Have you ever been on the internet while using one of our browser extensions and thought to yourself “This is an interesting URL; I wish I could add it to my bucket!”? Well now you can! From today we have added a quick way to add URL’s from the extension to the bucket associated with your account.
We have improved our Firefox extension and our Chrome plugin so that you can use the “Add to Bucket” function right from your browser; without having to visit Majestic’s site at all!
This will make link prospecting much easier… as you surf the web looking for interesting sites… all you need to do is click on the “Add To Bucket” button in your browser and we’ll add the URL to your Bucket List (requires login) for further analysis later.
We have added buckets at strategic points on the add-ons – so that hopefully it is clear whether you are about to add something to the bucket at the URL level, the Subdomain level or the Root domain level. You’ll also notice that we have also added a different “empty” bucket icon in the tabs. This is just a link to your bucket list on Majestic for convenience.
I didn’t know you had browser extensions – How do I get them?
Oh yes – we’ve had them for a while now. Free little add-ons available here for Firefox and Chrome.
How do I upgrade?
I was pleasantly surprised to see that Firefox updated my plugin automatically. However – some of you may not have your upgrade switched on by default. You can change that in Firefox like this:
What other data is Majestic collecting?
Absolutely none without your say so. We only pass this data back to your account, when you press the bucket button; and we ONLY pass it back to your bucket list. At some point in the future, if it is a URL we have not yet crawled, then we might consider adding it to our crawl submitter – but we do not use our toolbar integration to spy on you in any way or to carry out our crawl.
Why does it say there’s no links when I look?
If that happens, remember that people only link to “static” URLs. If you are on (say) a Facebook page or any page where you are logged in, then you are probably seeing content that is on a unique URL which cannot be crawled; (at least not legitimately). We always obey a web-site’s instructions to crawlers – but it is still likely that we have data about the domain itself, as we do not need to crawl a site to know about the links to it. (So if your site is not getting crawled by us, you may want to read this).
Who uses these extensions?
Looking at the stats, it seems that about 30,000 people are actively using the Majestic SEO extension in either Firefox or Chrome. If you have not added yourself to the list, now’s a great time.
What else does it do then?
Free users get to see backlink counts, link profile charts and Flow metrics for any URL (or domain/subdomain) whilst paying customers can see the top level links themselves, as well as the top Anchor text. Many people also use it as an easy way to deep dive into our more advanced tools on the site.
Can I give Feedback?
We would really appreciate a few more reviews on what you think about them. See that “Rate it” tab on the tool? That would be awesome!