Best Site Audit Tools

Blake Denman

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Best free tool that I use for site audits: Screaming Frog

Paid tool that I use for link audits, and competitive link analysis: Ahrefs

the.end.
 

Linda Buquet

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Thanks Blake,

I was going to say that Screaming Frog is the main one I hear about, but I've never used it.
 

RobinOctane

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Tonight was the first time playing with Woorank. The free version. And hey that is a great product! Sometimes I get stuck using the same tools and need some fresh ideas.
 

Linda Buquet

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This post just came out and compares 3.

<a href="http://www.searchenginejournal.com/comparison-review-3-site-audit-tools/114367/">Comparison Review of 3 Site Audit Tools | SEJ</a>
 
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I've used quite a few.
Raven
SEMrush
Moz
Bright Local
Screaming Frog
Rank Ranger
WhiteSpark
Gshift
SEOrch

My preference for analysis is definitely screaming frog.
Raven or SEOrch comes in second since It's a little easier to read especially when you need to relay that info to your clients.
Keyword Rankings would be Bright Local or Rank Ranger. They give you a free trial but Bright Local has a slew of other tools that they include in the trial. Plus Myles Anderson is awesome!!
 

Linda Buquet

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Ryan, thanks for generously sharing! I'm sure this may help to other community members.

SEOrch is a new one for me. Looks very cool!
 

Dino

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Neil Patel has got a great free tool at Quick Sprout and yes, Raven is a monster - they pull data from a lot of the other platforms such as Majestic, Moz and so forth. They've got a 30 day free trial as do most paid tools. Also agree with others on Screaming Frog, Woorank.
 

bczubiak

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BrightLocal

I found some software called Inspyder InSite. I like it because I can do sitewide spellchecks. When you go see a client and show them a bunch of spelling checks on their site, it really make you look like you did your homework. It also does link checks and a host of SEO Info.


Screaming Frog

Pingdom - So I can check website speed and see if the web developer left gigabyte size images on their home page slider!
 
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Google
Screaming Frog
Majestic SEO
Whitespark
spyonweb.com ( Allows me to find duplicate websites for competitors)
seocentro.com
browseo
Places Scout


Chrome Tools:

Check My Links
Google Webspam Report (by Google) Not really for Audits, but I love it.

Web Developer (by Chris Pederick)
 

JoshuaMackens

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BrightLocal

I found some software called Inspyder InSite. I like it because I can do sitewide spellchecks. When you go see a client and show them a bunch of spelling checks on their site, it really make you look like you did your homework. It also does link checks and a host of SEO Info.


Screaming Frog

Pingdom - So I can check website speed and see if the web developer left gigabyte size images on their home page slider!
Eery how similar our tool sets are :)

I use InSite as well as Pingdom.

Places Scout
Majestic SEO
Moz Bar
 

carltonrsmith

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I swear it seems like I've used them all - WooRank, BrightLocal, Raven, Moz, Screaming Frog, IBP, Traffic Travis - and I've come to the conclusion that the thirst for a better tool never abates.
What I've finally settled on using has more to do with work - flow and ease. I use Raven and BrightLocal when I am trying to win a client and they spit out great reports.
Raven incorporates GWT and BWT into its data, so I can auto update clients weekly or monthly to increase my touch points with them.
 

Tim Colling

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...I use Raven and BrightLocal when I am trying to win a client and they spit out great reports...
The last time I used Raven for a few months (early in 2014) I cancelled the subscription after two months or so because it seemed to be very "slow", that is, the pages seemed to load very slowly. How is it now? Is it pretty snappy?

Thanks!
 

carltonrsmith

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The last time I used Raven for a few months (early in 2014) I cancelled the subscription after two months or so because it seemed to be very "slow", that is, the pages seemed to load very slowly. How is it now? Is it pretty snappy?

Thanks!
I canceled around the same time then came back. It seems pretty fast to me.
 

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