Anchor Text Question

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  1. iagotheinsane

    iagotheinsane Junior Member

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    If I'm trying to rank for 'breakfast tables,' should I also back link with the anchor text 'breakfast table' or will the former (plural) be enough to cover both searches?
     
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    I would anchor the exact keyword "breakfast tables" however you can anchor other keywords as well, make sure you are targeting those keywords as well and its in your website page.
     
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    Specifically if you are going to try and rank breakfast tables, you should also add these ancillary keywords:

    breakfast table setting, dinner table sets, dinner table, ikea dining table, dinner tables, home furnishings, round table, big lots furniture, furniture world, ikea breakfast table


     
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  4. iagotheinsane

    iagotheinsane Junior Member

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    If I add all those extra word combinations, that would dilute my back links wouldn't it? Instead of everything focused on breakfast tables, I'm now spreading the backlink/anchor text to the other words. Am I missing something here?
     
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    Merlin22 Regular Member

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    Bass is right about adding similar words, but you don't want to spread yourself to thin with anchor texts. Look into LSI to get a better picture and don't forget to target BUYER oriented words as well, such as; cheap, buy, low cost, etc.
     
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  6. chief99

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    Its also good to vary your anchor text as well. If all of your anchor text are all the same, that can trigger some filters.
     
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    Depending on the size of your site it may not be a good idea to use too many keywords.

    When I build a site, I build it to generate not just traffic for my main kw but I aim for related keywords as well to get crossover traffic... I generally shoot for 3 KWs a page when I build a site because if they are looking for green widgets, they will certainly be interested in blue widgets as well and the longer they are on the site, the better chance I have of making money from them.
     
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    In my experience, using your exact keyword is most effective
     
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    I try to use the exact keyword anchor about 50%, and share the other 50% out with variations, synonyms etc.
     
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    exactly. I second to this. Should focus on the core KW you targeted until positive result is confirmed