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When using the allinanchor: Keyword1 Keyword2 Keyword3, I noticed that the results are nearly identical as a normal search for the same keyword phrase.
So it would seem that I need to have a little variety in my off page anchor text. Does Google give the same weight to anchor text regardless of PR?
I know that a low PR site (like 3 or less) would not help my PR much if any, but it shoud not affect anchor text the same way I would think.
G weights links in other ways; perhaps they weight text importance also. It would be somewhat logical that what CNN says about you might count for more that what a tiny personal site with no traffic says about you.
term that was included in my anchor text for a majority of my link trades
The more PR the link has the more weight that the anchor text carries from what I have noticed.
Say I used "widgety widgeting services in someplace" anchor in the php footer of a 100+ page resource. I get hammered in deep into 5th hundred for that exact term
It seems that one link is equivalent to 100 links from the same site post-florida.
Reciprocal links seem to be also getting downplayed therefore, one way links from authority sites seem to be the way forward (post florida).
It's amazing to still see sites in competitive industries dominating with blog spam and 1000's of reciprocal links.
The "weight" is the PR transfered. This makes any link regardless of anchor text more valuable as I stated before.
"It seems that one link is equivalent to 100 links from the same site post-florida."
Internal anchor text links seem not to have any impact as before either.
The sites that are doing well in my main keywords are either PR6,7,8 with a 100 or less backlinks or are PR5 with over 1,500 backlinks all from different web sites
Repeating the same anchor text on zillion pages won't do you any good as post-florida turmoil shows. Which is true of some of my sites as well.
I am not so sure..the anchor text that I used in the majority of my link trades and footer credits of clients sites has me in the #3 spot - pre-florida I was #1.
My other search terms have not came back so strongly. The only major difference in the top 10 sites now and me seems to be anchor text. They are a mix of PR 5and 6 sites.
Top players on my keywords (positioned higher and lower than me) all have one particularity - they very seldom repeat anchor text.
If they do, it goes together with their brandname like "SomeCompany widgety wideting services"
On one particular term which was a 3 word term, I was number 5 pre florida out of just over 2 million results. Post florida I was gone in to a black hole. Post Florida it came back in the top 80 sites. I tried de-optimizing and it made things worse.
I am not considering using this term in a some anchot text for a fre sites I am considering placing my link on - these sites are the same or higher PR than mine.
My thought is this can only help - my competitors have anywhere from 100-300 back links with this anchor text.