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I am pleased to announce the release of the Screaming Frog Log File Analyser 4.0, codenamed 'Stay At Home'. If you're not already familiar with the Log File Analyser tool, it allows you to upload your server log files, verify search engine bots, and get valuable insight into search bot...

24 February, 2020 by screamingfrog

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 December, 2019 by Laura Brady

Screaming Frog 2019 - A Year in Review

As the year comes to an end here at Screaming Frog, we thought we’d reflect on the ups and downed drinks throughout the past 12 months. Here's what went down: SEO Spider Training In London We kicked this year off with our first-ever Screaming Frog Spider training, hosted by former...

29 November, 2019 by Caroline Noades

Screaming Frog Wins Double at the UK Search Awards

Earlier last week the UK Search Awards was hosted at The Brewery in London and I was lucky enough to attend with some of the Screaming Frog team. The ceremony celebrates the very best achievements in the search industry and we were delighted to win not just one, but two...

22 October, 2019 by screamingfrog

Screaming Frog SEO Spider Update – Version 12.0

We are delighted to announce the release of Screaming Frog SEO Spider version 12.0, codenamed internally as 'Element 115'. In version 11 we introduced structured data validation, the first for any crawler. For version 12, we've listened to user feedback and improved upon existing features, as well as introduced some...

22 October, 2019 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...

3 October, 2019 by Freddy Barnes

The Beginner's Guide to SEO Competitor Analysis

Unless you’re lucky enough to operate in a monopoly, competition will be an everyday part of your business. Online is no different. Knowing who you’re fighting for visibility in SERPs is the first step to building a watertight SEO strategy. This post will explore how to find your competitors and...

9 September, 2019 by screamingfrog

The brightonSEO Crawling Clinic

For the first time last year we ran a crawling clinic at the legendary brightonSEO. The team had a lot of fun meeting everyone and chatting about crawling and technical SEO while just a little hungover from the pre-party, so we decided to do it again this year. The idea...

3 September, 2019 by Patrick Langridge

How to Scrape Google Search Features Using XPath

Google's search engine results pages (SERPs) have changed a great deal over the last 10 years, with more and more data and information being pulled directly into the results pages themselves. Google search features are a regular occurrence on most SERPs nowadays, some of most common features being featured snippets...

15 August, 2019 by Mark Porter

The Do's and Don'ts of Chasing for a Link

It’s happened to all of us. You bag another piece of coverage for your client’s content piece on a top-tier publication, which you’re ecstatic about. However, after a quick scroll through your elation is suddenly offset by a small twang of disappointment. There isn’t a link to your client. Getting...

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