I have started affiliate marketing recently and made myself an affiliate marketing website (Kupanzone.com). As I learned about Google rankings, I got to know about Backlinks and how they are important for ranking on google. So I did a brief research on my competitors backlinks and I was clueless about what was going on. Here are the facts that I found out about my competitors.
Website 1: Zoutons.com gets almost 38k+ Backlinks from a website called telegramindia.com or so but when we get on the website, the links are not traceable.
Website 2: Coupondunia.com has only 1800 backlinks from a website called deals5.com which is unreachble.
(You can do a quick search of these at Backlinkwatch.com, or any other website you are familiar wtih)
With these kind of links, they are ranking on the first page of Google which shouldn't be the case.
How are they doing it? If they are getting a link then it should show on the source code somewhere. Please help me out.