Competitive SEO Defensive Techniques

Mar 12, 2008 • 9:58 am | comments (5) by | Filed Under SEO - Search Engine Optimization

A Sphinn discussion thread led me to a post by Bill named Slow Down Nosy SEO's and Snooping Competitors.

In short, he gives techniques to "slow down" a competitor from analyzing your SEO techniques and just copying what you have done to benefit themselves. Now, I do not personally vouch for these techniques, that is up to you - but here they are:

  • Do away with and block them from archiving your site's changes
  • NOARCHIVE your pages to block the search cache
  • Block competitive analysis tools like Xenu
  • Use private domain registration
  • Block unauthorized bots and tools
  • Cloak your pages to fool with your competitors

Again, I would not suggest all of these techniques. I am personally of the opinion to worry more about improving your own site as opposed to messing with your competitors minds - but that is up to you.

Forum discussion at Sphinn.

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