Welcome to the Small Business Ideas Forum! We are a community of over 100,000 small business folks with over 163,000 posts for you to browse. We pride ourselves on being the friendliest forum you will find and we'd love to have you as a member of our community. Please take a moment and register for a free account. If you need any help, please contact Chris Logan.

Small Business Ideas Forum

Small Business Ideas Forum

A friendly place to share small business ideas and knowledge, ask questions, find help and encourage others that are involved in the small business industry. Topics include small business marketing, generating revenue and small business computing.

Go Back   Small Business Ideas Forum > Small Business Marketing - Online > Search Engine Optimization
Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools
Old 20th August 2015, 02:10 AM   #1
VIP Contributor
jeffscott's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Philippines
Posts: 928

It doesn't mean that you copy your competitors backlinks it can rank higher than other websites. Its not only the best way to acquire links but being creative on different platform will do for better quality links.

jeffscott is offline   Reply With Quote
Register or log in to remove this ad.
Old 20th August 2015, 07:31 AM   #2
sandybrown's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Posts: 2

CarolineMurphy You're Absolutely Right, you want to create Your Competitor quality back links and ranking higher on Google search

sandybrown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th August 2015, 12:16 PM   #3
torka's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Triangle area, NC, USA, North America, Earth (usually)
Posts: 4,101

Search Engine Guide Blogger


That assumes that your competitor is ranking higher because of those links, not in spite of them. You could end up hurting your site if you seek links from many lower-quality pages simply because your competitor has a link from those pages.

You should always use your common sense when evaluating links you find pointing to competitors' sites. Don't simply blindly copy their linking strategy thinking this will help you get ahead.

Beyond that, you need to think outside that box and seek links from other reputable pages that do not link to your competitors. If all you do is copy them, you'll never be able to exceed their performance. All you'll do is continue to run second to them (because they got the links first so their links will be older than yours -- you'll always be running second).

Mere copycats will not be winners in the long run.


Diane Aull - NineYards.com: Helping Businesses Do Business Online
Whether you think you can, or that you can't, you are usually right.
torka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th August 2015, 09:24 PM   #4
Erin Nagata

Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 92

Have you tried social media sites? They can be a great way to improve your visibility.

Erin Nagata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st August 2015, 05:14 AM   #5

Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 9

Yes, competitor analysis is always a best technique for link building.

Online Piping
JenniferJeny is offline   Reply With Quote


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
0 - 900+ Links - 6 Months And A Bunch Of My Time SportsGuy Free Links 28 7th December 2017 05:30 PM
Losing Tons Of Back Links Daily chrismarklee Search Engine Optimization 11 17th April 2014 08:29 AM
Some About Back Links soabbd Search Engine Optimization 4 15th February 2013 02:17 AM
Adult Back Links therawdata Questions About the Forum 3 2nd January 2010 12:21 AM
Article - How To Create SEO Friendly Links bonciutoma Search Engine Optimization 5 15th January 2009 12:29 AM

Thread Tools

Get Updates
RSS Feeds:
RSS Feed for Search Engine Optimization RSS for this Category Only: Search Engine Optimization

RSS Feed for Small Business Ideas Forum RSS for Entire Forum
Forum Rules

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Small Business Ideas Forum

At Your Business - Small Business Directory
Free Business Forms - Prewritten Documents
Search Engine Guide
Small business guide to search marketing

Small Business Brief
Fetching the Best Small Business Info

Used Values - Free Links
Blue Book

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:25 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004 - 2018 - Privacy