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What Tool(s) Do You Use to Spy Competitor's Backlinks Profile?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by briptech, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. briptech

    briptech Power Member

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    Hello BHWers,

    I just noticed through the SEOmoz Pro panel that a (big) competitor of a client of mine has 200,000 external backlinks, while my client has 2,000 backlinks.

    What tool(s) do you eventually use to go for an in-depth analysis of the backlinks profile of that competitor website?
    I have SEO SpyGlass but it is capturing only a small portion of those 200,000...

    Any ideas/hints?

    Thanks in advance!
    Cheers, Briptech
     
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    notyourmatey Power Member

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    ahrefs is good
     
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    alex-19841 Regular Member

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  4. briptech

    briptech Power Member

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    Can do the job even with the FREE versions too ?
     
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    Ahrefs provides a free version, but as far as I remember in this case you can't see all the backlinks. I can be mistaken...
     
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    Its not always about the quantity of links, but more so about the quality of the links.

    200,000 backlinks is a lot, but I would focus on how many unique domains have links to the site. I would expect that of the 200K links they probably have anywhere from 5k-15k domains linking to them.

    You're not going to find any tool that will give you all 200K links for free. In fact, most basic memberships have a limit on how many links you get in a report.
     
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    Try backlinkminer from bst.
     
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    @OP, use this search operator with google to find your competitors backlinks.

    link : yourcompetitorsite.com

    You can use scrapebox for your convenience.
     
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    siihihi Regular Member

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    I have used backlinkwatch and spyglass but only free version.
     
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    ID Internet Marketer Senior Member

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    ahrefs is the best, man

    for free version, i really don't know
     
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    I doubt that all that 200k links are of perfect quality... :confused:
     
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    Definitely ahrefs paid.
    You will find that ahrefs provides the most up-to-date links as compared to any other services, majestic seo comes after.
    OSE is by far one of the slowest and worst since they update their database once per month(I could be wrong) and is generally not very accurate for me since the backlinks listed there may be deleted/removed already so make sure you double check.