Majestic SEO: In-Depth Backlink Analysis for Large-Scale SEO Programs
December 12, 2018

Majestic SEO: In-Depth Backlink Analysis for Large-Scale SEO Programs

Aaron Metzger | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Software Version

Gold - $150

Overall Satisfaction with Majestic SEO

Majestic SEO is a cornerstone of solid SEO strategy. They're one of the best in the industry for monitoring and improving inbound website links. With Majestic you can track new, leaving, and existing inbound links, while weighing their overall value, so you can make positive recommendations for ongoing link-building strategies.

Their Site Explorer and Trust Flow are an invaluable piece of SEO and have yet to be matched by other large SEO platforms.
  • Backlink review is really done well. Majestic set the standard when it came to creating a full historical backlink review platform as the highlight to their functionality.
  • Competitor SEO Analysis is very useful with Majestic, being able to not only pull all SEO data, but historical information as well, which allows you to track the ongoing SEO efforts of your competition.
  • The Search Explorer tool is really handy. It allows you to scan the Majestic index to see where certain keywords appear in SEO. This is extremely useful for very large websites that have a lot of evergreen content.
  • Many competitors to Majestic are adding the same functionality as Majestic, so it makes it hard to keep all the tools when they all have similar functionality.
  • The Trust Flow and Topical Trust Flow are based on the Majestic standards. It would be nice if there was a standard practice to creating these SEO Ranks that could be used universally.
  • There are extra features such as Subnets and IPs that I've never really found useful, but that doesn't mean they aren't. I would prefer if Majestic could stick to implementing new features for backlink acquisition if possible.
  • We've used Majestic to acquire new backlinks for clients by scanning competitors, reviewing their backlink profiles, and targeting some of the same domains. These backlinks have had solid performance improvements for client SERPS leading to increased conversions from organic.
  • With many various tactics underway for SEO, it is hard to attribute exact value to Majestic, except knowing it's a critical tool in any SEO arsenal. We cannot say the $99 Pro Tools have attributed to a 10x ROI, for example. So it's a soft positive ROI, but definitely worth the price.
  • Providing clients with in-depth SEO reporting gives clients the opportunity to review data to help bring about more positive SEO changes, primarily content, which can promote long-term organic growth.
Most of the SEO platforms have their own unique features. Majestic really focuses on backlinks, which is arguably the most important aspect of SEO. It is not a full-feature platform such as Moz or SEMRush, but they are the best in backlinks. Majestic fits in any large-scale SEO projects, but for small companies, look for something that will be higher-level and provide a full feature set.
Majestic is a really great tool if your company is spending considerable resources on ongoing SEO efforts. In general, Majestic isn't for beginner SEO users, but a more advanced tool to get into deep SEO tactics. I would recommend this for agencies that have a significant investment in SEO. If you're a small team or a small business looking to improve SEO for yourself or company, there are platforms that offer a variety of tools for new to moderate expertise.

Majestic SEO Feature Ratings

Backlink management
Page grader
Competitive analysis
Site audit / diagnostics
Site recommendations
Local SEO
Mobile SEO
Global SEO
Multi-domain support
Integration with web analytics tools