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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...

29 September, 2014 by Mark Porter

Panda 4.1 – the Return of the Design Sites?

On Friday Google announced that they slowly started rolling out the latest Panda update, dubbed 4.1 by Search Engine Land, earlier in the week. This latest 'improved' iteration of the Panda algorithm has affected around 3-5% of search queries, and according to Pierre Far the update rewards high quality small...

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...

Ah, social media and SEO. Some will tell you they go together like Batman and Robin, and others will tell you they go together like exact match anchor text and a Penguin update! There’s been a lot of confusion about whether the two go hand in hand in recent years,...

The exam board OCR recently announced it was dropping long-standing American texts such as Of Mice and Men and The Crucible from the English Literature GCSE syllabus, with education secretary Michael Gove to blame. As someone with three younger siblings not yet through high school (not to mention an English...

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...

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