Majestic-12, the company behind Majestic SEO - is running a competition to generate new ideas for using its data. Majestic SEO is believed to be the world’s largest link building map and database after Google. The massive database of nearly 2 trillion URLs is primarily used by the best search engine optimization companies, who need to understand how web pages link to each other to be able to scale the "SERPS" (Search Engine Results Pages) on search engines such as Google. The map forms an important and hard to replicate part of the Google organic search engine algorithm.

Majestic SEO now believes that this use of the data may be the tip of the iceberg when it comes to commercial applications. They have therefore launched a "win an iPad" competition to try to encourage web marketers, analysts and the general public to consider alternative uses of the data.

Majestic SEO's database includes the following data about links between one domain and another: The source and target urls; the date found; the anchor text & the value of each page. In addition, the system flags whether the link is in an image, a redirect, in Alt text, in a frame, a mention only or flagged as deleted the next time it is visited. Because of the ingenious way in which Majestic-12 have build their scalable crawl technology, through hundreds or thousands of distributed crawlers on web user computers around the world, they could potentially collect more data if an appropriate commercial application was found.
Majestic are asking people to publish their ideas on blogs, myspace pages or even by just commenting on the competition entry page which is at .

The company won an award earlier this year, as the best new technology product for SEO.


For further information contact: Majestic-12 ltd; Faraday Wharf, Holt Street, Birmingham Science Park Aston, B7 4BB. Tel: +44 (0)121 250 5767.

Published on: 9:35AM on 16th June 2010