Botify

Botify

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Botify is a SaaS platform providing enterprise search marketers with unparalleled data and insights to optimize their sites and adjust their structure to increase organic, social, and mobile traffic.

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Botify review by Gianluca M.
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"Good job, mecs!"

What do you like best?

I've been using Botify for a year and I immediately understood the tool potential . Now, after a year of use of the crawler module, I've decided to integrate also the data coming from the logs, and those coming from the Google Search Console in order to have a unique and complete picture of the sites that I manage, and to understand if and where there are critical issues to be addressed, and how. It is a tool that I recommend to all the people who want to understand how their site is seen and evaluated by bots.

What do you dislike?

One aspect worth improving is the organization of the data in the interface: sometimes you are buried by a lot of information and it's not always easy identify the relevant one: on this point, Botify has room for improvement.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I think that botify is very useful specially if you have to manage big websites and you want to monitor every single aspect of their online behaviour (technical, content quality, information structure, etc.). If your website is not too large, there are other tools out there that are more convenient.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Botify has helped us in identifying non-compliant URLs that produce traffic (and on which we started to work to make them compliant), URLs that had technical problems that we haven't identifyied before, and URLs with content quality / quantity problems, mainly in those site sections less important but which, in aggregate, produce interesting volumes of traffic.

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Botify review by Ingrid A.
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"A good tool for analysing big web sites"

What do you like best?

Today Botify provides a really good crawler in terms of data reliability and crawl speed. The logs analyser is very complete too. And you can easily detect a problem in your crawl by bots and extract corresponding data.

The segmentation system is very sharp. Having several levels of segmentation in the same configuration is really important for analysing websites with a deep thematic tree.

I really like the keywords module too. There's relevant data aggregating. This module is very practical to analyse performance of pages types.

What do you dislike?

The data model in the API. Today in Data Studio you can compare only the data of a crawl with a previous crawl. I know it will be different in the next API (still in testing) but I can't wait to test this new version!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mainly problems of structure between releases. And some problems of content quality link to content density and Marketplace content.

What SEO solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
Botify review by Dan P.
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"The SEO Tool"

What do you like best?

There is a lot to love about this tool. The log file analysis is on of the best in the industry. In a world where optimizing crawl budget is crucial, Botify helps us determines when and where Google is crawling our website. Their support team is amazing too. If you have any questions or need help pulling a specific data set, just ask and they can pull it and guide you through the process.

What do you dislike?

There are loads of filters and segments that can be applied in Botify and it is overwhelming. It can be difficult to filter for the exact data you need because there is so many options. If they simplified the filter naming convention or provided a "Popular Filters" feature this might help people get acclimated more quickly. Once you get the hang of the filter, it is truly a very powerful SEO tool.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Do your research and you will find that Botify is the best bang for your buck. That being said, it isn't a super cheap product but compared to other all-in-one crawling products, Botify is easily half the cost.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Optimizing crawl budget and information architecture. With the log file analysis we have been able to see which pages that Google spends most of it's time and block any non-essential pages that is wasting crawl budget. We have also used the crawler to improve website crawlability to make sure the search crawlers can easily access and navigate our websites.

Botify review by Richard K.
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"It's like having an extra SEO on the team"

What do you like best?

Botify keywords make optimisation easy - when we first started out with Botify it pointed out some simple optimisation opportunities based on data. We made those changes and only those changes, jumped 10 spots in Google and how this pages generates significant traffic and revenue every week.

What do you dislike?

Finding some of the options for exporting are a bit tricky or have been turned off. Thankfully Nick or Mark are usual on-hand quickly to help either signpost it in the platform or get the data out for us.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Just try it, especially the crawl and keywords data. It's so easy to use and will make SEO that much easier.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Crawl performance was a big unknown but also a big challenge. Working closely with Botify we've mapped out a clear and concise approach. In iterations we've doubled the number of indexed pages by market and cut crawled not-indexed down by 10x.

We're now really starting to see the results come through from crawl budget optimisation. We've even see total days to index half in some of our newer markets, making our content rank and start generating traffic sooner.

As an added extra having access to simplified log data every 24 hours makes our lives much easier for troubleshooting.

Botify review by adnane b.
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"having a macro and precise vision in a single tool"

What do you like best?

the combined vision of the crawl and Bot's real activity (logs analysis)

advanced segmentation features that allow you to have as many different view angles for the same website

measuring the useful part of a page content VS template

the keywords part which unlocks all the potential given by the google search console and allows you to combine Google statistics with those of the crawl and the segmentation

What do you dislike?

the charts deserve to be updated for a better representation of the segments in particular

Recommendations to others considering the product:

For a better use of the tool, get help from the Customer success manager at Botify who will explain the philosophy behind for a quick start

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Botify helps us for all SEO issues: redesign, identification of unexploited potential, depth, internal popularity, identification of bugs and malfunctions quickly and automatically, Gap between Desk and Mobile, segments of the site to prioritize according to their ROI,. ..

Botify review by Rupert D.
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"For a complete insight into logs, Google and SEO this is the tool on the market"

What do you like best?

Once configured correctly, Botify does a lot of the hard work for you tying all threads together and living you an clear insight into the complexities of large websites. Botify has given us the confidence to make big decisions in the knowledge that we are looking at the full picture

What do you dislike?

1. Need the ability to calculate more fields

2. Ability to save Regex formulas for future reference (sometimes it takes a while to get it right)

3. Increase the size of custom fields (above 255)

4. Ability to be able to match canonical URLs to other internal data

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have

1. Resolved crawl budget issues - eliminating numerous repeated pages

2. Clear out canonical issues and hard to find page duplications.

3. Significantly improve our internal linking - balancing traffic to structure.

Botify review by Administrator
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"Multiple Site Crawling & Error Detection with Botify"

What do you like best?

