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I'm kind of curious as to what anchor diversity everybody had before the Google update. If your site did get hit about how many anchors were you rotating per campaign?

If your site did not get hit and actually improved, how many anchors were you rotating on average?
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  • Profile picture of the author Mister Rex
    Originally Posted by LimitLessJZ View Post

    I'm kind of curious as to what anchor diversity everybody had before the Google update. If your site did get hit about how many anchors were you rotating per campaign?

    If your site did not get hit and actually improved, how many anchors were you rotating on average?
    I do not use anchor text in most cases. I carefully place keyword rich content around my links . All sites stayed where they were or increased in rankings.
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    • Profile picture of the author LimitLessJZ
      Originally Posted by Mister Rex View Post

      I do not use anchor text in most cases. I carefully place keyword rich content around my links . All sites stayed where they were or increased in rankings.
      So to clarify you have never used keywords for anchors tags in your content and your rankings improved or stayed the same?
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      • Profile picture of the author Mister Rex
        Originally Posted by LimitLessJZ View Post

        So to clarify you have never used keywords for anchors tags in your content and your rankings improved or stayed the same?
        Some have anchors, but the vast majority do not. My main anchors are the brand name and click here.
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    • Profile picture of the author mosthost
      Originally Posted by Mister Rex View Post

      I do not use anchor text in most cases. I carefully place keyword rich content around my links . All sites stayed where they were or increased in rankings.
      I think that's probably the key to your success. I noticed this was a trend a while back for many websites with high rankings.

      Many natural links really are like: http://www.warriorforum.com or Warrior Forum followed by the description. Lack of branded or generic anchor texts is probably present in many of the websites that are being hit.
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      • Profile picture of the author Mister Rex
        Originally Posted by mosthost View Post

        I think that's probably the key to your success. I noticed this was a trend a while back for many websites with high rankings.

        Many natural links really are like: http://www.warriorforum.com or Warrior Forum followed by the description. Lack of branded or generic anchor texts is probably present in many of the websites that are being hit.
        Yup! I figured that out when I used to run a forum (non-IM related). NOBODY did anchor text... not even me. When I post a link on a forum, I am not wasting my time trying to add anchor text. I am just gonna copy and paste the link and go my merry way.

        That is how real internet users are, as well. They copy and paste the link. They dont try to figure out how to use anchor text, and most of them dont even know how to do that.

        In a forum I currently run, I have not seen one person use anchor text, except the spammers that try to come post in the forum - which is another reason I am glad google is doing what they are doing. Maybe people will stop trying to spam my forums and blogs!
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        • Profile picture of the author mosthost
          Originally Posted by Mister Rex View Post

          Yup! I figured that out when I used to run a forum (non-IM related). NOBODY did anchor text... not even me. When I post a link on a forum, I am not wasting my time trying to add anchor text. I am just gonna copy and paste the link and go my merry way.

          That is how real internet users are, as well. They copy and paste the link. They dont try to figure out how to use anchor text, and most of them dont even know how to do that.

          In a forum I currently run, I have not seen one person use anchor text, except the spammers that try to come post in the forum - which is another reason I am glad google is doing what they are doing. Maybe people will stop trying to spam my forums and blogs!
          True indeed. Plus 'legit' websites (B2B types etc) almost always link with the Brand or a straight-through links. That leaves anchor text links as the single biggest abused factor that is used primarily by one subset of internet users. (IMs)

          As NAS and the Bravehearts said in "Zone Out." The same sh*t that gets you cash...gets you killed"
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  • Profile picture of the author dp40oz
    Hey guys sorry for the sloppy list. Ive been preaching anchor text diversity, generic anchor text and URL anchor text forever. Its a huge key to not having your links look spammy. This is what real anchor text looks like. This was taken from Market Samurai searching for GEICO | Auto insurance - Saving people money on more than car insurance. The numbers next to the keywords is how many times that anchor text was found. This is just a small sample of links MS found. Now mind you Geico ranks top 10 for almost every auto insurance term. Not sure what this says but it definitely says something. Oh one last thing, notice how warrior forum automatically included anchor text in my post, I didn't even put it there I just typed w w w . Geico . C O M

