What is ratio of anchor text that you're using now?

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Hi everybody

Exact match keywords
Partial keywords
Generic Keywords
Naked URLs

What is ratio of anchor text that you're using now?
Please give me your recommendation.

Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonny2spoons
    Not always an easy question to answer. Mostly people worry about this when using software. Because I prefer to build high quality links by hand I am less concerned about this. However, I would suggest you always build a good number of naked url links to your site first, before starting to drop exact match etc. Even then, you don't really want anything more than 5% exact on your site.

    Quality over quantity is the way to go though with any of this
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    Never paid attention to it.
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  • Profile picture of the author MrMintyBluez
    Keyword density does not matter, let me share with you what does.

    1: Keyword needs to be used in your Title Tag and permalink.
    2: Keyword needs to be used as a H1 tag at the beginning of your content.
    3: Keyword needs to appear in the first 100 words of your content after the H1 Tag.
    4: Every 300 words after the start of your content TRY to use your keyword IF it makes sense. It doesnt need to be exact match either. For example, if your keyword is "Hot Dogs" you could say something like, "Hot Dogs with mustard".
    5: Make sure any images (You need to have images) have alt tags with the keyword in them.
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by MrMintyBluez View Post

      Keyword density does not matter, let me share with you what does.

      1: Keyword needs to be used in your Title Tag and permalink.
      2: Keyword needs to be used as a H1 tag at the beginning of your content.
      3: Keyword needs to appear in the first 100 words of your content after the H1 Tag.
      4: Every 300 words after the start of your content TRY to use your keyword IF it makes sense. It doesnt need to be exact match either. For example, if your keyword is "Hot Dogs" you could say something like, "Hot Dogs with mustard".
      5: Make sure any images (You need to have images) have alt tags with the keyword in them.
      The question was not about keyword density, but yes keyword density does not matter.
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    • Profile picture of the author anhtt265
      Originally Posted by MrMintyBluez View Post

      Keyword density does not matter, let me share with you what does.

      1: Keyword needs to be used in your Title Tag and permalink.
      2: Keyword needs to be used as a H1 tag at the beginning of your content.
      3: Keyword needs to appear in the first 100 words of your content after the H1 Tag.
      4: Every 300 words after the start of your content TRY to use your keyword IF it makes sense. It doesnt need to be exact match either. For example, if your keyword is "Hot Dogs" you could say something like, "Hot Dogs with mustard".
      5: Make sure any images (You need to have images) have alt tags with the keyword in them.
      You are talking about on-page SEO. I'm talking about off-page SEO. A lot of SEOers recommend to use different density of KWs. It depends on the site (long term or short term site).
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    My anchor-text is approximately 17.874% (+/- 0.001).
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  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    I used to think about those ages ago when I used to not be able to rank anything.

    These days, I link with whatever phrase makes most sense in the context and I don't care whether I used it before or not.

    Originally Posted by anhtt265 View Post

    Hi everybody

    Exact match keywords
    Partial keywords
    Generic Keywords
    Naked URLs

    What is ratio of anchor text that you're using now?
    Please give me your recommendation.

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author sw995
    The best rule which is also future-proof is to write naturally. I know it sounds lame but google is getting better at picking up unnatural keyword usage.
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