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Multiple links from the same source with different anchor text

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by tutzor, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. tutzor

    tutzor Registered Member

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    Hi guys, was wondering if someone could clarify this for me.

    I have site A which I want to link to from site B. Site B is relevant to site A and has about 1,000 pages. I want to improve rankings for 5 keywords I have selected for site A. What if I place 5 links on site B (site wide), linking to the home page of site A with different anchor texts? Like - <a href="http://siteA.com">anchor one</a>, <a href="http://siteA.com">anchor two</a>, href="http://siteA.com">anchor three</a> etc...Will the link juice of site B equally improve my rankings for all of the keywords or will Google just pick the first anchor text and disregard the rest?

    Also, my second question is...what if I place one site wide links from site B to site A home page, and then another link to another page on site A, will it boost my ranking the same for home page and the other page?

    Thanks.
     
  2. aftershock2020

    aftershock2020 Senior Member

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    Cross-linking like this is pretty standard. The outcome of the end result depends on a number of factors between both sites.

    Sure, you will get a blacklink point with the search engines but it won't have anymore impact to link more than once, as it will begin to reflect a link farming project and get you into a sticky situation, doing more harm than good.

    As for the improvements of rankings, it will give you another backlink boost but 5 backlinks like you are suggesting in this example aren't going to do anything for the rank position without being in addition to MANY more over time.

     
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    thedorf Senior Member

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    This brings up a good point.

    My understanding is G only counts one outgoing unique url per page for serp purposes. If this is true you'll need to point to different pages on site A just to get credit.

    However, are the following urls unique to G? And if so would this allow for multiple anchor text to the homepage from sitewide links?

    www .sitename .com
    www .sitename .com/
    sitename .com/
    sitenname .com
    www .sitename .com/index.php
    sitename .com/index.php
     
  4. aftershock2020

    aftershock2020 Senior Member

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    Nope, they are read the same, as most engines do still ready the difference in the root directory and the 'www.' directory, google combines the two results and doesn't seperate as uniques. They haven't for some time.

    You can test on:
    http://www.popuri.us

    Type the site into the search bar in both formats; ' domain.com ' and ' www.domain.com '.

    By doing so, you will see differences in some of the results for the options but not on Google. This is subject to change at any time though, as Google doesn't even know what they want, muchless from us.

    Hope this sheds some light on the issue.
     
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  5. thedorf

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    Thanks aftershock2020,

    A couple more questions.

    1) Concerning the outgoing link "credit" rule regarding a unique url. Do two different urls on the same domain count if they go to different pages on the same domain? Specifically, do two outgoing urls with different anchor text get credit if both urls are on the same domain?

    2) Does the same anchor text for two outgoing (different) url's count for anything?

    And to answer a previous question. Links in to a page with appropriate anchor text, if that page links to a homepage, will help the homepage "in general" for the anchor text. It is not a best case scenario but it beats a shark stick in your eye.
     
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  6. tutzor

    tutzor Registered Member

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    Can anyone answer above questions?