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Completely confused by Google, only 9 backlinks and on google #1

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Martin1971, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. Martin1971

    Martin1971 Senior Member

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    Hi,

    Today i did reseach by one of my competitors, the keyword we are talking about has 15.500 exact localy searches a month (in Netherlands) When i checked his backlinks he had only 9 backlinks!!! I used Spyglass wich i think i a good spy tool. From the 9 backlinks there were only 2 Anchor txt with they keyword

    Even if his on page SEO is 100% i can not belive this. His pr is 1. And........ok the keywords is also his domain name.

    I can not understand this, how is google thinking? Only 9 simple low pr backlinks and he hits the #1 spots in google. :confused:

    Can some seo expert help me out with this and explain this to me? I can not post domain names but if you want to see the website, the domain name is the keyword and is in .nl

    Would love to hear from some expert what he is doing so good that google give's him the #1.

    Thanks for reading and helping.

    Regards
     
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  2. myownhero

    myownhero Power Member Premium Member

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    An expert will tell you that there are so many factors that go into ranking a site that to determine it based of this little information is impossible.

    Likely you aren't seeing all of their backlinks, they are effected by 301 redirects or their site is receiving some (perhaps temporary) benefits.
     
  3. DirectSEO

    DirectSEO BANNED BANNED

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    Despite his count on backlinks, check the quality of these links. Also, consider the fact that he's using either an EMD or a KeyWord based domain on what you said while more than likely being in a Low Competition niche. Also, remember that quality is more important then quantity so it's possible to rank with a low number of backlinks.

    Also, I would suggest that you try AHREFS.

    DirectSEO
     
  4. KHer0

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    Yup, 9 backlinks is really enough to rank a keyword with 15,000 monthly search. This is google update effect that I see all the time :D

    What makes it more funny sometimes you will find the site hasn't been updated for 7 years. And happened I saw a competing site in my main keyword. First page. And guess what. The site wasn't updated since 1998. Totally html crap weird site :D but really it's authority information :D oh no adsense or affiliate or anything for this site to make money from. It was even before those things I guess :D Ghost Town :D:D

    Check the authority of the site.. and the quality of backlinks

    Edit : I have no idea why too much smiles !!!
     
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    I some niches site age plays an important factor rather then the backlinks. What is the age of that site?
     
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    You forgot to mention the age :cool:
     
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    Just checked the backlink profile and found out that they have 224 backlinks from 52 domains (checked with majestic).

    Almost they got some strong home page backlinks from .nl website. Domain is also 5 year old and EMD.
     
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  9. tb303

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    Its also worth remembering you might not be seeing all the backlinks. Its possible to block the spiders from MajesticSeo, aHrefs etc from crawling your blog network to stop your backinks being spied on ;)
     
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  10. Martin1971

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    Hi, can not check the domain age it says N/A
     
  11. Martin1971

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    at tb303

    Huh realy, i did not now that, can you tell me how the block and stop backlinks being spied?
     
  12. tb303

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    You can get a list of UserAgents for the various spiders they use and block them in your sites' .htaccess file. That way they cant see where it links to.
     
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    This is absolutely useless un less you are using the .htaccess to block the backlinks spiders from your own private blog network.
    Bots crawl the web and whenever they find a backlink to your website wether you blocked it with htaccess or not, they don't care they put it on their database as they don't need to crawl your website to know there is a link to it.

    Of course you can use htaccess to block access to you private blog network so as the links it contains do not get discovered by other seo's.
     
  14. Marshall1980

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    its real. its organic. you are lucky :)