As I mentioned on my last post, I’m starting my second semester exam tomorrow and you know what that mean? I won’t be having enough time to work on and update this blog again as usual but, I will be trying my very best.
However, I know that you can also assist me to run TBC somehow for this period which will last for 2-3 weeks so, if you have a good post that my readers will like please, send it to [ngenebiz (at) gmail dot com] I will check it out and create a contributor account for you to submit it, thats if your post is good. Please, remember to make it original and spam free. Thanks
I will try and make today’s post will be shorter than my usual posts because, I should be studying my book by this time so that I will not fail:). Without further ado, let’s get to it.
We all know the benefits of carrying out research when we’re starting a new blog in fact, its one of the things anyone that is creating a new blog should not joke with. With all the huge competitions out there today, it’s very important to carry out market and keyword research very well before launching any blog.
The tools below are the ones I’m using to analyse my competitors sites and, I’m sure they will also help you.
4 Awesome Tools For Spying On Your Competitors Website’s
1. OpenSiteExplorer.com: This is a very popular site and, I know you might have heard of it before or even use it. Open site explorer will help you to check your competitors Domain Authority, Page Authority as well as the number of backlinks they have.
It will also tell you the sites that are linking to the domain you’re evaluating and as you, it’s good to check out these things so that you’ll know how to beat and outrank your competitors on the search engines. This site is very useful and if you’ve not used it before, I suggest you do so now.
2. KeywordSpy.com : This tool is also very useful when it comes to spying on your competitor’s keywords. The tool can provide you with data in key areas such as; PPC keywords used, organic keywords and their positions and competitors, as well as organic listing variations and many other things.
3. Magestic SEO: This is one of my favorite sites when it comes to analysing competitor’s website’s backlink profile. All you have to do is type the URL you want to analyse on the area provided and it will get you a comprehensive report of the site’s backlink profile.
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It can give you a report for thousands of backlinks to a particular URL and retrieve useful data such as; anchor text, PR (pagerank) and the number of backlinks and outbound links, and whether any inbound links have been flagged as no-follow. This tool can really get you lots of awesome reports for any URL apart from the ones I’ve mentioned here.
4. Alexa.com : Alexa is not a new site and if you don’t know about it yet then, you are not serious. Many webmasters always visits it to check out their own website traffic rankings, but have you ever used it to check your competitors statistics?
Alexa can provide you with lots of useful information such as: How engaged visitors are on a particular site, data on audience demographics, where traffic is coming from and from what keywords. However, I’m not so sure how accurate the data from Alexa is, I don’t believe its 100% accurate, but still a great tool to use for gathering some raw data.
Your Own Turn
Have you heard of any of these sites before? Do you know of any other site that can perform such an amazing work of spying on your competitors sites? Let’s talk about it on the comment section. Please, remember to share this post with your friends :).
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