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2016 Anchor Text guide

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by asker1, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. asker1

    asker1 Junior Member

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    Hi BHW,

    probably you noticed that in the last few months there were some changes regarding the anchor text. We can now push more exact match keywords according to numerous studies. But I am quite unsure what is the conclusion and what kind of percentage I should use now.

    Here are my sources:
    http://source-wave.com/video/seo-anchor-text/
    -I maybe misunderstood this one? But he showed that he uses basically 2 exact match Keywords out of 9. One longtail, 3 URL/Brand and 3 more generic terms.

    So this should be like (out of 9 links):
    Exact match 2 22%
    Long tail 1 11%
    URL / brand 3 33%
    Generic/Broad keywords 3 33%

    Am I doing something wrong or is he suggesting 22% exact match anchor text?

    Here is the second part:
    http://source-wave.com/video/2016-anchor-text-pt-2/

    Here are more sources:
    https://ahrefs.com/blog/anchor-text-study/
    Another study by Ahrefs. In the last image we can see this:
    anchor-text-correlation2-2.png
    Are they suggesting that the 1st page in SERPS has 11% exact match anchor text? And 22% partial?


    Here is a slightly older (2015) study from ahrefs:
    https://ahrefs.com/blog/anchor-text-analysis/
    Here they come to a very similar conclusion but at the end they suggest 1,5% exact match?

    I am really confused now what should I use and what to aim for. What kind of exact match is fine now? What kind of percentage of other anchor text?

    Thanks!
     
  2. asker1

    asker1 Junior Member

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    Bump...... Anyone? This is really important for all of us i think.
     
  3. asker1

    asker1 Junior Member

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    I will try to bump one more time, its very important...
     
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    There is no universal rule for this. Check the top 10 websites in your niche and take out the average of their anchor text ratios. Then use that for your site.
     
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    Bump for it too. This could be useful. Thanks for the analysis.
     
  6. asker1

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    I tried to do that but the differences are really big. For example the first site in my niche has like 15% exact match anchor text + 15% exact match of the plural form... And on the other hand you have people telling you about 1,5%. Hmm
     
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    Bump...................