Category Archives: MultipageRank site

Moz Essentially Stops Sharing MozRank etc. via API

Moz had been allowing up to 1,000,000 rows of data to be retrieved via their API for free each month. We used that service when we updated our MultipageRank site to show Moz scores. We made this update because Google stopped updating their publicly shared pagerank values and were happen to support Moz’s commitment to providing data similar to what Google stopped sharing.

Moz updated their site (with no notice) to stop providing results after 25,000 rows a month (so 97.5% less than they used to – essentially none). To retrieve more you must pay $500+ every month. We don’t even get that much in revenue each year so that isn’t an option for us.

We will have to look for options about what to do, possibly finding an alternative to MozRank. At this point MozRank is still shared publicly via the toolbar so still is potentially a decent public metric. But just like Google removed the measure from the public once it had served to provide them marketing value maybe Moz will do the same thing and only provide the data for those paying for it. Obviously it is perfectly in their right (both Google and Moz) to restrict access to their data.

It sure would be nice if companies provided a few months notice before they stop the data from being provided. It will take us some time to update our site, since it is just a simple project we do to try and help people.

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Decreases in MozRank and Page Authority

I have noticed a decrease in MozRank and to a much lessor extent Moz Page Authority on many of my sites very recently. I don’t know if it is some major MozRank update (I don’t see other posts about it, so probably not) or is just related to my sites. I don’t follow that closely but on the sites I visit a lot I noticed a decrease today (which doesn’t necessarily mean it happened today).

My sites that I visit a lot are blogs and are interrelated so I could imagine a change could cascade through all of them.

They are still doing well so I am not worried but it is always nicer to see increases than decreases.

Looking at a couple it seems like MozRank went down most, and Moz PA went down slightly if at all. Examples (I am trying to remember the previous rankings so I might be off by a bit – they don’t normally change much so I haven’t bothered tracking more than about twice a year)

Format:
[my memory of recent values to today (and August 2014 values)

site 1 from 64 and 6.3 to 64 and 5.6 (August 2014 values: 52 and 6.0)
site 2 from 60 and 6.2 to 58 and 5.3 (59 and 6.0)
site 3 from 63 and 6.2 to 59 and 5.2 (48 and 6.1)
site 4 from 58 and 6.1 to 55 and 5.2 (55 and 6.1)
site 5 from 51 and 5.6 to 50 and 5.0 (39 and 5.8)
site 6 from 51 and 5.5 to 47 and 5.0 (38 and 5.5)
site 7 I can’t remember to 37 and 4.9 (37 and 5.5)
site 8 I can’t remember to 33 and 4.9 (34 and 5.7)
site 9 from 38 and 4.9 to 36 and 4.3 (new)

As you can see many sites increased from August (gradually over the months) and then gave some of those gains back in the last day or two (or decreased to below August 2014, especially for MozRank). On average since August, 2014 PA increase then gave a bit of the increase back but was higher than August, 2014 while MozRank increased more then gave even more than the gain back to end up lower than August, 2014.

This site isn’t very connected to the others. This blog was 31 Moz Page Authority and 5.0 MozRank in August 2014, today it is MozPA 31 and 4.4 MozRank. The main Multi-pagerank site had MozPA of 41 and MozRank of 4.9 in August, 2014. Now the main site is 40 and 4.9. I think maybe these values didn’t change today but I can’t really remember. For the other sites they pretty much stayed in the same area since August, 2014.

Find MozRank, Moz PageAuthority, Google PageRank and Alexa Results Now

We have updated the MultiPageRank site to provide MozRank, Moz PageAuthority, Google PageRank and Alexa results now. In one simple request you can retrieve all these measures for multiple domains.

Google provided an opening in the market to serve users interested in page authority/popularity when they slowed sharing the updates to public Google page rank. Moz has filled that role extremely well. For a year or two Moz results have been much more useful than Google’s. We have finally added Moz results to our results page.

MozRank is closest to Google page rank to measure raw link authority to the page; as with Google page rank the link weight is based on the rank of the page providing a link. So 1 link on the home page of some very popular site would provide more rank to the linked page than thousands from low quality pages.

Moz page authority is enhanced with many extra factors to try and provide a better estimation of search result “authority.” Moz calculates it based off data from the Mozscape web index and includes link counts, MozRank, MozTrust, and dozens of other factors.

We also continue to include Alexa data which does have significant issues with reliability but it is of some interest so we include it. Alexa uses their data (largely toolbar user based) to rank websites by total visitors/visits (a combination). There data is biased with SEO sites in particular getting a big boost as users using those sites are often using a toolbar that shares data with Alexa and they visit lots of SEO related sites.

We have had some issues (largely very slow response times for the results page) providing the additional Moz data but I believe things are working well now. Still I have the old results visible using www.multipagerank.com. The new results are found on multipagerank.com. I made split when we first had issues as we worked on them. I will likely eliminate the old results page in the next couple weeks if everything continues to go well.

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Surprise Google Public PageRank Update

Google has published updated public page ranks in a surprise move. Earlier this year Google Guy (Matt Cutts) had said he would be surprised if Google updated the public PageRank data before 2014.

Initial reports seem to be that people are seeing more drops in PageRanks than increases – but that could just be a factor of who is talking the loudest. Also there is more speculation that the data is old. In a quick check of 2 high PageRank blogs of mine the latest posts with PageRank are in August – no September, October, November or December posts have page rank (it may well be within a few days of September 1st in either direction). In past updates the data would often be 2 weeks old, this indicates it may well be over 3 months old (which others are also saying).

The previous update was in February 2012. In the past the updates have been published at about 3 month intervals but with a fair amount of variation.

It is unlikely they will publish new values 4 times in 2014, but we will have to see.

See how your sites have fared in the latest Google PageRank update.

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Use Multiple PageRank Site to Find PageRank of https Pages

Welcome to the first post on our new blog; we hope you will enjoy our posts.

If you use a plugin that shows you the Google pagerank of the page you are on, it won’t show any details if you are on a ssl page (with https instead of http).

But you can use our multiple page pagerank checker to get the pagerank of those sites.

Google+ and Twitter automatically use https so your browser plugin fails to show the pagerank. But using our site you can get the values, for example, plugging in links to my Google+ and Twitter profiles to the multipagerank text box:

https://plus.google.com/114308510941297788149
https://twitter.com/curiouscat_com

shows a pagerank of 3 and 4 respectively. If you look at those pages with a plugin to show pageranks of the page you are on, they show no value (because the protocol for the pages is https).

Google doesn’t value nofollow links in determining search results. Since Twitter uses all nofollow links, Google fails to take advantage of Twitter user links to sites. But not all search engines fail to use this data.

Google+ make the first link into the special details after the post and makes that a link that Google does use in determining search rankings.

In my opinion Google is foolish to ignore Twitter user links but for the time being that is what Google is doing (as I understand it).

Alexa also doesn’t show you the site ranking if the site is https. So plugins to display the Alexa rank will also be blank for https pages. Using our site, that data is shown.