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Exact anchor text question

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by ImranKhan1989, Dec 26, 2015.

  1. ImranKhan1989

    ImranKhan1989 Regular Member

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    Hi BHW members,

    It's always suggested that we should use exact anchor text 1% or less than 1% in whole link profile.

    Now for example if I've 300 links and I want to use exact anchor text in link,so can I make 3 links from the same anchor text or I've to use exact,partial,LSI or long tail KWs along with exact?

    Thanks!
     
  2. jamesjk1

    jamesjk1 Senior Member

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    If you want to play it safe then yes, you are correct. I would say ~5% exact match anchors should be OK with the remainder made up of brand, raw URL, generic and LSI variations. I've seen anchor profiles with exact match anchors at 30%+, but how long those sites stick around is anyone's guess. Remember, it's also relative to the number of links you build - i.e. if you had 5 links, 2 out of the 5 (33%) wouldn't look too suspicious with exact match anchors. Extrapolate that out to 250 links however and you would almost certainly run into some problems.
     
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    Ambitious12 Elite Member

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    See what I suggest people:
    50% Anchor Texts
    30% Long Tails
    20% Generic Keywords
     
  4. ImranKhan1989

    ImranKhan1989 Regular Member

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    50% Anchor Texts? 50% Anchor Texts or 50% brand Anchor Texts?
     
  5. charliebrooker

    charliebrooker Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Personally I would keep the exact match ones very low yes, but do plenty of related term links, but always 75% branded/naked or generic.
     
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    asap1 BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP

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    I like to use about 2%-5% exact anchors but you can use up to 10% and still be safe I see it all the time.

    So don't panic if you go over 5%
     
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    sergey007 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Usually, I use 10% exact match anchor text and am ranking good in Google.
     
  8. DJPaulyD

    DJPaulyD Power Member

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    I also aim for 10%