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