Please suggest me the best Tool for monitoring the Competitors Traffic

by Forhad
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Hello Everyone,

Just wondering if anyone has used any effective external tools for monitoring the competitor’s traffic? By using which, I can know the competitors' regular traffic without knowing their internal server logs and data. Need to know it soon. Please help me out by suggesting such tools.
Waiting for your help.


Thanks in advance!
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    There is no way to get accurate traffic numbers of a website without having access to it.
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  • Profile picture of the author paulch65
    Plus no real value in knowing.

    I suppose you could use Alexa Rank.

    Just focus on individual keywords, not entire websites - that's my current opinion subject to rapid change!
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    • Profile picture of the author patco
      Originally Posted by paulch65 View Post

      Plus no real value in knowing.

      I suppose you could use Alexa Rank.

      Just focus on individual keywords, not entire websites - that's my current opinion subject to rapid change!
      Sorry, but Alexa Rank will not help you understand something (as it shows only people that actually have the toolbar INSTALLED! By the way, I don't know any tool to get such data, unless they use a visible (or invisible) third party web counter
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  • Profile picture of the author trevord92
    Services like Hitwise, Compete and quite a few others claim to know the figures but in reality they're based on a sample and then extrapolated (mathematical term for "guessed") to provide you with a figure that you'll believe.

    But, as others have said, without access to the control panel or logs of the site in question you won't know for certain.

    Concentrate on things you can make a difference with.
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  • Profile picture of the author SEO Power
    Semrush is the best tool you can use. It isn't completely accurate, but it's very handy and gets the job done.
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    • Profile picture of the author Forhad
      Originally Posted by SEO Power View Post

      Semrush is the best tool you can use. It isn't completely accurate, but it's very handy and gets the job done.
      How semrush can help me to monitor the competitor's traffic?I thought it's a tool for keyword research.
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      • Profile picture of the author rajivsingha
        Originally Posted by Forhad View Post

        How semrush can help me to monitor the competitor's traffic?I thought it's a tool for keyword research.
        I too suggest Semrush. Semrush is primarily a keyword research tool but it can be used to research organic and paid traffic data too. It may not be 100% accurate but still quite decent. Here's a snapshot showing the same {marked in green}.
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by AshleyCarter56 View Post

      alexa is only real way / looking up the traffic for the keyword and making an estimation
      Alexa only shows traffic that runs their toolbars, plugins, etc...

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      Alexa's traffic estimates are based on data from our global traffic panel, which is a sample of millions of Internet users using one of over 25,000 different browser extensions. In addition, we gather much of our traffic data from direct sources in the form of sites that have chosen to install the Alexa script on their site and certify their metrics.
      Even on the traffic alexa is looking at, they're ball parking numbers & guessing because any site on the net will never have 100% traffic running alexa scripts. When only 0.10% of a sites traffic is running alexa scripts, that's going to be one lousy guesstimate for traffic volume.
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    • Profile picture of the author Yavan
      Go with the ahrefs, by using this you can check the backlinks of your competitor. With the help of backlinks you have monitor most of the part where from the traffic comes.
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      • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
        Originally Posted by Yavan View Post

        Go with the ahrefs, by using this you can check the backlinks of your competitor. With the help of backlinks you have monitor most of the part where from the traffic comes.
        Ahrefs can be great for finding and analyzing backlinks, but that will not give you traffic data.
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      • Profile picture of the author Forhad
        Originally Posted by Yavan View Post

        Go with the ahrefs, by using this you can check the backlinks of your competitor. With the help of backlinks you have monitor most of the part where from the traffic comes.
        I use ahrefs for checking competitors backlink but how can i estimate the traffic from those. If the competitors go for PPC or any type of paid traffic then?
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  • Profile picture of the author Oziboomer
    I wouldn't waste my time on it but if you know enough other data you could plug the numbers into 80/20 Curve to estimate where a competitor sat and then get a traffic range for them.

    Better to spend your time on more productive stuff.
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    • Profile picture of the author nik0
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      SpyFu is quite good, it even shows the ads your competitor uses for his PPC campaigns, but without a paid account you don't get to see too much.
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  • Profile picture of the author FranksToys
    As others have pointed out there are no exact tools to help you with this, all of them are an estimate. Some buy their traffic data from ISPs, and others rely on third party tools for data.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sidra Condron
    Use SpyFu to get competitor info. Type their website into the search bar on SpyFu.com and when it returns the results page, you just click the "SEO and PPC clicks." It breaks them into traffic sources and lets you see changes in their traffic from month to month going back as much as 7 years (depending on how long they've been around).
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