August 25, 2014 / Melissa Faudree

Auditing the SEO of a website manually can be time consuming. However, there are tools out there that can help such as Screaming Frog SEO Spider. Screaming Frog SEO Spider is a free program that crawls a websites’ links, CSS, images, scripts, apps and much more. The Screaming Frog can report on a variety of things. It can collect data about Meta descriptions, Meta keywords, H1/H2, page titles, URI, response codes, directives, and check internal/external links. SEO Spider allows users to export their files into an Excel document. Users can create XML sitemaps and run reports with this program. SERP snippet is a helpful feature, which allows users to simulate a search.

SEO Spider is available for download on Windows, OS X, and Ubuntu. The free download only comes with 500 URI crawl limit. However, they also offer users the option to purchase a license for $99 a year. The license gives users an unlimited URI crawl. Users will have access to all configuration options. Crawls can be saved and re-loaded. The license has a custom source code feature where users can search for source code anywhere on the website. The SEO Spider license comes with technical support. Additionally, users are able to receive a discount for bulk licenses.

If you are interested in learning more about Screaming Frog SEO Spider, please visit their website. I have provided a short tutorial video that goes over some of the basic features in Screaming Frog SEO Spider.