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22 January, 2015 by screamingfrog

10 Features In The SEO Spider You Should Really Know

I wanted to write a quick post about some of the features in our Screaming Frog SEO Spider tool, that are a little hidden away and are quite often missed, even by experienced users. Some of these are actually my favourite features in the tool and have saved me countless...

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...

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...

As outlined in our 2.30 release notes, the Screaming Frog SEO spider now calculates the pixel width of page titles and meta descriptions and has a SERP snippet emulator in the lower window tab. Pixel width makes total sense for the search engines to use for their SERPs, but does...

20 March, 2014 by screamingfrog

Screaming Frog SEO Spider Update – Version 2.30

I am really pleased to announce version 2.30 of the Screaming Frog SEO spider code-named 'Weckl'. This update includes new features that provide greater control of crawls, as well as how the data is analysed. Thanks again to everyone for their continued feedback, suggestions and support. We still have lots...

27 January, 2014 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...

I've been meaning to write about how to use the Screaming Frog SEO Spider to audit redirects in a site migration for a little while. It's a really important feature, something we use all the time internally and love, and one that I realised perhaps not all are completely aware...

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