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Competition has 20k backlinks

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by joaquin112, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. joaquin112

    joaquin112 Regular Member

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    Hello guys I'm pretty new here.

    I am targeting a keyword in another language that is searched 9 million times per month. I am very experienced making websites and I'm pretty sure I can build a much better website than the ones I'm competing against. The #1 spot has 20,000 back links (mostly sitewide links from exchanges at the signature plus several other high quality links).

    The #1 website doesn't have the main search phrase in the URL and was registered two years ago. I know that if I outrank him I can make a LOT of money. This is by far the most ambitious project I've attempted.

    My questions: Do you guys think it's possible to outrank such a site within a year? Should I go white hat/ black hat? Any suggestions to outrank such an established site?
     
  2. Crixus

    Crixus Regular Member

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    >Do you guys think it's possible to outrank such a site within a year?
    Sounds pretty do-able.

    >Should I go white hat/ black hat?
    If you're asking, you probably better go white.

    >Any suggestions to outrank such an established site?
    The sitewide links probably aren't that valuable. It's going to be the "other high quality links" that you'll have to beat.
     
  3. hitmark

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    you may try to outrank your competitor.
     
  4. volund

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    I would take a look at those 20k links and see how many are targeted to your keyword. Chances are most of them are not. If that is the case then that makes your job easier.

    Also how many of those links are going directly to the page in question? If the page you want to outrank is not the main page of the site and most of those 20k links are gong somewhere else then again that makes your job easier.

    While 20k links is a lot you really need to dig a little deeper to find out what they really mean as far as competition.
     
  5. xboxps3wow

    xboxps3wow Power Member

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    It's doable, but you will need great, original content and a lot of good CONSISTENT links. As to white hat or black hat... well, do a little bit of both. Or just stay gray hat :p I don't use any black hat techniques on my main site and it seems to be doing the best with consistent white hat SEO.