Sorry this site requires JavaScript to be enabled in your browser. See the following guide on How to enable JavaScript in Internet Explorer, Netscape, Firefox and Safari. Alternatively you may be blocking JavaScript with an advert-related or developer plugin. Please check your browser plugins.

I couldn’t find a decent comparison of Linkscape vs Majestic - pretty much the only two decent sets of back link data commercially available, so I wrote my own.
Comments3 Comments  

Comments

Avatar
from MarkeD 1965 Days ago #
Votes: 1

If you don’t mind not having a pretty interface, Majestic is just so much more useful.  I like the way how Linkscape presents the data more, such as 301 redirects, but the amount of data available on Majestic (redirects/expired links and just general amount of pages) makes it an easy win for me.

Avatar
from Gab 1964 Days ago #
Votes: 0

The best damn post on SEO you’ll read this month. Excellent, excellent work Dixon. Thanks a bunch!

Avatar
from Sparky 1832 Days ago #
Votes: 0

Looks like there's one more tool that can chalenge the two contenders in the smackdown.

I’m using SEO SpyGlass http://www.link-assistant.com/seo-spyglass/ for backlink research and just out of curiousity I decided to test how it compares to the two. I checked the backlinks to seomoz.org (one of the target sites used in the test) and SpyGlass got 5,529 external referring domains with 24,725 backlinks. That’s more than LinkScape, though less than majestic but frankly I don't know how to handle the data in Majestic, the only thing I can think of is import it in SpyGlass because it has a much better interface. Besides it's much cheaper than any of the tools reviewed (SpyGlass is $99 with no domain limitations). I didn’t use even a third of the search engines supported by SpyGlass so the number of links I got is not the limit of the app.

I wonder what you guys think.



Upcoming Conferences

Search Marketing ExpoSearch Engine Land produces SMX, the Search Marketing Expo conference series. SMX events deliver the most comprehensive educational and networking experiences - whether you're just starting in search marketing or you're a seasoned expert.



Join us at an upcoming SMX event: