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Anchor Text in Navigation Menu

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ejrussell, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. ejrussell

    ejrussell Regular Member

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    What do you guys think works better.

    If I were to have a navigation menu on the side of my website and these were the choices

    New York Locksmith
    Chicago Locksmith
    Los Angeles Locksmith
    Miami Locksmith
    Portland Locksmith
    Houston Locksmith
    so on and so on listing the city with the word Locksmith each time


    OR

    New York
    Chicago
    Los Angeles
    Miami
    Portland
    Houston
    so on and so on just listing the city


    Now this is obviously a locksmith site and if you have a side menu with 50 different cities and the word locksmith following it, It begins to look dumb, but from a SEO prospective in the first version with the word locksmith repeated in each anchor text does it help.

    the word locksmith will be in the url anyway but not in the anchor text in the second choice. Here is an example
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    first choice
    
    <a href="http://alllocks.com/new-york-locksmith.html">new york locksmith</a>
    
    second choice
    
    <a href="http://alllocks.com/new-york-locksmith.html">new york</a>
    
    Will this make a difference? Which choice is better? And I'm not talking about keyword density, just strictly of the fact that if I I'm trying to rank a page for new york locksmith and I have an internal link to that page with the exact phrase new york locksmith and not just new york, however I do have it in the whole url that is making the link, which google does parse for keywords.

    Again what is better?
     
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  2. kleinerMuuk

    kleinerMuuk Newbie

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    The second choice is better because if you use the keyword all the time you will get a keyword density that is much too high!
     
  3. dannym954

    dannym954 Regular Member

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    Go for the second option buddy
     
  4. jimmyn

    jimmyn Junior Member

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    Go for the second one