Question about anchor text, what's best?

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I own an electronics repair company. I've been doing a lot of SEO and back-linking lately. I'm wondering if it's best to include my city name in the anchor text for my articles, profiles, posts and so on. My current anchor text is as followed "City Name Electronics Repair". I'm wondering if it would be best to use "Electronics Repair" as my anchor text instead.
What are your thoughts or experience with this?
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  • Profile picture of the author nhenley12
    There's no problem in adding your city name in your anchor text as long as it will give you good results in traffic statistic. We also doing it in our anchor text.
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  • Profile picture of the author entrprnr
    Electronics Repair is a pretty broad keyword. Unless you're putting in the work to conquer those serps I'd suggest steering clear.

    Be sure to also alter your ALT tags to be keyword-rich on your images btw. Serves the same benefit.
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  • Profile picture of the author RichardF
    My recommendation is to do a little bit of both. You don't want ALL your links to have the same anchor text. Also, even if you won't be able to rank for "electronics repair" (that exact kw), having it in your anchors will help you rank for any related keywords that include that term.
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    • Profile picture of the author Austin357
      Richard,

      Great suggestion on utilizing both methods. I just started to do this and the results are pending.
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    Thank you guys..
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    use whatever you want to show up in Google...
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  • Profile picture of the author easyrider7
    I think what you are doing is fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author highave1
    It's better when you are going to add you geo with services.
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  • Profile picture of the author jcfromkc
    Awesome, thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Originally Posted by jcfromkc View Post

    I own an electronics repair company. I’ve been doing a lot of SEO and back-linking lately. I’m wondering if it’s best to include my city name in the anchor text for my articles, profiles, posts and so on. My current anchor text is as followed “City Name Electronics Repair”. I’m wondering if it would be best to use “Electronics Repair” as my anchor text instead.
    What are your thoughts or experience with this?
    I would do both at the same time.

    Anytime you create an external backlink do this.

    Houston Electronics Repair

    That's 2 links above, both point to the same page/url.

    Assumes all of the keywords used in the backlink anchor-text (Houston, Electronics, & Repair), are also in your page title.
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    • Profile picture of the author BenJackson
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      I would do both at the same time.

      Anytime you create an external backlink do this.

      Houston Electronics Repair

      That's 2 links above, both point to the same page/url.

      Assumes all of the keywords used in the backlink anchor-text (Houston, Electronics, & Repair), are also in your page title.
      That's a great idea, the proximity of the keywords to each other will pass additional relevance for the full term as well.

      [EDIT] Was just thinking about this more, it would be best to use a 301 redirect for one of the links to get around the first link rule ie only the anchor text of the first link will count for two links going to the same page from the same page.

      If www.website.com is your canonical URL then...
      <a href="http://www.website.com">Houston</a> <a href="http://website.com">Electronics Repair</a>
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  • Profile picture of the author stephencammeron
    I prefer using "City Name Electronics Repair" rather than "Electronics Repair" alone. You can get more value including the city name as it users don't search in general term.

    Think of it like this, if your are in Houston and looking for an Electronics Repair, would you mind searching for it in general? Even though search engines might showed up thousands of result from all over the world offering the same service you are looking for yet you can't get since it's not available at your place?
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