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Difference link ancor / title

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by aussiejack, Nov 2, 2014.

  1. aussiejack

    aussiejack Regular Member

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    I am a bit ashamed to ask because I should know by now

    <a href="www.example.com" title="title">text</a>

    How is the anchor text defined? Is it "title" or is it "text"?

    I was sure that "text" is the anchor. However, my seo told me otherwise and he should know... or at least I hope so.

    Which of the 2 elements is more important for google?
     
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  2. pitbully

    pitbully Regular Member

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    Dude the anchor text is the text used to display the link. In your example, the anchor would be "text"
     
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  3. K.H.R

    K.H.R Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Dont be confused.

    Just use this to make anchor links: <a href="http://www.example.com">anchor text</a>
     
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  4. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Let's make it a little less confusing for the OP.

    <a href="www.example.com">anchor text</a>



    • Red: Replace this with the URL you want to link to. This is the URL users will go to when they click on your anchor text.
    • Green: This will be displayed instead of the link. Replace this with the text that you want to hyperlink and display.
     
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  5. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Dont ever be afraid to ask a simple question, better than pretending you know the answer. But yea, its the text in between <ahref=""> and </a>
     
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    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Many people, especially new members, are afraid of asking questions because they're not sure if this forum is like the rest of the Internet (or the real world), where asking questions is a good way to get bombarded with insults. Luckily for them, the forum members here are not like other Internet users.
     
  7. aussiejack

    aussiejack Regular Member

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    thanks for the answers, dudes.

    I know understood what the anchor text is. Last thing: Does the title

    <a href="www.example.com" title="title">text</a>

    have any seo value?
     
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    Poly Hossain Registered Member

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    Just use this, <a href="/ann-smarty/" title ="Authors biography">Ann Smarty</a>