New “Fresh” Backlinks Now Available in Market Samurai

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Hi Everyone,

I’ve got some exciting news to share with you today.

As you know, backlinks are the most important factor in getting your site ranking higher in the Search Engines. The failure to build backlinks is the #1 reason why people fail to rank.

Since we began our move from the Yahoo Site Explorer to the more reliable backlink data source, Majestic SEO, some users expressed concerns about Majestic’s data not updating as frequently as Yahoo’s backlink data.

With Majestic’s data being updated fortnightly, it often took longer to see new backlinks to show up in our Rank Tracker and SEO Competition Module.

Which brings me to today’s exciting news!

Market Samurai Now Supports The Majestic SEO “Fresh index”

The Fresh index is another backlink database, which runs alongside the standard Majestic SEO backlinks database (the “Historical Index”).

The Majestic Fresh index uses a similar technology to Google’s “Fresh Crawl”. It’s a smaller database of backlinks than the main historical index, but it can be updated far more rapidly and frequently – daily, in fact.

The Fresh index will contain only new backlinks, those crawled in the last 30 days, so the total displayed will be lower than that from the Historical index.

But with daily updates, the Fresh index becomes an important benchmarking tool – letting you track the increase in backlinks for a site as rapidly and accurately as the Yahoo Site Explorer ever did.

To read more about how cool the Majestic SEO Fresh Index is, you can read this blog post which goes into the specifics in more detail.

We’ve hooked the Fresh index into Market Samurai, in both the Rank Tracker and SEO Competition modules, giving you access to the data quickly and easily.

The new data can be accessed via drop down menus in those modules. First you’ll need to select “Majestic SEO” as the backlink source, then you’ll see another drop down offering you the choice between “Fresh” and “Historical” backlinks.

SEO Competition Backlink Options

Rank Tracker Backlink Options

With access to potentially the most up to date backlink data on the Internet, assessing competition and tracking both your domains and those of others will now be easier and more effective than ever before. In fact, the new index will let you track a site’s backlink growth almost in real-time.

This new functionality is available only in the latest version of Market Samurai, and you’ll need to update your copy in order to access it.

To update, go to the File Menu, then to Settings (or the Market Samurai menu, then Preferences if you use a Mac), then to the “Updates” tab, and hit the button marked “Check for Updates”.

Warm regards,

Alex Green

P.S. To test out the Fresh Index and to make sure you stay in the know with the latest Market Samurai features, sign up for a free trial.

Alex "The Green Samurai" Green is a member of your friendly Samurai support team, and frequently provides updates on the latest Samurai happenings on the blog.

Alex has written 22 post(s) for Noble Samurai

10 Responses to “New “Fresh” Backlinks Now Available in Market Samurai”

  1. This is great news Alex, thanks for the update. Backlinks play a huge part in everything we do.

    Jamesʼs last blog post… Want to Build a Bigger Chest – You’ve Come to the Right Place

  2. Nice feature. the partnership with Majestic SEO is really well worth it.

    According to MS new feature, Facebook got a little over 20 Million backlinks yesterday (BTW, it’s the worst day for Facebook in the last 30 days) :

  3. Thanks for the update, and keep up the great work! :D

    Allen Walkerʼs last blog post… The Traffic Dashboard Review

  4. This is great news. I’ve always found that not having current backlink data can be frustrating.

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    On April 11th, 2011 at 9:52 pm
    Erik Heyl said:

    I did notice in the GA section there were a couple of them that had -0. What’s that about? Awesome update though!

  6. Thanks for keeping us up to date. I really love Market Samurai.

  7. What a great tool!!.Thanks for the Instant Update

  8. This is actually a very nice feature!! I use market samurai rank tracker every day to try and tract exact seo data so this tool will help out greatly.
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  9. After hearing about the demise of Yahoo Site Explorer in finding links, it was sheer pleasure to find that the Market Samurai folks quickly found a way to give us another option.
    Plus, being able to look at links over the past 30 days lets you keep track of how you are stacking up with the competition on a day to day basis.

  10. Awesome news, hope it’ll give some deeper thoughts and I’ll can look with a new view onto the old things.