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    Process of analysis of competitor's backlinks?


    hello all,

    I'd like to know, what is the detailed method of analyzing competitor's back links?

    I've a competitor who has 1000+ back links shown by yahoo.

    what exactly am i supposed to analyze ???

    is there a way i can quickly get the anchor texts of all these links? and the PR of those BL's?

    can ARELIS help in any way to analyze competetor's BL's?

    Thanks in advance !
    Sachin
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    you can check the below tool might it will help u

    It will help u in backlinks as well as Anchor text
    http://www.webuildpages.com/neat-o/
    http://www.webconfs.com/anchor-text-analysis.php

    if i will get more i will post

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    thanks


    Originally Posted by SEO_PWs
    you can check the below tool might it will help u

    It will help u in backlinks as well as Anchor text
    http://www.webuildpages.com/neat-o/
    http://www.webconfs.com/anchor-text-analysis.php

    if i will get more i will post

    Thxs
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    Thanks for the links
    - Sachin.
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    Originally Posted by abilitydesigns
    can ARELIS help in any way to analyze competetor's BL's?
    Arelis is o.k. for finding your competitor's backlinks but it doesn't show the authority of the links. If you find a competitor whose rankings never seem to change it is most likely because they have established some strong authoritative links. SEO Elite does a better job of ranking the authority of the link and helping you find potential authoritative link partners for your site (IMO).

    The tools provided in the first response are good web based tools too.
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    I'd like to know, what is the detailed method of analyzing competitor's back links?

    I've a competitor who has 1000+ back links shown by yahoo.

    what exactly am i supposed to analyze ???

    is there a way i can quickly get the anchor texts of all these links? and the PR of those BL's?

    can ARELIS help in any way to analyze competetor's BL's?

    Thanks in advance !
    Sachin
    Backlinks of competitor is not the only elements that you should know to be able to compete with them.

    1.Know their traffic by checking it on alexa ranking.
    2.Check their keywords on site that has good ranking by using seodigger.com
    3.Check the PR of their backlinks by checking it on backlinkwatch.com
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    Originally Posted by Janna122003
    1.Know their traffic by checking it on alexa ranking.
    Alexa is VERY inaccurate. You should never give much weight to what it says for traffic ranking as it only takes a very small sample size to work this out.
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    Originally Posted by channel5
    Alexa is VERY inaccurate. You should never give much weight to what it says for traffic ranking as it only takes a very small sample size to work this out.
    Yes. I know that alexa is not accurate but I think that there's no accurate tool. But still they can help us a little to improved. At least we can have a source of info with our competitors.
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    Originally Posted by Janna122003
    Yes. I know that alexa is not accurate but I think that there's no accurate tool. But still they can help us a little to improved. At least we can have a source of info with our competitors.
    I would think the only people whi install alexa tool bar (what the rankings are based on) are the people who want to increase their alexa rankings.

    You can do it your self just install the tool bar on hone work, family, friends computer and get them to all visit your site a bit. Wach your rankings on alexia soar..
    Live the moment
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    Originally Posted by Janna122003
    Yes. I know that alexa is not accurate but I think that there's no accurate tool. But still they can help us a little to improved. At least we can have a source of info with our competitors.
    hmmm...

    "Yes I know that I've never done brain surgery before with any degree of success but I did play around with frogs in highschool... that can still help us to improved your sons chances of coming out ok... at least you can have a source of surgery that doesn't cost anything."

    That sounds like the same rational to me.

    As for the opening poster "don't analyze anything on someone elses website... you'll be no closer to being able to compete with them let alone "beat them".

    Just get links from websites that are "themed" to you and get links that read as your themes... and do that everyday for 6-12 months... you'll see the results long before then but you need to invest in link development -- not just do an "ad hoc" strategy... since that will just waste your time.

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    Originally Posted by fathom
    Just get links from websites that are "themed" to you and get links that read as your themes... and do that everyday for 6-12 months... you'll see the results long before then but you need to invest in link development -- not just do an "ad hoc" strategy... since that will just waste your time.
    agreed...there is no reason to really see what someone else is doing, just create quality content and inbound links and you will see results.

    For example a client of mine recently hired me to do some competition research for them, and it concluded what I already told them...not enough links, both inbound and in-site.

    To use a sports analogy you don't figure out how to play good defense by stealing another teams plays...you just have to practice and refine YOUR skills.
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    You can go ahead and analyze competitor links, no problem really, you can maybe even pooch a link that was for your competitor to your web site and kill two birds with one link stone.

    Approach? Well you should be able to judge page relevance real quick based on content and maybe PR. Otherwise, try your best to see which links are worth pursuing (As in pass value to your web site.)

    After you dabble here go back to your own web site and write some more content about your own life/product and market that.
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    YES it would help if you know your rival's situation. but what's more important I want to tell is that do your business well first and you will be never beated. Open your thoughts and do not drop in just one stratage. You have many more urgent to do I think other than to study other's.
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    thanks everyone


    this forum truely rocks !

    Thanks all for your guidance. Highly appreciated !

    i'd like to know whether there're any authority sites where i can read about various styles of content writing?
    Thanks again.
    - Ability Designs
    Last edited by abilitydesigns; Aug 13th, 2007 at 12:11 AM.
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    But how can you compete if you don't know who's your competitor and what their doing to rank higher?

    It doesn't mean that you would generally use their technique, your just examining their techniques. Of course you have to do your own technique to improved your site.

    And another question how can you improved your SERP if you don't examine other site and compare it to your site?
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    Originally Posted by Janna122003
    But how can you compete if you don't know who's your competitor and what their doing to rank higher?

    It doesn't mean that you would generally use their technique, your just examining their techniques. Of course you have to do your own technique to improved your site.

    And another question how can you improved your SERP if you don't examine other site and compare it to your site?
    its just that so many factors go into SEO and just as true there are so many in the SEs algo. You cannot possibly analyze all of them. And the most important in off-site link building, I don't really see how looking at where your comps inbound links are coming from is going to help your optimization efforts. You know that high PR,high relevancy sites are your target, so hit them.

    I think for people just starting in SEO, looking at competitors sites could actually be detrimental, as they may not realize how much of the SERP ranking they are looking at is being controlled by factors that they cannot see, i.e. the PR of every backlink, the relevancy, the age of domain.
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