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How to spy on the competition?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by 7yearitch, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. 7yearitch

    7yearitch Regular Member

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    I got my competitor's ip address from one of his/her websites. Is it possible to find out all web properties belonging to the same person from there? Assuming no proxies are used.
     
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    You can find their other websites using reverse whois look up.
     
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  3. 7yearitch

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    Thanks for the help, mate. Much appreciated!
     
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  5. 7yearitch

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    does this work if the sites have whois protection?
     
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    Just to clarify, i have the IP address of the person himself, not the webhost address. How do i use this to see what web properties he owns, etc?
     
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    All you can do with his ip address is get yourself into trouble.
     
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  8. 7yearitch

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    Ok that's not my intention. I just want to do a bit of spying on the competition. I'm sure a lot of businesses do it..
     
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    Their ip would hardly be of any use to you.
     
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    what if they have whois protection? Any way around that?
     
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    Yes, big businesses spy on each other in order to find information that could ruin their competitor or help themselves. Small businesses usually just do competitive analysis reports. Here are a few easier ways to find their websites:


    • Searching the company name
    • Searching the owner's name
    • Searching through their inbound links (I'm sure many of them have connected their sites)
    • Searching their outbound links (for the same reason as before)
    • Searching their keywords (especially if they are in a relatively esoteric niche)
     
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  12. upstarter

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    If I may ask OP, is the OWNER your competition or his WEBSITE? What would you do with HIS IP address? Track his browsing habits? A search engine company is already doing that.
     
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    Yeah IP of his computer is probably useless
     
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  14. 7yearitch

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    no company name.. He builds niche sites.
    never uses his own name for his properties. Cant find anything after doing a search
    will try searching the links, great idea.
    keywords not sure how to do this.

    he uses whois protection so not a lot can be found from whois

    well, i figured if i could get his ip address, i could just see which properties are registered using that ip, and therefore find out his overall approach and find a way to top him.

    guess i had the wrong idea.. Thanks anyway