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Could some kind soul analyze competetitors SEO?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Alma, Dec 2, 2015.

  1. Alma

    Alma Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Feb 9, 2013
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    Hello guys,

    Would anybody here be kind enough to analyze SEO (backlinks, on-page etc.) on two competetitors? I don't have the right tools or knowledge to do it. I would be really grateful!

  2. BreaknBrix

    BreaknBrix Power Member

    Mar 25, 2014
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    NE US
    If you understood onpage SEO you wouldn't need to analyze anything. You'd just do it proper 1st time around. Better than 95% of people and that's usually enough.

    Realistically, when applied in the real world, I don't even do that myself. Most my top competitors are C+ to B- at best. So I just find a few key areas where they are weak or lazy, do that better (on top of all the basics) and stop there.

    It's something you really wanna learn yourself if you have any real intention of outranking anyone. Cause it's a bit like perverted engineering. There are things that are fundamentally true and easy to understand. Like you want a great host. Don't use Godaddy. You want a great theme (if using WP). Clean, lean and mean code. Great site architecture. Mobile optimized. Relevant interlinking. All the basics like H1, H2, H3, H4, compress images, image names, alts, etc. Separate meta descriptions for everything. Well written descriptions / bait for clicks. Fast page load times. Caching. Heat mapping for bounce rate problems. Down time trackers. Good tracking for everything. Those are just the basics. Keyword density is where things seem to get perverted. Like how often to target in headers. People asking exactly where in the paragraph to put keywords. Should they bold or italicize keywords? That shit doesn't matter. I simply mention my most important keyword before any others. 90% of my bold/italics are on normal words written for normal people. I interlink in a way that looks natural and organized.

    After a site gains a certain level of authority you will realize what really matters. Which are the fundamentals. Not conspiracy theories about keyword density.

    If you want a comprehensive explanation start reading here. A lot of the advice is good but there are some unfounded conspiracy theories in it: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...diot-proof-guide-authority-site-building.html

    For offpage, that's a completely different beast. This is a great thread for noobs: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...ete-noobz-guide-competitor-link-research.html

    All I do is bust out ahrefs and majestic then get to work manually evaluating backlinks. Checking links to their strongest links. In my brain I develop an overall style of who I'm competing against. Is this person a cowboy? Playing with dangerous links? Are they trying to play legit? Doing a lot of reach outs? Buying up "legit" links? Then I just outdo them in every way. And there's no soul kind enough to explain precisely how you should do that. Cause it really comes down to how resourceful you are / make yourself.

    At least make an effort to learn this shit. Then come back asking specific questions. When you ask people to do the dirty work for you ... I see that as laziness. Everything I'm writing here you could have found searching BHW on Google. There are solutions to every problem. If you don't wanna drop a lot of money on the tools you need, do what I did and buy a cheap group share. You can get majestic and ahref for $20 / month (or $10 just for ahrefs).

    Learn to be resourceful. It's one of the most powerful skills a marketer can have.

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  3. clevelandslim

    clevelandslim Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Nov 15, 2008
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    I didn't know about on-page tools. But there are many tools available in online for analyzing backlink process.