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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...

5 April, 2017 by screamingfrog

How To Fetch & Render (Almost) Any Site

From time to time, we've struggled to get access to Google Search Console quickly from a client to perform a fetch and render. Or, we've just wanted to perform a fetch and render on a third party site that isn't verified to us, to understand how it renders, or test...

I am delighted to announce the release of the Screaming Frog Log File Analyser 2.0, codenamed 'Snoop'. Since launch last year, we've released eight smaller updates to the Log File Analyser, but this is a much larger and more significant update, with some very exciting new and unique features. Let's...

31 January, 2017 by Jason Lock

AdWords History Timeline Published

For those of us who have been in paid search since before AdWords was on the scene, it's easy to forget the details about when certain "features" were released, and in what form they first appeared. For those who are newer to the industry, it's probably hard to imagine the...

12 December, 2016 by screamingfrog

Screaming Frog SEO Spider Update – Version 7.0

I'm delighted to announce Screaming Frog SEO Spider version 7.0, codenamed internally as 'Spiderman'. Since the release of rendered crawling in version 6.0, our development team have been busy working on more new and exciting features. Let's take a look at what's new in 7.0. 1) 'Fetch & Render' (Rendered...

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