Intro video: Crawling a website
In this tutorial page with video, you will see how to explore a website with the spider of Visual SEO Studio.
Welcome to this Visual SEO Studio tutorial!
This video shows you how to crawl a website with Visual SEO Studio.
The function "Crawl a Site" permits you to scan a website.
You just need to insert the URL of the start page. Typically, it is the Home Page address.
The session name is optional. You can use it for your convenience, and you will be able to rename it later.
The program permits you to configure more advanced crawl options.
The integrated Help documents in detail all controls.
Most of the times, using the default settings will be sufficient, like is shown in the video.
By clicking on the "Crawl" button, we launch Visual SEO Studio spider.
Following the page links, the spider will download their content, emulating the behavior of a search engine spider.
At the right, a panel shows in real-time the distribution of contents based on the status code, and the distributions of click depth and download time.
The tree view used during the site exploration makes you understand at a glance the crawl paths taken.
The "Output" bottom panel, reports instantaneous details about downloaded resources.
At the end of the scan, it will show a summary. In case of crawlability issue, the summary will detail the issue met, to help you understand how to fix it.
The free Community Edition only permits you to crawl up to 500 pages/images. To explore larger sites you will need to purchase a Professional Edition license.
Scan data are now saved on disk, making what in Visual SEO Studio is called "Crawl Session".
The crawl session can be retrieved, and its data analyzed, even in future launches of the program.
No registration required