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MajesticRank Explained.

Automatic Backlinks uses Majestic Trust & Citation Flow metrics to assure the quality of our backlinks. MajesticRank is a term used for a score calculated by Automatic Backlinks to replace the old Google PageRank system that many of our users may be familiar with.

Because Google no longer updates PageRank it no longer gives an accurate account of a website’s credibility. Majestic Trust & Citation Flow metrics are trusted by thousands of SEO professionals.

To find the Trust & Citation Flow scores for your website simply go to the Majestic website and paste your website’s URL into the search box at the top of the page. MajesticSEO is free to use.

To find the MajesticRank of any webpage you simply add the Trust Flow and Citation Flow together and divide by 20.

The picture above shows the Trust flow and Citation Flow from 2 different web pages. To get the MajesticRank for the two pages the calculation we use is TF+CF/20


So for the first page:
17/20= 0.85
The MajesticRank for this page is 0.85

For the second page:
The MajesticRank for this page is 3.15
In order to qualify for inclusion in the Automatic Backlinks network a page must have a Majestic Rank of 1 or above.

It is also important to note that the value of either TF or CF cannot be 0 in order to qualify. So a page with a TF of 20 & CF of 0 would not be accepted.

Since Automatic Backlinks only accepts pages with a minimum MajesticRank of 1 some users may initially be unable to earn any Link Credit by displaying links on their pages. However, you can still purchase Link Credit directly, by setting up a PayPal subscription to purchase Link Credit until your pages acquire MajesticRank.


Now any website can join Automatic Backlinks (manually).


We get hundreds of emails every year asking if it is possible to install Automatic Backlinks on sites not running php or on a closed platform that we can’t develop a plug-in for and until now, due to the technical limitations of those platforms the answer has unfortunately been no.

Now though after much hard work and development, we are very happy to announce that any website can join Automatic Backlinks. Yup! That is right, any web site.

Here’s how it works:

  • Website owners will receive an email for every backlink that we would like to place on their page and should place the backlink within 48 hours of receiving the email.
  • Once a backlink has been pasted into the correct page members can verify the backlink by clicking on a link in the email we send them or from the pages list in the Automatic Backlinks dashboard
  • All sites and pages must still have the required amount of MajesticRank to qualify
  • Members who are quick to add our manual backlinks will be offered more backlinks. Likewise members who repeatedly fail to place the backlinks within the 48 hour period will be prioritised lower and may eventually stop receiving additional placement offers.

What are you waiting for? Sign up now
It is 100% free to use Automatic Backlinks, with the option of buying additional backlink credits.

What types of sites can now join Automatic Backlinks?

Basically any quality web site can now Join Automatic Backlinks. Here are some of the systems we are happy to welcome to the Automatic Backlinks system.


Measure Trust Flow Quickly and Easily.

Created by Majestic SEO, Trust Flow is a metric that determines the quality of a website based on its links with other sites within its niche. There is a video tutorial on Trust Flow provided by Majestic which explains flow metrics in greater detail.

Trust Flow is emerging as one of the key factors in search engine ranking so it’s important that website owners & SEO experts focus on obtaining links from web pages that have high topical trust flow scores or established authority in the desired niche.

For this reason it’s a good idea to track and analyze the trust flow score associated with your backlinks. You can do this by visiting Majestic SEO directly, or there are some browser extensions for Google Chrome and for Firefox that will do the job nicely. These tools can be added to your browser in seconds and provide all the information you need about the website you are visiting.

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What exactly is a quality Backlink?

Here is a good definition of a “quality backlink” from Webopedia:


So we can see right off some indicators of quality:

  • Using your keywords
  • From a relevant source

A good start, but there is more. Ask any SEO expert and they would also add that backlinks must:

  • Be from a trusted source
  • Be from an authoritative/influential source
  • Have relevant anchor link text
  • Be in text or in content links

These are the basic requirements most SEO professionals would agree are necessary in order for a backlink to be of quality. So the big question is:

Does Automatic Backlinks provide Quality Backlinks?

Let’s go through the points one at a time.


New feature: Preview available backlink spots when creating or editing a campaign

Now when you start a backlink campaign you can see exactly how many backlink spots are available for each topic. Whenever you apply a value to your campaigns like Language or MajesticRank the page will automatically update to show the amount of backlink spots now available for each topic.

Available links in Backlinks campaigns

160 languages now supported


We have recently changed the way we handle and detect the languages of pages and are happy to announce that we now support 160 languages, a big improvement on the 13 languages supported previously.

In addition we are now enabling language detection by reading the <html> tag of each page in the system. This means you can declare your language in the following way:

<html lang="fr">

Don’t worry, if your pages do not contain the above language tag we will detect the language automatically using a very sophisticated language detection algorithm.

The new changes mean that we have removed the option for selecting “Other” as a language for sites, campaigns and pages. We are still in the process or re-detecting the language for existing pages and we will continue to do that so over the next month or so.

You do not currently need to do anything but we recommend that all users log in and ensure that their pages, sites and campaigns have the correct language set.

Do you want to know which languages do we support now?


Automatic Backlinks ranked Top 1 Link Building Software by TOPSEOs

According to, an independent authority on internet marketing products, Automatic Backlinks is the number 1 link building software in the world.

In the review of the top 10 link building software providers, Automatic Backlinks scored 100% in all categories: GUI Interface, software features, efficiency, relevance and support.

