Reverse Engineering Your Competition A Shortcut To Online Marketing…
Until not to long ago I did not understand the importance of reverse engineering my top competition. The first time I heard “Reverse Engineering Your Competition”, I believed that all you needed to do was look at a site and attempt to do the same as they are doing but the problem was, I did not know where to even start.
The difference came when I got really serious about my business and started learning from some great mentors like Mike Dillard, Tim Erway, Mike Filsaime, Shaqir Hussyin, Kelly Felix and many others along the way that really wanted to help me succeed.
Seriously, many try to make money online but the fact is that most don’t know where to start.
Reverse engineering your top competitors and their websites can provide you with the need to know on how to get an unfair advantage in your particular niche.
What I mean by this is, If you know what keywords are making your competitors money or ranking their websites on the first page of Google/Top Search Engines in your particular niche then a good head-start oo your market research because doing your market research and keyword research is about 80% of the information needed to have a profitable business and ranking your website.
In this example below you will notice a keyword search done on Google for the phrase, ” Hats for sale “. This is what turned up on the first page of Google. You’ll see all the paid advertising for this keyword meaning that it is making money already.
Watch it for a couple of days and if you still see these advertising then you know this keyword is already making money and all you have to do is find a vendor that has an affiliate program and you send traffic to your marketing funnel and make commissions.
You will also notice that below the left margin after all the Ads you will see top 10 websites competing for this keyword but doing it mostly organically. These websites can provide you with other keywords you should do some due diligence on and see if they are worth your time and efforts.
Reverse engineering a competitors site not only gives you the market and keyword research information but also gives you what anchor text they are using, where are they getting their backlinks from, what meta keywords are they using on their website, are they using their keyword in their Title tags and Meta tags, and the ranking of the site.
If your competition has a blog then go checkout their blog and see what they write about, the keywords used. You could use the same keywords on your blog and content of your website.
Now you are probably wondering how you are going to get all this information.
Here are some great free tools that will help you find those keywords from your competitors and the entire Search Engine of Google:
4- SimilarWeb.com – Gives you others websites competing for the same keywords
5- marketsamurai.com ( paid )
6- Google’s Free Keyword Tool
These sites above will give you the Analytics Data and charts of keywords, anchor text, backlinks and ranking of your competitor.
Armed with this arsenal of information will put you ahead of 95% of the competition because having this information is priceless to your business success. Study all the Data and Analytics carefully and dissect every little detail and you will see how quickly you will have your site right there next to top websites in your niche.
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