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Importance of Backlink Anchor Text

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by kimkils, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. kimkils

    kimkils Power Member

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    Is this as important as people say?

    Ive got 500+ backlinks for a site which is exactly the two keywords it is targeting, in market samurai it was all greens... on the front page the top result is a wiki page and some other none SEO'd pages. My site is fully SEO'd (no expert but done the usual stuff!), it "should" be up there but its not and its annoying.

    It was originally at position 10, i blasted it with XR and it disappeared, came back a week later at.... wait for it... 11. There it's stayed.

    I keep building high PR backlinks... but it wont budge.

    Im currently using adwords to send traffic to it, but getting a very low ROI, if i can get it in the first 3 it'll be profitable.

    Many of the Xruming i've done is with PR3+ (domain) profile links, the anchor text for this is very varied. Would this make a huge difference?
     
  2. wowhaxor

    wowhaxor Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Anchor text is most certainly important but its not the end all either. If we're talking about G the factors are gonna be the anchor text, the authority of the site in general, the power of the specific page that the link is dropped on, outbound links - is it a spammed ass page?, and ****************/nofollow. So its for sure an element and good to get whenever you can but all links have power in one way or another.

    The thing I'd think about first is your Xrumer links. Profile links can take weeks or more to be indexed. Has this been pretty recent? I usually ping my forum and web 2.0 profiles to make sure they get picked up earlier. Also make sure you're always getting your own fresh list of forums so you're not in super bad neighborhoods.
     
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  3. kimkils

    kimkils Power Member

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    Thanks for the reply wowhaxor (love the name!)

    The forum links were blasted 2 weeks or so ago, more are being picked up every day, unfortunately though the backlinks mostly have anchor text of "visit site" which is the alt text for the "www" image which is on the page on the forum displaying all the usernames... this is what tends to get scraped by Google.

    I'm trying some more blasting (traditional, spammy) with proper backlink anchor text though, hopefully that'll help.

    It seems odd how i get more links yet Googles punished me by plonking me on the second page... hopefully just temporary... we'll see...
     
  4. charlieyin

    charlieyin Newbie

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    can anyone elaborate on this? does this mean backlinks such as paul and angelas will cause google to react negatively in the long run when they get more popular and spammed?
     
  5. lafours

    lafours Power Member

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    On a side note, be sure to mix up your anchor text a little. If people were naturally linking to your site, it's unlikely that they'd all use the same keywords to point to your site.
    For example, a golf club shop, one person might link to it as 'golf club shop', another 'golf clubs', another 'cheap golf clubs'. Mixing it up like that make google think the links are natural and give your site more weight.
     
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