We are happy to see that our hard work is paying off and that our efforts to provide a top quality link building service are being recognised. We won’t be letting it go to our heads though! We plan to keep on improving Automatic Backlinks, in fact we are working on some exciting new features right now. Stay tuned.



Migration to in-text links completed


More than a year ago we stopped placing standard links without any surrounding text. Today most users have switched to the far better, more natural looking in text-links and we are now ready to complete the process.

The few remaining standard links on our system have now been converted into in-text links.

As a consequence you may find some fluctuations in your link credit balance during the next couple of days.

If your link credit becomes negative we recommend that you either manually start removing your least favorite backlinks now, or take out a Link Credit subscription in order to not loose any backlinks.

You may also find your link credit has increased, in which case ensure that your campaigns are not limited in budget, so that you can take advantage of the extra Link Credit when it is applied to your account.

This upgrade will benefit all users by guaranteeing that any links placed will look natural and be relevant to their websites, improving the quality of our network as a whole.

Starting to calculate Link Credit price using Majestic SEO data

Today we are happy to announce that we are finally starting to calculate the price of placing a link on a given page using partly Majestic SEO data. You have already been able to see Majestic Flow Metric for several months and now we are ready to start using it for calculating link prices. We will be rolling this out over the next 10 weeks in order to not create too high fluctuations on member accounts.

Because Google’s PageRank is no longer being updated regularly, keeping calculations based on this metric is not a viable option in the long run. To solve this problem we investigated using MozRank as a replacement, but switched to MajesticSEO metrics as they have more data Available to determine link quality.

MajesticSEO metrics

MajesticSEO have developed a formula for calculating Link quality using the metrics Trust Flow and Citation Flow. This is how they work:

  • Trust flow refers to how close the links are to trustworthy, authoritative sources.
  • Citation flow refers to how influential the link is, i.e how many people link to it.

If a link has a high citation value and a low trust value this usually indicates that the site has gained those links from “spammy” areas of the web as they are not close to authoritative sources. On the flip side of this, if a site has a high amount of Trust Flow and low Citation Flow, this means that the links pointing to that site are from very trustworthy sources, i.e. a trustworthy site that you want a link from. Every link to a site has a trust flow value and a citation flow value of between 0 and 100. The higher the number, the better the link scores in each metric.

10 week rollout

Starting tomorrow (July 29th) we will be calculating 10% of the price of a backlink using Majestic data. Every two weeks after that we will increase the amount that we use Majestic data to price a backlink by 10% until we reach 50% in 10 weeks. This means that from tomorrow we will be placing links on pages that have PageRank 0 but Majestic Flow Metric of 1 or above.

  • July 29th: 10%
  • August 12th: 20%
  • August 26th: 30%
  • September 9th: 40%
  • September 23rd: 50%

On September 23rd the price of a backlink will be based on 50% PageRank and 50% Majestic SEO data.

The formula

Warning, this next section is only for those users who must understand absolutely everything or those who just love mathematical formulas. Consider yourself warned.

Because the MajesticSEO metrics go from 1 to 100, we divide them by 10 to get 0.1 – 10 in order to better mimic the old PageRank formula. We then add the Trust flow and Citation flow scores together and divide by 2 to obtain an average of 50% from each metric. Then we add them to the same logarithmic scale as our current PageRank formula.

  • MajesticBase = (Citation Flow + Trust Flow)/20
  • PageRankBase = PageRank
  • Base (July 29th): (0.1 * MajesticBase) + (0.9 * PageRankBase)
  • Base (September 23rd): (0.5 * MajesticBase) + (0.5 * PageRankBase)
  • Price for link = 2 ^ Base-1

Example calculations (after September 23rd):

  • PageRank: 3
  • Citation Flow: 25
  • Trust Flow: 44

Old price: 2^3-1 = 4 Link Credit

New Price:

2 ^((0.5 *((25+44)/20) ) + (0.5 * 3))-1
=> 2 ^((0.5 * 3.45 ) + (0.5 * 3))-1
=> 2 ^(1.725 + 1.5)-1
=> 2 ^(3.225)-1
=> 2 ^2.225
=> 4.68 Link Credit

The above calculation is for a standard link and will apply only to existing backlinks. As we no longer place standard links and are migrating to in-text links the price will most likely be twice the above calculation.

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact us at

Migration to in-text links has been cancelled

After reviewing the impact that in-text link migration would have on some accounts we have decided to abandon the forced migration to in-text links and instead let it happen naturally. Here is what we will do instead:

Standard links will no longer be placed (already in effect)

Standard (non in-text) links will no longer be placed by Automatic Backlinks. Campaigns that have no in-text links will essentially be “paused”. We will implement better alerts for our users so that they fully understand the consequence of this and will probably remind those users via email from time to time.

New in-text links may push out existing standard links

If an in-text link (that takes two link spots) can not be placed on a page because one of the link spots is filled by an old standard link, the standard link will be removed to make place for the in-text link. This means that over time, in-text links will replace standard links. This priority placement only happens if there is one of two link spots available on the page.

Standard links will be removed first, if Link Credit balance is negative

Automatic Backlinks always tries to keep your Link Credit balance in zero. If you have a positive balance, it will try to reduce it by finding new links for you. If you have a negative balance it will eventually remove some of your backlinks. The news here is that we will now remove standard links before removing any in-text links.


The summary of the situation is that we are not going to rock the boat too hard with a forced migration at the moment, but instead will allow the system to slowly convert to in-text links. Perhaps it will take years for this conversion, but so be it.

The users who would like to stay as much in control as possible will have to manually upgrade their links to in-text links or risk loosing them.