter

Content Ideation: Tools & Techniques

Creating content these days is tough. Historically, when us content marketers find something that works well we tend to pursue them relentlessly, to the point of reaching diminishing returns (infographics are a case in point). (more…)

10 March, 2018 by screamingfrog

How To Find Broken Links Using The SEO Spider

You can use the Screaming Frog SEO Spider for free (and paid) to check for broken links (the http response '404 not found error') on your website. Below is a very quick and easy tutorial on how to use the tool as a broken link checker. First of all, you'll...

For a digital industry there’s much to be said for how much we all love an in-person lecture. Maybe it’s a collective longing for those rosy university days, or perhaps it’s just the buzz (and the beer) found at many of our favourite industry events. Seemingly though, if you want...

26 February, 2018 by screamingfrog

Screaming Frog SEO Spider Update – Version 9.0

I'm delighted to announce the release of Screaming Frog SEO Spider 9.0, codenamed internally as '8-year Monkey'. Our team have been busy in development working on exciting new features. In our last update, we released a new user interface, in this release we have a new and extremely powerful hybrid...

15 November, 2017 by Daniel Cartland

Canonicals – The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

Canonical URLs can be marked up as a link element within the head of a page, or by rel="canonical" HTTP headers to signal to search engines which page is the "preferred" URL to rank - usually in situations where content is duplicated or shared across many pages. The use of...

29 September, 2017 by screamingfrog

How To Bypass Geo IP Redirection In A Crawl

I wanted to put together this rapid-fire guide after a question on Twitter from Charlie Whitworth, asking if anyone knew of a way to get around country specific IP redirection, when attempting to perform a crawl using the Screaming Frog SEO Spider. Anyone know how to dodge an IP Redirect...

We've had a few customers notice that our robots.txt tester tool, in version 8.1 of the SEO Spider, gives different results than the robots.txt tester in Google Search Console . This variation in behaviour is around the handling of non-ASCII characters, as highlighted below. Giuseppe Pastore blogged about this issue...

18 July, 2017 by screamingfrog

Screaming Frog SEO Spider Update – Version 8.0

I'm excited to announce the release of Screaming Frog SEO Spider 8.0, codenamed internally as 'All J's must go'. Our team have been busy in development working on some exciting new features, so let's get straight to it, and talk about what's new in version 8.0. 1) Updated User Interface...

3 May, 2017 by screamingfrog

Screaming Frog Drinking Bottles Giveaway

It's time for another giveaway. This time, you can win some very cool Screaming Frog aluminium drinking bottles. You've probably been told you should drink more (water), so why not keep hydrated in SEOtyle? Sorry. The large capacity (770ml) and twist on lid make them perfect for water at your...

12 April, 2017 by screamingfrog

22 Ways To Analyse Logs Using The Log File Analyser

Log Files are an incredibly powerful, yet underutilised way to gain valuable insights about how each search engine crawls your site. They allow you to see exactly what the search engines have experienced, over a period of time. Logs remove the guesswork, and the data allows you to view exactly...

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