Check The Competitions Inbound Links
As you come up with websites you want to compete with, quickly add them to
your favories in a new folder so you can review them periodically. Once you
have completed your list of competitiors, it is time to do a link check. In
this step, you will find sites that are linking to your competitiors, and try
to get them to link to you as well. So do a google search for the exact url
of one of the websites in your list. For example, here is a link to a google
search result for metasphere.net.
Click the link that says "Find web pages that link to metasphere.net",
highlighted in the image below.
The page returned will show every site that google can find with a link to metasphere.net.
If you were trying to compete with metasphere.net, you would go to these sites
and see if it were possible to get your site linked as well. Often this is a
simple as filling out a form. Sometimes, it takes an email, or whatever hurdles
created by that site's owner. Sometimes, it cannot be done, but you can also
look at these sites as examples of sites you can search for to try to get more
links to your site than your competition has to theirs (keeping our eye on the