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Help! My competitor ranks #1 in google with 3 backlinks and page rank 1

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by chepablo88, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. chepablo88

    chepablo88 Newbie

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    Hi Guys,

    I'm trying to understand how my competitor is ranking first in google with 3 backlinks and page rank of 1. I have 10 powerful backlinks page rank of 1 and better alexa ranking than them and same age on the domains.

    Thank you for your help!
     
  2. Leith

    Leith Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    He could be hiding his PBN links.
     
  3. Chanchi

    Chanchi Registered Member

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    Sure he has a hidden PBN... and your site don't need pagerank to rank, pagerank is an indicator only for your backlinks - and please forget Alexa :)
     
  4. thebat1980

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    Have you compared your on-page? Also a proper site by site audit? Also older domains will do better.
     
  5. Cshark

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    I'd say better on-page as well as hidden PBN. Like Leith said, it's more than a possibility, In fact, there are too less a chance of anything else involved.
     
  6. chepablo88

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    Ok so he might have hidden backlinks, but I still don't get it because if pagerank shows number of backlinks he has 0 and I have 1. I did an audit on my site and everything is better. Could it be that it has been less than 2 months since I changed my customers homepage to the new keywords I had "Auto Detailing for 3 Months I got up to (2nd page on that one but he decided to change everything) and I changed it to Auto Body 3 weeks ago. My site has better grade on Speed for mobile and desktop too. Thank you guys! :) At the moment I'm buying expired domains with high link juice and direct links to the site.
     
  7. cpafreak

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    I would also recommend checking the uniqueness and length of the content compared to yours. These days it's one of the big factors for ranking.
     
  8. Leith

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    PR is useless... don't know why people still look at PR.
     
  9. alrightythan

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    Agreed. Especially if you combine them with good PBN links.
     
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    _clicking_ Power Member

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    Page Rank hasn't been updated in a long time..atleast on the outside that you and I can see...so that means nothing

    As other have stated he may have hidden/blocked sites.

    It is also about quality and relevancy more than quality
     
  12. choppa2choppa

    choppa2choppa Registered Member

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    Is it better to use something like Moz page authority now in place for page rank in a way?
     
  13. Sardosa

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    Quality of content, Age of domains and there is manual assesments - don't forget them
     
  14. T2tkid

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    By all means, yes.
     
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    Maybe his site has good DA.
     
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    Clearly he is a noob might not even know what PBN thats why asking silly question before doing any research
     
  17. Furious Man

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    I Thought PBN links are hidden
     
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    PageRank has not been used since the late 1700's.
     
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