Majestic SEO are proud to announce that our free tools now allow you to check not only overall backlinks by url or domain, but we also now give you .edu/.gov link numbers and we are especially pleased to be able to give you the Class C numbers. All at lightening speed and all for free. If you want the actual urls and anchor text, you will need to be on one of our modest subscriptions to see these.
Here’s an overview of what we are launching today and why it’s valuable.
Backlinks by Class C’s
A “Class C” is a domain block – or group of IP numbers usually assigned to a large or intermediate ISP. Usually, if one company has multiple websites, they will often put them on the same IP number – which we already reported on. However, the more sophisticated companies will use separate IP numbers for different websites. Even so, unless all these websites were managed with completely separate hosting providers, they would generally be within the same class C range. I do not presume to say what the search engines may or may not choose to count as relevant in their algorithm, except that I WOULD suggest that counting the number of referring class C block to a website is probably a better indication of the number of genuinely different companies linking than referring domains alone. I do not know of any other system that can offer this publicy. I know a number of advanced SEOs tend to use their own tools to work this out, given a set list of backlinks – but that takes time and skill. Now we can give you this data almost instantly. Here’s how it shows (These screenshots carry dummy data only):
Backlinks by .Govs /.EDUs
You will also see that the screenshot also shows the number of .GOV and .EDU domains linking in. Some people feel that these domains are a mark of quality. Again, I we are not here to judge that for you. We just want to show you the data. Extracting this from other systems is fairly tough. It IS possible to find a count for backlinks from .edu or .gov sites using Yahoo site explorer and some other parameters at this time, they are not counted by domain. So we hope we have another first here.
We are also showing you this data in our BULK domain backlink finder tool. You can check and compare the backlinks for up to 150 domains at once. Listed like this:
Sort the bulk backlinks on the fly
The bulk backlink checker also saves you from having to download all the results on to a CSV to sort them(even though you can), because you can sort the results on the fly as you get the report:]
What else should we tell you>
OK – it’s worth saying that we have INCLUDED links from .MIL domains in the .GOV list and have also included the .AC.* and .EDU.* domains in the .EDU list at this time.
To be able to get this data quickly, it is pulled from the same database that we use to get your standard reports. This means that there may in fact be MORE links in our full database – but these figures will not only provide a pretty good estimate, they will also be lifted from the stronger links on the web, based on our own ACRank score.
Tell us below whether this is what you need
We think this is all pretty cool stuff… what do you think?
Here’s some quick links to try for yourself:
A backlink report for MajesticSEO.com (Replace our URL for yours)
The Bulk Backlink Checker page (add a list of domains or cut and paste)