A website crawler is a tool that every SEO will need to do their job effectively. SEOs are expected to know how the major search engines are crawling a particular site and identify errors, redirects, spider traps, or other issues. We’ve come a long way from GSiteCrawler and Xenu Link Slueth, browser extensions, and one page SEO audit graders that were the few options available in the past. This post is intended to build a greater understanding of the most popular web crawlers out there today.
Pricing: Lower tier package starts at $569 per month (for 5M URLs per month), however they also advertise SMB pricing options as low as $49 per month.
Why Botify: Crawl high volume of URLs for onpage data at the lowest cost per URL
It’s a cloud-based solution, so you don’t have any of the desktop software based memory limitations. Assuming you can afford it and your server can handle it, Botify can crawl up 100 URLs per second. That’s roughly 5M URLs in 14 hours! They claim to be the most powerful & comprehensive crawler and analysis tool for your website, and based on the feature set, it’s hard to argue against that. Continue reading