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Anchors in links and how they are viewed by search engines

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by jerky7, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. jerky7

    jerky7 Newbie

    Sep 16, 2015
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    Hi there,

    I just had a lengthy discussion with one of my link suppliers that has a great portfolio of sites to post articles on. The only restriction is that the target link needs to be anchored, so I can't link to blackhatworld.com/forums/ but have to link to blackhatworld.com/forums/#content (for example).

    Does anyone know how search engines react to this? The only research I could find on it is from 2012 and it states that everything behind the # is ignored, since it's only for usability.

    It would be great if anyone could provide some insight, especially if it makes a difference if one links with or without anchors.

  2. Nargil

    Nargil Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    May 10, 2012
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    Why would he want it to be anchored is beyond me. But yes, google follows the link, lands on your site and the effect is the same. I wouldn't really worry about the link not working on anything.