For forums marketing, Anchor text links vs Url links, which is better for direct traffic?

by ctoyun
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If i add a link in forums post to answering related questions, which link is better for direct traffic? No SEO

for example:

1) anchor text link: Warrior Forum is a large community of people who are all entitled to their own thoughts...

2) url link: For more information, please visit: http://www.warriorforum.com
#anchor #direct #forums #links #marketing #text #traffic #url
  • Profile picture of the author jdjenkins
    It depends on the context - they're both ok. Obviously if the URL is very long, then it's best to embed it anyway. If it's a short and easy to read domain, then either format works for me,

    cheers,

    Jon,
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    • Profile picture of the author ctoyun
      Originally Posted by jdjenkins View Post

      It depends on the context - they're both ok. Obviously if the URL is very long, then it's best to embed it anyway. If it's a short and easy to read domain, then either format works for me,

      cheers,

      Jon,
      Thanks for your help!
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
    For forum traffic? Anchor text.

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  • Profile picture of the author FreedomBlogger
    I would say Anchor Text would be the best for direct traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author Sven300
    Anchor text.

    The words chosen (3 to 6) must be descriptive of the destination.

    A URL is usually as little exciting than a click here.
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  • Profile picture of the author LoveLearning
    For me, it would be anchor text. It is much more appealing to click on.
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    Do not see much difference when it concerns Direct Traffic


    - Robert Andrew
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