Majestic SEO’s Brand New Feature

By Dixon Jones October 4, 2011

You asked for it, so we finally added it. You can choose the period of time to view the back link history graph over. This feature has been added to the Backlink History Checker and will give you access to a wider range of information regarding how many different websites have and are linking to your site.

I would assume that the majority of you reading this are already familiar with how the Backlink History Checker works, so in that case I will go straight into explaining how this new feature works. When using the backlink history checker previously, you would only be able to check a limited range of information in terms of how far you could go back. But now, with the ability to go back one, two or five years you can compare exactly how well you are doing in line with your competitors. You can also see EXACTLY the times of year where the amount of sites linking to your site is at its peak and also the times of year where the links drop. This information will also be available about your competitors too.

Once you have put the five web domains that you wish to compare and clicked the compare button, you should be taken to a page that looks like the screen shot below. The only possible way to access the newest feature is to make sure that you are using ‘Historic Data’. Once you have selected ‘Historic Data’, a new button will appear. This button (highlighted in the box), is where the option to go back one, two or five years is located.

To give you an example of what the new graphs will look like, the screen shot above is comparing over five years, five different news websites. As you can see, the blue line (bbc.co.uk) is peaking between July and October each year since 2008, whereas the Washington Post (red line) and the Daily Mail (dark blue line) stay relatively flat throughout the year. Without Majestic SEO’s newest feature, this information would not have been available to you.

The update to the Backlink History Checker is available right now. So next time you want to check any backlinks to your site, make sure you take advantage of this brilliant new addition to the service. You won’t regret it.

Go to the tool and try it out here.

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6 Responses to “Majestic SEO’s Brand New Feature”

  1. Chris said:

    October 04, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    Awesome! I’ve been waiting for this feature. Really glad to see you added this feature!

  2. Sandro said:

    October 05, 2011 at 9:31 am

    I love it. Well done folks…I have just shared the news wit my followers and community !

  3. Mark said:

    October 18, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    I think I’ve become addicted to majestic!!
    When will be able to check sub domains links?

    • Dixon said:

      October 19, 2011 at 7:21 pm

      You already can. Simply put the subdomain into the explorer bar. Similarly, you can analyse at the URL level as well. Some tools do not work at the subdomain level, but Site Explorer does.

  4. Scott said:

    October 19, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    This is long awaited and nice to see. Now we can show what competitors have been working harder, and since when! Thanks!

  5. vandafleur.gr said:

    October 20, 2011 at 1:06 am

    just tried the tool!Cool improvment, thanks!