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Visual SEO Studio

Published: Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Along with several minor new features, this release adds a 30-days free trial period.

What follows is a fully detailed Release Notes; for more insights about the release please read: About Visual SEO Studio 1.2.1

New Features:

  • Pro Trial:
    Now the user can try the Professional Edition for free for a 30 days trial period.
  • New crawl option: "For robots.txt, tread 4xx response codes as a 404" (default is false).
    While this option is against the REP standard, it unfortunately is the normal behaviour of googlebot. Furthermore, some systems - e.g. Amazon AWS - return a 403 by default for a missing page (robots.txt included), so that in some cases server intent would not be to indeed block bots.
    Thanks to Andrea "garethjax" Scarpetta for the feature request.
  • New crawl option: "For robots.txt, tread redirection to root as a full allow" (default is false).
    While this option is against the REP standard, it is tolerated by googlebot. Besides, it's a common situation in case of redirection of everything which should normally 404ed, where webmasters' intent is unlikely to block bots.
    Thanks to Sébastien Moity for the feature request.
  • Crawl URL List: added "Ignore Disallow directives" (for administered sites only).
    Thanks to Martino Mosna for the feedback.
  • Crawl URL list: added support to backlinks provider OLP csv file format.
  • Crawl URL List window now also lists all the top level domains of the imported URLs (and sub-domains too).
  • Crawl URL List, added commonly needed (based on users' feedback) crawl options.


  • Changed image in intermediate form which appears before taking the secured purchase flow. The old one was too ugly.
  • Spanish translations revisited and revamped, thanks to the new maintainer, Javier Marcilla.
  • Credits, added new Spanish maintainer name.


  • Theoretical crash condition fixed: when an asynchronous thread was used to load data it was not set as "background" thread thus preventing application shutdown.
  • Various fixes in translations (all languages).