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Question about Anchor Text Diversity

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Cardinal Sin, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. Cardinal Sin

    Cardinal Sin Newbie

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    I have a question about anchor text diversity. Does this count just for direct links to your money site or for all links? For instance if I do a scrapebox blast to my tier 2 links is it ok to use one kw as anchor? All my direct links at tier 1 are a mix of kw, "click here" and raw url.


     
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    theseodude Regular Member

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    You'll only get penalisation issues on direct links; so in terms of protecting your important assets, you only need to use high diversity on direct-linking. So, if you're asking about site protection from Panda/Penguin, then direct-linking is what matters most...

    ...But if you follow that through to it's ultimate conclusion, then you should be using it down the entire chain, as good SEO is essentially about trying to rank across your top tiers, (not just your 'money' pages,) and building a natural and highly diverse link/anchor profile (in Google's eyes anyway.) In effect, if you concentrate on ranking tier 1 assets, then you'll automatically rank your money sites, assuming good SEO practices are followed throughout.

    It's best practice to use highly diverse link types/anchors for all your tiers; as it will give you the best chances of the SEO value 'sticking' at each level.
     
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    MeetTheVirus Regular Member

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    To add to what others have said, it's usually best practice to not use your main keyword(s) when backlinking to your web 2.0's and articles. Sometimes you can easily outrank your money site on accident :p

    You just want the link juice to flow through not rank em!
     
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    What's wrong with ranking your 2.0's? They're still traffic-generating assets aren't they?

    Put it this way; If I could have 1 site ranking in the top 10, or 1 site ranking in the top 10, along with 5 2.0's ranking in the top 20; which would generate me more traffic?

    You need to think in terms of traffic. Everyone needs to be broadening their sales funnel now. Google are just too unreliable to count on any single ranking asset. Multiple ranking assets across your tiers are one of the easier way of doing this. Just make sure you build your 1st tier 2.0's to a high quality.

    I aim to build 100 high-quality 1st tier 2.0's to each key ranking page. If I can get 10-20 of them into the top 50 rankings, then I know I'll significantly (and often factorially) increase my traffic. And that's on top of multiple layered mini-sites which criss-cross the keywords that I'm after.

    Don't aim to rank A page...

    Aim to rank 10 pages in the top 30. THAT's how to play the Google game.
     
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