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Does Ancor Text Diversity Improve Rankings?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by MikeyMikey13, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. arganrecords

    arganrecords Elite Member

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    Not exactly, sites like eBay were penalized in Google for the low quality contents created by users (auctions with small and copied texts.

    All this can be expected, and if you are operating in accordance with certain criteria, the penalties are avoided easily.
    Following your reasoning after each update there should be mixed in the SERP and is not so, the changes are there but they are not random.

    Spam sites are penalized and quality sites are rewarded. Google certainly very often makes mistakes in judging the sites but algorithm can recognize sites with real quality.
     
  2. howard_hughes

    howard_hughes Elite Member

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    THats what I Said, Anchor Diversity can prevent you from google updates!

     
  3. arganrecords

    arganrecords Elite Member

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    Yes yes, you meant that no one can be sure 100% of every aspect of Google (and it's true) but you can get a good percentage of security if you follow the guidelines of good sense :p
     
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    Sure. Open some (any) authoritative site in ahrefs and look at its backlinks. There would be tons of "here", "this site", plain urls etc. You need to mimic this in order to get a natural looking anchor profile.
     
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    Keyword diversification is very important to make the links looks natural always. It reduce the chance of being penalizes for too much off page SEO.
     
  6. rankwatch12

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    Agreed. Build more links with generic anchor texts such as click here, know more, check us out etc.
     
  7. rankwatch12

    rankwatch12 Regular Member

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    Anchor text diversity is very important post Penguin update.
     
  8. infoasian

    infoasian Supreme Member

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    In many cases it's best to use naked url as anchor while using keyword phrases nearby (using common sense in placing).
     
  9. Castiel999

    Castiel999 Junior Member

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    What is the safest way to diversify your anchor text?

    Is there some rough %. Or ratio to look up as a guideline so the G Penguin wont penalise my site.

    Thanks,
    Castiel.
     
  10. andishm

    andishm Regular Member Premium Member

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    Even if it will not rank, it will still help you to keep your ranks long term if you have natural looking anchor text profile in your back links. So in that manner generic links are having their own worth value to consider.
     
  11. andishm

    andishm Regular Member Premium Member

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    I personally prefer:
    5 % - main keyword
    5-15% - LSI
    and rest all Generic only.
     
  12. rankwatch12

    rankwatch12 Regular Member

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    This can be a good idea +- 5% for each of them.