Webmaster Tools

By Dixon Jones May 25, 2013

Today we are announcing the next stage in our evolution… with the launch of our very own Webmaster Tools!  This should make it much easier for free (or paid) accounts to register and claim their own websites and therefore view reports on their own sites without any costs. Here’s how you find it.

  • Authorise unlimited sites in your control for free and get free reports on these sites
  • Free and Silver Users can register all of your sites at once by simply registering your Google® Webmaster Tools account
  • Gold and higher users can register multiple Google® Webmaster Tools accounts

How to go about using Webmaster Tools

Webmater Tools

You can simply enter a domain and then get to Webmaster Tools with a free account and this will take you to our new site verification wizard. Previously, you NEEDED FTP access to verify a site, but now you can use:

  • Meta Tag verification
  • Text File Verification
  • Or simply use Google’s ® Webmaster Tools to verify all your sites at once! (easy huh?)

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The great thing about verifying with Metatags, for example, is that WordPress users can now verify their sites without FTP access… just as long as you can install plugins. Here’s the instructions for the MetaTag method for my personal site.

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What was that about Google Webmaster Tools?

If you wish, both free and paid users can authenticate a Google® Webmaster Tools account. (Gold accounts and above can authenticate multiple Google Accounts.) Then we can instantly accept any sites verified by Google as also being verified by MajesticSEO. This feature requires you to abide by Google’s terms, but can make verification of multiple sites at once very easy:

Google API Terms of Use

 

What’s in it for Users?

Quite simply – once verified – you can create any Standard, Advanced or Tracking report for your site for free! Just click on the Reports icon ( Click here to order the report ) from your control panel and get the data you need.

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Advantages for Paying Customers

Over time, paying customers will enjoy more functions through using Webmaster Tools. However – right now – all accounts can verify unlimited websites, but Gold and above get to also link unlimited Google® Webmaster Tools accounts as well.

What are we giving up? Are you trying to get our passwords?

No. We do not need ANY confidential data. Google® uses an authorization system that ONLY gives us the data we need to verify your site. Not your password. Similarly, all of these authentication methods protect you. We cannot “get into your sites” or “Access your Google account” at all. The only thing that you need to concede is that we do need to be able to crawl your site to be able to get your report data for you of course. We will check this as you register and let you know if there is a reason we cannot access your site.

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57 Responses to “Webmaster Tools”

  1. Fredrik Johansson said:

    March 25, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    This is wonderful news, gotta try it out!

  2. Martin Šimko said:

    March 25, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    This is awesome! Thanks.

    Do you consider authorization using some code snippet that one can insert to site via Google Tag Manager?

    • Alex said:

      March 25, 2013 at 5:13 pm

      Hi,

      Glad you like it!

      We’ll accept list of domains that were verified in Google Webmaster Tools as long as account is linked to GWT, this way no extra snippets necessary.

      • Martin Šimko said:

        March 25, 2013 at 9:37 pm

        > Hi Alex, thanks for reply. Yeah I realized it, but in a case I have a free plan and have access to Google Tag Manager, it would be easier for me to put some code snippet instead of adding meta tag.

      • Alex said:

        March 25, 2013 at 11:25 pm

        If you can verify your site in GWT using Google Tag Manager, then our system will be able to import those verified sites as well. This way you won’t need to verify same site twice – at the moment we have no plans to support Google Tag Manager directly.

  3. Michael said:

    March 25, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Love Majestic tools. Positive that new ones will be as helpful as the previous.

  4. Kashyap said:

    March 25, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    Awesome. Another great tool by majesticseo. Thanks :)

  5. Drew said:

    March 25, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    Awesome news, and one that will push me to really get active in opening and poking around with a Majestic SEO account. Great job guys :).

  6. Kat de Paris said:

    March 25, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    Very nice Tools. Easy to connect to Google Webmaster Tools. Thanks !

  7. James Cooke said:

    March 25, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Hi

    This is a positive step. I’m looking forward to getting my site verified. Thanks. Great job!.

    James.

  8. Menashe Avramov said:

    March 25, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    Hi
    Are there any plans to sync with GWT link reports?

    • Alex said:

      March 25, 2013 at 7:27 pm

      I don’t think there is an official API command that would allow extraction of that data from GWT at the moment, once it appears then we’d gladly use it. If you believe it already exist then by all means please let us know where we can find more about it (scraping Google data without proper API isn’t an option for us).

  9. Ali said:

    March 25, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Ver nice tool. THANKS.

  10. Alessio Valsecchi said:

    March 25, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Great news!

    I’m going to try it out asap. Nice move guys!

  11. Dixon Jones said:

    March 26, 2013 at 2:28 am

    Thanks for all the positive comments guys. It feels like this is a popular move and ths make us happy! Certainly there has been much “verification” today. Help us spreads the word?

  12. Dave said:

    March 26, 2013 at 6:46 am

    Hi Dixon, thanks, I am gonna try this out.

  13. JesseConant said:

    March 26, 2013 at 8:43 am

    I verified by Google Webmaster Tool,yet did not see any icon as you mentioned [What’s in it for Users?
    Quite simply – once verified – you can create any Standard, Advanced or Tracking report for your site for free! Just click on the Reports icon ( Click here to order the report ) from your control panel and get the data you need.]

  14. Bea said:

    March 26, 2013 at 9:01 am

    Great news!

    I’m going to try it out asap. Thanks for the work done – helpful tool for SEO consultants.

    Bea

  15. 200 said:

    March 26, 2013 at 9:02 am

    just love it :)

  16. Cady Haren said:

    March 26, 2013 at 9:07 am

    This indeed is great news. I have become a huge fan of Majestic SEO since first using it 6 months ago. Definitely going to connect it with my GWT and seeing what new gems it throws up :)

    Thanks Majestic team, you guys rock :) Keep up the good work :)

  17. Daniel Vareta said:

    March 26, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Great news…gotta try this!

