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Analyzing competitor backlinks

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by vivalafeva, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. vivalafeva

    vivalafeva Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    If I analyze a competitors backlinks for anchor text and they dont have any links with anchor text, is this a niche I should come hard at cause my competitors are using anchor text?
     
  2. oldenstylehats

    oldenstylehats Elite Member Premium Member

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    So they have backlinks, but there is no anchor text? Like this?
    HTML:
    <a href="http://blahblah.com/">http://blahblah.com/</a>
    Is blahblah a keyword itself?
     
  3. kaliyuga

    kaliyuga Registered Member

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    Maybe, maybe not. PR also comes into play. If those links are on PR5s (extremely unlikely but just saying), you won't have any luck competing against them with your anchor text.

    So it's hard to say. Things change and anchor text isn't what it was.
     
  4. notagain

    notagain Newbie

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    That is not the only thing to make a decision.

    Even with no anchors, are these links from Authority sites? One or 2 links from an Authority sites could be much more valuable then 20 anchor links from shi*tty sites.
     
  5. java

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    Possibly. Look also at the total number of backlinks.
     
  6. *zap*

    *zap* Regular Member

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    The real problem here is you analyze a competitor?s back links
    But did you find them all of them?
    Or did you relied on a back link tool
    Is there indirect links that you missed?
    It can take a team of people weeks to analyze all the incoming links of a site
    Take a domain I setup last month so far 3000 pages scraped pages indexed
    So you need to check incoming links to each page
    And then there?s the indirect links, linking to the pages linking to my domains subpages you would need more than a cheap back link tool or yahoo to break that down
    So think hard before you spend time and money jumping into a niche

    Direct linking is too easy to break down.
    So don?t do it in a completive market
    And keep your eyes open for the new tricks
    And always put up some fog ( shit load of cheap links)
     
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  7. kecoaksaru

    kecoaksaru Junior Member

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    I always use this tools to analyze my site and competitor
    I agree with *zap*
    We should more creative, and.. work harder of course
    Black hat and white hat or whatever, just more creative and work harder
     
  8. dirtysecret

    dirtysecret Regular Member

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    Are there any decent free tools that will tell you backlinks' PR and anchor text and such? I know that most websites that have free "tools" are just a front end for yahoo & google "linkdoman:" and "link:" commands (respectively) which are, as *zap* pointed out, useless for all intensive purposes.
     
  9. the_punisher

    the_punisher Power Member

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    if your number 1 is a PR 4 and above then youd be better off not choosing that niche.
     
  10. Hierarchy

    Hierarchy Regular Member

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