Tools to Evaluate Your SEO Competition

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Tools to Evaluate Your SEO Competition

A while ago I discussed how you could manually evaluate your competition by comparing the key phrase inachor: and intitle: results. Today I’ll add a few online tools that can also be very helpful in measuring your SERPs competition.

1. Nichewatch (free) looks into top 10 Google results for a given phrase and lets you compare them by letting you compare:

  • their backlinks to the domain in Yahoo;
  • backlinks to the webpage in Yahoo;
  • Goolge PR of a domain and a page (both currently broken);
  • keyphrase occurrences on web page;
  • pages indexed of domain in Yahoo;
  • their rankings for allinanchor: Google rank;
  • rankings for allintitle: Google rank;
  • rankings for allintext: Google rank.

Nichewatch Competition Evaluation

2. Keyword difficulty tool (for SEOmoz premium members) will estimate the level of competition by looking into (for both Yahoo and Google):

  • page strength (calculated by another cool SEOmoz tool);
  • page backlinks;
  • domain backlinks;
  • domain age;
  • number of .edu and .gov links;
  • Alexa Rank
  • internal link ratio;
  • Del.icio.us links;
  • Technorati links;
  • DMOZ links;
  • Wiki. links;
  • Google PR.

SEOmoz keyword difficulty tool

3. Compete.com (paid with several free searches) will also list your direct competitors for a certain keyword and some interesting additional info you will like:

  • site share – i.e. how much the site traffic relies on this keyword referral traffic;
  • the site average monthly search referrals.

Compete Come Competitors’ research

Ann Smarty

Ann Smarty

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Ann Smarty is the blogger and community manager at Internet Marketing Ninjas. Ann's expertise in blogging and tools serve as a base for her writing,... Read Full Bio
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