I’m excited to say that we are today announcing that we are ready to offer the use of our Enterprise API with other SEO tool companies and agencies. We are planning two levels of Enterprise API service in the short term for Majestic:

  • An reseller version of the API for developers planning to repurpose and resell our data
  • An SEO/SEM Agency version of the API for heavy users wishing to use link data for their client reports

These APIs are far more advanced than the previous API available, since they will include data like external anchor text; discovery dates; follow/nofollow attributes; image links and several other filters and variables to help developers filter out the links that are most important to them.

Reseller license for the API

This is our most immediate initiative, because it will allow other companies to build their own tools. We know that there are a number of really cool SEO tools and competitive intelligence tools out there, which could be enhanced by taking our backlink data, using it to add value to their offering, and come up with something new. We don’t want to sell on reseller rights out to companies that will simply reconstitute our own data, but if you have a great technology and reasonable funding to be able to take our data to the next level, them I am guessing that you’ll probably have someone at SES in San Jose if you are serious. Track me down (I’m Dixon Jones, you’ll find me on the speaker roster or catch me via twitter.com/receptional ) and let’s have a serious talk. I will be in San Jose all week and in Seattle at the start of next week in case anyone is based there. Let’s see what we can do. I’ll come armed with some API screenshots and you can see just how much detail you can extract out of our database at this time.

SEO/SEM Agency license for the API

We expect to license more of these, as I imagine there will be many agencies who do work for their own retained clients and would benefit from combining our data with their reporting systems. Access to this license will still be a reasonably significant monthly retainer – but considerably less than the reseller API license. A key drawback is that the contract will absolutely restrict license users from creating web based tools available to the general public via this API – but this is unlikely to be a drawback for most reputable agencies, who are generally not targeting this retail market.

Apart from the web based interface, our APIs are going to be initially on a contract by contract basis.

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  • David

    Great news im quite interested to see how it compares against Linkscape and other tools, and how the possible removal of Yahoo Site Explorer with the MSN merger will encourage more people to examine majesticseo.


    August 10, 2009 at 3:12 pm
  • admin

    Thanks for dropping by David.

    If Site Explorer goes, it will be a pain for the whole SEO community, as there are quite a lot of free SEO tools out there built on Yahoo’s API – but we’ve done some estimates on what it must be costing them to maintain and now they have lost their reason for trying to help SEOs understand their Google rankings, it might be a product falls along with the other areas of the Yahoo search machine.

    The problem for SEOs is that those tools can’t remain free without Yahoo’s API.

    August 10, 2009 at 5:50 pm
  • Richard

    Any plans for releasing pricing info on this?

    August 11, 2009 at 7:08 pm
  • admin

    I’m sending an email 🙂

    August 12, 2009 at 4:28 pm
  • Alex

    Please contact Dixon Jones via email: djones AT majesticseo.com with your questions about our new API!

    August 13, 2009 at 2:12 pm

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