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Using keywords in internal links leads to penalty?

11:08 am on Mar 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I just came across an article which says that using keywords in anchor text of internal links might get penalized by Search Engines. This is just opposite to what my views were so far..
Just though to clarify. Can anyone suggest?
6:29 pm on Mar 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Hi Venus,

Very interesting. I highly doubt that the SE's will penalize you for internal contextual linking. I would love to read that article and see where the author came up with this information.

I attended SMX last month and they did not mention anything of this nature. I went to the linking seminar and they said contextual linking is to your benefit. So I disagree with the article you wrote and agree with your original stance on the subject.

6:30 pm on Mar 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Sorry I stated in the last post that I disagree with the article you wrote. I meant to say the article you read.

I apologize

2:09 am on Mar 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

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No, internal anchor text is not going to cause problems.
Who comes up with this stuff?
4:20 am on Mar 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Maybe the author was referring to the -950 penalty. Many people who've been hit with it corrected the problem by reducing the number of internal links with the same keywords repeated many times on a single page. I.e. "buy red widgets", "buy blue widgets", "buy green widgets", then another 50 colors in links on the same page.
10:01 am on Mar 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Thanks to everyone for assistance :)
I had read it in a an seo forum itself but to be on the safer side, I would prefer not to name it. Perhaps the author referred to what <snip> has mentioned.
Thanks anyways..

[edited by: martinibuster at 4:59 pm (utc) on Mar. 28, 2008]
[edit reason] Removed specifics. [/edit]

9:35 am on Mar 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

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There is a wordpress plugin that hyperlinks back to your categories when it finds the word in the post. I activated it and then thought about it, and switched it off. I've heard about excessive internal links and penalties but I've not seen any evidence. For example if your talking about different types of dogs in a post and you have a DOGS category you might end up with 10 or 15 internal links in one post. Possible flag? I think so but I am happy to hear from people who know better.

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