Today we are announcing the next stage in our evolution… with the launch of our very own Webmaster Tools!  This should make it much easier for free (or paid) accounts to register and claim their own websites and therefore view reports on their own sites without any costs. Here’s how you find it.

  • Authorise unlimited sites in your control for free and get free reports on these sites
  • Free and Silver Users can register all of your sites at once by simply registering your Google® Webmaster Tools account
  • Gold and higher users can register multiple Google® Webmaster Tools accounts

How to go about using Webmaster Tools

Webmater Tools

You can simply enter a domain and then get to Webmaster Tools with a free account and this will take you to our new site verification wizard. Previously, you NEEDED FTP access to verify a site, but now you can use:

  • Meta Tag verification
  • Text File Verification
  • Or simply use Google’s ® Webmaster Tools to verify all your sites at once! (easy huh?)

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The great thing about verifying with Metatags, for example, is that WordPress users can now verify their sites without FTP access… just as long as you can install plugins. Here’s the instructions for the MetaTag method for my personal site.

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What was that about Google Webmaster Tools?

If you wish, both free and paid users can authenticate a Google® Webmaster Tools account. (Gold accounts and above can authenticate multiple Google Accounts.) Then we can instantly accept any sites verified by Google as also being verified by MajesticSEO. This feature requires you to abide by Google’s terms, but can make verification of multiple sites at once very easy:

Google API Terms of Use

 

What’s in it for Users?

Quite simply – once verified – you can create any Standard, Advanced or Tracking report for your site for free! Just click on the Reports icon ( Click here to order the report ) from your control panel and get the data you need.

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Advantages for Paying Customers

Over time, paying customers will enjoy more functions through using Webmaster Tools. However – right now – all accounts can verify unlimited websites, but Gold and above get to also link unlimited Google® Webmaster Tools accounts as well.

What are we giving up? Are you trying to get our passwords?

No. We do not need ANY confidential data. Google® uses an authorization system that ONLY gives us the data we need to verify your site. Not your password. Similarly, all of these authentication methods protect you. We cannot “get into your sites” or “Access your Google account” at all. The only thing that you need to concede is that we do need to be able to crawl your site to be able to get your report data for you of course. We will check this as you register and let you know if there is a reason we cannot access your site.

Comments

  • Fredrik Johansson

    This is wonderful news, gotta try it out!

    March 25, 2013 at 12:04 pm
  • Martin Šimko

    This is awesome! Thanks.

    Do you consider authorization using some code snippet that one can insert to site via Google Tag Manager?

    March 25, 2013 at 4:49 pm
    • Alex

      Hi,

      Glad you like it!

      We’ll accept list of domains that were verified in Google Webmaster Tools as long as account is linked to GWT, this way no extra snippets necessary.

      March 25, 2013 at 5:13 pm
      • Martin Šimko

        > Hi Alex, thanks for reply. Yeah I realized it, but in a case I have a free plan and have access to Google Tag Manager, it would be easier for me to put some code snippet instead of adding meta tag.

        March 25, 2013 at 9:37 pm
      • Alex

        If you can verify your site in GWT using Google Tag Manager, then our system will be able to import those verified sites as well. This way you won’t need to verify same site twice – at the moment we have no plans to support Google Tag Manager directly.

        March 25, 2013 at 11:25 pm
  • Michael

    Love Majestic tools. Positive that new ones will be as helpful as the previous.

    March 25, 2013 at 4:50 pm
  • Kashyap

    Awesome. Another great tool by majesticseo. Thanks :)

    March 25, 2013 at 6:32 pm
  • Drew

    Awesome news, and one that will push me to really get active in opening and poking around with a Majestic SEO account. Great job guys :).

    March 25, 2013 at 6:44 pm
  • Kat de Paris

    Very nice Tools. Easy to connect to Google Webmaster Tools. Thanks !

    March 25, 2013 at 7:00 pm
  • James Cooke

    Hi

    This is a positive step. I’m looking forward to getting my site verified. Thanks. Great job!.

    James.

    March 25, 2013 at 7:02 pm
  • Menashe Avramov

    Hi
    Are there any plans to sync with GWT link reports?

    March 25, 2013 at 7:18 pm
    • Alex

      I don’t think there is an official API command that would allow extraction of that data from GWT at the moment, once it appears then we’d gladly use it. If you believe it already exist then by all means please let us know where we can find more about it (scraping Google data without proper API isn’t an option for us).

      March 25, 2013 at 7:27 pm
  • Ali

    Ver nice tool. THANKS.

    March 25, 2013 at 7:25 pm
  • Alessio Valsecchi

    Great news!

    I’m going to try it out asap. Nice move guys!

    March 25, 2013 at 10:54 pm
  • Dixon Jones

    Thanks for all the positive comments guys. It feels like this is a popular move and ths make us happy! Certainly there has been much “verification” today. Help us spreads the word?

    March 26, 2013 at 2:28 am
  • Dave

    Hi Dixon, thanks, I am gonna try this out.

    March 26, 2013 at 6:46 am
  • JesseConant

    I verified by Google Webmaster Tool,yet did not see any icon as you mentioned [What’s in it for Users?
    Quite simply – once verified – you can create any Standard, Advanced or Tracking report for your site for free! Just click on the Reports icon ( Click here to order the report ) from your control panel and get the data you need.]

    March 26, 2013 at 8:43 am
  • Bea

    Great news!

    I’m going to try it out asap. Thanks for the work done – helpful tool for SEO consultants.

