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My website vs competitors in Open Site Explorer

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by OsiriXbe, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. OsiriXbe

    OsiriXbe Newbie

    Jul 29, 2010
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    I've compared my website with 2 of my main competitors in Open Site Explorer.

    I can't reveal the niche but it's something like for example laptop specs.
    The webpages have very little content, just the laptop specs.

    First some information:

    My website (keyword+word .be)
    - Domain 2 years old (website 1 year)
    - Pagerank: 3
    - Alexa: 700.000
    - Very good onpage SEO and internal linking
    - About 40.000 content pages

    Competitor 1 (keyword.com and keyword.be both using them but mainly .com)
    - Domain 14 years old (website 13 years)
    - Pagerank: 5 (used to be 6)
    - Alexa: 125.000
    - SEO and site structure is total crap. It's almost pathetic, website barely changed last 13 years.
    - About 37.000 content pages

    Competitor 2 (keyword.info)
    - Domain 6 years old (website 6 years)
    - Pagerank: 3
    - Alexa: 250.000
    - SEO is good, little less than mine.
    - About 20.000 content pages

    Competitor 1 is dominating the market as long as I can remember. I think it has always dominated the 13 years it exists.
    Competitor 2 is having about 20% of the visitors of Competitor 1.
    My website is having about 10% of the visitors of Competitor 1.

    Anyway, here are the results of Open Site Explorer:

    As you can see, my website isn't doing that bad according to Open Site Explorer. I managed to "win" in most criterea and that doing 1 year white hat SEO.

    As I told before, I only have about 10% of the visitors of Competitor 1. That's because he's outranking me on almost every keyword.
    The only way I found to outrank him is to be the first website to create a new content page. As before, let's asume the website is about laptop specs. If a new laptop is released and I post the specs as first, I'll outrank him.

    Anyway, it looks like Google is using a first come, first rank principle.

    What do you guys think. Will I'll be able to outrank him on the older pages in the future? On what should I focus most while doing SEO for this website?
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2013
  2. Keito

    Keito Newbie

    Sep 4, 2013
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    It seems you got pretty far and quite fast too, the main reason they're in the position they're in right now is because they're probably more well known after all these years and they got 'in' early.

    I say take the throne!