Recommended percentage for Anchor Text

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What is the recommended percentage for Anchor Text?

I've read that it would be something like the following:

20% Exact Matches (main keywords)
20% Partial Matches (variation of main keywords)
30% Generic (click here, visit website, etc.)
30% URL Matches (http://www.domain.com , www.domain.com , domain.com)

Do you agree?

Thank you very much
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  • Profile picture of the author LloydMS
    Sure.

    Nobody knows for sure but what you have suggested is reasonable and will probably avoid getting you an over optimization penalty.
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  • Profile picture of the author Slin
    What you have seems good, just check out the ranking sites and what they have.

    Post-Penguin Anchor Text Case Study | SEOmoz

    that's a good case study right there that will help you.
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  • Profile picture of the author AlmightyGreg
    umm... those aren't bad numbers I agree. Also read the case study, is pretty interesting
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  • Profile picture of the author samual james
    Create links naturally, don't decide any percentage, work according to websites, if you think you should put exact keyword in particular section then do it otherwise you can vary your anchor text
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  • Profile picture of the author kaytav
    Originally Posted by privatenetwork View Post

    What is the recommended percentage for Anchor Text?

    I've read that it would be something like the following:

    20% Exact Matches (main keywords)
    20% Partial Matches (variation of main keywords)
    30% Generic (click here, visit website, etc.)
    30% URL Matches (http://www.domain.com , www.domain.com , domain.com)

    Do you agree?

    Thank you very much
    Where did you read??
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  • Profile picture of the author CTRTheme
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    I think I saw that in backlink diversity ebook did you extract the info from that ebook?
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