    Geico 478
    auto insurance online 2
    http://wwx.geico.com 150 (had to change to "x" otherwise WF puts auto anchor text)
    insurance company 1
    geico.com 18
    cheap car insurance 1
    geico insurance 16
    gieco 2
    car insurance quote 2
    you could save 15% on car insurance. click here for a quote. geico 4
    car insurance 11
    click here to visit geico 2
    image 7
    geico insurance company 5
    call gieco for a quote, mention you are a saige member for an additional discount. 1
    geico direct 6
    consumer reports 2
    09-1213-yellow gecko-300x250 2
    buy auto insurance online 1
    wwx.geico.com 30 (had to change to "x" otherwise WF puts auto anchor text)
    geico.com logo geico.com 3
    auto insurance geico 1
    team 17
    geico.cxm 21 (had to change to "x" otherwise WF puts auto anchor text)
    low auto insurance 1
    insurance policy 1
    geico car insurance 2
    in english 3
    geico- 2
    click here 2
    ? geico 1
    best auto insurance 1
    auto geico 1
    auto insurance 1
    insurance 2
    geico logo 3
    geico | geico car insurance. get online auto insurance quotes and ... 2
    advertisement 1
    geico-logo-300x200 1
    geico geico car insurance. get online auto insurance quotes and ... 1
    political 1
    geico group 1
    critical analysis 1
    the commander and pilot 1
    *no_data* 11
    goats 1
    geico advert 1
    geico federal program 6
    company website 2
    auto insurer 1
    geico (tipp) 1
    the hadalpelagic 1
    travel insurance plans 2
    preakness balloon festival 1
    the arabian sea 1
    consumers 1
    the rate of fission 1
    geico auto insurance 3
    geico mxs 2
    geico the gecko 1
    get geico motorcycle insurance 1
    nomenclature 1
    regions 1
    geico & geico car insurance. get auto insurance quotes online and ... 1
    geico - casci 1
    insurer 1
    fill in their short quote form 1
    geico | geico car insurance. get online auto insurance quotes and … 1
    the geico group 1
    the italian space agency 1
    geico - us insurance company 1
    xhtml 1
    the swinton home 1
    geico | geico car insurance 1
    useless mechas 1
    paris 2
    home page 1
    geico | geico car insurance. get an auto insurance quote and save 1
    commercial reasons 2
    cdma2000 1
    the mesopelagic 1
    geico website 1
    car insurance: geico 1
    la defense 1
    website 1
    andy 1
    direct information car insurance 1
    western europe 1
    organizations 1
    120x240_face 1
    chess programs 1
    property 1
    intangible 1
    visit http://wxw.geico.com 1 (had to change to "x" otherwise WF puts auto anchor text)
    irreversible 1
    organised and rigorous 1
    rfc 4294 1
    lending savings 1
    home 1
    geico vehicle insurance 1
    gal 1 1
    link 1
    transverse rotors 1
    tissue and bone 1
    feature selection 1
    telegraphic transfer 1
    oil 1
    non-invasive procedure 1
    at about 6,000 m 1
    geico | geico car insurance. get online auto insurance quotes ... 1
    environmentally-friendly vehicle 1
    discrete development programs 1
    approximate representation 1
    this month 1
    2015 1
    the neritic zone 1
    geico car insurance. get an auto insurance quote and save today. free online motorcycle quotes as well.... 1
    the world wide web 1
    auto insurance quotes 1
    primary money-makers 1
    tax money 1
    geico. 1
    the human population 1
    the romantics 1
    mesopotamia 1
    geico presents bradenton geckofest 1
    geico-logo-with-gecko 1
    globular proteins 1
    tongue-in-cheek 1
    national 1
    control 1
    the stresses on the front teeth 1
    territory 1
    a pendulum-based scanning mechanism 1
    customer-driven 1
    the skeleton 1
    government employees group 1
    economic development 1
    information 1
    british aircraft corporation 1
    eugène viollet-le-duc 1
    graphical user interface applications 1
    graphic symbols 1
    sponsored by geico® 1
    technical weaponry 1
    interactions between dna and other proteins 1
    a test 1
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  • Profile picture of the author fraakz
    Well we need to build more naked and junk links to prove Google we are a legitimate webmasters
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  • Profile picture of the author webinventaekhlas
    anchor needs time? a href something then something..... I preferred direct URL.
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  • Profile picture of the author digitaltwist
    Great thread. I'll be sure to adjust my strategy after reading this.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stuart william
    There is not exact number that after x no. of links you should change your anchor text. You can change anchor text after 3-4 links, it will provide you better visibility for your brand and targeted keywords.
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