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Internal links with no anchor text (CORRECTION=no title attribute) a problem?
colonelu81




msg:4566253
 7:23 am on Apr 19, 2013 (gmt 0)

I have an e-commerce site which got hit on 6.03.2013 . No duplicate content , all pages with unigue content .
I searched the links :
A) the external links - i had 2 sitewide links to my site ~ 90% of total links , same anchor to my main page . Managed to contact the sites and they took them off

B) internal linking - all my internal links have no anchor text . How does google consider this ? Is that a problem ?

 

colonelu81




msg:4566254
 7:32 am on Apr 19, 2013 (gmt 0)

Forgot to mention : do not have keyword rich URL , all are www.domain.com/title.php?id=

Robert Charlton




msg:4566255
 7:47 am on Apr 19, 2013 (gmt 0)

A) the external links - i had 2 sitewide links to my site ~ 90% of total links , same anchor to my main page . Managed to contact the sites and they took them off

Even though you're now left with only 10% of previous inbounds, it was wise to get rid of these sitewides. What's the age of the site, and the approximate age and nature of the inbound links that remain?

You are going to have to earn some natural inbounds now. Notice I didn't say "build". Google will be paying special attention to the kinds of links you get and how you get them.

B) internal linking - all my internal links have no anchor text . How does google consider this ? Is that a problem ?

Why no anchor text? Are these image links? If so, you should consider at the least adding alt text, which, last I looked, on linked images added some anchor text effect.

Overall, I'm guessing your site might behave in Google right now like a boat without a rudder. Nav anchor text is fundamental to how Google interprets the structure of your site.

Depending on your inbounds, the site might also be behaving like a sailboat without a sail.

colonelu81




msg:4566259
 8:17 am on Apr 19, 2013 (gmt 0)

1)The site is 5 years . The inbound links that remained are ok , about 5000 from 200 domains . Less then 50% sitewide , different anchor , not all ( i would say less then 50% ) to my main page . Many contextual links from blogs , same niche .
But that will remain only after google removes the previous links . I managed to get rid of them only 2 weeks ago
2)No image links . Somehow i have disregarded that till now , the site was doing fine ( google traffic was less then 20% - does not really matters that much ) I will put anchor text on internal links

colonelu81




msg:4566271
 9:19 am on Apr 19, 2013 (gmt 0)

Sorry , the site has anchor text on all internal pages . Does not have title attribute [w3.org...]

Robert Charlton




msg:4566280
 9:38 am on Apr 19, 2013 (gmt 0)

All tests I've seen of the title attribute suggest that it is not used by Google and has no effect on rankings.

colonelu81




msg:4566289
 10:35 am on Apr 19, 2013 (gmt 0)

Maybe it is a problem only those all those sitewide links . One thing i do not understand is why all my subdomains were hit , because the sitewide links linked only to the main domain ( even though heavy interlinking between main domain and subdomanins )
I could not find more details about what had happened on 6.03 , many were hit but no panda or pinguin on that date

lucy24




msg:4566453
 7:31 pm on Apr 19, 2013 (gmt 0)

all my internal links have no anchor text

No image links

It's got to be one or the other, words or pictures. A link has to be attached to something, unless it's a fake link created only for search engines. And that doesn't seem to be what you're talking about. If it's a picture of a little house linking to the front page, that's an image link.

netmeg




msg:4566459
 8:06 pm on Apr 19, 2013 (gmt 0)

I think he's talking about the title attribute. I almost never even remember to use that, so I don't think that is your problem.

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