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tactical1

2:12 pm on Feb 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hello everyone,
I've been trolling here for awhile in search of answers to the many problems we face as webmasters/marketers/designers and have gotten many of my questions answered without a post so I figured it was time to enter the bad newbie question arena in full stride since I've read so many intelligent and constructive replies to other questions. I came across this in a news letter and didnít turn up anything relevant on a quick search other than using "alt" tags and insuring your "Meta" info is correct (which I do).

"sites have high link popularity with link text accurately describing the sites"

Does this mean body text supporting the link or am I missing something?

Sorry again for what I believe to be a stupid question but I get confused when 17 different terms mean the same thing.

Standardization.....Hmmmmm......What's that?

Anywayz....

Duke_of_Url

3:50 pm on Feb 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



hi

I could be way off, but I think 'link text' is the clickable text found on a text link either to your site, or on an outbound link from your site.

ie
<a href="www.xxxxxx.com">link text</a>

It may also include some of the text immediately either side of the clickable text, not sure, but many people put weight on constructing that text too to be relevant to the site being linked to, so bear it in mind

hth
DoU

Giddion

4:07 pm on Feb 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



Hello tactical1,

Link text is the text you use to anchor the link eg
</a> <a href="http://www.yoursite.com">Your Site</a> Itís important that it is relevant to your site.

Itís pointless having a site that sells electrical goods and having link text saying something different.

Itís also important who you have linking to you too. The more relevance the links are to your business theme the more relevance you get with the Search Engines.

Hope this helps

tactical1

4:38 pm on Feb 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



Thanks for the help guys.
Also,

Giddion as far as relevance of links goes I've linked 5 various (unrelated) clents to my business site as a little test and wouldnt you know it but they all jumped to top 10 sites with ratings of at least 5 after the last google dance so relevance doesnt seem to matter as much and maybe the randomness of the whole thing is what actually works; getting indexed/referenced in places where you wouldnt normally be found.
On another note, my rating seems to bounce from 5-7 for some odd reason.

Anywayz,
Thanks again for the help.