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Anchors and greyhat trick or silly idea?

     
7:08 pm on Jan 3, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Google adores lists --- this we all should agree on.
what about placing anchor tags with 1, 2, (numbers 1-X in anchors to force idea of list)?
8:03 pm on Jan 3, 2008 (gmt 0)

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...greyhat trick or silly idea?

If you're thinking this is going to be seen as additional inbound linking to a page, it's a silly idea (but one I confess I also wondered about 10 years or so ago, when I was starting out).

Google disregards anything in a url after the hash character ( # ), so different anchors aren't indexed as separate addresses.

3:21 am on Jan 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

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strictly speaking, anything after the hash character is an on page anchor which is not part of the url and is not part of the http request and is used only by the user agent after the response has been received.
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Then the question could be raised whether anchored links on one page that go to spots on another page could have any affect on the page that those links are on. :)
10:58 am on Jan 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

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the outbound link on one "page" still refers to the url of another "page", it's just that the on page anchor is not part of the requested url.
the anchor is only used by/useful to the browser.