Which Is Easiest To Manipulate – Majestic, Ahrefs Or Moz? Part 3 Moz Fail


If you accidentally joined this research here first, you need to head back over to Parts 1 and 2 of this test here:

Part 1: https://blog.terrykyle.com/which-is-easiest-to-manipulate-majestic-ahrefs-or-moz-spoiler-alert-answers-inside/

Part 2: https://blog.terrykyle.com/which-is-easiest-to-manipulate-majestic-ahrefs-or-moz-part-2-the-results-show/

OK, on with the show and let’s see how Team Rand Fishkin went in this test – remember their crawler was eating the dust of Ahrefs and Majestic during this test, apparently they were bringing a rubber stunt knife to a gunfight with actual guns:

left-behind1

And since our test sites went live on May 5 2016, Open Site Explorer’s crawler (seo and ppc) has turned up just 2 backlinks on 1 of our 3 test domains:

manipulationtest-moz.com
manipulationtest-majestic.com
manipulationtest-ahrefs.com

Here’s the total of what OSE revealed as at June 20 2016:

moz001

 

Get Access To Every SEO Vendor & Tool I Use Right Now

These are the exact tools & vendors that I use every day here in my 7-figure SEO business.

Click here to get my 2017 Secret SEO Resources PDF Now.

moz002

moz003

Now is it debatable whether that’s a good or bad result that OSE basically tanked on finding any links to these new domains/sites – personally I find it pretty troubling though on the bright side, at least Moz doesn’t suffer from the ’12-metrics-for-1-site’ issue of Majestic (read about hosting pbn here).

However, it’s crawling ability is pretty woeful compared to Majestic (45,000 backlinks found for WPX Hosting) and Ahrefs (18.6K backlinks for WPX Hosting)

BTW, here’s the OSE readout for WPX Hosting (yes just 6 backlinks found from 4 referring domains):

moz-tph1

compared to Ahrefs for the same site:

ahrefs-tph1

and here’s Majestic again for that site (best results of 12):

tph002

Get Access To Every SEO Vendor & Tool I Use Right Now

These are the exact tools & vendors that I use every day here in my 7-figure SEO business.

Click here to get my 2017 Secret SEO Resources PDF Now.

tph009

(Read about search engine ranking here)

(terry kyle)

CAVEAT: Remember too if you’re thinking of buying Moz’s API service at $500-$10,000 a month minimum, depending on the plan level, they do NOT have Live Chat support, do NOT respond to support emails on weekends and do NOT offer pro-rata pricing i.e. if you start using their service on June 29, you pay $500-$10,000 then and ANOTHER $500-$10,000 on July 1 when their system resets.

Apparently those consultants from Conversion Rate Experts didn’t identify those as friction points or Moz wasn’t listening (https://blog.terrykyle.com/3d-printer/).

And finally, our 3rd heavyweight contender, Ahrefs..