Archive for the ‘Research’ Category

Identifying a Bad Backlink Profile

(This is a guest post by Barrie Smith. His observations and insights are his own.) I have recently been keeping a tab on Google page 1 results for “Payday Loans” – a search term historically showing results of websites ranking having used spammy, dodgy and/or underhand link building techniques. Even in the year 2013 –…


MajesticSEO Beginners Guide to Correlation: Part 2

In Part 1, we looked at how correlation can be  used to examine relations or associations between variables in a data set. We described the different types of correlations, and presented the advantages and disadvantages of the correlation technique to analyse data. This part will attempt to ease the reader into methods of quantifying correlation.…


A Million here… A Million there…

Updated on 19th April ’13 – See footnote IP counts and Subnet counts are no measure of link database superiority As the market leader in Internet Mapping and link metrics for data analysts and on-line marketers, we are used to walking on a tightrope when it comes to comparing ourselves with… Continue reading


MajesticSEO Beginners Guide to Correlation: Part 1

Researchers that collect quantitative, or numerically based, data implement various forms of statistical analysis methodologies to derive conclusions from this data. By seeking relationships between different data sets they accumulate, researchers can assess hypotheses about how different factors affect one another, and illustrate how strong these effects are. One such method entails testing for statistical…


Top Websites by Country

Today we are releasing under creative commons, a list of the top 100,000 websites broken down by the country in which they are hosted. Francois – our French ambassador – was working on some research for another post and asked if we could gethim a list of the top 1,000 websites hosted in France from…