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SEO & search marketing news and chatter from Screaming Frog.

4 June, 2018 by Patrick Langridge

10 SISTRIX Features I Love

I have a confession to make - I love SISTRIX. SISTRIX, for the uninitiated, is an SEO tool which (amongst other things) plots website visibility based on ranking data, and gives a ton of useful and actionable insight into website performance. SISTRIX's Visibility Index uses millions of data points to...

The time has finally come. You’ve poured your blood, sweat, and tears into your most recent content piece, and it’s ready to be packaged up and sent to the client to be pushed live. After a few final checks and only a handful of back and forth emails, your shiny...

4 May, 2018 by screamingfrog

Win Screaming Frog T-Shirts

It's time for another giveway. This time you have the chance to win a very cool Screaming Frog tee. If you're looking to keep cool this summer and proudly display your inner SEO, these are the t-shirts for you. We have 50 t-shirts to giveaway, both ladies and mens, in...

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…)

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...

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