TOP SEO influencer wrote about Jetoctopus


Aug 21, 2018
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TOP SEO influencer wrote about Jetoctopus

JetOctopus is probably one of the most efficient crawlers on the market. It’s fast and incredibly easy to use, even for a non-SEO. Its most convincing selling point is that it has no crawl limits, no simultaneous crawl limits and no project limits giving you more data for less money. If you are working on a huge database-driven website, you’ll definitely find it a money- and time-saver.

JetOctopus: The Fastest Web-Based SEO Crawler

I love our industry for the variety of tools we create for ourselves.

I think we are one of the most self-innovating industries out there, and I am always happy to come across new tools to play with.

This time I am reviewing a cool new SEO crawler: JetOctopus

Disclaimer: I was given free credits to play with the tool for this review.

JetOctopus Overview


JetOctopus is probably one of the most efficient crawlers on the market. It’s fast and incredibly easy to use, even for a non-SEO.

Its most convincing selling point is that it has no crawl limits, no simultaneous crawl limits and no project limits giving you more data for less money. If you are working on a huge database-driven website, you’ll definitely find it a money- and time-saver.

Collaboration Tool

The best part of the tool is that it’s web-based which makes it perfect for collaboration: Your team doesn’t need any new software installed. All they need is a (universal) login.

Web-based tools keep teams on one page because when logging in they all see the same thing. Whenever I can, I use online tools for this exact reason: Cross- team (and cross-device) co-working.

When it comes to SEO crawlers, the usual problem with web-based solutions is that they are not fast enough. You’ll be happy to find JetOctopus to be even faster than its desktop alternatives.

Content Analysis

Your content team will appreciate its “Content” section that can generate all kinds of analyses thanks to the flexible filters, for example:

  • “Thin” content, i.e. pages that need more unique content created for them
  • Long-form content, i.e. content with most words
  • Pages with largest images (those may need some image optimization)
  • Pages with titles containing a certain term, etc. (e.g. when you need to find all content you’ve ever written on a certain topic)

Technical SEO

Naturally, there are a lot of features targeting a more technically-equipped user. JetOctopus helps dev teams to diagnose all kinds of errors hindering smooth user experience as well as preventing search crawlers from access your site.


For example, you can easily find:

  • Broken links
  • Pages (accidentally) blocked by Robots.txt or Robots Meta tags
  • Orphan pages
  • Redirect chains
  • Too big pages

Internal Linking Analysis

We are all pretty sure (and anyone working with at least one site has seen the actual experimental evidence on that) that internal links help a page rank better in search. How come we have so few tools analysing internal links for each particular page.

We have a few powerful platforms analyzing incoming links from other domains but there’s no good solution to the best of my knowledge as to how many internal in-links a web page has.

JetOctopus has just introduced a great feature our industry is missing: “Linking Explorer” lets you see how many pages within your site link to a particular page (or pages) and, more importantly, which anchor text those internal links have:


Takeaway: Dig as Deep as You Need / Can

The beauty of SEO crawlers is that everyone is using them differently. A SEO crawler isn’t supposed to show you the way: Instead you can play with the data in your own way to identify what matters to you based on your focus and specialty.

JetOctopus accomplishes this task in an almost perfect way: Its Data Table view gives you all the filters and options to find whatever it is you are looking for, be it canonical tags, redirects, load time metrics or almost anything else under the sun.


I’d probably argue with some things JetOctopus identifies as issues (e.g. too short or too long title tags) and sometimes I’ve seen labeling pages with “multiple title tags” even though I could clearly see only one in the code. But I don’t expect to always agree with an SEO tool as we don’t have clearly set industry standards in many cases.

I am an Excel fan and JetOctopus perfectly matches my love for filters. segments and tables I can play with.

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auto.ria.com
Auto classified, 20m pages crawled
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What problem was your SEO department working at when you decided to try our crawler?
We needed to detect all possible errors in no time because Google Search Console shows only 1000 results per day.

What problems did you find
That’s quite a broad question. We managed to detect old, unsupported pages and errors related to them. We also found a large number of duplicated pages and pages with 404 response code.

How quickly did you implement the required changes after the crawl?
We are still implementing them because the website is large and there are lots of errors on it. There are currently 4 teams working on the website. In view of this fact we have to assign each particular error to each particular team and draw up individual statements of work.

And what were they?
It’s quite difficult to measure results right now because we constantly work on the website and make changes. But a higher scan frequency by bots would mean the changes are productive. However, around one and a half months ago we enabled to index all the paginated pages and this has already affected our statistics.

Having seen the crawl report, what was the most surprising thing you found? (Were there errors you’d never thought you’d find?)
I was surprised to find so many old, unsupported pages which are out of the website’s structure. There were also a large number of 404 pages. We are really glad we’ve managed to get a breakdown of the website subdirectories. Thus we’ve made a decision which team we will start working with in the beginning.

You have worked with different crawlers. Can you compare JetOctopus with the others and assess it?
Every crawler looks for errors and finds them. The main point is the balance between the scanned pages and the price. JetOctopus is one of the most affordable crawlers.

Would you recommend JetOctopus to your friends?
We’re going to use it within our company from time to time. I would recommend the crawler to my friends if they were SEO optimizers.

Your suggestions for JetOctopus.
To refine the web version ASAP. There are a few things we were missing badly:
Thank you very much for such a detailed analysis. Currently we have been reflecting on a redirects' problem.
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