Some UI tweaks – we hope improvements

By Steve Pitchford June 11, 2012

Majestic SEO invite comments on an enhanced look and feel for the website. We’ve had this sitting on the launch pad for a little while now, as we didn’t want to risk diluting the impact of the Flow Metrics launch by simultaneously updating the user interface.

We believe regular users of Majestic SEO recognise that our primary focus is on the quality of our data-streams, and as such, have taken a slightly more laid back attitude about our website. Whilst this balance remains our core focus in the short term, we take a “must do better” approach to software development, and decided to have another go at increasing the consistency of our web site, with the aim of building a platform for future developments.

We started with the homepage. Unusually, it is one of the secondary pages on our site, since many external sites deep link into site explorer. This may explain why we have not treated our homepage with the same level of attention found on many other sites. This new look takes a couple of steps back to our 2011 look, re-emphasises the site explorer call to action, and attempts to more clearly explain our product offering than the current implementation.

A knock on effect of the homepage was a revisit to some earlier design decisions. The use of orange has been reduced, and classic “black on white” type has replaced the shaded areas which caused concern in one or two quarters. We hope this improves the general legibility of the website.

The new look is now available to try on http://beta.majesticseo.com , please take a look and let us know if you feel it is an improvement.

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7 Responses to “Some UI tweaks – we hope improvements”

  1. Oscar Gonzalez said:

    June 12, 2012 at 9:12 am

    I’m glad you’re improving an already awesome system. Thanks for the continual improvements!

  2. James Todd said:

    June 13, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Hi Majestic team,

    I’m a big fan of your tool, I just had one quick question in regard to the backlinks to my site – The data doesn’t seem to tie up with other tools I have used e.g. google webmaster – Any help would be appreciated.

    • Steve said:

      June 19, 2012 at 11:10 am

      Hi James,

      Thanks for the question.

      Firstly, we believe we have one of the most comprehensive sources of data on the internet. However, as it is independently sourced, its highly unlikely that it is going to match 100% with the data from another respected provider like Googles Webmaster Tools, or SEOMoz.

      The largest difference is in the metrics – as an independent researcher we do not duplicate or “scrape” metrics from others – we calculate our own – which is why you don’t see a Google statistic or SEOMoz domain authority column in our reports. We believe that our metrics measure up well, and that many of our customers appreciate the value of third party independent analysis.

      In terms of the subtle differences that may be presented in terms of backlinks data, we have visited this issue a couple of times, and if this is your area of concern then perhaps one of these posts may make interesting reading?

      Why isn’t my new backlink in Majestic Site Explorer?

      Why are Majestic Backlink counts Bigger?

  3. jared said:

    June 20, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    I like the changes you’ve made, it has made it easier

  4. jon said:

    June 21, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Keep the UI improvements coming guys! Good stuff here.

  5. Dwight Zahringer said:

    June 26, 2012 at 3:14 am

    Dixon, you keep rocking the party and making my life easier. Great updates.

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