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How to check backlinks with certain anchortext?

The power of anchortext?



1:42 pm on Jul 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I was wondering if there is any combination that let's you see per diffrent keywords, how much anchortext links are needed to rank #1.

I am thinking of a combination of allinurl and allinanchor but that does not seem to work.

There is a very similar thread about backlinks link:thesite.com -site:thesite.com but it does not cover my question?

It is quite important for me as I want to know, how far I am behind the competion.




7:41 pm on Jul 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

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It is quite important for me as I want to know, how far I am behind the competion.

First of all I would not focus on the competition. Mainly the best value for your users is what you have to provide. That means more on-topic links with the right anchor texts should drive more interrested people to your site.

Even if a command like the one you describe would exist, I'd doubt that it would help a lot on its own. Due to the fact that you don't know which PR the linking sites have, how many links with PR lower than 4 they have or if there are other factors G takes into account when it's about linking.


8:32 pm on Jul 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member marcia is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

Voyteck, being way behind the competition involves a number of things that go into optimization altogether, not just the number of links with the anchor text. This is a basic outline checklist, just to spark ideas of areas that might need attention

Google Optimization Quick Checklist [webmasterworld.com]

What you'd use to see links with anchor text is

allinanchor:search engine

You'll see somewhat of a correlation between the results for that search and what turns up when doing a regular search, but that isn't the whole picture, particularly when it comes to commercial sites. It'll take links to pick up Page Rank to a decent amount, backlinks with the anchor text, though not exclusively the same phrase, and some links from pages that are clearly on topic, including some that are doing well in rankings for good measure.

Pay particular attention to internal navigation and anchor text within your site, and make sure there's enough content, even enough related pages, to substantiate that the site is relevant for the search - not only with rankings in mind, but for site visitors.


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