Screaming Frog SEO Spider Website Crawler (2024)

The industry leading website crawler for Windows, macOS and Linux, trusted by thousands of SEOs and agencies worldwide for technical SEO site audits.

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SEO Spider Tool

The Screaming Frog SEO Spider is a website crawler that helps you improve onsite SEO by auditing for common SEO issues.

Download & crawl 500 URLs for free, or buy a licence to remove the limit & access advanced features.

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What can you do with the SEO Spider Tool?

The SEO Spider is a powerful and flexible site crawler, able to crawl both small and very large websites efficiently, while allowing you to analyse the results in real-time. It gathers key onsite data to allow SEOs to make informed decisions.

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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.

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Audit Redirects

Find temporary and permanent redirects, identify redirect chains and loops, or upload a list of URLs to audit in a site migration.

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Analyse Page Titles & Meta Data

Analyse page titles and meta descriptions during a crawl and identify those that are too long, short, missing, or duplicated across your site.

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Discover Duplicate Content

Discover exact duplicate URLs with an md5 algorithmic check, partially duplicated elements such as page titles, descriptions or headings and find low content pages.

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Extract Data with XPath

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!

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Review Robots & Directives

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”.

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Generate XML Sitemaps

Quickly create XML Sitemaps and Image XML Sitemaps, with advanced configuration over URLs to include, last modified, priority and change frequency.

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Integrate with GA, GSC & PSI

Connect to the Google Analytics, Search Console and PageSpeed Insights APIs and fetch user and performance data for all URLs in a crawl for greater insight.

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Crawl JavaScript Websites

Render web pages using the integrated Chromium WRS to crawl dynamic, JavaScript rich websites and frameworks, such as Angular, React and Vue.js.

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Visualise Site Architecture

Evaluate internal linking and URL structure using interactive crawl and directory force-directed diagrams and tree graph site visualisations.

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Schedule Audits

Schedule crawls to run at chosen intervals and auto export crawl data to any location, including Google Sheets. Or automate entirely via command line.

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Compare Crawls & Staging

Track progress of SEO issues and opportunities and see what's changed between crawls. Compare staging against production environments using advanced URL Mapping.

Features

  • Find Broken Links, Errors & Redirects
  • Analyse Page Titles & Meta Data
  • Review Meta Robots & Directives
  • Audit hreflang Attributes
  • Discover Exact Duplicate Pages
  • Generate XML Sitemaps
  • Site Visualisations
  • Crawl Limit
  • Scheduling
  • Crawl Configuration
  • Save & Open Crawls
  • JavaScript Rendering
  • Crawl Comparison
  • Near Duplicate Content
  • Custom robots.txt
  • Mobile Usability
  • AMP Crawling & Validation
  • Structured Data & Validation
  • Spelling & Grammar Checks
  • Custom Source Code Search
  • Custom Extraction
  • Custom JavaScript
  • Crawl with OpenAI & Gemini
  • Google Analytics Integration
  • Search Console Integration
  • PageSpeed Insights Integration
  • Link Metrics Integration
  • Forms Based Authentication
  • Segmentation
  • Looker Studio Crawl Report
  • Free Technical Support

Price per licence

Licences last 1 year. After that you will be required to renew your licence.

Free Version

  • Find Broken Links, Errors & Redirects
  • Analyse Page Titles & Meta Data
  • Review Meta Robots & Directives
  • Audit hreflang Attributes
  • Discover Exact Duplicate Pages
  • Generate XML Sitemaps
  • Site Visualisations
  • Crawl Limit -500 URLs
  • Scheduling
  • Crawl Configuration
  • Save & Open Crawls
  • JavaScript Rendering
  • Crawl Comparison
  • Near Duplicate Content
  • Custom robots.txt
  • Mobile Usability
  • AMP Crawling & Validation
  • Structured Data & Validation
  • Spelling & Grammar Checks
  • Custom Source Code Search
  • Custom Extraction
  • Custom JavaScript
  • Crawl with OpenAI & Gemini
  • Google Analytics Integration
  • Search Console Integration
  • PageSpeed Insights Integration
  • Link Metrics Integration
  • Forms Based Authentication
  • Segmentation
  • Looker Studio Crawl Report
  • Free Technical Support

