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It has been one of our most requested features and now our URL Submitter is live. Search engines used to ask you to “suggest a site”. Today we are pleased to announce a new URL submitter tool for Majestic, allowing you to request our crawler visit any URL and help us improve our crawl and you to improve your reporting. One of the great things about this feature is that even FREE accounts can add up to 100 urls a day (Sign up for a free account here).

See your Links in Hours, not Days

Why build a URL submitter? In short, it means we can crawl the pages YOU care about, and get them indexed faster. In hours not days.

  • Seeing different links in different data sources? Curate them ALL in one place.
  • We will work out Flow Metrics for these URLs for you
  • If you get a link, get it in our metrics faster to show your client

When deciding which URLs to crawl next, there are lots to choose from on a worldwide scale. Our Historic index has 4 trillion plus, so we have our own decision making process, but there’s nothing like letting our users have an influence too!

If you are link building and see a link that we have not picked up, this tool will mostly help it get indexed faster by our crawlers, so you can report on it faster to your clients.

If you aren’t link building, but simply tracking what is happening in the world, showing us URLs that you think are important will help the Flow Metrics report better.

How Does it Work?

If you do not yet have a free account, sign up for one. You get 100 url submissions a day free. If you want more, you get plenty on a paid account. After 100 URLs, we charge a small resource of 50 analysis units per URL. To give you an idea of how much this is, a silver account (US$49.99 / €30.99 / £29.99) a month has 5 million of these a month, so if ALL you did with a silver account was submit URLs, you could submit 100,000 a month PLUS 100 per day.

Some Screenshots

Here’s how you find the URL Submitter tool:

Find from the Tools menu

Find from the Tools menu

You can get to the URL submitter from the Tools dropdown. Look – there near the bottom of the list.

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You have two easy ways to add URL’s. If you have 100 or less, you can just cut and paste them straight into the box, as shown above. Put each URL on a separate line. Cut and paste from an Excel list worked perfectly for me when testing.

If you have more than 100 URLs, then we have also given you the ability to easily upload a file. Just select the upload file tab:

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You have all sorts of file options. If you are starting with a long Excel file, I suggest you first save that file in “.CSV” format as this removes potentially complicated control characters. You then hit “upload file” and after a sanity check, we let you upload the URLs to our submitter.

Does URL Submission GUARANTEE a Crawl?

That would not be realistic or acceptable. Whilst in the majority of cases we will crawl the URLs you submit within a few hours and most likely have them in the index by next day, we still obey Robots.txt and also we listen to the crawl-delay protocol. There are also other ways in which websites might block our crawlers and we honour those requests from webmasters and hosting companies. IN ADDITION, we will not overly stress a web domain. It will not matter how many millions of URLs you add for a website, we of course will not be hammering a web server even if you asked us to. We’ll assume you were just naïve, rather than a black hat… but just in case, every URL submission needs to come via a registered account.

If the URLs you submit are continually poor in quality, by the way, then we will pick up this poorness of quality just as quickly as picking up signals of good quality, so spamming the system may be expensive fun for someone, but is not likely to increase a URL’s quality score. The more likely result will be more confidence of a low quality score.

Can you submit via the API?

When we have this documented, you will be able to see it at http://developer-support.majesticseo.com

We really hope that you like this new feature.

 

 

Comments

  • mohsin

    This is a very good tool and much needed. However, I suggest that “100 url submissions a day free” might not be the best idea to deliver this service. Because of multiple reasons:

    1- It will increase the fake account creating on your site dramatically – as people will try to submit over the limit by creating multiple accounts.

    2- For paid account holders this limit is very low – as many might have hundreds or thousands of pending URLs not indexed by Majestic SEO.

    3- There should be a much easier way for paid account holders to calculate their allowance.

    February 18, 2013 at 1:57 pm
    • Alex

      Hi,

      Thanks for your thoughts.

      We will keep an eye on free submissions to make sure they don’t abuse the system.

      Paid allowances are much bigger than free ones – our dev team will see if there is a better way to present such allowance to the user.

      February 18, 2013 at 2:09 pm
  • Sander Tamaëla

    This is really great, I think most of us SEO have been waiting for this.

    Maybe Majestic could also do something with the crawl data from GWT? Although I understand that comparing dates from different sources might lead to wrong conclusions.

    February 18, 2013 at 8:15 pm
    • Dixon Jones

      There is no Google API call to export their link data, but you can easily export their list into CSV and upload it to us to check.

      February 18, 2013 at 8:45 pm
  • Jan-Willem

    I really have been waiting for the functionality! Thanks guys and keep up the good work, Alex, are you also joining the Brighton SEO conference?

