So we all know Penguin targets over optimized anchor text, and a recent blog post put out by Market Samurai talks about the tools they offer to recover, and how their tests on dozens of niches and hundreds of keywords showed that they recommend now to diversify your anchor text thusly:
- 40% Brand Related Anchors
- Your domain
- Your brand name
- Your product name
- 40% Generic Anchors
- click here
- random words
- check this out
- 20% Target Keyword Anchors
- The keywords you want to rank for
I've been working on repairing one old site's link profile to meet Penguin's standards. I was able to target a few problem links which I pinpointed as a cause of significant SERP drops. I was able to have the webmasters at the linking site remove the links. Here's My Problem:
In Google Webmaster Tools, the problem links still show up in the link profile, even though they were removed months ago, and I have confirmed this.
How can I get GWT to recognize that the links have been removed? I really appreciate anyone who's got some advice here.