Today we are proud to announce the Majestic Million. This is a new way to rank websites based on how other sites see them.
Majestic Million is useful as:
* An easy way to quickly assess the relative importance of a website
* An international metric, as we crawl from all over the world
* A sign of trust
* A way to see changing patterns over time.
How it works
We have provided an easy to use interface which lets you simply add a website to see where it ranks in the Majestic Million, as well as who is above and below it in the list. You can see important metrics in an up to date table. Take the screenshot below. We can see that the BBC is one place above the New York Times. A very mildly great thing for Britain, but Interestingly, BOTH traditional media outlets are slightly behind the modern technology of technorati.com – a site that tracks the world’s blogosphere:
The winners and the losers are listed in the left hand column – where we can see that taobao.com (a far eastern shopping portal) rose up one place to 95 in the world (and up to position 74 for all .com websites) on the date this snapshot was taken.
The data is updated more than once a day.
The two right hand columns show the number of domains found linking to the site over the last 30 days of crawling and the combined links from within those domains found within 30 days respectively. The fact that so many are red could signify one of two things, either that in general the world’s largest sites are slowly losing prominence on the web to other upstarts further down the food chain, or that the crawlers were more aggressive on the day that just dropped out of the 30 day index. Like the stock markets, numbers will go up and down over short periods, but over time there should be a sustained signal from a site it it is gaining market share.
Buzz Tables: A commercial application
We have also given users the ability to compare up to 10 sites side by side. You are not limited to analysing one site at a time. You can choose ten and compare. So we saw that the BBC was JUST beating the New York Times by chance as they were beside each other in the list, but let’s compare: the BBC, CNN, the New York Times, the Guardian, the Washington Post, Technorati and the Huffington post. The data may change from day to day – but right now you can see that comparison below in a screenshot of this link.
What ELSE can you do with the Majestic Million?
Badges of honour
Everyone wants to show the world they matter, right? So we have created a little set of badges that anyone in the Majestic Million can use on their own websites to give their reader an idea of how important they are:
With the press of just a few buttons, you can grab the code. Majestic SEO’s badges are at this link.
Who might use the Majestic Millions?
* PR agencies to highlight the success of campaigns
* Business analysts to analyse market penetration and share
* Site owners to establish trust with their audience
We hope that the Majestic Million list is used by companies on a daily basis as a key performance indicator on how websites are faring on the internet. We hope you like it.
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