    February 18, 2013 at 9:01 pm
  • PrimeMagazine

    Hope this could help our traffic thirsty websites :D
    Submitted 25 URLs.
    Thanks

    February 21, 2013 at 1:56 pm
  • Michael

    Is it not dangerous to add so many links per day? how to defend against google ban?

    February 21, 2013 at 3:18 pm
    • Dixon Jones

      You are adding links to OUR crawler, not to theirs. We will not crawl huge numbers of links for the same domain – we respect the server’s robots.txt and also obey the crawl-delay command. You will not get more traffic – just a better understanding of how influential each URL is. We do not scrape Google SERPS!, we crawl the actual websites and map the web.

      February 21, 2013 at 5:07 pm
  • Jeremy

    Thanks for making that available to the public free of charge, hopefully it will help optimizing some sites a bit.

    February 22, 2013 at 4:45 pm
  • Christian

    Hello!
    Is it free to be a member on your side, or does it cost anything?

    Best regards
    Christian

    February 23, 2013 at 11:27 am
    • Dixon Jones

      We have free and paid offerings. If you register free, you can submit up to 100 urls a day.

      February 23, 2013 at 12:04 pm
      • admin2

        > thank you, can try for free. This is really nice
        Yesterday, I’ve been doing so for movemymom dot net. But whether it is external link increased. how do i check it ?
        Thank you very much.

        March 17, 2013 at 11:06 pm
      • Dixon Jones

        Hi,
        You can “Create Report” then choose “Create Tracking Report”. This will start recording your links day by day. Also – you can look at the new links found and lost day by day in Site Explorer. For example, here: https://www.majesticseo.com/reports/site-explorer/new-backlinks?folder=&q=example.com&oq=example.com&IndexDataSource=F

        March 18, 2013 at 10:00 am
  • haber

    Thanks for making that available to the public free of charge, hopefully it will help optimizing some sites a bit.

    February 25, 2013 at 2:13 pm
  • Farhan Fawzer

    This is what I love MajesticSEO. They always give users to try out for free as well.

    February 28, 2013 at 11:42 am
  • Nathan K Smith

    So this tool is to help YOUR crawlers index links or pages faster? Does that mean it helps our links or pages get indexed faster by google?

    February 28, 2013 at 6:17 pm
    • Alex

      That’s correct – URL submission will help our crawlers get to data quicker, this would enhance our web graph model and make reported data more robust.

      It will have no effect on Google’s indexing I am afraid.

      February 28, 2013 at 7:57 pm
  • Veda

    Well again a great job done by MajesticSeo Team. I just love you guys, you make our research and SEO work easy.
    Love the URL Submitter.

    Thanks

    March 1, 2013 at 1:34 am
  • Sam

    I have about 10000 links that I got from Google webmasters tools, would I able to upload all the links at once?

    If this could be done then it would be a real fun!

    March 1, 2013 at 7:34 am
    • Dixon Jones

      We are agnostic about where the urls come from – but as long as Google’s TOS doesn’t mind, then Yes. It will cost a small amount of your monthly resource (so you need a paid account basically, after 100 urls) but certainly you can. Doing this over and over again won’t make any difference though! Just the once is fine.

      March 1, 2013 at 7:45 am
  • Trucoseo

    Great for new pages!

    March 1, 2013 at 8:32 am
  • Ardi @BlogBizTutor

    Thank you Dixon…
    I like this tool so much. I use it for my blog

    March 1, 2013 at 7:21 pm
  • Chris

    Another reason why MajesticSEO is the best SEO tool available today. Period! Top work guys.

    March 1, 2013 at 11:00 pm
  • Christian

    Hello and tanks to Dixon Jones.

    It´s a verry good tool.

    Best regards
    Christian.

    March 3, 2013 at 11:18 am
  • Tai game mien phi

    Thank you Dixon… I like majesticseo

    March 5, 2013 at 6:18 am
  • Marco

    That is a very good news!I will check it out.

    March 25, 2013 at 6:16 pm
  • Thien

    Thanks, I thinks it great !

    March 27, 2013 at 3:53 am
  • jupe

    I want to put my link on majesticseo but I do not know how! how?

    March 30, 2013 at 4:39 pm
  • Ankur

    My website has over 3000 urls. How much does it cost for us to submit all the urls?

    April 14, 2013 at 8:45 pm
    • Dixon Jones

      First see which ones we already have. Most likely we already have them all. Simply get your own site verified and create an advanced report on your site to check this.

      April 15, 2013 at 6:08 am

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