  18. Thomas said:

    March 26, 2013 at 10:23 am

    Am I blind… but I can’t seem to find any links to the tool :-(

    • Dixon Jones said:

      March 26, 2013 at 10:41 am

      What? It’s that big yellow arrow on the image at the top of the blog post?

  19. Daniel Vareta said:

    March 26, 2013 at 10:32 am

    @Dixon I just tried it and I am very please with the tool…thank you very much.

    However I seem to have a small problem. I added one of my Web Mastertools accounts (which contains nearly 100 different websites) and seems some of them could not verify. Why is this happening and how to fix it?

    Many thanks in advance :)

    • Dixon Jones said:

      March 26, 2013 at 10:40 am

      Please set up a support ticket to check this.

  20. Christophe BENOIT said:

    March 26, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Great move. I’ll give a try on this new functionnality. Useful to rely less on Google.

  21. Tom said:

    March 26, 2013 at 10:40 am

    I need to test, verification already done :)

  22. Mario Colina said:

    March 26, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Really nice and easy to use. I already verified with GWT!

  23. Logiciel d'immobilier said:

    March 26, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    How M-SEO can get all the backlinks ?

    Are there no missings links ?
    Is there a way to check that with a Google footprint ?

    • Alex said:

      March 26, 2013 at 1:01 pm

      Advanced Reports in our system (free to users of verified domains) allow download links found by our crawlers, since the web is so large there are always missing links but given size of our database the data that we have is very comprehensive and it’s free to users of verified domains.

    • Dixon Jones said:

      March 26, 2013 at 1:03 pm

      There is a way. You can download all the links we report and also in Google’s WMT you can do the same, then compare. You can also use our URL submitter to upload the links that Google says you have in their WMT (We cannot take these directly) and then we will go and check these in our crawl in due course. Of course, we miss links. So does Google. Please remember, though, that we are not trying to copy Google. We are building our OWN map of the web – which is independent. We are only using Google’s API to verify that you own or control the website. The spidering is our own.

  24. Ryan Kalani said:

    March 26, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    This is excellent news. Really enjoy the quality of the data I get from Majestic and will be using your services more with this service.

  25. Tom said:

    March 26, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Hi there! Forgive the thick-headed question, but I’m not entirely sure what this tool does. As I read it, this is either 1) a tool that enables mass verification of sites in GWT, or 2) a service that offers free advanced reports in exchange for registration of a user’s GWT account with Majestic?

    Are either of those readings correct, or am I way off-base?

    Thanks!
    Tom

    • Alex said:

      March 26, 2013 at 3:01 pm

      Our service has always offered free reports to owners of verified domains – new integration with Google Webmaster Tools makes it every easy to get such free reports without having to go through separate verification of those domains (which we also support just in case).

      Our tool does NOT help verify domains in GWT itself.

      • Tom said:

        March 26, 2013 at 5:46 pm

        Thanks for the clarification!

  26. OndergoedTopper said:

    March 26, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Hi there,

    Very exiting news. I’m looking forward to try it out.

    Thanks

  27. Nikita - Design Junction said:

    March 27, 2013 at 12:31 am

    Excellent high quality product, enjoying working with it. Very user friendly!

  28. KatheG said:

    March 27, 2013 at 1:22 am

    A good solution to join GWT data.
    I support it. Thanks

  29. Ryan said:

    March 27, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Much appreciated! Looks great!

  30. pet care services association said:

    March 28, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    Howdy! Would you mind if I share your blog with my myspace
    group? There’s a lot of folks that I think would really appreciate your content. Please let me know. Thank you

    • Dixon Jones said:

      March 28, 2013 at 11:53 pm

      Since you tried to link to an RSS feed about “Reliable Dog Boarding”, you’ll forgive us if we pass.

  31. lee woods said:

    March 30, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    looking for some advice on how to get my site a good page rank and hopefully up the pages and do i need to add more content to my site

    • Dixon Jones said:

      April 01, 2013 at 2:21 pm

      We are a technology, not a consultancy. We do not advise on Page Rank.

  32. Jocelyn said:

    March 31, 2013 at 9:16 am

    Thank you for keeping me informed! I’ll try it today.

  33. Vignesh said:

    March 31, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Hi will this tool take data from google cached index ?

    • Alex said:

      March 31, 2013 at 2:50 pm

      No, our tools do not scrape Google.

    • Dixon Jones said:

      April 01, 2013 at 2:34 pm

      No. Majestic’s index is its own.

  34. Création Site Internet Bordeaux said:

    March 31, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Cet outil est vraiment le meilleur que je connaisse en ce qui concerne l’étude approfondie des backlinks. Rapport détaillé, fonctionnalités performantes et utiles…bref, un grand bravo à toute l’équipe qui travaille sur ce projet, mais surtout un grand MERCI !! Et longue vie à Majestic SEO !!

  35. Tim Carpenter said:

    April 01, 2013 at 7:53 am

    This is a really cool tool! Going to check it out asap!

  36. jakeson said:

    April 04, 2013 at 10:29 am

    I just signed up and checked each tool. I find it very helpful. =)

  37. Tyler Magnusson said:

    May 16, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    I hope to see more visualization and graph options for this WMT information in the future.

  38. Kenneth von Rauch said:

    June 25, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    Great! it works with Google Webmaster verification option like a charm. :)

  39. rifatalmamun said:

    July 10, 2013 at 6:42 am

    it is a good site and most nice tool. Thank you so much.