Free

Download free version

Paid Version

  • Find Broken Links, Errors & Redirects
  • Analyse Page Titles & Meta Data
  • Review Meta Robots & Directives
  • Audit hreflang Attributes
  • Discover Exact Duplicate Pages
  • Generate XML Sitemaps
  • Site Visualisations
  • Crawl Limit -Unlimited*
  • Scheduling
  • Crawl Configuration
  • Save & Open Crawls
  • JavaScript Rendering
  • Crawl Comparison
  • Near Duplicate Content
  • Custom robots.txt
  • Mobile Usability
  • AMP Crawling & Validation
  • Structured Data & Validation
  • Spelling & Grammar Checks
  • Custom Source Code Search
  • Custom Extraction
  • Custom JavaScript
  • Crawl with OpenAI & Gemini
  • Google Analytics Integration
  • Search Console Integration
  • PageSpeed Insights Integration
  • Link Metrics Integration
  • Forms Based Authentication
  • Segmentation
  • Looker Studio Crawl Report
  • Free Technical Support

£

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£199
Per Year

Purchase licence

* The maximum number of URLs you can crawl is dependent on allocated memory and storage. Please see our FAQ.

Used By

Some of the biggest brands & agencies use our software.

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The SEO Spider is regularly featured in top publications.

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Out of the myriad of tools we use at iPullRank I can definitively say that I only use the Screaming Frog SEO Spider every single day. It's incredibly feature-rich, rapidly improving and I regularly find a new use case. I can't endorse it strongly enough.

Mike King

Founder, iPullRank

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The Screaming Frog SEO Spider is my "go to" tool for initial SEO audits and quick validations: powerful, flexible and low-cost. I couldn't recommend it more.

Aleyda Solis

Owner, Orainti

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The SEO Spider Tool Crawls & Reports On...

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 -

  1. Errors – Client errors such as broken links & server errors (No responses, 4XX client & 5XX server errors).
  2. Redirects – Permanent, temporary, JavaScript redirects & meta refreshes.
  3. Blocked URLs – View & audit URLs disallowed by the robots.txt protocol.
  4. Blocked Resources – View & audit blocked resources in rendering mode.
  5. External Links – View all external links, their status codes and source pages.
  6. Security – Discover insecure pages, mixed content, insecure forms, missing security headers and more.
  7. URL Issues – Non ASCII characters, underscores, uppercase characters, parameters, or long URLs.
  8. Duplicate Pages – Discover exact and near duplicate pages using advanced algorithmic checks.
  9. Page Titles – Missing, duplicate, long, short or multiple title elements.
  10. Meta Description – Missing, duplicate, long, short or multiple descriptions.
  11. Meta Keywords – Mainly for reference or regional search engines, as they are not used by Google, Bing or Yahoo.
  12. File Size – Size of URLs & Images.
  13. Response Time – View how long pages take to respond to requests.
  14. Last-Modified Header – View the last modified date in the HTTP header.
  15. Crawl Depth – View how deep a URL is within a website’s architecture.
  16. Word Count – Analyse the number of words on every page.
  17. H1 – Missing, duplicate, long, short or multiple headings.
  18. H2 – Missing, duplicate, long, short or multiple headings
  19. Meta Robots – Index, noindex, follow, nofollow, noarchive, nosnippet etc.
  20. Meta Refresh – Including target page and time delay.
  21. Canonicals – Link elements & canonical HTTP headers.
  22. X-Robots-Tag – See directives issued via the HTTP Headder.
  23. Pagination – View rel=“next” and rel=“prev” attributes.
  24. Follow & Nofollow – View meta nofollow, and nofollow link attributes.
  25. Redirect Chains – Discover redirect chains and loops.
  26. hreflang Attributes – Audit missing confirmation links, inconsistent & incorrect languages codes, non canonical hreflang and more.
  27. Inlinks – View all pages linking to a URL, the anchor text and whether the link is follow or nofollow.
  28. Outlinks – View all pages a URL links out to, as well as resources.
  29. Anchor Text – All link text. Alt text from images with links.
  30. Rendering – Crawl JavaScript frameworks like AngularJS and React, by crawling the rendered HTML after JavaScript has executed.
  1. AJAX – Select to obey Google’s now deprecated AJAX Crawling Scheme.
  2. Images – All URLs with the image link & all images from a given page. Images over 100kb, missing alt text, alt text over 100 characters.
  3. User-Agent Switcher – Crawl as Googlebot, Bingbot, Yahoo! Slurp, mobile user-agents or your own custom UA.
  4. Custom HTTP Headers – Supply any header value in a request, from Accept-Language to cookie.
  5. Custom Source Code Search – Find anything you want in the source code of a website! Whether that’s Google Analytics code, specific text, or code etc.
  6. Custom Extraction – Scrape any data from the HTML of a URL using XPath, CSS Path selectors or regex.
  7. Google Analytics Integration – Connect to the Google Analytics API and pull in user and conversion data directly during a crawl.
  8. Google Search Console Integration – Connect to the Google Search Analytics and URL Inspection APIs and collect performance and index status data in bulk.
  9. PageSpeed Insights Integration – Connect to the PSI API for Lighthouse metrics, speed opportunities, diagnostics and Chrome User Experience Report (CrUX) data at scale.
  10. External Link Metrics – Pull external link metrics from Majestic, Ahrefs and Moz APIs into a crawl to perform content audits or profile links.
  11. XML Sitemap Generation – Create an XML sitemap and an image sitemap using the SEO spider.
  12. Custom robots.txt – Download, edit and test a site’s robots.txt using the new custom robots.txt.
  13. Rendered Screen Shots – Fetch, view and analyse the rendered pages crawled.
  14. Store & View HTML & Rendered HTML – Essential for analysing the DOM.
  15. AMP Crawling & Validation – Crawl AMP URLs and validate them, using the official integrated AMP Validator.
  16. XML Sitemap Analysis – Crawl an XML Sitemap independently or part of a crawl, to find missing, non-indexable and orphan pages.
  17. Visualisations – Analyse the internal linking and URL structure of the website, using the crawl and directory tree force-directed diagrams and tree graphs.
  18. Structured Data & Validation – Extract & validate structured data against Schema.org specifications and Google search features.
  19. Spelling & Grammar – Spell & grammar check your website in over 25 different languages.
  20. Crawl Comparison – Compare crawl data to see changes in issues and opportunities to track technical SEO progress. Compare site structure, detect changes in key elements and metrics and use URL mapping to compare staging against production sites.

