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The latest news, tips and information about Automatic Backlinks and Search Engine Optimization

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.


SEO experts agree: Backlinks remain the most important ranking factor

Backlinks are the key to search engine rankings

In the last few years there has been much debate about the importance of backlinks. Some SEO experts have stated that backlinks are becoming less important. At Automatic Backlinks we know that backlinks are just as important as ever, but we thought you should hear it from other SEO experts too.

Here are some of the most interesting and convincing studies about the continuing importance of Backlinks from the experts.


Moz’s study examined the top 50 Google search results for approximately 15,000 keywords. This allowed them to examine what factors correlate with higher search rankings, and also how frequently those characteristics are seen.

The relationship between external links and rankings

One of the first things the study found was a strong relationship between the top search results in Google and the number of external links:

“Even more telling is the number of websites found in the top results that had external backlinks, or rather, the lack thereof.

Out of the top results, a full 99.2% of all websites had at least one external link. (The remaining .8% is well within the margin of error expected between Mozscape and Google’s own link index.) The study found almost no websites ranking for competitive search phrases that didn’t have at least a single external link pointing at them, and most had significantly more links.”

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Image courtesy of Moz

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

Get The Most Out Of Your Backlink Campaigns


Automatic Backlinks is a great tool, but you still need to work a little in order to get the most out of it. Before you start a new campaign, take a little time to make sure it gets off to the best possible start by following the tips below.

Make your anchor text relevant

When you place a backlink on someones website, you are essentially telling search engines that the site is voting for you. The link variation (anchor) text you choose must be relevant to the page on your website the backlink is linking to. Lets look at an example. If you have a website that sells camping equipment, then relevant anchor text could be: “Camping equipment”, “Equipment for camping trips”, “Tents and other camping equipment”, “Cheap camping gear”, “Camping gear” and so on. The point is that the text is relevant.

Vary your anchor text

Build backlinks with relevant, but varying anchor text and you’ll rank better in the long run. Why? Because targeting the same keywords over and over again looks unnatural. So mix them up, and add some anchor text that does not contain your keywords at all. With Automatic Backlinks there is no limit to how many link text variations you can use in a campaign, we even created a link variation tool to help you out. Also check out our previous blogpost The Benefits Of Long Tail Keywords for more ideas.

Target different pages

Don’t forget to deep link, meaning assigning links to all your important pages, not just your home page. If a website has all links pointed to just one page, search engines may assume the website is low quality as no one finds worthy content past the first page. On the other hand, If a website has relevant links to internal pages, those links will pass on authority to the home page. If you have many pages in your site, use them!

Importance of choosing relevant topics

If one website votes for another by linking to it, search engines like to know that it is actually qualified to place that vote. Search engines compare a website’s content (especially the page you cast the vote from) to the anchor text chosen. For example if the Anchor text is ‘Quality Real Estate Company’ and the website placing the link is a dating agency where is the connection? Why should their vote count? The answer is it may not. This is the reason you are limited to choosing five topics in your campaigns. To make your campaigns successful, and get the best value for your link credit, choose your topics carefully.

Follow these simple tips to get the most out of your backlink campaigns and really put your link credit to work. Not signed up yet? What are you waiting for! Get started with your own backlink campaign