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On Page SEO Question

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by testoman, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. testoman

    testoman Registered Member

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    Does linking to the same page with the anchor text your after have any effect?

    ex. www.mysite.com/page is the page I just created, I want to go after "page" keyword. Somewhere on the page i add anchor text linking to the exact same page like so...

    <a href="www.mysite.com/page">page</a>

    does this do anything? or is it pointless?
     
  2. LongBanana

    LongBanana Regular Member

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    I believe self-linking has no effect. It will have an effect if you do have header tags and emphasis that this is a "page". Also, a good tactic while you linking is to include the "title" attribute.
    So, you just have it like this:
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    [COLOR=#FFFFCC]<a href="www.mysite.com/page" title="page">page</a>[/COLOR]
    
     
  3. zillazs_money

    zillazs_money Newbie

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    I have been wondering about that my self.
     
  4. john17nider

    john17nider Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yes your code is correct
     
  5. testoman

    testoman Registered Member

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    Interlinking you webpages are effective. But i adding a anchor text to the SAME webpage effective, thats the quesiton. so far only 1 person said he doesn't think so.
     
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    It wont effect.

    Let me tell you why.

    People used to do it ..so that once you put the anchor text (even with a different keyword or "page) ...when Google bot visits your page...you will ask him to visit the same page again and again...Its good for indexing ...but you are blocking google crawler to discover rest of your pages..because of it...

    Better link to another page..thats what interlinking is meant to be...
     
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    Testoman,

    In my opinion this tactic would undermine the beneficial tactic of sharing page rank among all the pages of your site and allowing for other pages to be indexed. If you can sculpt your page rank and control the way a bot travels through your site instead of making it do a loop on one page, this is far better for SEO.

    Here is an interesting post from Cutts on sculpting page rank,

    http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/pagerank-sculpting/

    Best,

    Shawn
     
  8. kasheshe

    kasheshe Regular Member

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    Let me give it a go.

    There is a page on a 100 page website with the keyword X. It has a link on the same page to the same page.

    That is only 1 link to itself on the 100 page website. I doubt if 1 link can affect anything on your site. Don't overthink it. I'm sure everyone including search engines would consider that a site wide link.
     
  9. proweb

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    It will give you a positive affect if you innerlink to specific portions of your page. For example:

    Search Google for "squidoo acne".

    You will notice that many of the search results have blue text beneath the search results. This is from squidoo users creating a table of contents section which innerlinks to specific portions of the page. When your site has this it increases your CTR because it looks like Google has recognized that page as an authority page and it allows your visitors to click to go to specific sections of pages.


    I don't see any harm being done if you link to the same page (for example: index.php linking to index.php). Nearly every website does this. For example, go to Google Images and then click on the "Google Images" link on the top of the page...it will take you to the same page.

    As for Google's bot looping through the same page, no...I doubt that happens. Do you really think Google wastes resources re-visiting pages? Google's bot visits a page once, then it's done until it feels it needs to revisit your site again...otherwise you would see countless hits from Googlebot visiting the same page in your web logs.
     
  10. tbrown930

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    IMO, to keep it simple, I like to think of anchor text and Title/H1/Meta Descriptions as all parts of a "book". The name of this "book" is the title, H1's are the chapters, etc. If the name, chapters, and descriptions of those chapters do not have some sort of semantic relevance to them, you basically have no idea what you're reading. Doesn't mean everything needs to match up perfectly in a uniform manner. Keep it relevant, keep it semantic, and don't do the same thing over and over again. Same goes for anchor text. Keep it relevant, but really try to use semantic terms a bit more often, and don't use the same keywords over and over again. Heck, sometimes don't use any keywords and just use a naked link (URL).
     
  11. waldes

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    Its better to link another page.