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Announcing Changes to the Free Moz API

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by macdonjo3, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. macdonjo3

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    So Moz just went from 100 to 0 real quick. 25k max rows per month is the new limit...

    I love how they blame it as if "they are vulnerable" because they give away so much data. Giving out 25k rows doesn't make your vulnerability any less than does 50k rows... what a load of bullshit they're trying to feed us.

    Those of you using ScrapeBox addon, or any sort of service like that, are really going to have to start importing a large number of accounts, likely with proxies, if they hope to keep using Moz for free.

    What can we expect?

    - Fiverr sellers will spring to sell Moz accounts in batches, just like they do for email accounts. (yes, use my creativity and vision to go make some money and be the first)
    - Software services that have API access to domain authority will gain new sales. You likely pay a monthly fee for these services, as the vendor pays for the Moz API access. A lot of one-off software that relied on mass amount of this API will now be less useful.

    Old limit (1,000,000 rows):

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    New limit (25,000 rows):

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  2. Reaver

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    It's all about the money.

    They can blame it on vulnerabilities in the system if they want, but cutting back to 25,000 rows of data a month virtually guarantees that free users have to upgrade in order to get more data.

    There are ways around it, I'm sure, but most people will just fork up the money.
     
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    you just helped some of Fiverr sellers to create more gigs, and boost their earnings,
     
  4. Ste Fishkin

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    Moz can suck my cock.

    This is an opportunity for someone. Create accounts in mass, sell your API keys.

    Someone jump on this now.
     
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  5. macdonjo3

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    Are you joking? On what planet are people going to pay $500 per month minimum for API access rather than buying a bunch of accounts? Yeah, the big agencies, but 99% of people reading this right now, WILL NOT.

    Hmmm... $5 on Fiverr for every 10 accounts or $500 per month minimum for API access. Tough choice.
     
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    I've found that people have no problem forking over huge amounts of money for things because they're too lazy to go looking for a deal. That applies to marketers too. Someone is going to pay $500 a month to access Moz.

    Most people on this forum aren't going to do this, but everyone using Moz isn't on this forum.
     
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  7. macdonjo3

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    You just said, "most people will..."
     
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    Yes. Yes I did.
     
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    Might of as well shut it down pretty pointless at 25k. I had this as a option for a source of backlinks in my next product pretty glad I went for a more premium option with other sources.

    Also paid API wise they need to get inline with other backlink services, the whole point of a bulk API is people are buying in bulk and handling customers themselves.
     
  10. macdonjo3

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    Exactly. Imagine how many developers have the Moz API embedded, but now need to change what they've built. Especially if you sold your product with the guarantee of domain authority, it's not like there are other sources. Pretty much a kick in the balls.
     
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    Fuck Moz and no I wont be paying $500 for anything besides some damn links to rank in google.
     
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    Somebody just lost 95% of their customer, what a move Moz... SMH
     
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    do you think its Rand Fishkin idea?
     
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    And that my friend is the beauty in all this. Moz has been setting the stage for these type of moves for a long time. Ever since PR went out the window, moz has inch by inch infected the minds of the mass sheeple, re-branded heavily to just "moz", in came "DA" & "PA" and the propaganda that followed.. to the point now that people think it's gospel. To these people now - moz is THE authority, almost in the same league as Google.

    Now the stage is set, they've got their followers and a monopoly with their "moz metrics". alwaysinvisible is spot on - the target demographic that moz have been grooming for the past few years will pay what ever price moz deems fit to charge. Rand could shit in some envelopes and these people would buy it. We know better.. but there are armies of moz alter boys that don't.

    Seriously.. moz has pulled a blinder, as much as I detest them.. I secretly admire the evil genius of what they've accomplished.
     
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    Sending box of used tampons to Moz HQ now..
     
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    Well shit.... How will I go through my sape links now to check for PA/DA/Mozrank.....

    Back to the white board I guess to figure this new load of bullsh*t out.
     
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    Judging my Ste's pic he seriously has been in love with Rand for quite sometime.
     
  19. JustUs

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    I remember ahref changing a free lookup to a time limited trial. I stopped using ahref. The harder you squeeze, the more you drive people away.
     
  20. MoneyValue

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    The problem for many of these SEO tools is that there are too many options for customers. When they first launch and attempt to capture some market share, they offer reasonable free access. Once they begin to capture a good share of the market share, they begin to limit functionality on free access and press users to become paid customers. What do the users do instead? They just move on to the next up and coming tool that recently launched, wants market share and is offering good functionality for free. Rinse & Repeat.

    This trend won't be changing any time soon, as long as new tools keep popping up.