How to fix anchor text optimization?

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Some pages on my blog have been seriously over-optimized around a particular keyword (something like 10 links from external websites containing variations of the keyword).

Can it seriously harm rankings? How can I get around it and fix it so that I don't lose linkjuice from the currently optimized backlinks?

Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author ankit3302
    There is not anything as over optimized. If you have optimized a particular keyword, it will not harm you instead it will benefit you if you build quality backlinks. There is not any need to fix it. Try to optimize other keywords.
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  • Profile picture of the author doradora
    It would be bad if everything was the other way around and all the beklinks were with the same anchor. Your situation is perfect. Something like this should be with each page of the site - not only one anchor but its different variations.
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    • Profile picture of the author Adi Szasz
      I heard that overusing the same keyword is bad and that you need to vary keyword anchors with naked URLs, different anchors, branded terms and so on.

      I guess I'm going to dilute the anchor text profile by varying as much as possible with comment and profile links. (kinda spammy, but my link profile is rich in guest posts, so I think I'll be safe)
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      • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
        Originally Posted by Adi Szasz View Post

        I guess I'm going to dilute the anchor text profile by varying as much as possible with comment and profile links. (kinda spammy, but my link profile is rich in guest posts, so I think I'll be safe)
        That is a terrible idea. Crappy profile and comment links can do much more harm than any anchor text percentages ever would.

        You mentioned your pages have like 10 links. You can't overoptimize anything with 10 links.

        If you had 300,000 links and 90% of them had the same anchor text, maybe you would have a problem. With just 10 links, it is statistically insignificant.
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