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why does he have higher SERPs?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by bigfred, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. bigfred

    bigfred Power Member

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    One of my competitors is beating me in many countries on google and I cannot figureout why and how

    the competitors site has 15 idexed pages, I have 570 indexed pages (from blog posts)

    He has 120 backlkinks, mainly all from 2/3 sites with PR of 2.

    I have 1450 backlinks from Social bookmarks, Web 2.0 sites forum posts, profiles etc

    How is this website beating me? Any ideas? Am I missing something?

    FYI, my domains is keyword.net, his is keyword.org
     
  2. seomind

    seomind Newbie

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    Could be that he/she only have 120 backlinks directly to the site, but who knows if he/she has a large network of blogs/web 2.0 properties, xumer blast, autopligg behind those 120 backlinks to the site that gives more backlink weight and link juice to the his/her money site.
     
  3. bigfred

    bigfred Power Member

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    I will check that now, see whats linking to them backlinks. Its only around 5 different sites that make up the backlinks
     
  4. outsidethesquare

    outsidethesquare Regular Member

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    Domain age, onsite SEO also play a part.
     
  5. mudbutt

    mudbutt Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    plus backlinks checkers are always laggy and inaccurate. I regularly have swings in the thousands in yahoo explorer for my links. I dont mind as long as Im still ranking.
     
  6. bigfred

    bigfred Power Member

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    the 5 sites that are creating the 120 have each around 90 backlinks.

    The domain age was 2006 mine is 2008

    Any other ideas? I cant see the above being the reason its doing better then my site
     
  7. bigfred

    bigfred Power Member

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    I have just noticed that the competitors website is a wordpress site and has a sidebar with external links to .org sites. around 10 different links. Ive checked that these are not reciprocated, they are simple links to the .org sites.

    Can this be having such a positive effect on their SERPS?
     
  8. BorisTipsIt

    BorisTipsIt Regular Member

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    You might try picking up some higher quality links. Had similar situation and .edu links bumped me up. You can do them yourself or BigBuddy has a service on here.