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Penalty for using the same backlink text?

Discussion in 'Link Building' started by Greybeard, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. Greybeard

    Greybeard Junior Member

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    I'm starting to think there may be a penalty for using the same back link text. I'm reading different sources and seeing more and more info about making things look natural.

    I tried this, as I was using the same text for all my links, and I noticed a bigger jump in rankings after a week or two than I had before. This was the only thing I changed.
     
  2. exbear

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    You're absolutely correct.
    Best way is to get a mix of 50% primary keyword, 40% other related keywords, and 10% of "this blog", "click here" and url links.
     
  3. balsagoth007

    balsagoth007 Elite Member

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    Use 80% for your primary keyword
     
  4. Abstroose

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    Definitely, I noticed it as well. You definitely need some exact keyword, some including keyword and some alternative text. Percentages I don't know.
     
  6. jstover77

    jstover77 Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Anchor text diversity is definitely key. I like to optimize over 100+ keywords at a time and also like to ad the domain and name of the business a lot in the anchor text.
     
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    Exact keyword for good-great quality backlinks, longtail keyword for average-good quality backlinks, and generic text for low-average quality backlinks.
     
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  8. jimmyn

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    It's best to use 67.8% for the main keyword.
     
  9. neo3187

    neo3187 Senior Member

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    I thought it was 66.84% :rolleyes:
     
  10. jimmyn

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    That might explain some problems lately.

    Suppose this sort of thing is about the balance. 100% one keyword looks dodgy, but with under 50% it might not give good results.
     
  11. eldran

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    I never exceed 30% backlink anchor text duplication, use all partial match
     
  12. Greybeard

    Greybeard Junior Member

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    Thanks for all of the replies everyone. It confirms my thoughts.

    I'm going to try a blend of a few of the suggestions here and see where that gets me.

    Thanks again!
     
  13. OzGold

    OzGold Registered Member

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    If you look at any non-seo'd site it's likely that a great deal of their backlinks are the domain/url itself. Eg on forums (esp non tech forums), the average user is likely to just copy and paste the url or type out the domain which then automatically become hyperlinked.

    So I'm a big believed in having a good proportion of anchors the domain/url itself.

    This is one of the reasons why Exact Match Domains (even KW domains in general) rank so well. By using the domain as the anchor you still increase diversity but still get the power of the keywords coming through. There are a fair few different links you can use too:

    keyworddomain.com
    www.keyworddomain.com
    http://keyworddomain.com
    http://www.keyworddomain.com
    http://keyworddomain.com/
    http://www.keyworddomain.com/

    The other big bonus, for EMDs, is you can use the ideal anchor text 'keyword domain' more liberally than otherwise as it makes absolute sense to Google as the domain name is often the title of the site or name of the company.

    So, yet another reason to focus your efforts on a KW-rich domain!
     
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  14. rabota1234

    rabota1234 Registered Member

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    The more you diversify the keyword link placement the better it will be...

    just be random in the percentage (only keeping in mind to use the main keyword at least 50% of the time).
     
  15. OiOiOi

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    I have done all exact and haven't had a problem. That is just me though.
     
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    hahahah, I needed this one! Now, back to work.
     
  17. Greybeard

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    You know, I never thought of it that way. Everyone says keyword-rich domains are the way to go, but never explained the logic behind it.

    Thanks!

    I'll try some of your variations when I build links with just the site URL and no anchor text.
     
  18. bartgatsby

    bartgatsby Registered Member

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    Thanks! I learn something new today. I will add this on my anchor text as I have EMDs too.
     
  19. Emmett

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    So wait, what exactly does this apply to? Anchor text keywords in what? Incontent links? While doing blasts with SB or xrumer, ect?
     
  20. Greybeard

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    I think it applies to all links. However, if your blasting a buffer site, I wouldn't think it would matter as much, but personally with my findings and everyone else chiming in, I think it's beneficial to still vary them.