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Screaming Frog SEO Spider v2.11
Screaming Frog SEO Spider v2.11

Screaming Frog SEO Spider - especially designed both for SEO and serves as a useful tool to analyze websites.

Screaming Frog SEO Spider - especially designed both for SEO and serves as a useful tool to analyze websites.

The principle of work it like a simple spider, which run in the shell program, he goes to the site and collects information, we can then analyze the received data.

Any site, even a popular and successful, you need to check for duplicates pages, the presence of broken links, and other errors impeding. If the site is not large, this can be done manually. What if the website has over hundreds of pages? Today I want to talk about a very useful program for SEO - audit of a site. This is a program for those who are engaged in promotion of a site. The program is called Screaming Frog SEO Spider, which loosely translated means "Screaming SEO frog".

The program is developed in the UK. Full version of the program is paid. Fee is charged in the amount of 99 pounds for the year to use the program. Lite version allows you to scan up to 500 pages of the site, and is free. For most sites, the free version is enough.

Screaming Frog SEO Spider allows you to audit the site in terms of SEO, analyzes: title, description, image, css, link, extracts keywords and other SEO Spider will be indispensable for the analysis of medium and large sites, the pages which have to manually check a very labor - intensive process.

Screaming Frog SEO Spider allows you to find everything you want in the source code of the web site, whether certain text or code, etc.

Spider crawls specified sites similar to Google robot, are subject to the directives of the file robots.txt and it seems like the user-agent Screaming Frog SEO Spider. Data analysis Flashy frogs, which can be used as a basis for SEO recommendations, you can filter the way you need.

What can this program?

After starting the program for audit Screaming Frog SEO Spider simulates a search spider Google,is governed by the directives robot.txt. and gives all the data for a specific site. It gives descriptions, meta tags, keywords, images, links, external and internal. All of the test results, conveniently located in the respective tables. It also shows broken links and pages redirect. With the help of Screaming Frog SEO Spider, have the opportunity to create a Sitemap. The program allows you to export the received data in Excel. With export you can specially sorted information that displays in the shell program:

The program also can create an xml site map, check robots.txt can analyze a site based on the current or ignoring it, you can customize the appearance of the robot, which hold the index of the site etc.. and indeed in the work program to be quite handy.

What information Spider SEO brings in the report?

Error - the Client and the server (No answer, 4XX, and 5XX)

Redirect (3XX, permanent or temporary)

Content - Type content.

Title - the Title of the page.

Page Titles pages - a very useful tab with the Title pages and information about them. Here you can find:

Pages, where there are no titles.

Page with the same title.

longer than 70 characters. Until recently, the common length of the title (Google) 60-70 characters. But it seems that now the title is not measured in characters, in pixels.

The page where coincide with H1 headings.

Meta Description Tag, Meta Description number of no more than 156 characters.

Meta Description, meta-description - information about the meta tag Description, length, list of pages with duplicate or missing meta descriptions.

Hash checksum value to search for pages with the takes.

Meta Keywords - Keywords.

H1 content of an H1 tag on the page, the size no more than 70 characters.

H2 - contents H2 tag on the page, the size no more than 70 characters.

Tags - , , , . Tags hypertext markup: Index, nosnippet, noodp, noydir etc.

Inlinks - the Number of incoming links to a page.

Outlinks - All pages, where there are external links.

XML Sitemap Generator - You can create an XML sitemap.

Meta Refresh (including target page and time delay)

Canonical Attribute

Weight of the page

Depth of the page

Internal links

External links, etc.

Working with the program is easy. Enter the URL of the site in the "Enter url to spider" and press the button "Start". Next, wait for the operation of the program, and analyze the data.

In the first tab "Internal" is a website. Here are all of the pages found. If you highlight the address string in the bottom table you can view all the information on this page.


Address - the Address (URL) of the site pages;

Content - the content Type (Text/Html, image/jpeg, text/css, and so on), as well as the coding on this page (such as utf8);

Status code - code of the web server response (for example, 200, 301, 404, etc.);

Status - Status of the web server response (for example, for a response code of 200 status will be OK, as for the response code 301 status will be Moved Permanently);

Title 1 - Title - title of the page;

Title 1 Length - the Length of the title (title) in characters;

Meta Description 1 - page Description (Meta tag Description);

Meta Description Length Is The Length Of content Meta Description in characters;

Meta Keyword 1 - content of the Meta tag Keyword;

Meta Keywords Length Is the Length of the contents of the Meta Keywords in characters;

h1 - 1 - Contents of the first on the page (in fact, the

tags can be more - so soft if you have a second h1 displays a column h1-2 independently);

h1 - Len-1 - the Length of the content of the tag

in characters;

h2 - 1 - Contents of the first

on the page;

h2 - Len-1 - the Length of the content of the tag

in characters;

Meta Data 1 - robots Meta data (that is, if the page is registered, for example , the software will display in the column Meta Data 1 value noindex, follow);

Meta Refresh 1 (not found what it is - if you know to write in the comments);

Canonical - the Preferred URL contents of the .

Size - the Size of the page in bytes. If you want in Kilobytes (KB) divide by 1024;

Level of nesting of the page or the number of clicks to do, starting from the main page of the site, to get to this page;

Inlinks - Number of inbound internal links on the page;

Outlinks - the Number of outbound internal links from this page;

External Outlinks - the Number of external outbound links (absolutely all, including nofollow);

Hash - HASH Value of the page. This is a great test of duplicate content. If 2 HASH - functions of the various pages are equal, and the content on these two pages will be the same.

Screaming Frog SEO Spider collects primarily of Title 1, Meta Description 1, Meta Keyword 1, h1 - 1, h2 - 1, and so on (that is, the contents of the first data tags within the HTML code of the page designated as the index of 1), but if the page has a Title 2, Meta Description 2, Meta Keyword 2, h1 - 2, h2 - 2 and so on, the report will be automatically created and columns under these values.