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Anchor text link to your main page on every page?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by jon_xx_x, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. jon_xx_x

    jon_xx_x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Someone please help me with this nooby question, as I've taken some time off, and am a bit out of date on things.
    I remember people talking about possibly getting penalized for having an anchor text in the footer on every page pointing to the main page. Was there any truth to this? Do you still put the anchor link in the foot? ie 2013 Copyright Buy Viagra buyviagrasite.com
    and buy viagra is linked to the main url?
     
  2. dinkish

    dinkish Power Member

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    That form of footer link probably wouldn't be appreciated by Google.
     
  3. SysFailure0x5a

    SysFailure0x5a Junior Member

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    Do you mean like, your niche is.... um... rubber truck balls... and instead of linking "home" you link "Rubber Truck Balls" as the anchor text?
     
  4. dinkish

    dinkish Power Member

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    I'm pretty sure one of the footer updates that Google implemented was specifically for spam, and the other was for "private" networks\clients to be penalized.

    I'd be surprised if there was any benefit to doing this anymore.
     
  5. jon_xx_x

    jon_xx_x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Okay thanks. I thought I remembered something like that. I started doing it more so by habit, and figured I better look into it before continuing on.
     
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    Not a good idea at all anymore. Particularly if you have a lot of pages on your site. Using the same anchor text can kill you if you have hundreds or thousands of pages.
     
  7. jon_xx_x

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    Okay thanks. I'm going to remove it.