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Should You Only Use The Exact Anchor Text Of Keywords Trying To Rank For With PBN?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by bigballin6161, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. bigballin6161

    bigballin6161 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    If I am using links from my PBN should I still use some generic anchor text or is this a waste of my PBN links? Or should I use it specifically for the keywords I am trying to rank for...since they are so powerfull and in limitied amount. If I do not use generics will this leave a footprint? Should I balance it out with cheaper links/service for generic anchor text?
     
  2. socialblast

    socialblast Regular Member

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    Use a mixture. Don't just use anchors texts and don't just use naked URLS / generic anchors either. Mix it up a bit.
     
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  3. legendking

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    I normally use "click here" for full details
     
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    theauthorityblog Junior Member

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    The future of link building does not have exact match anchor text in it. Build all links with related words or brand name / Url if to a root page
     
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  5. CyberAlien

    CyberAlien Regular Member

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    You should really be using generic and related keywords, but don't get too caught up the keywords being exact matches. Over time Google seems to be moving away from that IMHO.
     
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    Laubster Senior Member Premium Member

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    This is right. Further, Google has said in their WMT terms or videos or something that they don't like "generic" anchor texts. Really most people don't link that way anymore. Focus 98% on branded terms and mix in naked URL's. Exact match anchors are dead and are only going to get you in trouble in the future given EVERY penguin update cracks down on them harder and harder each time.
     
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    you can mix it up always.

    But before you do that, you should check your link profile, if you are already getting tons of links with exact/partial matches, you should avoid getting further links ..go for naked links then.
     
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    If anchor text goes away then ranking will depend on your on-site and page titles... which means you'll eventually have to have a landing page for EVERY SINGLE KEYWORD you want to rank for... unless you're a big boy like Amazon who gets free passes on everything they do because dumb blackhatters give them free SEO 24/7 thinking they'll get rich selling crap on Amazon until one day they wake up and Amazon is selling it themselves and they're bumped down. But rant a side, it's a problem.
     
  9. SteveWaller

    SteveWaller Regular Member

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    Actually I'd somewhat disagree with what others have said here. Because of the time and money invested in a PBN, I combine my anchors into longer phrases and use these to link. So if my anchor is "blue widgets" then my anchors will be part of a sentence such as "when I'm choosing blue widgets for my house" (the underlined bit is what my link looks like). I might then use other link building methods to slightly (and I emphasise the word slightly) dilute my ratios.

    I am an actual blogger outside of SEO where I link out naturally up to 10 times in a post and I looked back at how I was linking and it turns out that I use keywords within my anchors pretty much most of the time. I used brands far less than most people think. Just read some articles on your favourite news site and see how they link out - much of the time it's just part of a sentence and not branded.
     
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    jaselc Regular Member Premium Member

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    I have to agree with Steve on this one. I have found that including your keyword as part of a sentence works really well and is the most natural looking!
     
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