Majestic SEO API Now Explained
We have some very powerful APIs and this post is designed to help you make the most out of our API solutions. I do want to start by making two things very clear.
1. Our Platinum subscription offers users the full API for INTERNAL (Non-reseller) use only. Under that license you would not be able to build competing products to Majestic SEO.
2. The best way to build web applications that list any back-link data DETAIL is to become one of our premier partners, which involve a significant investment. I hope this post explains why.
Does Majestic have a free API?
We do have a Light API. This API gives the number of back-links that we have found in our database for any given URL. It also returns other counts, such as the number that are no-followed, re-crawled but not present, framed, in images etc. If you are on our Platinum level, then you have the right to use the light API in third party applications without giving us any web based credit. Alternatively, if you are able to link to us or otherwise help to publicize us, then we will consider giving you access to the light API for less or without charge.
Can I use the full Enterprise API for web based applications?
You need the correct license for the correct use. With our Platinum subscription (£250 a month, APPROX 300 Euros/400 US dollars), you can use the full API, but you should only be using if for your team to provide reporting (ratherthan tools) for retained clients. Companies can also use the API to build their own applications, but they are must not be for public use. Web based clients should not be able to log in and use any tool applications themselves. If you want this, then you will need a full reseller license to use the API.
What does a reseller license cost and why is that pricing not on the website?
Reseller license are generally quite complicated deals. They cost several thousands of pounds each month and each contract is individually negotiated. No two deals are exactly the same. Clients on this kind of license have considerable sway on how we might license the data in future, because they ultimately help us fund the crawl and the not inconsiderable development and ongoing costs of the engine and crawlers.
Isn’t there something in between these two pricing extremes?
You can get the full functionality of our data in commercial applications as long as we have a direct relationship with the client. For this we built Majestic OpenApps which will suit smaller developers.
What data can I get back from the full API?
Our web based application uses the full API. You get large amounts of information about any URL’s backlinks. You also get API access to many other commands, like the ones that feed our bulk back-link checker and our standard reports. We basically leave it all out on the field in our full API and we are constantly developing it in line with our reseller customer demands. Here is a list of just some of the things things you can get from the full API:
- The date we first found a link (even if it is dead) which helps us build our history graph
- The date we last crawled the link
- The anchor text if present
- Whether it redirects
- Whether the link is in an image
- Whether the anchor text is in an ALT field
- Whether the link was still live last time we crawled (we keep the old data to check paid link campaigns)
- Whether the link is a real LINK or just a mention
- Whether the link is marked nofollow
In addition, you can use parameters to return just the results you want. For example:
- Return all the Affiliate links of a given site.
- Return the top 6000 links by ACRank that were found in 2010
- Return all links that are nofollowed and mention a given anchor text
- tell me how many links exist that fit any given criteria.
Can I see the documentation for the APIs or get a trial?
Please contact us, giving us a clear idea of who you are and what your expectations will be.
Can I see examples of the Light API integration?
Can I see examples of the FULL API on a platinum package integration?
If we COULD link you to such an integration, then the user is probably using it against our terms of service.
Can I see examples of the Full Enterprise API integration?
Do you have an API sandbox for developers?
Yes… over here.
Where can I start a negotiation about a full API?
Set up a sales support ticket with us here.
I hope this helps.