Why is this site outranking w/ only 6 backlinks

by Murkr
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Okay so im noticing anything "Tampa" is a competitive keyword because its so populated here. But i was looking at this keyword this site is ranked #1 with only 6 backlinks.

Keyword: Roofer in Tampa
website: roofers-tampa . com

Can someone explain to me how they got such a good position? Looking at their website i dont even see good content.

The only things i can think of is domain age, but its not even that old, it was created 2010. and exact match domain.

It would be great hearing some insight from others.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    Domain age is really not a ranking factor.

    You really have no idea how many backlinks the site has. There is nothing out there that will tell you that. They might have 6. They might have 600.

    Local rankings are a lot more about citations than backlinks though.
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    • Profile picture of the author Murkr
      Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

      Domain age is really not a ranking factor.

      You really have no idea how many backlinks the site has. There is nothing out there that will tell you that. They might have 6. They might have 600.

      Local rankings are a lot more about citations than backlinks though.
      huh? you seem like the type that would know about https://ahrefs.com

      they tell me how many backlinks that site has.

      I remember reading somewhere that citations werent factored in as much as it used to be. im trying to rank a local roofing company. I been creating great informative content, then i planned on getting backlinks to those pages.

      I haven't worked on doing many citations though. I didnt know that was such an important factor. Do you of any blog posts with lists of websites to add my NAP too?


      Originally Posted by seoguy2015 View Post

      Link popularity is just a one factor. There are so many other factors that effects ranking. Content and user friendliness are two main factors that effects SEO. We can get top ranking without any backlinks.
      that was my understanding for ranking in 2016 as well. Ive been working on creating great content. but i just visited that site and seen thin content and not very informative, then i was like "ohh, well they must have a lot of backlinks" so i checked ahrefs and found they barely have any. thats what made me post here.
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      • Profile picture of the author danparks
        Originally Posted by Murkr View Post

        huh? you seem like the type that would know about https://ahrefs.com

        they tell me how many backlinks that site has.
        A website owner can block backlink checkers from discovering backlinks the website owner has created (like backlinks from a PBN). You don't know if this is the case or not with the competition.
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        • Profile picture of the author Murkr
          Originally Posted by danparks View Post

          A website owner can block backlink checkers from discovering backlinks the website owner has created (like backlinks from a PBN). You don't know if this is the case or not with the competition.
          hmm thats interesting. In this case here, what what you personally think is the reason why they are ranking so highly.
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  • Profile picture of the author seoguy2015
    Link popularity is just a one factor. There are so many other factors that effects ranking. Content and user friendliness are two main factors that effects SEO. We can get top ranking without any backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    I'm well aware of Ahrefs.com.

    My point is no backlink monitoring service has the resources to crawl and index the entire internet. What you see in any of them is not necessarily a reflection of how many links actually exist. Most of the time, it is just a small fraction.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Like Mike said, you will never know all the backlinks sources, it's just not going to happen (ever).
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  • Profile picture of the author Gabbarsingh
    sem rush report
    2 TOTAL BACKLINKS
    Referring Domains 2
    Referring IPs 2

    1 follow and 1 nofollow

    it happens ..should be easy to out rank then i suppose

    two relevant links with keywords swithced around in urls from backlinking domains
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    • Profile picture of the author Murkr
      Originally Posted by Gabbarsingh View Post

      sem rush report
      2 TOTAL BACKLINKS
      Referring Domains 2
      Referring IPs 2

      1 follow and 1 nofollow

      it happens ..should be easy to out rank then i suppose

      two relevant links with keywords swithced around in urls from backlinking domains
      this is not the case trust me, the next few competitors for that keyword got hundreds or thousands of backlinks.

      I was just shocked this had so little when i ran it in aherfs.
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      • Profile picture of the author DABK
        Majestic SEO says the root domain has 8 new backlinks, 86 altogether.

        They have 184 pages indexed...

        It's ranking because it has the phrase roofers tampa, has some backlinks, and others are not going for either roofers in tampa or roofers tampa... It doesn't do so well for Rampa Roofers... a couple more sites are going for that, specifically.

        It's not competitive, roofers in tampa, that and the fact that they've done some SEO is why they're ranking...
        Originally Posted by Murkr View Post

        this is not the case trust me, the next few competitors for that keyword got hundreds or thousands of backlinks.

        I was just shocked this had so little when i ran it in aherfs.
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        • Profile picture of the author Murkr
          Originally Posted by DABK View Post

          Majestic SEO says the root domain has 8 new backlinks, 86 altogether.

          They have 184 pages indexed...

          It's ranking because it has the phrase roofers tampa, has some backlinks, and others are not going for either roofers in tampa or roofers tampa... It doesn't do so well for Rampa Roofers... a couple more sites are going for that, specifically.

          It's not competitive, roofers in tampa, that and the fact that they've done some SEO is why they're ranking...
          hmm, looks like ill try to target "roofers in tampa" in the future then. in my head, if i was looking for a roofer that is the kind of keyword i would use, im sure its different for everyone though.
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  • Profile picture of the author paulgl
    Originally Posted by Murkr View Post

    Okay so im noticing anything "Tampa" is a competitive keyword because its so populated here.
    Um...yeah.

    Maybe that's why real roofers in Tampa are advertising.

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