I will be posting on competition research at Search Engine Journal. The first post is already up and you are welcome to let me know what you think: Make the Most of SEO Competitive Research: Evaluating the Competition.
In the series I will be looking into:
- Evaluating your overall competition.
- Determining your direct competitors.
- Defining who to compete with.
- Exploring your competitors’ SEO strategies.
- Best free and paid tools to analyze your competitors.
You may get a sneak peek on what I will be talking about via the slideshow:
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that was just an awesome post, i learned a lot. thank you for your great work
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Hey Ann, great post, and still quite relevant, although a bit old. Here’s a question for you: do you think that aggregating intitle: and inanchor: data separately add value to competitor research? If what we’re looking for is the competition, the only real “competition” is inanchor:”-” intitle:”-“, correct?
@Hannah, I’d still use both to get the full picture.
@Ann – thanks for the response!
Truth be told, it’s an issue of resources – namely time.
Ann, Would you kindly share your favorite method for producing a total of sites that have the keyword I’m researching in both intitle and inanchor?
Google allows these commands to be used individually, but not together, so I can get a list of URLs that have my keyword intitle, and a second list that have my keyword inanchor, but I cannot directly produce a list of sites that have both.
Do you like to produce both of these lists, place them in Excel, and then do a clever manipulation to see which sites appear in both lists? If so, will you share how you do this? Even just a little hint in these comments will be enough to get me started, so if you would do that I would be grateful.
Thank you in advance for any help you can offer.
@Greg, actually google does allow to search both intitle: and inanchor:
You might be confusing that with allinanchor: and allintitle: queries – these two are exclusive (meaning they don’t work together with any other search operator)
You’re right. I was confusing intitle with allintitle.
I just did a little google search for these two terms and found out the differences.
Thanks for your help!