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Instead of Blue Widgets, Red Widgets, Green Widgets, it would be Blue, Red, Green.
I think this is easier to read and thus better for navigation, but I'm worried for 2 reasons.
1. Am I missing out on the "Widgets" anchor text this way?
2. I will end up with the same anchor text pointing to different pages this way. "Red" will point to "Red Widgets" and "Red Gizmos". Will that get me in trouble?
joined:Jan 27, 2003
I've found that in some industries, "pushy" anchor text is a must, whereas in others it's more likely to devalue the page.
Depending on the importance of the site, it might be worthwhile running a test to see what impact this has.
Generally, I avoid Red Keyword, Blue Keyword, Green Keyword style navigation these days.
>> Am I missing out on the "Widgets" anchor text this way?
By definition - but it could be that those site-wide anchors are not so important as you might think, and are not passing as much value as you might expect.
>> I will end up with the same anchor text pointing to different pages this way. "Red" will point to "Red Widgets" and "Red Gizmos". Will that get me in trouble?
If this is on one page, it is a little problematic. If nothing else, it is a usability and accessibility issue - for users scanning the page for the right link and those having links read out or listed respectively.
== Widgets ==
- that seems to work better, assuming the entire site is well themed for "widgets" in the first place.