Automatically pulling in data from Majestic

We’re proud to announce DeepCrawl’s latest partner integration and another fantastic addition to your Search Universe:  Backlink data from Majestic.

When someone links to your site, the link equity from their site flows through to yours, and these incoming links also indicate to Google that your site is relevant and useful for users which helps to improve your rankings. This means it is crucial to have a good understanding of the number of backlinks that are pointing into your site, and how they are distributed between your pages.

Why add backlink data to your crawls?

Some of the most valuable DeepCrawl reports are the ones which use backlink data. With these, you can view and monitor backlinked pages which have become broken, disallowed, have started to redirect, and more.

When you connect Majestic or upload backlink data to DeepCrawl, we import the number of backlinks and the number of referring domains linking to every URL. This data is used in calculating, displaying, and prioritising reports.

Adding Majestic to your project

One click is all that is needed to add Majestic data to upcoming crawls: Visit Step 2 of your project settings, activate the "Backlinks" source and tick the Majestic box.

URL Import Limit

By default, we will import the maximum amount of backlinked pages for your package (for a limited time, this is 50,000 URLs for all accounts). If you do not want to import this many URLs, you can limit DeepCrawl to importing the number specified in your project.

Retrieval Options

When you add Majestic to your project, we can retrieve backlink data for either the project's primary URL (i.e., or for the root domain (i.e.

Fresh vs Historic Index

Majestic has two separate data sources (indices) which we can import backlink data from:

Choosing the option for the Fresh Index will import data for backlinks that Majestic crawled during the last 120 days.

Choosing the option for the Historic Index will import data for backlinks that Majestic crawled in the last five years. This may find URLs which had backlinks several years ago, but which no longer exist.