Screaming Frog proxy integration

Screaming Frog Proxy Integration

What is Screaming Frog?

Screaming Frog SEO Spider is a well-known website crawler that provides valuable insights for search engine optimization (SEO) purposes. It enables you to crawl websites’ links, images, CSS, script, and apps, and collect essential data. By integrating Screaming Frog SEO Spider with Bright Data, you can significantly enhance your web scraping capabilities and improve your SEO strategy.

Benefits of integrating Screaming Frog with Bright Data proxies

With 72 million+ IPs Bright Data boasts the largest proxy pool in the world made up of data center, residential, mobile and web unlocker proxies. By running Screaming Frog SEO Spider through Bright Data’s Proxies you will benefit from:
  • Improved Data Collection: By integrating Screaming Frog SEO Spider with Bright Data, you can access and collect data from websites more efficiently. Bright Data’s residential and data center proxies ensure a higher success rate for your requests, improving data collection quality and reliability.
  • Anonymity and Security: Bright Data’s vast proxy network provides anonymity and security for your web scraping activities. With their robust infrastructure and advanced proxy rotation techniques, you can scrape websites without the risk of being blocked or detected.
  • Global Coverage: Bright Data’s extensive proxy network spans over 195 countries, providing you with global coverage for your web scraping needs. This allows you to collect data from websites worldwide and gain insights into various markets and industries.

How to integrate Screaming Frog with Bright Data proxies

  • Download Screaming Frog SEO Spider .
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  • After installation, launch the application and navigate to “File” in the top left of the menu, then click on “Settings” and choose “Proxy” from the drop down menu .
Screaming frog install
  • Choose the “Use Proxy” option and enter the proxy details provided by Bright Data in the following step.
  • Navigate to the proxy dashboard and select the proxy type, the residential zone is ideal.
Insert necessary proxy details
  • Click on the relevant “proxy zone”, a residential zone is recommended for this integration.
  • Configure the zone based on the prefered location, IP type and security preferences.
  • Click on "Acess Parameters" to find the necessary details for Screaming Frog.
access parameter
  • In Screaming Frog, under “Proxy Configuration”  enter:
    • Host Address: brd.superproxy.io  in the Address field
    • Port Number: 22225 in the Port field.
  • Click OK and Restart
  • When initiating the crawly enter the username and password details provide in your proxy zones configuration page into the “Authentication Prompt”.
  • Save your settings and start using Screaming Frog SEO Spider with Bright Data’s proxy network.
  That’s it! Now you can used Screaming Frog without worrying about blocks and timeouts.

Conclusion

Integrating Bright Data’s proxies with Screaming Frog SEO Spider will optimize the way you crawl a website, allow you to scrape data the way a local visitor does and speed up the data collection process for larger websites. By leveraging this powerful combination, you can improve your SEO strategy and make better data-driven decisions for your business.

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