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What are 'naked URLs'?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by madoctopus, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. madoctopus

    madoctopus Supreme Member

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    Saw this term - "naked URLs". Don't know what it means. Anybody care to enlighten me? Does ti refer to a link where the anchor text is the actual URL? e.g. http://mysite.com/some-page
     
  2. Patel

    Patel Senior Member

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    Naked URL links have no anchor text.

    For example.

    Naked URL: h**p://www.blackhatworld.com
     
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  3. cybersage

    cybersage Regular Member

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    I've probably been guilty of saying this, and while it is not technically correct, I do mean that the anchor text is the url itself.

     
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    Well, now I'm not sure. Which is it? I've always thought it was the anchor text was the same as the URL, but now I'm wondering if (is it possible to do?) the URL has no anchor text at all.
     
  5. RightInTwo

    RightInTwo Power Member

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    It means that the anchor text is the URL in some form. For example:
    • http://www.sitename.com
    • http://www.sitename.com
    • sitename.com
    • http://www.sitename.com/pagename.html
    • http://www.sitename.com/pagename.html
    • sitename.com/pagename.html
     
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  6. cybersage

    cybersage Regular Member

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    Well what I mean when I say "naked url" is that the anchor is essentially the url (with or without http://) this is just how the platform you're placing a link on sets it up. A link in this manner is how most business directories and local citations (check yelp for example) will end up placing your link (either "website" "visit website" or "www.yoursitehere.com" or "http://www.yoursitehere.com"). Madoctopus points out (or at least infers) that the term is essentially an oxymoron (at least by the meaning I ascribe to "naked url").

     
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  7. slim_dusty

    slim_dusty Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Mixing up the anchors has become more important to have backlinks appear 'natural' post penguin. Some suggest 1/3 mixed keyword anchors (including long tail etc), 1/3 mixed generic anchors (click here etc) and 1/3 domain anchors (naked URL or brand name).