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anchor text -- too little/too much?

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anchor text -- too little/too much?

Postby deekshana » Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:28 am

How important is anchor text? I have a number of site mao style search engine helper pages that I would like to work on to increase my PR.

Will adding the headline and abstract of the article in to the anchor text help my page rank, or risk it considering the length og text within the link?

Has anyone ever heard of anchor text in a link being too long for search engines to consider valid?
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Postby terrapin719 » Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:03 pm

Anchor text is the text that other people and pages link to your site with. It is fairly important as it contributes to the relevance of your site and helps you rank in the SERPs for your keyword phrases.

Keyword Title is always better anchor text than Click Here
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Postby flimsy » Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:28 am

Hi,

Anchor text is most important factor in link building. Because anchor text is the targeted keyword on which you want your website in top ranking in SEs.

Just think what do you expecting visitors to type in search box to find your products/services? Or what will you search in Google to find your products? And, those would be your keywords. Use those keywords as anchor text wisely in link building.
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Postby tknoppe » Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:18 am

Yep - agreed, use anchor text with keyword phrases as that anchor text for your links. Helps build better relevant backlinks.
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Postby angienewton » Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:10 pm

Yep, yep agreed!
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Postby krisha » Fri Mar 20, 2009 5:36 am

It is probably not the most important but it helps SEO .
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