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How many anchor text variations?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by dizen, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. dizen

    dizen Regular Member

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    I use only 2 anchor text variations for each of my terms , singular and plural form for the terms I after, i.e.

    green widget
    green widgets

    good hotel
    good hotels

    Is this the right way to do it?

    Thanks
     
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  2. hmeister

    hmeister BANNED BANNED

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    I would also use what is (in my opinion anyway :)) laughingly known as "latent semantic indexing (LSI) So, I would also use "really good hotel", "great hotel", "good hotel for short breaks" great weekend hotel package", "hotel with great reviews",etc.

    The whole point of the LSI bit is to include paragraphs and phrases around your keywords that a customer looking for a great hotel would expect to find and it doesn't matter if your anchor text is 4 or 5 words long, the key is to make sure that the anchor text is what people are searching for. Use Google keyword checker to check it out.
     
  3. mccullum

    mccullum Power Member

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    instead of telling you the exact percentage for those variants of anchors,i want to show you this site:
    http://www.linkdiagnosis.com/
    provide your competitors's links there and it would show you how their anchors are varying.Just copy that and be consistent.You will reach the top position one day.
     
  4. bobbylove321

    bobbylove321 BANNED BANNED

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    If those are the keywords that you are targeting, then you need to be building tons of backlinks for them using high authoritative sites.
     
  5. Giuni

    Giuni Power Member

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    angela it's saying that it's not good to do variations of your anchor...but yours it's only with the plural so..i think that's ok:)
     
  6. nbhead

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    If Angela is saying that, then I would definitely NOT listen to her, as it is very bad practice to keep on using the same anchor over and over.

    If you want it the WH way, then you should make sure your backlink profile is as natural as possible and there is no way on earth that 100's or 1000's of individual webmasters only use one anchor to link to your website. Every person links to you in a different way, with different anchors, some will use your websites name or URL, others will use keywords and more others will use anchors like "here", "click", etc.

    While it IS true that you achieve better and easier rankings if you use the specific anchor text for which you want to rank, diversification is key to longterm success. Do as hmeister said and you will stay longer at the top, even though it will take longer to get there.