25 Jan 11
28 Mar 11 5:48 pm
Judging The Competition By Their Backlinks. Is it accurate?
Coming across an issue when trying to judge competition and figure out why they take the first spot on Google. My general approach is to turn on SEOQuake and take a look at the amount of backlinks. The weird part is, it does not always seem like the most accurate approach. Sometimes the site on time has far fewer backlinks then the sites below it.
I understand that it may have something to do with the quality of backlinks, but it's often hard to judge the quality for me. For example, if you enter "7 day belly blast diet review" into Google the site that comes out on top is this one: mwsobgyn.org/7-day-belly-blast-diet.html
Yet that link only has 8 backlinks and from my understanding they are not so high quality. I entered the site into SEO Spyglass and the backlinks seem to all come from forums.
Can anyone give me a bit of insight on this? I want to accurately be able to judge my competition before I enter into a niche market but am finding some difficulty.