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GETTING
STARTED

Download

If you haven’t yet, download Sherpa for Majestic Chrome Extension. Once you install Sherpa, hover over the icon on your chrome toolbar, flick the switch to red. The extension will now ask you to authorise the application. There are three routes to authorise:

  • Logged in User (with a Majestic Account): Authenticate
  • New User (No Majestic Account): Create a New Account
  • Non-logged in user (with a Majestic Account): Use a token

For most users of majestic the authenticate option is usually the best. When you authenticate, and if the connection was successful, you should be redirected to this page

How to Use Sherpa For Majestic

Sherpa has been built (in this iteration anyway!) for use with Google’s search results. Once you have activated the extension, simply search for something in Google. You should be able to see all the features at play.

If you are impatient, get started. Most of the features are easy to understand if you have been in SEO for a while. If you would like to understand all the features better, read through the info below, where we breakdown all the features and metrics that the extension uses.

THE
METRICS

Understanding the metrics that the extension uses is important in order to easily understand all the features that are displayed in your search results. We use a mixture of Majestic metrics, as well as some of our own easy to understand naming conventions. These are described in detail below (although you would also be able to see tooltips on the actual results).

Trustflow

Trust Flow is one of the Majestic Flow Metrics, which is weighted by the number of clicks from a seed set of trusted sites to a given URL, or Domain.

Citationflow

Citation Flow is one of the Majestic Flow Metrics, which is weighted by the number citations to a given URL, or Domain.

LTU

This is an abbreviation of “Links to the URL” A backlink is an incoming link from a different website or referring domain. Within the SEO industry a "backlink" can sometimes be referred to as an "in link". This figure indicates the number of links only to this URL.

LTD

This is an abbreviation of “Links to the domain”
A backlink is an incoming link from a different website or referring domain. Within the SEO industry a "backlink" can sometimes be referred to as an "inbound link". This figure indicates the number of links to the site as a whole.

RDU

This is an abbreviation of “Referring Domains to Url” A referring domain, also known as "ref domain", is a website that has a backlink pointing to a page of the site you are analysing. This figure indicates the number of referring domains to this URL only.

RDD

This is an abbreviation of “Referring domains to root domain”. Referring domain, also known as "ref domain", is a website which has a backlink pointing to a page, or link, to the site you are analysing. This figure indicates the number of referring domains to the site as a whole.

THE
SIDEBAR

The side panel has a host of features that we feel are useful to allow you to manipulate your results, export them and overall better analyse them. Below we have described these features in detail.

Export

The export function allows you to simply export all the organic results with all the key metrics of your results for any query. The columns that would be exported include: URL, DOMAIN, RANKING, LTU, LTD, RDU, RDD, TF, CF

Sort

The sort is a very useful feature; it allows you to sort the results in your search results by metrics of your choice that are available via a drop-down selection.

Highlight URL Text

Sometimes finding a result in a domain or url within the search results isn’t easy. Use this feature to highlight a specific domain, or any other text in a url.

Highlight text

While the Highlight URL feature only looks for words in a URL, the highlight text feature would highlight any chosen keyword anywhere in the search results.

Results number

We are particularly happy about being able to add this feature. The Results option would allow you to select search results from a choice of the standard 10, 20, 50 and 100 results, allowing you to analyse more on the same page. If you choose more than the standard 10, your export function would include all the results.

Remove Ads

Sometimes when running an organic search result analysis, it's annoying to see PPC adverts take up so much screen space. As a result, we have built in an Adblock that strips paid search from your SERPs.

THE
OVERLAY

The SERP overlay is where the extension really becomes useful. In essence, we take all the metrics offered by Majestic straight into your SERPs. Below we highlight the individual features of the SERP Overlay. 

Numbering

All your organic results, numbered for ease of use! In addition, when you use the sort function from the side panel, the numbers stay with the results, supporting your visual analysis of how different positions fare under different metric weightings.

Trust and Citation flow

The standard Majestic Trust and Citation flow figures for any given URL. Both these results are clickable allowing you to go through to Majestic to dig deeper should you wish to.

Domain and URL level metrics

There are 4 metrics, as described above: the LTU, LTD, RDU, RTD which display url specific and domain specific link data. All are clickable allowing you to get straight into the majestic interface.

Topical Trust Flow

Majestic has a very useful feature, the Topical Trust Flow. This allocates a score between 0-100 showing the Trust Flow within each topic that a url's backlinks belong to. Here we display the top three from the list, along with a link that allows you to click through to see the full list.

Discover Anchor Text Link

Unfortunately at this time we cannot pull in the anchor text of backlinks into the SERP overlay, however we do make it easier for you to click through to see any given URL's anchor text!

FEEDBACK AND
FUTURE VERSIONS

We hope you do enjoy playing with the Sherpa For Majestic Chrome Extension. We built it to make our lives easier, and would love your feedback on how Sherpa is working for you. Future versions will include a whole host of other metrics as well as page level data. We would love to have your feature requests, feedback, bugs and even ideas to improve Sherpa.

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