Released in 2011, Screaming Frog SEO Spider Tool is a UK-based downloadable desktop app that crawls website URLs and analyzes them in real-time. It uses the crawl data to provide a wealth of SEO information for both your own and competing websites, including title and meta descriptions, 404 errors, broken links, site audits, and much more.
Whether your site is large or small, Screaming Frog will quickly scan it and provide fast, critical, real-time SEO analysis data.
Screaming Frog is available to download as a freemium service, with the paid version cost based on the number of licenses required, between £119-£149 per year. The free version offers a suite of powerful tools, albeit with limitations, while the paid version unlocks additional features without use caps.
In addition to the core features available in the free version, the paid version allows for unlimited URL crawls (as opposed to a 500 URL limit for the free version), and adds the following additional services.
Screaming Frog is used by website owners and SEO specialists around the world to analyze and optimize their sites. The free version offers a level of functionality hard to find anywhere else, and the extra paid features are well worth it for more advanced and enterprise users. In short, there’s no reason not to take advantage of this incredibly versatile and powerful tool.