arizonadude - 6:40 pm on Jun 26, 2010 (gmt 0)
Here is how I build links for my sites.
Google does not even come into the equation when Iím looking for links. My site is for my visitors and not Google. If Google doesnít like the links, thatís their problem because my internal tracking shows that my visitors like the links. I donít use any Google tools so I donít care what shows or what doesn't in the Google Webmaster console because I donít have one. Sorry, if Google wants my valuable tracking data, they can pay me for it and the argument that they are by sending visitors no longer is true. It used to be but now all Google wants is my content so they can lure the visitor in and then get them to click an adword or some other Google sponsored feature so they can make money just like any other business.
So, if the links Iím looking at are good for my visitors, I go for them with or without anchor text. Whatever makes sense for the link so the visitor understands it works for me? I donít want a visitor clicking a link coming to my site about purple widgets after clicking a link describing a red widget cleaner.
Again, if that donít work for Google, I donít care. Sure Google has a large market but that wonít last forever and I make sites to please my visitors not some algorithm that a bunch of over educated braniacs came up with.
Based on my sites tracking, even though they hold very good positions in Google, Bing & Yahoo traffic is actually out performing Google on many of my sites and the funny thing is it used to be the other way around.
So, if Google donít like my links, thatís to bad.