What do you like best?
As for the search engine optimizer, I like the whole tool. I really like the fact that I can use the service to regularly scan the site. Copywriters often add or remove pages from sites or make changes to existing pages. This happens on any large site. Using the SEO Spider, I can monitor everything that happens with the pages.
SEO Spider allows changing User-Agent, which allows me to use SEO Spider as a tool for monitoring a mobile version of a site. If the 'status code' is not 200 or if the site loads for a long time, then I will find out first about it. This way I can quickly fix the errors and the site will not lose its position in the Google search engine results page.
I also like SEO Spider as a tool for finding errors on the site. For example, if the site uses images that are not optimized by special software, then I find such images and optimize them. This is important because Google uses the Mobile-First Index and page loading speed affects the position of the site in the Google SERP.
What do you dislike?
Now SEO Spider analyzes the site, but does not analyze the server log files.
If we analyze the log files, we can draw important conclusions. For example, I could find information about which pages are being requested, but their status code is not 2xx and not 3xx.
Now in SEO Spider there is no such functionality.
I would also like to see the possibility of launching a crawl site online (for example, on the SEO Spider server). For example, I could start a site scan at night, and get a result in the morning.
Recommendations to others considering the product
I can recommend SEO Spider as a software for finding problems on the site.
The software does not analyze log files, so use other software to analyze log files.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
I use SEO Spider to analyze websites that I promote as follows:
1) I regularly monitor the site and compare the results. If something changes in the results, then I’m looking for exactly what I’ll find out if it is harmful for search engine optimization;
2) I check the site for errors in search engine optimization: I find broken links, find problems with rel canonical, find countries without the title tag or the h1 tag, as well as possible problems with backlinks.