indyank - 3:39 am on Jun 12, 2012 (gmt 0)
Different anchor text pointing to the same page is pretty common and can be innocent - but it could also be the kind of manipulative SEO that Penguin doesn't like if it's over the top.
lol...I always felt that way. People were talking about google considering a lot of external links with same anchor text to a page as being over SEOed but I would say that it is more natural than having external links with several different keyword variations as anchor text. Third party genuine linkers would in most cases link to a site with some relevant keyword(s) present in the h1 or title of the page being linked to, than inventing their own keyword variations to link to them. It is thus more natural than getting linked with a large variation of similar/related keywords as anchor text. But who knows what/how the crazy over thinking Google PHDs think about over optimization!