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How NOT over optimize anchor text ?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by danhoff, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. danhoff

    danhoff Power Member

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    Let's say my main keyword is "online games".

    How would you guys structure anchor texts for this main kw, so it's not over optimizeed and looks natural in google eyes ?

    What i do is i make 60% of my links with the exact anchor text (online games), the rest like "play online games" "best online games" "download online games" etc. The problem is ... some of my sites using this structure go up .. some go down!. I dunno why ?
     
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  2. bizroot

    bizroot Supreme Member

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    I keep 60%-80% my main keyword if it's fair competition... Incase if I am building for long term then I keep it below 60%....

    Your sites going up and down could be because of other reasons... op-page optimization, domain authority, link juice, quality of links... many things you should explore and try to analyze...
     
  3. antsaoo

    antsaoo Supreme Member

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    I bet you have some related keywords too you wish to rank for. So you could rotate those too ie. playing free online games playinh online action games and such ...
     
  4. danhoff

    danhoff Power Member

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    What about making anchor look natural ?

    Do you guys add misspelled kw ? links like "how can i play online games?" ? "click here", etc ?
     
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    thedorf Senior Member

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    It might be stronger if you focus on the first two keywords:

    online games today

    online games tomorrow

    if you want to rank for "online games"
     
  6. Micallef

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    My opinion on this changes a lot but I currently think you can get away with quite a high exact KW quotient - I'm not saying you should do this but I have a #1 position with a site that has 120 different backlinks all with the same anchor text.

    I would say up to 80% exact KW anchors is ok, the rest should be urls, variants or "click here" / "go here" / "this site" etc.
     
  7. Longover

    Longover Power Member

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    Take a look with market samurai at the anchor texts for the top 3 or so sites already ranking. You will notice something like this most of the time:
    -40-60% : primary keyword
    -15% : secondary keyword
    -the rest : random stuff like "click here" or "exact url" stuff that people would naturally use to refer to your site.
     
  8. BLACKHAT1984

    BLACKHAT1984 Regular Member

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    I'll just ask a related question on this thread that goes along the same lines. I have a few sites where I've had links going to sub pages with related keywords but now have one site where I only really have one page I can send links to (the main page). All the sub pages are about me, contact info etc. Will I struggle to rank if I send all the backlinks to the main page only or does it really matter?
     
  9. Micallef

    Micallef Supreme Member

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    I'll tell you the answer if you tell me how you managed to get 4,294,967,277 thanks.
     
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    BLACKHAT1984 Regular Member

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    Lol I get that a lot and I have absolutely no idea :)
     
  11. likeskoolaid

    likeskoolaid Regular Member

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    a bot? it's pretty cool though but i didnt notice it until you pointed it out.
     
  12. BLACKHAT1984

    BLACKHAT1984 Regular Member

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    Lol well I haven't used a bot because I have better things to do than thank myself that much. It all sorta messed up when they removed the ewhoring section and I lost my 1k post count etc...
     
  13. danhoff

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    Why do You think some of my pages go down (-100, -300, -500) when i add more links ? All my domains are 3+ years old, ranking high (top10) for verry competetive kw. In general my SiEO is doing great, but sometimes my single pages i do seo for ... go down like a rock ?
     
  14. Stephe

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    How many links are you adding at once? Are you going from something like 1,000 backlinks to 2,000 backlinks overnight, or is it a gradual growth? Ultimately, you want to trick google into believing that your link growth is natural, so when you're building links don't do it all at once; space out how fast your website are gaining links. You'll also want to watch out what types of links you're getting. Are your links all footer or blogroll links, are these links site wide links, and are the links actually from related websites? Additionally, in context links look a lot more natural and are going to give you more of a boost. You really just need to monitor yourself, and ask the question: Does this look out of place? If too many things look off, then google is going to recognize this.