Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by weblucky, Oct 10, 2010.
Is there any tool available which shows trafic sources for particular competitor's site?
you can use site explorer from yahoo
From my knowledge it does not show traffic information, but links and indexed pages.
There is no way to check traffic sources for your competitor's site. Only the backlinks
Compete .com will show the highest traffic sources, though I don't know how accurate it is...
I looked at compete.com before and it looks like this information is available only for members. Probably they used to show it.
Tha same with alexa.com. They used to have 'trafic sources' there, but I cannot see it anymore.
I do not really need very accurate information. I need to see from which sites they have traffic, so I can try to use those too.
I dont think such a tool exists...not that i know of anyway? I think your best bet is to analyse their backlinks and for which keywords they rank...check where they rank well...check their source code for meta tags etc and maybe some clues as to any ad networks they may belong to...would be awesome if such a tool did exist
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Better to use this tool : trafficestimate.
there are some plugins that show traffic based on alexa compete and quantacast ranks but you can`t be sure how accurate they are and also the competitor must clearely have some traffic to be listed
Do you remember their names by any chance?
compete.com shows referral data, but it costs $500/m i believe.
Quantcast.com shows alot about sites (if they are listed)...demographics, traffic, related sites, etc.
Hm how it is even possible to determine the traffic source of a website? I mean how can they know that from where does X site receives the traffic?
Best tool for traffic sources by FAR is g00gle *nalytycs
Alexa definitely can track it for users who have their toolbar installed.
It shows sources for your own sites I am afraid.
hey weblucky...not sure if this is the answer you're wanting but I always check out the cPanel section of my server. Now that's for my sites / blogs.
If there's a way to pull it off for other sites that you're trying to grab traffic from then that would be a great tool.
I suspect it already exists...somewhere
Yes there is only one way to track something like that - via a toolbar or spyware software installed.
But if we are talking about a small site, then the stats would be pretty out from the reality.
You can't check traffic source of other sites other than yours.
I'd say spyware too. Find someone who'll hack the site and install your tracker/pixel on the home page/landing page. If you ask around on our forum, there may be someone capable and willing. Alexa and compete with their paid versions cost more and are not very exact.
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