I like that Botify is able to crawl and analyze so many dimensions of multiple websites without any manual work. We can customize the crawls and the crawl frequency as well as modifying the reporting dashboards as needed. The API connector into Google Sheets has been invaluable for us in automating some reporting.

What do you dislike?

I would like to see better alerts capability and even more dimensions of analysis.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have been able to automate the reporting of errors across multiple websites at scale programmatically with Botify and its API. We are able to see what is broken on our website, specifically related to SEO efforts, so that we can fix errors faster. I can run customized crawls pre and post migrations, and can even crawl our staging server to find errors before sites ever go live. This has been huge in improving the quality of our SEO, with so many dimensions of analysis in one place.

Botify review by Andrew M.
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"Plan your SEO Project with botify"

What do you like best?

The custom reports and project planning aspects are a nice touch. They also have some nice mobile-focused functions too which as we know are the thing to have now.

What do you dislike?

I was hoping for a better keyword research function but it's pretty much on par with everything else out there. This is probably the biggest disappointment considering everything else works so well. Maybe I should lower my expectations next time.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Botify is your one-stop shop for SEO. So if you like an all-in-one option for SEO this is the best one but there are other options if you are willing to deal with multiple software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have been able to identify content strategy around our brand image that allows us to optimize search. We have insights into how these optimizations are performing and are able to find any redundancies in our strategy that may be removed.

Botify review by User
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"Detailed SEO Tool With Great Features "

What do you like best?

Botify has a huge range of reports and ways to split your data. Some of my favourite features are the ability to create bespoke URL segments, the HTML stored from every page crawled (excellent if looking to check exactly when code was changed), the ability to compare crawl changes over time at an extremely granular level and more.

What do you dislike?

The tool can be quite pricey especially if you are looking to start using some of the more in-depth features (log analyser, keywords) or look into crawling Javascript.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Extremely useful when releases go live to check URLs are performing as expected. If things have not gone to plan it becomes very quickly apparent within the various reports that the tool provides.

Botify review by Administrator in Marketing and Advertising
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"Botify is an Amazing Website Crawler and Log Analyzer"

What do you like best?

They do a great job of identifying issues with your website no matter how large it is. They also added a great integration with Google Search Console. I love that it's in the cloud so you don't have to download any software in order to use it. It's truly a powerful and I believe the best website crawler out there.

What do you dislike?

The reporting can be improved with more functionality and giving users the ability to drag and drop anything from the platform into a report.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would highly recommend going with Botify over the other website crawlers because of the amazing job that they do.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Botify improves your search engine rankings and helps with user experience on your website. They do a crawl of every page on your website and match it with what Google has crawled to improve indexation, while being able to prune bad pages from your website and helps create an XML sitemap among other benefits.

Botify review by Michel B.
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"Best crawler and log analyzer"

What do you like best?

The most helpful in Botify is segmentation. It allows me to have a complete view of my websites' structure and of how search engine bots have access to it.

What do you dislike?

I'd say that the set-up is not easy at the beginning, but the Botify team is very helpful.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Crawling issues, problems appearing after a deploy, managing website migration, day to day analyze of the GoogleBot crawl thanks to log files...

Botify review by Internal Consultant
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"Botify features and functionality "

What do you like best?

Ability to drill down to a URL/keyword level to understand how crawl budget impacts traffic and revenue directly. Also, a global overview of compliant vs notn complaint URLs in the dashboard view.

What do you dislike?

While filtering down is an awesome feature, ability to use and know all the glossary terms to activate the filter is limited to a newer user who hasn't been in the tool for a long time - therefore requiring SEO specialist from Botify to review correct filtering.

Recommendations to others considering the product

alignment with IT and Analytics team to ensure data is integrated properly.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Technical SEO problems - resulting in improving site quality which directly impact traffic and rankings.

Botify review by ⍟ Emmanuel d.
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"Botify is very practical and ergonomic !"

What do you like best?

Botify is very practical and ergonomic. It allows to make a site crawl in only a few minutes and to obtain very useful information about internal optimization.

What do you dislike?

the loading times of the tool, useful tool but too long to use quickly

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Many SEO problems :)

Botify review by Amaury R.
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"Excellent Tool to Understand what Google Sees"

What do you like best?

I really appreciate all the dashboards that allow a quick visualization of the situation

What do you dislike?

I don't think there is something I really dislike but But the program can always be improved and offer more and more features

Recommendations to others considering the product

The training courses are really very complete

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Botify allowed us to better understand how Google crawled our site, what it saw vs what we see. This has enabled us to work on areas for improvement . This allowed us to optimize our crawl budget.

Botify review by Marco S.
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"Impossible to do effective seo without it"

What do you like best?

The log analysis and the integration with GA and GSC

What do you dislike?

The maximum retention of data for 16 months

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We got the insight of the googlebot hits and we realized what pages are seen as most important

Botify review by User
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"Great tool , but a bit difficult to handle"

What do you like best?

The power of the tool , and the customization on all the report.

Very helpfull to work on SEO on our country .

What do you dislike?

A bit difficult to train on the tool , and to have all the knowledge to use it properly

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Identify all the pages we have on our website, work on the insight , find the keyword which are the less efficient for the traffic.

Botify review by Administrator
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"Great for advanced SEOs and technical audits"

What do you like best?

I like the level of detail reports provide and the customizable dashboards.

What do you dislike?

I think there should be better, free onboarding and training for such a complex tool.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you have an internal team to implement any findings or optimizations.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Technical and structural issues with our website.

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