Majestic Million

By Dixon Jones May 19, 2011

Today we are proud to announce the Majestic Million. This is a new way to rank websites based on how other sites see them.

Majestic Million is useful as:

* An easy way to quickly assess the relative importance of a website
* An international metric, as we crawl from all over the world
* A sign of trust
* A way to see changing patterns over time… Continue reading

Posted In: Development

How SEOMoz Forced Us To Innovate

By Dixon Jones May 19, 2011

Hats off to SEOMoz. They have loads of great content and loads of links. Majestic SEO competes with their Open Site Explorer product and whilst we honestly believe that our root data is now stronger and more nimble since we launched our fresh index, they have always been a worthy and noble competitor. This is the story… Continue reading

Posted In: General

Heatmaps Training Video

By Newsroom May 11, 2011

This session looks at how we can make the most of our data presented in advanced reports to create a heatmap detailing the geographical location of our backlinks in a visual map. The video uses the gadget tools within Google Docs so ensure that you have an account set up prior to following the tutorial. We would like to thank Wiep Knol for masterminding this innovative use of… Continue reading

Posted In: Training, Videos

Historic Index Update

By Alex May 10, 2011

Today we’ve updated our Historic backlinks index, stats are as follows: 346,460,574,925 unique pages crawled 3,412,851,161,583 unique URLs in total. All fresh data crawled in period up to 27 Apr 2011 was added to this update… Continue reading

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Yahoo BOSS Cracks Down on Automated Queries

By Dixon Jones May 4, 2011

Today we noticed signs that Yahoo are taking action on their API product BOSS, against users that are polling automated queries. In effect, this could cause many ( perhaps most? ) automated link management software to become obsolete almost overnight.

It turns out that automated queries were always against Yahoo’s Terms of Service. Who knew? (Well -… Continue reading

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