Back in May this year (back then I palyed with the data and had great fun), Majestic created a new index called “Majestic Million” – a list of the top 1 million websites, ordered based on the number of referring IPs – or more precisely the number of referring class c subdomains.
The data is available for analysis for anyone, but the whole list remained proporieto. Today (Christmas eve), however, majestic plans to release the ENTIRE INDEX in Excel and TXT formats. So that will be an Excel file with 1 million records available for anyone to use in any way they wish! And for data nerds like me this is truly a Christmas gift.
The company, which has the largest commercially searchable index of backlinks available anywhere, has been running a series of “Advent Calendar” Videos evetry day during December. Some have had free voucher codes on them, giving some lucky users free upgrades to their system – but the video on Christmas eve reveals a different plan for Christmas day. (Video).
I understand that the files will be available for anyone without the need to register their interest. Indeed – if the data is available under a creative commons license, there would be little point in trying to track who uses the data anyway as everyone is free to do with it what they will.
The data should be released via their blog.