Basic Anchor Text Question

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In commenting on a blog post and the boxes call for "name", "email", "url", and "comment", how do you get anchor text in there? I'm researching some competitor links with SEO spyglass and for each link analyzed it shows "anchor text" for these blogs, but where do I put the anchor text?

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  • Profile picture of the author modraideja
    The anchor text is almost always what you put in the name field...
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  • Profile picture of the author dadamson
    Yes, "Name" field is your anchor text, "URL" or "Website" field is where this will link too.
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    • Profile picture of the author penpoint
      So, I'm putting my actual name in the "name" field and that's what is showing for my anchor text?!? Link can't be worth much, can it? But, to be able to put something besides an actual name, I guess you would have to find blogs with auto-approved comments, right?

      Thanks for the info.
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  • Profile picture of the author arungupta2012
    Can anyone explain what is anchor text exactly and where to put anchor text in site? And how many?
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    • Profile picture of the author PaiRADice
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      • Profile picture of the author McHarrison
        Anchor texts are simple html tags which are used to redirect from one page to another web page. In SEO we use anchor text mostly in forums to make the signatures. In web page we use anchor text from where you want to redirect user to the other pages. We use our keywords as an anchor texts.

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  • Profile picture of the author checklinks
    The best thing for blog comments is put your anchor text name in the "name" box.
    You will find link for your name also. like this you will catch links for your anchor text from blog comments.
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  • Profile picture of the author minisite
    An anchor text is the "keyword text" you use to rank your website on. For example if you want your website to rank for the keyword "blue widget" you use the "blue widget" as your anchor text when doing blog comments.
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  • Profile picture of the author akazzz
    The anchor text is your name you insert and some sites also allow ahref anchor texts to be inserted for more link juice.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarvyDery
    in such cases, just leave your real name and leave your website url as a backlink. if you want your comment to be approved by the admin, do this.
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    • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
      Originally Posted by MarvyDery View Post

      in such cases, just leave your real name and leave your website url as a backlink. if you want your comment to be approved by the admin, do this.
      There are plenty of admins that will approve comments with variations of your name + anchor text. (Bob From Gardening Supplies, for example.)

      But yeah, you'll have the highest chance of approval if you just use your name. (Or comment on a blog with plugins that encourage anchor text.)
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