Well that was a surprise at the end of the day…

It arrived with no other fanfare than that:

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Thanks to Peter Nikolow for pointing us to this Tweet. A little bit of an investigation found that other “top” lists also seem to have been taken down or at least dramatically curtailed:

Alexa now only gives 500 for free

Over here, Alexa are showing just 500 top sites. Alternatively, you can BUY the top 1,000 to 100,000 over here… but at a cost

We thought we’d find a list for you of other “top site” lists… but you won’t need them right now…

But never fear! After discussions at the highest level within Majestic, we have decided that the Majestic Million is still free.

Majestic Million is Free & Updates Daily

The Majestic million is available in several forms. Right now you can if you like download the entire list… Daily… for free. If you would like security of tenure with an ongoing SLA. please contact Majestic Analytics. But in the meantime, even if a full 1 million download is little heavy for you, we have an interactive interface over here.

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Please Mirror the List!

Enjoy Majestic Million. I haven’t warned our sys-admin about the impending demand on the servers! Please be kind if you want to keep the list free. If you want to help out with a bit of bandwidth, feel free to take the list under creative Commons and mirror it on your own servers to let people download or interrogate it from there. Please tell people you server that Majestic compiles the list. Don’t try and grab the list more than once a day – it won’t change and you’ll just stop the world from having this valuable resource for good.

You are welcome 🙂





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  • UDRP

    I’ve already seen it, this is very different with Alexa top-1m,but alos thanks

    November 22, 2016 at 2:51 pm
    • Dixon Jones

      Yes – it is based on back-link equity. Majestic is a reverse search engine, looking at links TO sites and interpreting their strength. (You could call it Visibility or Trust) rather than traffic estimates, but it is still an interesting list and well used. Not a bad proxy or replacement for the Alexa list.

      November 22, 2016 at 3:01 pm
  • thomas jones

    Glad to hear Majestic will continue to offer the Majestic Million for free – you are doing data miners all around the world a great favor.

    November 23, 2016 at 5:38 am
  • Franz Listern


    If this list is doing such a traffic on your servers, perhaps it would be best to provide this as daily torrent instead of http download. Even for automated services it should be not to difficult to fetch it using libtorrent instead of some http download script.

    November 23, 2016 at 11:30 pm
  • Ram Babu

    Thanks Dixon for letting this to know!

    November 25, 2016 at 12:19 pm
  • Juan

    Hi I have 1gbit doing nothing unmetered idle @Dallas. Could you guide us through the Creative Commons thing?


    December 8, 2016 at 3:48 pm
    • Dixon Jones

      Creative Commons licenses are simply generic lisences that explain the circumstatnces by which you can use and redistribute the data, This data is under a license described easily at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/deed.en_US which says you CAN share and adapt the data and cannot revoke that priviledge to others on the adapted data. You must also continue to give Majestic credit as the author of the data. That’s about it really.

      December 15, 2016 at 1:05 pm
  • Trevor

    good job!
    the rank is accurate!
    thank you!

    December 15, 2016 at 3:49 am
  • Ben

    Also worth mentioning Cisco has released a top 1 million list in response to Alexa:

    December 20, 2016 at 5:49 am
  • Tim

    This is not accurate. Although Alexa did retire their 1M download for a day, due to pushback they put it back the next day: https://twitter.com/Alexa_Support/status/801167423726489600. Not sure if they will continue it in the future though.

    January 10, 2017 at 6:49 pm
    • Dixon Jones

      Hi Tim. Good point, although I tried to get to the download and after logging in and jumpping around I did not get to a download link. Maybe I missed something. Anyway – for now ours remains free. If we have to charge I hope it will be available without breaking the bank.

      January 11, 2017 at 3:41 pm
  • Salim Hossain

    how can i understand my website 1MAlexa rank

    January 13, 2017 at 5:21 am
    • Dixon Jones

      As there are hundreds of millions of top level domains on the Internet, you will not have your own site in the top Million unless you have a fairly substantial business (or if a site spammed the system, which is possible, but generally pointless).

      January 18, 2017 at 12:36 pm

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