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SUCCESS?? Anyone have REAL success of copying their competitions links and ranking higher?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by cdn_craigs, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. cdn_craigs

    cdn_craigs Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    hi guys

    i see a lot of chatter of finding your competitions links - then getting links from there yourself to help you rank higher.

    I have never done this -

    I would like to hear from people who have? and with proven success??..
     
  2. the_demon

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    I don't waste my time sifting through thousands of links. I instead develop winning strategies, implement, and crush the competition.
     
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  3. Techxan

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    If all things are equal, it will drive up your rankings slowly and surely.

    I have applied this to the offline model, along with local citations, and it does benefit my customers websites if I go after the quality ones.

    But you can usually find high quality backlinks and negate their links fairly easily.

    Go to adobe and sign up for their forums, put a link in your sig -you have a high authority PR 9 backlink.

    Also do wordpress, org forum, and these below too.

    1. http://forge.mysql.com/
    Register one account .
    Edit the profile.
    Insert your site URL in to YOUR WEBSITE field




    2. http://www.blurtit.com/
    Connect to Facebook.
    Simply answer a very simple questions.
    Remember to used your site link with the answer.




    3. http://www.abovethelaw.com
    Register account.
    Edit the bio box.
    Edit Your Profile.




    4. http://www.aolanswers.com
    Search the question related with your main keyword.
    Then.answer 3 to 5 question with your URL or website link.
    You will get traffic and backlinks.


    5. http://philly.com
    Select any kind of story you prefer(or related)
    then,Leave a good comment.
    Tips: Try to search old story because older story would have Higher Page ranking.


    6. http://www.registration.excite.com/
    Register account.
    My Bookmark.
    Edit or change it.


    7. http://forums.adobe.com
    Create an account
    Insert your URL in the profile.
    Create several high quality post.


    8. http://www.mozilla.org
    Register account.
    Create profile signature.
    Don't forget to post a quality thread.


    9. http://flickr.com/help/forum/en-us/Sign Up
    Before added HTML code plus Anchor Text to your profile you must describe yourself.
    Then,upload photos.


    There you go, 10 high authority high PR backlinks for the taking.

    BTW #4 is a sweet one, don't tell people about that one.
     
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  4. genosse

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    I've found some small success doing this with some smaller projects.

    However, I think that finding your own links, and developing a solid linking strategy is much more effective and time efficient. I haven't spent the time grabbing competitors backlinks recently. I do give them a lookover to get an idea of what kind of strategy they have going.
     
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    thanks everyone - keep it coming
     
  6. cashmaster

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    Rather than finding your competitor links, i suggest you to start with your own link building strategy
     
  7. YodaX

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    Links on Adobe forums are no follow
     
  8. Ste Fishkin

    Ste Fishkin BANNED BANNED

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    I used to copy links to learn where is a good place to get links from but then I worked out a strategy and I just use my formula over and over. It seems to work
     
  9. Altimit

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    It may be worth your while to steal some of their backlinks if they have some high pr ones, but otherwise it's too costly in terms of what else you could be spending your time on. For example, I could spend 30 minutes and steal 15 competitor backlinks, or I could create a SENuke campaign and create hundreds. It's faster to make your own than to steal them.
     
  10. SuperLinks

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    As thedemon pointed out why waste your time tracking down
    thousands of competitors links, in an attempt to "steal" them?

    Sure it can work to an extent, but if the person you are up against
    is doing any real SEO, its gonna be tough to be a copycat and get very
    far at all.

    If anything, outsource that work to someone that REALLY knows what
    they are doing. Otherwise, build a winning campaign, rinse and repeat
    with each of your projects....
     
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    Yep, that's the way to do it!
     
  12. Techxan

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    Yes they are, but you know what? They show up anyway, in fact many no follow links will show up in your link matrix.

    I will tell you something you can try yourself. Everyone knows that Yahoo answers links are no follow. Put up a web page with NO links to it. Go to Yahoo answers, find a question you can answer with a link to the page you just created (be sure to use the "http://"). If the link is truly no-follow, your page will never get indexed. The last time I did it the page was indexed in 40 minutes. (search for "In Left 4 dead 2, who gets the first Katana". The page is on stupiddamncomputer, and still ranks about 3 or 4 for the search term) Try it, post your results here.

    I am not a no-follow stresser, a quality link will help your ranking or drive traffic or both. The very fact that everyone thinks they are valueless (therefore they do not spam them,) makes them a prime a prime candidate to be included into the algorithms in the future. And since no-follow links are a natural occurrence for a web site to have, it makes your link diversity look more natural.

    Ask any pro web designer if they still use keyword meta tags, supposedly not a factor in your SEO. I bet a lot still do, because it is the proper way to build a website, and some search engines may be using them. Use any tool you want to, where do they want your keywords? URL, Title, description, headers (H1 H2) and keywords meta tags.

    I have no-follow links pointing to my sites from yahoo answers and Craigslist, supposedly all no follow. Some of them get thru, and some of the authority gets passed.

    Be careful using absolutes with SEO. The only absolute in SEO is this: Matt Cutts will lie to you.
     
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  13. Techxan

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    You are not stealing the links. You are using your brain and finding a source for high quality backlinks for your site. If you have all the same links he has, and all the links you got as well, you will outrank him if all else is equal.

    This is a very effective strategy for local businesses/offliners.

    There is nothing underhanded or unethical about this. It is just good market research.
     
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  14. Dan Da Man

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    Yeah a waste. Unless your gna go out of your way and manually duplicate them which is still a waste. Chumps do this. Instead, build thousands of links to replace any links your competitor has
     
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    Chumps spam thousands of links because they do not know how to do quality backlinking.

    You may need millions if your competitor has some high PR links, much easier to find related high PR links by looking at the high PR links your competition has.

    I found a PR7 .gov related link for my natural pets products site this way. (US dept of ag page) How many PR 1's do you think it will take to overpower that single high authority PR 7 .GOV link?

    Anyone?
     
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    Well, a lot of my competitors have like 10,000+ links pointing to their site. Pretty sure most tools can only view up 1,000 links. Right?
     
  17. Dan Da Man

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    Well, did it do anything?
     
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    How do I know, why do I care? It's a 40 page PR5 site with less than 2000 total backlinks to the domain in a the pet niche and it makes enough money every day to get an adsense check each month, with about 2 hours a maintenance a month. Is that good?
     
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    That's the point. Sounds like a waste of time to me