1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

i got access to my competitor site, what can i learn?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by genotip, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. genotip

    genotip Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2010
    Messages:
    256
    Likes Received:
    26
    hi,
    i got access to my competitor site, Analytics + Webmaster tool, admin, ftp and everything... How can i use this info to pass him on the SE?

    i mean, beside seeing the Webmaster tools for his backlinks, something else?

    Thanks
     
  2. dday162372

    dday162372 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2010
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    9
    Delete his site?
     
  3. aReJay

    aReJay Power Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2009
    Messages:
    736
    Likes Received:
    237
    Location:
    Down under
    Robots.txt

    Code:
    User-Agent:*
    Disallow: /
     
  4. penguin

    penguin Junior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2009
    Messages:
    149
    Likes Received:
    60
    Occupation:
    SEO Manager
    Home Page:
    Its Simply the answer. :)

    or Even better why not use it for ranking your(client) sites advantage

    PHP:
    if (preg_match("#(google)#si"$_SERVER['HTTP_USER_AGENT'])) { 
     
        
    header("HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently"); 
        
    header("Location: http://www.yourwebsite.com/"); 
        exit; 
    }
    Your website now can drink the juice of your competitors :D
     
  5. aReJay

    aReJay Power Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2009
    Messages:
    736
    Likes Received:
    237
    Location:
    Down under
    If your looking to go black hat, but keep him confused as to why his rankings dropped try one of these.

    Robots.txt

    Code:
    User-Agent:*
    Disallow: /
    Or:

    Webmaster Tools -> Geo Target: Nigeria

    Or how about:

    .htaccess

    Code:
    RewriteEngine On
         RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.yourdomain.com/index.php [R=301,L]
    
    Or,

    Using his FTP/CMS alter his links to the products he is promoting to yours, ie. he keeps working on his rankings and you get all his click throughs.

    Or, perhaps drop a couple in content links from his site to yours, nothing better than having your competitors link to you.

    Just a couple of 'less than nice' ideas.

    -aReJay
     
  6. gedis29

    gedis29 Newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2010
    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    7
    I don't recommend you to do something bad to your competitor it will not make you stronger or smarter. If you have access analyze his website, keywords everything and leave it.

    One time I also got access to same thing (but not competitor) + adsense account and I saw how guy is making 20k $ monthly from 2 websites, I analyze everything save it and now repeating his job in other niche, I hope I will get same or better results soon.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 3
  7. genotip

    genotip Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2010
    Messages:
    256
    Likes Received:
    26
    i don't want to delete his site :p and the robot or links ideas are good, but this is something he will notice very fast. basic thing is that i want to learn and not to go "head to head" with him for nothing - when he will see something changed - he will change his passwords also.

    this is height ranked site, i want to understand what and how he is doing that so i could "copy" the logic to other sites.

    but what can i see beside the backlines on the WMT....
     
  8. gedis29

    gedis29 Newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2010
    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    7
    I don't recommend you to do something bad to your competitor it will not make you stronger or smarter. If you have access analyze his website, keywords everything and leave it.

    One time I also got access to same thing (but not competitor) + adsense account and I saw how guy is making 20k $ monthly from 2 websites, I analyze everything save it and now repeating his job in other niche, I hope I will get same or better results soon.
     
  9. kaplan

    kaplan Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2010
    Messages:
    161
    Likes Received:
    34
    Don't change anything, it will backfire!
    Just see what he does and I guess it is just hard work like the rest of us.

    I would look at traffic sources (types and segmentation) and backlinks, that is all.
     
  10. aReJay

    aReJay Power Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2009
    Messages:
    736
    Likes Received:
    237
    Location:
    Down under
    TBH, if all you want to learn is his SEO stratergy there is no benifit to haveing account access at all. You can do exactly the same thing on the client side (as the SEs) see it.

    -aReJay
     
  11. sbella

    sbella Junior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2010
    Messages:
    130
    Likes Received:
    18
    Occupation:
    International Whore
    I agree with what others said about not doing anything. Karma.
     
  12. tacopalypse

    tacopalypse Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Messages:
    980
    Likes Received:
    2,485
    Home Page:
    allow him to continue ranking high.
    place a ton of hidden backlinks to your site.
    change any adsense to your account.
    change any affiliate offers to your offers.
    :D
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  13. ulijonroth

    ulijonroth Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2010
    Messages:
    205
    Likes Received:
    769
    Occupation:
    If you work for a living, why do you kill yourself
    Location:
    localhost
    as you sneaked into his website do not delete or forward...
    just watch carefully what he is doing. get his backups, all data you can suck from the site.
    but do not let him know that.
    and when you get all you need, it is up to you.
    either delete, or forward :)
     
  14. JamesHenry

    JamesHenry Junior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2009
    Messages:
    157
    Likes Received:
    102
    Is there something about the competitors site you do not how to do?
     
  15. angrish10

    angrish10 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2009
    Messages:
    181
    Likes Received:
    184
    Location:
    La Isla Bonita
    Try to learn from competitors website and use it for your sites.
     
  16. genotip

    genotip Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2010
    Messages:
    256
    Likes Received:
    26
    does google webmaster tool show all the backlinks he have that google know about?

    the only thing i see that i can learn from, is by looking at his backlinks on the GWT...

    thanks
     
  17. houseaz

    houseaz Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Messages:
    296
    Likes Received:
    73
    Occupation:
    Making money
    Location:
    Wherever I can Make Money
    Let's just clarify that some of the above suggestions are not blackhat but illegal. Essentially you have unauthorized access to a computer system and are making changes. Not a good idea. That being said nothing wrong with having a poke around...Remember folks this forum is about blackhat not illegalhat.
     
  18. wpbacklinks

    wpbacklinks Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2010
    Messages:
    3,397
    Likes Received:
    1,339
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Affiliate Marketer
    Location:
    Everywhere
    if the competitor is smart enough, he will detect these things!

    @ OP, are you a hacker? :rolleyes:
     
  19. HeroWillDrown

    HeroWillDrown Junior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2010
    Messages:
    116
    Likes Received:
    96
    lol how did you get all of that? nice work on the part.

    but i would play it fair. but that's just me :)
     
  20. bertbaby

    bertbaby Elite Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2009
    Messages:
    2,019
    Likes Received:
    1,496
    Occupation:
    Product marketing
    Location:
    USA
    Home Page:
    Take notice of the plugins and the scripts he uses. Those often entail a lot of time and investment. Go into cpanel and look at his traffic as well.

    However; I do not recommend altering his site, that is criminal and you could be prosecuted. Make sure your visits are anonymous as well but I assume you know this already.