| 4:04 pm on Mar 8, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Im assuming your content will be different, if so then yes you can compete with it. :D
| 4:34 pm on Mar 8, 2005 (gmt 0)|
The site may show 40,000 backlinks, but that does NOT mean that all 40,000 actually count. Are they all from different sites? More likely the bulk of them are from 1 or a handful of sites.
You can often get a fairly good idea of how strong those 40,000 links are by browsing through what Yahoo returns on a link check of the site. If it shows 40,000 backlinks, but then only displays 35-40 of them, then most of them are likely irrelevant (at least from what I have seen in most instances).
| 7:24 pm on Mar 8, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Find out how many come from unique domains on unique IP's. Make your decision to compete based on that.
| 9:01 pm on Mar 8, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Data mine your competitors backlinks and make requests to those sites to have them add you. Your competitor made it easy for you.
| 12:58 am on Mar 9, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Thanks for the info...
How does one go about "Data min(ing) your competitors backlinks"? I was thinking of going through the sites but manually it would take for ever to make that many requests
WOuld you be able to refer me to a software or site that would help me analyze the backlinks and the site's structure?
| 7:54 pm on Mar 9, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Just hit Google. Put the query in link:domain (being the competitors). You now have a list of sites linking to the competitor. Now just start going through them. There is automated software that will do this but I tend to stay away and will not recomend any.
| 7:58 pm on Mar 9, 2005 (gmt 0)|
How many of his 40K links are from his own site?
try: linkdomain:example.com -site:example.com