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Anchor percentages

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by azeds, May 29, 2014.

  1. azeds

    azeds Junior Member

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    Hey Guys,

    Just checked my backlink profile with ahrefs for the first time in a while and I've noticed that a fair few sites were dropped so my anchor text percentages are not what they once were.

    Currently my brand name is sitting at 19% and then I have two keywords on 8% and two on 7%.

    I've never built links using my brand name, so that percentage is all from other people, but should I dilute these out with generic anchors/other keywords or are the percentages fine?
     
  2. madinina

    madinina Power Member Premium Member

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    why would you dilute anchors built naturally? or maybe i'm missing something
     
  3. azeds

    azeds Junior Member

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    More or less my question was if the percentage of anchors really matters?
     
  4. Final Infinity

    Final Infinity Junior Member

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    That question is quite hard to answer without knowing what the other 66% of anchors are at. Generally I hold it at around 30% for brand name, 10-15% url, 15% url variants and 30% for hard keywords and just 5-10% on generic terms, but this is just how I do it to stay save. This can also vary depending on how hard a keyword is. Hope that helps.
     
  5. lasertriggersrain

    lasertriggersrain Newbie

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    Don't bother about anchor percentages at this stage, ahrefs, majestic and all would give out different metrics anyway. Focus upon obtaining higher quality links.
     
  6. DexSmart

    DexSmart BANNED BANNED

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    It can be high enough now when exact match anchor no longer work.
     
  7. RockstarSEO

    RockstarSEO Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I dont think you need to worry about it. As long as you dont have a higher exact match percentage you can feel safe
     
  8. kulwinder

    kulwinder Newbie

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    It does matter. You can try to use your name as anchor text or title of the post of mixed keywords.
     
  9. Arijit-Roul

    Arijit-Roul Junior Member

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    It works like that -

    40% of main keyword
    30% of LSI keyword
    15% of URL
    15% of general anchor text.