Best anchor text tips for internal linking and backlinks?

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Hello,

I'm too much confused with the anchor text spam and how well the page will be penalized due to linking.

My inner pages were working so well but the ranking dropper 4-5 positions down since few months.

I want to know what is the best way to add anchors for internal links and external backlinks.

For example - best phones under 1000

This is the keyword, what should be the anchor for this keyword ? Should it be exact anchor text or synonyms?

Please give me some anchor text ideas so that the page ranking increases.

Note: I haven't posted new post on my blog since a month, will it cause drop in ranking?
#anchor #backlinks #internal #linking #text #tips
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  • Profile picture of the author Fearlesshunter
    Anyone here to help me out?
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  • Profile picture of the author bangthetable
    The current best practice is to have 15-30% of your overall link profile coming from exact or near match anchor text links. I don't recommend creating too many keyword focused anchor text links, as over-optimization of anchor text can result in ranking penalties.
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by bangthetable View Post

      The current best practice is to have 15-30% of your overall link profile coming from exact or near match anchor text links. I don't recommend creating too many keyword focused anchor text links, as over-optimization of anchor text can result in ranking penalties.
      That is nonsense. 15-30%? That would be stupid to go that low.

      OP, anchors should be descriptive of the pages you are linking to. Period.
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  • Profile picture of the author expmrb
    Make the anchor texts as much as relevant as you can.
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  • Profile picture of the author AimMax
    90% brand anchors (site, site.com, www.site, TitleWhichAppearsOnYourTabWhenYouOpenYourWebsite )

    5% generic anchors (click, here, source, read me, web etc)
    5% exact anchors and LSI anchors.....
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  • Profile picture of the author WF-Cody
    I would agree to the two gentlemen above about keeping everything relevant to your Anchor text. Relevancy is the key in link building. Exact match anchors should work but bear in mind that they can also be the cause to get a penalty. They are tricky that way.
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  • Profile picture of the author jefrin adams
    Do proper on page Technique and do quality backlink
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  • Profile picture of the author stars master
    according to me, you can do manual internal linking of the your focused keyword on your article or pages because this works most of time for my main blogs or Website.
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  • Profile picture of the author rahul11
    Don't always use the same anchor text. Mix things up and keep it diverse.
    Don't link from irrelevant pages only to boost authority. You're better off not linking internally at all.
    Don't overdo it.
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  • HI Friends
    Don't always use the same anchor text. Mix things up.
    Publish link on relevant pages.
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  • Profile picture of the author SamCotton
    When you say "ranking dropper 4-5 positions down" was that after doing internal linking?
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  • Profile picture of the author phdresearch
    Use your brand name as an anchor and give homepage links

    Use only the relevant niche as your anchor else google will consider it spam if you use words like "common", "from the", etc which are totally irrelevant.

    Try to internal linking with
    • brand name anchor
    • niche relevant anchor
    • or use words like "click here"
    • If you are commenting on the forum you can hide your link behind the smiling face (take smilie as your anchor)
    • You can hide your link behind " . " (full stop)
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  • Profile picture of the author fastreplies
    Adding to what said above: descriptive and relevant, made anchor text meaningful.

    For example, pointing to first 3/4 words in article's beginning would be good start that
    would be deeply related and highly effective for Algo to pay attention and to make connection.



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