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Best tool to research keyword competition?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by UNDƎRCAT, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. UNDƎRCAT

    UNDƎRCAT Registered Member

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    What do you consider to be the best tool to research your keyword competitors? Their ranking, backlinks, etc. I will be monetizing through AdSense.

    ScrapeBox?

    Thanks for any replies.
     
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    SEOmoz Opensiteexplorer and Keyword Difficulty Tool.
     
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    UNDƎRCAT Registered Member

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    Any others? I'm going to have a look at SERPAttacks - seems promising!
     
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    detinut77 Regular Member

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    i use market samurai
     
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    TraficTravis(similar in some ways to market samurai), seoquake, google queries.

    I've tested market samurai but it is to slow for my pc for now. So for seo competition module I like trafic travis. ;)
     
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    I use TraficTravis as well, combined with google adwords and regular seach on google (inurl & intitle).

    But I think the more serious people on bhw don't like tt that much!?
     
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    UNDƎRCAT Registered Member

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    Yeah I've seen that mentioned around here (that they don't like TT).

    I'm looking for a more automated way to compile competition statistics for given keywords than the classic manual searching.
     
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    Market Samurai ($149...~$50 discount available if you search) : Seems to be at the top of the list around here. Some say it's too slow (and they've had some recent troubles), but it's my favorite.

    Traffic Travis (free and $99 pro version) : Nice interface and speed, but too basic IMO.

    SERPAttacks (free and $47 pro version) : Closest to Market Samurai, but does lack a few items that some consider particularly important. Close second to Market Samurai (and cheaper).

    Google Keyword Tool (free) : Some say this is the best, but others find it difficult to use. Personally, I like MS and SERPAttacks better, but this tool is just fine.

    Good luck!
     
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    What I don't like about Traffic Travis and M.S. (besides the fact that its slow), is that you can only check a certain number of competitors and their backlinks PER keyword, and not multiple keywords at a time.
     
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    UNDƎRCAT Registered Member

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    Thanks guys for the contributions.
     
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    Thumbs up! Great info!Thanks:rolleyes:
     
  12. UNDƎRCAT

    UNDƎRCAT Registered Member

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    I'm searching these forums actively and so far the best tool to answer my own question seems to be the linkdiagnosis dot com website (works for Firefox only, via an extension).
    The algorithm they are most probably using to rank the back-links, I've seen at a different place on this forum: (PR + 1)³ x 4 / num_of_outbound_links

    Does anyone know about a software or service providing a more automated approach to this?
     
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    UNDƎRCAT Registered Member

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    Forgot to say - Market Samurai seems not to be providing this very important functionality at all. I've seen their SEO Competition module, they've got Page Backlinks and Domain Backlinks there, but I doubt these are computed this way.
    Anyone can confirm this?
     
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    bump - any suggestions?
     
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    You should be very careful how much you use LD website and their tools. Aaron Wall had some interesting things to say about their TOS and how they harvest user data. Anytime something is free you have to ask yourself why!
     
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