Can any one tell me why this site ranks higher than mine

kaybee Registered Users
edited April 2011 in Google
Hi there,

I rank #9 or there abouts for my keyword with about 2500 backlinks but one of my competitor ranks about #5 with only about 500 backlinks..why would this be?
I dont think that his links are so great that so few links does hims so good.

Ant

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  • cashmastercashmaster 100 Post Club
    edited March 2011
    the number of backlinks is not much of an issue now. why dont you post your competitors url along with the keyword so that maybe we can have a look on it.
  • kaybee Registered Users
    edited March 2011
    Ok here the site www emeralddoors .co .uk/ and the keyword is internal doors (cant post links yet)

    Thanks
    Ant
  • cashmastercashmaster 100 Post Club
    edited March 2011
    actually they have over 6000 pages indexed in google and over 8000 backlinks as per yahoo. so the google will show more backlinks than that ( in the webmaster tools ). more over they have pr 3. and if you want what the problem with your site, you can supply the url.
  • racheljohn 100 Post Club
    edited March 2011
    There are some factors are working on his/her website like Page rank, Quality backlinks, relevant backlinks, do follow links, high PR back links etc...
  • kaybee Registered Users
    edited March 2011
    Where did you get 8000 backlinks from, does this include from their domain, if you exclude their own domain they have 663 fron yahoo explorer. Backlink watcher gives them 591
    Yes they have lots of pages indexed.So could tis be the deciding factor in them ranking higher than mine kaybeedoors . co. uk

    Ant
  • noahqw 100 Post Club
    edited March 2011
    Could be his backlinks have higher PageRank or it could be he has more quality content.
  • cashmastercashmaster 100 Post Club
    edited March 2011
    kaybee wrote: »
    Where did you get 8000 backlinks from, does this include from their domain, if you exclude their own domain they have 663 fron yahoo explorer. Backlink watcher gives them 591
    Yes they have lots of pages indexed.So could tis be the deciding factor in them ranking higher than mine kaybeedoors . co. uk
    Ant

    try reducing the load time of your site, so that google will index your site more frequently and more pages.
  • yaniv Registered Users
    edited March 2011
    the number of backlinks is not much of an issue now. the main thing is quality.
    you can have 10 best links and be ranked before huge sites with 10,000 links
  • kaybee Registered Users
    edited March 2011
    Yep have some high quality link can be very beneficial, but from what I've been able to see they dont.
    This account (kaybee .co .uk) was not always mine, but my client said that they (emeralddoors .co .uk) are relatively new to SERPS as compared to him and they just scooted up the ranking very quickly, with less links but many more index pages and therefore internal links, could it be the intenal linking system?

    Thanks for any info

    ant
  • netometry 100 Post Club, Facebook Connected
    edited March 2011
    Their content must be better and more organized... and if it is not, you will eventually take the spot. Sometimes it can take a while, especially if they've been online much longer.
  • tupaiseksi Registered Users
    edited March 2011
    Maybe it is because your competitor site has better content than your site.
  • kaybee Registered Users
    edited March 2011
    If have had a good look at thier site and it really doesnt seem that good same with the content, o well
    Ant
  • oldsanji 100 Post Club
    edited March 2011
    backlinks is one of the determinants for keyword ranking, but not all reference data
  • bluefire Registered Users
    edited March 2011
    I can't find that site in the top 10 at all right now. Also, don't forget about domain age and the quality of content.

    And, its not always the quantity of links but the quality.
  • kaybee Registered Users
    edited April 2011
    Are you cheking the right site and keywords. the site is emeralddoors.co.uk keywords internal doors, they have a double listing ATM, BTW this is Google UK.
    I cant see that they have great links or that many.
    Any explanation would be great.

    Thanks
  • ad1seo Registered Users
    edited April 2011
    i think your competitor have quilty back link and you have normal back link and think you have article and directory link so this is not a good back link if you have link on high PR site so this is good for you and your site
  • ishika 100 Post Club
    edited April 2011
    the only think matter in ranking is not only link but also content, domain age, keyword proximity are some of them so you need to check for all and improve them to improve ranking of your site
  • etiergjt Registered Users
    edited April 2011
    Updating both content and backlinks can give your site a higher rank,your competitor's site possibliy post content everyday
  • fabamaker Registered Users
    edited April 2011
    it depends on the quality of links not quantity
    and the quality of your site matters
  • BigJohnBen Registered Users
    edited April 2011
    Have you checked the anchor text on your backlinks? Try boosting the authority of your backlinks by building links to them, use keyword (and keyword synonym) anchor text and check your page titles.
    interlink your pages more, for example, in each product add "related items" with keyword text links to other products.
    Add breadcrumbs.
    I notice you have reviews on your site, mark them up with hreview microformats and submit them to google´s rich snippets tool
    Add more text to your product descriptions.

    Just some quick thoughts off the top of my head, and of course, get more good quality links from authority sites.
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