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Backlinking comparisons

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by TheGamer, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. TheGamer

    TheGamer Regular Member

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    Hi all

    A simple question for most of you who analyze backlinks all the time. I am basically looking
    at the backlinking profiles of most of my competitors. I am basically trying to use the same backlinks
    for the website I am working on.

    The way I am doing this (I am doing this for the 1st time) is to check out each individual link and see
    if its worth putting in a comment/post or asking for a guest post by looking at the website. However
    this is taking a long time! Does anyone have a way to automate this? or just a faster way of doing this?

    I have thought of using Magic Submitter later for bulk posting but unfortunately it does not
    recognize all the platforms. Thanks.
     
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    Not a bad idea - at least for finding the platforms.
    But if you want actual control of exactly what content goes where - what anchor text is used submission by submission level - it's more of a scattergun than a sniper rifle.
    If you want to match a competitors links predisely. you're better of sniping than blasting.

    Scritty
     
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    cloakndagger2 Regular Member

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    If it is a competitive niche it won't work , in most cases they will be using their own network and you will have zero chance of getting a link on them. If it's not a competitive niche then all you need is better links and good onsite seo. I've never really bothered looking into competing site backlinks because the fact is if you get better links (and you'll need less of them) and get your onsite seo spot on there isn't an issue.

    Many sites appear "ordinary" but are in fact part of a network and designed to look as they do deliberately. How many backlinks are we talking here ?
     
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    I never got the whole "look up my competitor and try to get the same backlinks" strategy as if you're in any sort of competitive niche you will not be able to get the same links as your competitor.

    I mean, are you gonna get cited by that University too? Or are you gonna get a link on his private network? It just won't work.

    You're better off just looking at his link profile and seeing if you can one-up him with your own links.
     
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    I analyze backlinks all the time, you never know what you will find. I came across a way to actually blog on a .edu website doing this. I found a way to create an account and now I can write and post on this .edu blog for a major university.

    The problem is we are lazy. Doing things manually will teach you as you go, and you can uncover gems when you are paying attention.

    You are not really trying to duplicate their links anyway, you are looking for ways to get good related backlinks, and your competitors have related backlinks you can pick up quite often.

    SEO is becoming personal again.
     
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  8. TheGamer

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    thanks both of you. I agree about the private networks and they may even be blocking many common crawlers just to cover their tracks :) However just spending 15 mins I have noticed couple of things that i should focus on. I definitely wont try to get all the backlinks but only the important ones. But my main focus will be link profile.

    Thats very interesting! I will keep my eyes open for anything like this :)

    Thank you very much! Both of these tools are excellent.