Allows you to set the rendering mode for the crawl:

  • Text Only: Looks only at the raw HTML, ignores the AJAX Crawling Scheme and JavaScript.
  • Old AJAX Crawling Scheme: Implements Google’s now deprecated AJAX Crawling Scheme.
  • JavaScript: Executes JavaScript, inspecting the DOM for links/titles etc.

Please note: To emulate Googlebot as closely as possible our rendering engine uses the Chromium project. The following operating systems are supported:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8 & 8.1
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Ubuntu 14.04+ (64-bit only)
  • Mac OS X 10.9+

Note: If you are running a supported OS and are still unable to use rendering, it could be you are running in compatibility mode. To check this, go to your installation directory (C:\Program Files (x86)\Screaming Frog SEO Spider\) , right click on ScreamingFrogSEOSpider.exe, select Properties then the Compatibility tab and check you don’t have anything ticked under the Compatibility mode section.