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Do you use exact match anchor text when internal linking?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Anonoptimization, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. Anonoptimization

    Anonoptimization Power Member

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    What are your thoughts on internal linking anchor text?

    Do you use a lot of exact match or do you tty to mix it up a lot similarly like sites may do with getting back links to make it look natural?

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  2. validseo

    validseo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I don't often see exact matches in A tags correlate as an on-page factor.

    I do often see that exact matches matter in heading tags.

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    Exact match in the title tag does not correlate very often.

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    But broad matches in the title tag do.

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    I personally use it where it flows naturally.
     
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    Agree 100%, it brings way better results in terms of SEO as well
     
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    terrycody Supreme Member

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    We are all very interested with your Audit method and the tool, if possible, please guide a bit, I think you didnt post any guide here right? I would be very glad to read your audit guide :)

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    I prefer to use only less exact match anchor text naturally on my site.
     
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    Poker Rakeback Mafia Regular Member

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    I guess that i do, but not purposely.

    For example, if i write a page about hair spray, I call the page "hair spray", and the url automatically becomes mysite/hair-spray, and the name of the page in the menu automatically becomes "hair spray", so all internal links will be to the keyword hair spray.
     
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    The key is to make it look natural. Use variations of the anchortext as well as url versions.
     
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    Dia77777 Registered Member

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    I would normally go for several variations of the anchor text. Is better to always change and not to use the exact url text.
     
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    Yes I do and it works great
     
  11. xxxjay

    xxxjay Newbie

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    You can get away with more of it, but don't over-do it. Mix it up.
     
  12. deejeej

    deejeej Newbie

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    Looking at how Google interprets context I don't use exact anchors all the time but variations, and and like jiungapng stated, use it naturally. Better results and better experience for your visitors.
     
  13. Gromit

    Gromit Regular Member

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    I tend to prefer being pretty natural with it.

    Experiment and see what works best for you.
     
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    I do on navigation, but vary the anchor in links inside articles.