| 6:41 pm on Mar 13, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Maybe there is a link to your site somewhere with your name as anchor text. It happens.
| 6:57 pm on Mar 13, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Perhaps this is the answer: Do a Google search on
| 7:08 pm on Mar 13, 2005 (gmt 0)|
|Maybe there is a link to your site somewhere with your name as anchor text |
Yeah, that occured after I posted but can't find any inbounds with that anchor text.
I only use the name on forums and they only use names as anchor text to profiles from my experience.
Not that site.
If I search for both site and username I just get results where the 2 are on the same page
| 11:58 pm on Mar 13, 2005 (gmt 0)|
|can't find any inbounds with that anchor text |
Look harder! There are 8,058,044,651 web pages out there. At least.
| 10:32 am on Mar 14, 2005 (gmt 0)|
LSI may be the hidden clue. Google related your alias with the mention of your sites.
| 12:07 pm on Mar 14, 2005 (gmt 0)|
|Look harder! There are 8,058,044,651 web pages out there. |
Yes, thankyou for pointing that out! However, not that many contain the term surfgatinho and from what I can tell they are all from forums or script type sites where the ancchor text to my site is never my username.
I admit it is possible that somewhere there is that anchor text, but I'm just wondering if anyone else has experienced this.
| 12:33 pm on Mar 14, 2005 (gmt 0)|
There's probably a little icon somewhere with the alt text "nickname's homepage" which it's matching. That, or anchor tag has a title attribute.
| 12:35 pm on Mar 14, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I think you may have given weight to the idea that words around a link are very important and become relevant in a similar way to anchor text.
| 12:40 pm on Mar 14, 2005 (gmt 0)|
Does the link in Google take you to anywhere where there are further clues?...it might be a silly question, but did you click on the link?
| 12:58 pm on Mar 14, 2005 (gmt 0)|
OK, it's the same on Yahoo and MSN so obviously it's nothing too clever!
| 1:02 pm on Mar 14, 2005 (gmt 0)|
.....but caused much bewilderment!
| 1:41 pm on Mar 14, 2005 (gmt 0)|
If the name of the site you're talking about starts with an a, then I did find a link to it with your nick in the anchor text. It's just well hidden - you have to look in the actual source. :)
Do a search in Yahoo for "link:http://yoursitename.co.uk surfgatinho". Have a look at the html source of the third result - you'll find a link to the site in question as follows:
<a href="http://yoursitename.co.uk">Visit surfgatinho's homepage!</a>
| 2:09 pm on Mar 14, 2005 (gmt 0)|
I had a look out of curiosity and found it in about 5 minutes - it's straight anchor text in a link, but not visible on the page - unless you log in or something.
I'll pm you the page
<edit>Oops - Boaz got there first</edit>
| 4:38 pm on Mar 14, 2005 (gmt 0)|
OK so I wasn't very thorough! Interesting that a some hidden anchor text can have an effect though.