Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from

Message Too Old, No Replies

Anchor text

always the same one or different ones?



4:02 pm on Mar 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

Is it better to have people linking to you using the same anchor text (like one keyword or your brand name) or trying to have different ones that cover a range of keywords?


12:44 am on Mar 18, 2005 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

Hi clausroxin

I suspect that google has a profile of how a site naturally gets linked to. These are quick guesses but perhaps 20% of anchor text are domain name, 10% 'click here' and 50% a keyword phrase with the remainder being various other keywords. To have all links in the same I guess would be suspicious. (These % may be totally wrong!)

Reproducing a 'natural' linking profile could be a good ambition for any seo! :)

A few variations and broad match terms linking to you must be a good idea to target a range of on theme searches. Each variation may support your main target keyword, which should be the most common.e.g.

30% 'widgets'
10% 'red widgets'
5% blue widgets
5% green widgets
5% Get new widgets here
5% broad match
20% domain name


Perhaps the most important thing is that any keyword links are on theme and match your text.


Featured Threads

Hot Threads This Week

Hot Threads This Month