I’ve tested nearly every SEO tool that has hit the market, but I can’t think of any I use more often than Screaming Frog. To me, it’s the Swiss Army Knife of SEO Tools. From uncovering serious technical SEO problems to crawling top landing pages after a migration to uncovering JavaScript rendering problems to troubleshooting international SEO issues, Screaming Frog has become an invaluable resource in my SEO arsenal. I highly recommend Screaming Frog for any person involved in SEO.

Glenn Gabe

Founder, GSQI

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Screaming Frog Web Crawler is one of the essential tools I turn to when performing a site audit. It saves time when I want to analyze the structure of a site, or put together a content inventory for a site, where I can capture how effective a site might be towards meeting the informational or situation needs of the audience of that site. I usually buy a new edition of Screaming Frog on my birthday every year, and it is one of the best birthday presents I could get myself.

Bill Slawski

Director, Go Fish Digital

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About The Tool

The Screaming Frog SEO Spider is a fast and advanced SEO site audit tool. It can be used to crawl both small and large websites, where manually checking every page would be extremely labour intensive, and where you can easily miss a redirect, missing page title, or duplicate page issue. You can view, analyse and filter the crawl data as it’s gathered and updated in real-time in the apps UI.

The SEO Spider allows you to export key onsite SEO elements (URL, page title, meta description, headings etc) to a spread sheet, so it can easily be used as a base for SEO recommendations. Check our out demo video above.

Crawl 500 URLs For Free

The ‘lite’ version of the tool is free to download and use. However, this version is restricted to crawling up to 500 URLs in a single crawl and it does not give you full access to the configuration, saving of crawls, or advanced features such as JavaScript rendering, custom extraction, Google Analytics integration and much more. 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 £199 per year you can purchase a licence, which removes the 500 URL crawl limit, allows you to save crawls, and opens up the spider’s configuration options and advanced features.

Alternatively hit the ‘buy a licence’ button in the SEO Spider to buy a licence after downloading and trialing the software.

FAQ & User Guide

The SEO Spider crawls sites like Googlebot discovering hyperlinks in the HTML using a breadth-first algorithm. It uses a configurable hybrid storage engine, able to save data in RAM and disk to crawl large websites. By default it will only crawl the raw HTML of a website, but it can also render web pages using headless Chromium to discover content and links.

For more guidance and tips on how to use the Screaming Frog SEO crawler –

  • Please read our quick-fire getting started guide.
  • Please see our recommended hardware, user guide, SEO issues list, tutorials and FAQ. Please also watch the demo video above!
  • Check out our tutorials, including how to use the SEO Spider as a broken link checker, duplicate content checker, , generating XML Sitemaps, crawling JavaScript, robots.txt testing, web scraping, crawl comparison and crawl visualisations.
  • Level up your SEO game and read our Learn SEO section.

Updates

Keep updated with future releases by subscribing to RSS feed, our mailing list below and following us on Twitter @screamingfrog.

Support & Feedback

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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