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[Ask] How to know competitor's SEO metdhod

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by cepluk, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. cepluk

    cepluk Junior Member

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    Hi All BHW, first i must say happy new year 2013.

    Ok, back to topic, is there any method(s) or trick(s) how to know, what SEO techniqu that used by my competitor, so he can rank their website on the 1st google page?

    please give me advice

    -regards-
     
  2. lover

    lover Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    There is no trick, just use any backlink research tool and find out the backlinks of your competitor.

    You may also check backlinks to his backlinks as many webmasters do tired linking these days.
     
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  3. cash202

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    Yes.

    You can see all their on-page SEO by simply looking at their website.

    You can download their backlinks using Ahrefs or MajesticSEO and find out their linking patterns. Most important part in to analyse backlinks that go to their backlinks so you can get the whole structure.

    You can analyse their social metrics (retweets, facebook likes, etc) with Ahrefs or SEOMoz tools.

    Do it with top 3 ranking sites and look for common patterns. Then, try to replicate it and see if your ranking moves up.

    Also, when you look at top 3, keep in mind that besides commons patterns you are looking for something that keeps #2 on top of #3 and #1 on top of #2. In other words, what specifically #1 is doing (or happen to have) that #2 doesn't that makes them rank higher.
     
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  4. seothtt

    seothtt Newbie

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    Now that yahoo site explorer is dead, what is the best backlink checker tool?
     
  5. seoactive

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    I could be wrong, but i think 1-2 months ago, i read somewhere on this forum that yahoo explorer is back?
     
  6. vishyjames

    vishyjames Regular Member Premium Member

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    AHrefs is very good.

    LRT (Link Research Tool) is good but expensive

    Majestic SEO can give you historical link snapshot (that is rate at which links are built / link velocity etc.)

    OSE (Open Site Explorer) is priceless.
     
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    The SEO Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Here are the following ways through which you can check the backlinks of your competitor's website:
    1. MajesticSEO
    2. ahrefs.com
    3. SEO Power Suit
    4. backlinkwatch.com
     
  8. cepluk

    cepluk Junior Member

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    Many thanks for your advice, but the ahrefs is paid and for free member just can do 10 query per day, and wanna try majestic SEO
     
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    Send me the competitor's URL

    I can tell you what method he's doing
     
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    wottoinc Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    you can not know what techniques they are using but you can know for sure what tools they are using by using their website.
     
  11. inspiron23

    inspiron23 Newbie

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    i think you can only find out their back links , other methods can't be find.
     
  12. potjonk

    potjonk Registered Member

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    i usually use ahrefs and majesticseo.
    and doing some research on their onpage seo.
     
  13. MatthewWoodward

    MatthewWoodward Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    You can spend time reverse enginerring his link profile to see what is going on but if they are using a tiered structure like this http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...site-google-2-hour-video-tutorial-series.html then your pretty knackered.

    I would suggest grabbing all of your competitors back links and slowly working through them so you share similar but not identical link profiles to those already seeing success.
     
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    MrLongHat Newbie

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    the seo power suit may be a good choice in this case
     
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    dudeisbroke Junior Member

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    I would recommend seo spyglass.
     
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    • As always high pr links from relevant websites are the top notch but the only change is while creating these links we should use 30% main keywords+ 30 % long tails + 40% cloud and relevant keywords .
    • Social signals on High PR websites plays a bigger part then before in ranking a website.