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.