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When you calculate the Anchor Text Ratio, should only Tier 1 links be taken into account?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Mag1c-Pot, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. Mag1c-Pot

    Mag1c-Pot Registered Member

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    Hi

    I've read a lot of information regarding the optimal anchor text ratio that should be applied in regards to money making keywords, naked URLs, etc. in order to stay safe from penalties but I have a question that I couldn't find the explanation for.

    Does this ratio only take into account Tier 1 links or can you level out the % with the Tier 2s and Tier 3s?

    Say my money making keyword is "Buy XXX" and I want to keep that exact match link at 1% of all anchor texts.
    Say I then build 10 Tier 1s and 100 Tier 2s.
    If all my 10 Tier 1 links have "Buy XXX" as anchor text and none of my Tier 2s do, does that give it a 100% ratio for exact match anchors or 10%? Are the Tier 2s taken into account when you calculate the ratio?
     
  2. JustinBieberSwag

    JustinBieberSwag Newbie

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    anchor text ratio is most likely going to be a stripped feature from the google algorithm. These Updates aren't random, they are engineers slowly taking the feature out. Anchor text ratio is an unnecessary feature, as it's your URL that ranks and the links point to it. Not really what the links say.

    Dont pay too much attention to anchor text, just get your links and make things random. Remember all SEO is black hat.
     
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  3. Xlr8

    Xlr8 BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP

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    Yes, If all your links have "Buy XXX" as anchor text then it is a 100% exact match ratio. Tier 2 is not taken into account
     
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  4. redrays

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    Got a source for this claim? Or a probability that you would attach to "most likely"?
     
  5. redrays

    redrays Regular Member

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    Agreed, my experience also suggests aggressive anchor text on Tier 2 isn't counted against you.
     
  6. hersonoy

    hersonoy Newbie

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    You will hear all sorts of theories on this forum and across the internet. You would better do your own tests but yes, exact anchors should be a low percentage of your total link profile, including all tiers.
     
  7. THUNDERELVI

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    Stop spreading bullshit around to increase your post count, you are setting off people (especially newbies) on the wrong path. Anchor text is as important as backlinks or on-page SEO. You can easily get an over-optimization penalty for that.
    @OP: You need to calculate the ratios on your first tier. If you have 10 links with exact match anchors on tier 1, that's 100% ratio.
     
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    when you say the below
    OP You need to calculate the ratios on your first tier. If you have 10 links with exact match anchors on tier 1, that's 100% ratio.
    to my understanding theses are all links
    Ex all links from t1 = 10
    or does it means 10 links= 100% ratio(I guess not) ?

    appreciate your reply in advance
     
  9. Mag1c-Pot

    Mag1c-Pot Registered Member

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    Thanks guys.

    That makes no sense. From what I've read, lack of anchor text diversity was the main penalty brought by the penguin update.
     
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    I can't understand your question, please explain better what you are asking, thanks!
     
  11. naskootbg

    naskootbg Power Member

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    Great answer from new member!
    My advice is use the url, domain and title as anchor over 50%. Most of my researches shows exact this value for sites ranked in top 10.


    But still depends.

    I found, that inner pages and parasite sites ranks very well with 80% LSI as anchor.
     
  12. uesat

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    Anchor text ratio on the Tier 2 matters as well. It's common sense. It isn't natural for all your Tier 2 links to be exact match. It is 100% a sign of manipulation. That being said, I wouldn't worry about meeting certain percentages. Just make it look natural.
     
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  15. tampanian

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    this^

    there's no set percentage for what comprises a natural profile, although an unnatural one is easy to detect. just keep in mind to diversify. and that goes for all links...tier 1, 2, etc.
     
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    Link the url with your keyword it looks natural