View Full Version : Competitors techniques
12-15-2005, 06:38 AM
Ok so my competitor is a family friend that created a website 3 years ago. He used to work for UPS and now he's doing very well and quit his UPS job. I told him I was going to compete with him in the same field and get the same outcome :) Now by using certain web site ranking software I noticed his web site traffic up to 6,000 uniques a day when he first started in 2001 and then again in 2005. How can I find out what advertising he's doing? Is there somewhere that says where all his traffic is coming from? I think he pays a company. Anything could help...cause he won't tell me.
Z Power Australia
12-16-2005, 09:10 AM
Are you sure he is a friend??
12-30-2005, 11:18 AM
This opens a lot of questions. I have been wondering about my own competion
but have not had much luck finding out much.
For example, I have a darn good site, and get 160,000 visitors
a month. Yet for the main keyword I have on google I am on page 17.
The competitor that is #1 on google has very little content and the keyword
isn't even mentioned on his home page, the page that is linked by google. So how does he do it?
I would like to know. I have more links, and better links,
In every way I can check I beat him hands down.
But more to the point, you want to make money.
So why are you competing with your friend? If I were you
I would start a site that is similar but not competing
and make him a partner if he will teach you how to do it.
Stop being an idiot and start being a wiz.
12-31-2005, 02:55 PM
Might just be a simple case of 'it looks easy when somebody else does it' . . Unfortunately you have probably lost a good source for advise.
01-01-2006, 05:31 AM
ok. ok. ok. It seems that the focus is more on the fact that my family friend wont tell me then on what I really wanted to know..."how does he do it" So I'll confess...I didn't tell him I was competing with him...Just kind of borrowed the idea...But he wont even notice even if I do make it...So anyway...How does one find out how his competitor advertises?
01-01-2006, 08:36 AM
Do some research....
Start with looking at the site (and html code), url,
title, description, and how the key words are used.
Check in-bound links to the site.
Do some searches on various key words.
His "advertizing" could be as simple as having listings
on various directories and websites and/or PPC.