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I feel like open site explorer is useless. Thoughts?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Nauthiz666, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. Nauthiz666

    Nauthiz666 Senior Member

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    I've used several tools and prefer majestic and ahrefs. I've used open site explorer and it seems like it takes FOREVER to update new metrics, the metrics also seem to have no real weight to them honestly. Anyone share their opinion on open site explorer?
     
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    I have no thoughts about how you feel.
     
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    Nauthiz666 Senior Member

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    The question is how do you feel about the tool if you read the post.... not me.
     
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    shanna_doll Power Member

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    Dude I don't use these tools. You probably spy your competition or something. Rather focus on building quality backlinks. However I'd recommend to you spyglass or something like that, it's like a pack of softwares, it's kinda useful I used it for a while.
     
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    rodol Regular Member

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    just use backlinkwatch.com
     
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    golface72 Regular Member

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    I'm sorry but who doesn't spy on their competition???

    On topic, I generally look at ahrefs and majestic, opensite is decent for really old sites but takes a long long time to get going on newer sites.
     
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    john1444 Elite Member

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    I have been doing SEO for quite some time and will tell you that no single tool is 100% accurate.

    If you don't feel completely satisfied with a tool you can explore with other ones just to verify the claims.
     
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    Ahrefs is the way to go.
     
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    neu009 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yep it toally sucks. They are lucky that they get ppl to sign up for 99 a month. OSE always shows less than majestic, just test it with popular sites. Theor other "tools" are pretty basic as well so yep I agree useless.
     
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    RightInTwo Power Member

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    I use all three. I've noticed that usually AHREFS and Majestic have literally twice as many links that show up as OpenSiteExplorer.
     
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    daveguy Power Member

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    lol. Seriously?

    Honestly, SEOmoz tools aren't that good. I'm a subscriber so i can go in the Q & A section, but that's all I really use it for. They give you 1 question a month to ask an SEOmoz staff a question. That to me is worth the 99 bucks. Rank trackers are useless - but if your clients don't get that then I guess it's ok. OSE is worse than majestic. The historic PR checker is broke. The keyword competition tool is ok. You don't really know if you have a winner or not unless it is in the 30% range though. 9 times out of 10 it reports keyword difficulty above 50%. The on-page optimization tool is absolutely terrible.
     
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    Really? I swear by OpenSiteExplorer. That and SEOSpyglass usually tell me everything I need to know about a website. OSE alone is actually a very accurate, quick and dirty way to determine the authority of a domain, as long as you do a quick check of the most powerful links to make sure they're legitimate.
     
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    I agree. The SEOmoz toolbar is GREAT for getting a quick analysis of authority. Back in Feb - April OSE was outdated for 3 months though.

    They just got a 13 million dollar investment. I expect big things to come.
     
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    I spy competition but not that much, most those tools give only like 10% of real data about competition.
     
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    Whats crazy though is that they've had money this whole time and they still are getting their ass kicked by ahrefs and majestic.
     
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    Ahrefs and majestic are lots better in my opinion. Never liked Opensite explorer. Seomoz sucks all the way.
     
  17. davids355

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    I use ibacklinkPro at the moment, has anyone else used that?

    Ahref looks like the one though, will definitely be making way in my budget for it soon.

    I'm not sure how up to date ibacklinkPro is.