BeeDeeDubbleU - 8:26 am on Jul 17, 2012 (gmt 0) [edited by: BeeDeeDubbleU at 8:43 am (utc) on Jul 17, 2012]
what else can anchor text helps us navigate better mean?
I am not here to try to defend myself or my practices. What has happened has happened. It is up to me to try to fix it but another quote from the SEO guide tells us ...
Links on your page maybe internal—pointing to other pages on your site—or external—leading to content on other sites. In either of these cases, the better your anchor text is, the easier it is for users to navigate and for Google to understand what the page you're linking to is about.
A specific example the guide provides is ...
<a href="http://www.brandonsbaseballcards.com/articles/ten-rarest-baseballcards.htm">Top Ten Rarest Baseball Cards</a>
That is essentially all that I was doing. It is of course all subjective but their baseball example could possibly be interpreted as a contravention of what it says in the quality guideline you quoted.
[edited by: BeeDeeDubbleU at 8:43 am (utc) on Jul 17, 2012]