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Getting the Anchor text you want in links

How do you do it?

4:56 pm on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

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With all the talk (Google forum in particular) of the importance of getting your keywords into the anchor text of links to your site, I was wondering how you guys go about doing that when requesting links.

It's hard eneough sometimes getting links, I'm curious to know what kind of things people say when requesting this. Also, not everybody understands anchor text, not everybody knows why it could be important.

Do you give a reason for wanting the link to look a certain way? What kind of reasons do you give and how do you best explain it.

I get most of my links via e-mail, i appreciate that site giving me the link alone. I don't want to put them out to much by telling them how to structure it so i'd be interested to hear how you guys and girls achieve this without having the site think; "this is too hard".


5:40 pm on Mar 12, 2003 (gmt 0)


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Make it EASY for other webmasters to do what you want. I find it works well to provide a choice of simple cut-and-paste code snippets that include a strategic tag line. Example: If you provided a code snippet like this:

<A HREF="http://redwidgets.com/">Red Widgets: for great webmaster

you'd get a bit of extra support for "webmaster resources" every time a site used it.

The more the merrier, of course, but I don't think you need to obsess about getting your target phrase into ALL your inbound links, because once enough sites have linked to you a certain way it should be clear to the SEs that other sites see your page as relevant to the target phrase.

While you're working to get maximum mileage out of your own links, be alert for ways to give your link partners the best benefit out of the link you give to them, too. Best of all is when you find a link partner where each one's target phrase adds good spider food to the other's page.

Some thoughts from one "buck" to another!

6:18 am on Mar 14, 2003 (gmt 0)

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well we know that link is all.Can you tell how to find link partners since i'm a beginer for a webmaster?
and does "Google Bomb" still work?is "Google Bomb" a real Bomb? btw,thank you for your opinion.