Find Broken Links
Crawl a website instantly and find broken links (404s) and server errors. Bulk export the errors and source URLs to fix, or send to a developer.
The SEO Spider is a small desktop program you can install locally on your PC, Mac or Linux machine which spiders websites’ links, images, CSS, script and apps from an SEO perspective.
The SEO Spider is lite, flexible and can crawl extremely quickly allowing you to analyse the results in real-time. It gathers key onsite data to allow SEOs to make informed decisions. Some of the common uses include –
Find temporary and permanent redirects, identify redirect chains and loops, or upload a list of URLs to audit in a site migration.
Discover exact duplicate URLs with an md5 algorithmic check, partially duplicated elements such as page titles, descriptions or headings and find low content pages.
Collect any data from the HTML of a web page using CSS Path, XPath or regex. This might include social meta tags, additional headings, prices, SKUs or more!
View URLs blocked by robots.txt, meta robots or X-Robots-Tag directives such as ‘noindex’ or ‘nofollow’, as well as canonicals and rel=“next” and rel=“prev”.
Quickly create XML Sitemaps and Image XML Sitemaps, with advanced configuration over URLs to include, last modified, priority and change frequency.
Connect to the Google Analytics API and fetch user data, such as sessions or bounce rate and conversions, goals, transactions and revenue for landing pages against the crawl.
* The maximum number of URLs you can crawl is dependent on memory. Please see our FAQ.
Some of the biggest brands & agencies use our software.
The SEO Spider is regularly featured in top publications.
The Screaming Frog SEO Spider is an SEO auditing tool, built by real SEOs with thousands of users worldwide. A quick summary of some of the data collected in a crawl include -
The Screaming Frog SEO Spider allows you to quickly crawl, analyse and audit a site from an onsite SEO perspective. It’s particularly good for analysing medium to large sites, where manually checking every page would be extremely labour intensive (or impossible!) and where you can easily miss a redirect, meta refresh or duplicate page issue. You can view, analyse and filter the crawl data as it’s gathered and updated continuously in the program’s user interface.
The SEO Spider allows you to export key onsite SEO elements (URL, page title, meta description, headings etc) to Excel so it can easily be used as a base for SEO recommendations. Our video above provides a demonstration of what the SEO tool can do.
The ‘lite’ version of the tool is free to download and use. However, this version is restricted to crawling a maximum of 500 URLs in a single crawl and it does not give you full access to the configuration, saving of crawls, the custom source search or extraction features and Google Analytics integration. You can crawl 500 URLs from the same website, or as many websites as you like, as many times as you like, though!
For just £99 per year you can purchase a licence, which removes the 500 URL crawl limit, allows you to save crawls, opens up the spider’s configuration options and custom source code search, extraction and Google Analytics integration features.
Alternatively hit the ‘buy a licence’ button in the SEO Spider to buy a licence after downloading and trialing the software.
As default the SEO Spider crawls sites like Googlebot (it obeys allow, disallow directives and wildcard support like Googlebot), but presents its own user-agent ‘Screaming Frog SEO Spider’, which it will obey specific directives for in robots.txt. If there are no directives, it will crawl your site like Googlebot. while still presenting its own UA.
For more guidance and tips on our to use the Screaming Frog SEO crawler –
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If you have any technical problems, feedback or feature requests for the SEO Spider, then please just contact us via our support. We regularly update the SEO Spider and currently have lots of new features in development!
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