    Bea

    March 26, 2013 at 9:01 am
  • 200

    just love it :)

    March 26, 2013 at 9:02 am
  • Cady Haren

    This indeed is great news. I have become a huge fan of Majestic SEO since first using it 6 months ago. Definitely going to connect it with my GWT and seeing what new gems it throws up :)

    Thanks Majestic team, you guys rock :) Keep up the good work :)

    March 26, 2013 at 9:07 am
  • Daniel Vareta

    Great news…gotta try this!

    March 26, 2013 at 10:06 am
  • Thomas

    Am I blind… but I can’t seem to find any links to the tool :-(

    March 26, 2013 at 10:23 am
  • Daniel Vareta

    @Dixon I just tried it and I am very please with the tool…thank you very much.

    However I seem to have a small problem. I added one of my Web Mastertools accounts (which contains nearly 100 different websites) and seems some of them could not verify. Why is this happening and how to fix it?

    Many thanks in advance :)

    March 26, 2013 at 10:32 am
  • Christophe BENOIT

    Great move. I’ll give a try on this new functionnality. Useful to rely less on Google.

    March 26, 2013 at 10:40 am
  • Tom

    I need to test, verification already done :)

    March 26, 2013 at 10:40 am
  • Mario Colina

    Really nice and easy to use. I already verified with GWT!

    March 26, 2013 at 12:07 pm
  • Logiciel d'immobilier

    How M-SEO can get all the backlinks ?

    Are there no missings links ?
    Is there a way to check that with a Google footprint ?

    March 26, 2013 at 12:35 pm
    • Alex

      Advanced Reports in our system (free to users of verified domains) allow download links found by our crawlers, since the web is so large there are always missing links but given size of our database the data that we have is very comprehensive and it’s free to users of verified domains.

      March 26, 2013 at 1:01 pm
    • Dixon Jones

      There is a way. You can download all the links we report and also in Google’s WMT you can do the same, then compare. You can also use our URL submitter to upload the links that Google says you have in their WMT (We cannot take these directly) and then we will go and check these in our crawl in due course. Of course, we miss links. So does Google. Please remember, though, that we are not trying to copy Google. We are building our OWN map of the web – which is independent. We are only using Google’s API to verify that you own or control the website. The spidering is our own.

      March 26, 2013 at 1:03 pm
  • Ryan Kalani

    This is excellent news. Really enjoy the quality of the data I get from Majestic and will be using your services more with this service.

    March 26, 2013 at 2:16 pm
  • Tom

    Hi there! Forgive the thick-headed question, but I’m not entirely sure what this tool does. As I read it, this is either 1) a tool that enables mass verification of sites in GWT, or 2) a service that offers free advanced reports in exchange for registration of a user’s GWT account with Majestic?

    Are either of those readings correct, or am I way off-base?

    Thanks!
    Tom

    March 26, 2013 at 2:54 pm
    • Alex

      Our service has always offered free reports to owners of verified domains – new integration with Google Webmaster Tools makes it every easy to get such free reports without having to go through separate verification of those domains (which we also support just in case).

      Our tool does NOT help verify domains in GWT itself.

      March 26, 2013 at 3:01 pm
  • OndergoedTopper

    Hi there,

    Very exiting news. I’m looking forward to try it out.

    Thanks

    March 26, 2013 at 3:13 pm
  • Nikita - Design Junction

    Excellent high quality product, enjoying working with it. Very user friendly!

    March 27, 2013 at 12:31 am
  • KatheG

    A good solution to join GWT data.
    I support it. Thanks

    March 27, 2013 at 1:22 am
  • Ryan

    Much appreciated! Looks great!

    March 27, 2013 at 1:10 pm
  • pet care services association

    Howdy! Would you mind if I share your blog with my myspace
    group? There’s a lot of folks that I think would really appreciate your content. Please let me know. Thank you

    March 28, 2013 at 11:27 pm
    • Dixon Jones

      Since you tried to link to an RSS feed about “Reliable Dog Boarding”, you’ll forgive us if we pass.

      March 28, 2013 at 11:53 pm
  • lee woods

    looking for some advice on how to get my site a good page rank and hopefully up the pages and do i need to add more content to my site

    March 30, 2013 at 8:10 pm
  • Jocelyn

    Thank you for keeping me informed! I’ll try it today.

    March 31, 2013 at 9:16 am
  • Vignesh

    Hi will this tool take data from google cached index ?

    March 31, 2013 at 1:40 pm
  • Création Site Internet Bordeaux

    Cet outil est vraiment le meilleur que je connaisse en ce qui concerne l’étude approfondie des backlinks. Rapport détaillé, fonctionnalités performantes et utiles…bref, un grand bravo à toute l’équipe qui travaille sur ce projet, mais surtout un grand MERCI !! Et longue vie à Majestic SEO !!

    March 31, 2013 at 8:50 pm
  • Tim Carpenter

    This is a really cool tool! Going to check it out asap!

    April 1, 2013 at 7:53 am
  • jakeson

    I just signed up and checked each tool. I find it very helpful. =)

    April 4, 2013 at 10:29 am
  • Tyler Magnusson

    I hope to see more visualization and graph options for this WMT information in the future.

    May 16, 2013 at 8:50 pm
  • Kenneth von Rauch

    Great! it works with Google Webmaster verification option like a charm. :)

    June 25, 2013 at 6:39 pm
  • rifatalmamun

    it is a good site and most nice tool. Thank you so much.

    July 10, 2013 at 6:42 am

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