View Full Version : Keywords

08-17-2003, 09:18 AM
Was wondering ...

If I was selling lemon juice .. and I wanted to be highly ranked for the keyword "lemon juice". :D

Which of the following anchor text would get me highly ranked for the Google word "lemon juice"?

1. lemon juice

2. lemon juice drink

3. cheap lemon juice drink

Would options 2 and 3 be as good as number 1?


08-17-2003, 10:13 AM

Its all percentages. Having 100% of your target keywords in your anchor text is bettern than having 66% or 50%.

08-17-2003, 07:03 PM
But if I exchange links using the anchor text "lemon juice", would it seem like spam or obvious seo, raising the eyebrows at google or jealousy of competitors (they then file spam report)?

Say if my site is lemons-cafe.com
and I used "Lemon Juice" as the anchor text ...

08-17-2003, 08:13 PM
If someone else links to you using "Lemon Juice" its not your fault.

Or you could just have them use "Lemon Cafe - Lemon Juice" which isn't perfect but its better than nothing.

Of course if you named your site using your keywords you'd avoid this quandry altogether.

08-18-2003, 12:19 AM
Is it true that only incoming links with PR4 and above are useful?

08-26-2003, 09:41 AM
How about if you put on your page...


So if you put your keyword(s) then home, should it get your ranking up a little if you do it on every page?

08-26-2003, 10:20 AM
Originally posted by lemon
Is it true that only incoming links with PR4 and above are useful?
AFAIK, all incoming links are useful (except PR0) but only incoming links with PR4 are shown on google (when searching for link: url.

I might be wrong though. I'm sure Chris will be able to either confirm or correct this ;)

08-26-2003, 10:56 AM
Kings is correct :)

10-24-2003, 02:24 PM
Say if you were doing a site on loan comparisons - and named your site realgoodloanplans.com. Then to link to your homepage you used "loan comparisons" as the anchor text, would it be considered as seo spam?

10-24-2003, 02:25 PM
No, its not deceptive, its not misleading, and you're showing the same link to people that you show to SEs.

10-24-2003, 02:31 PM
So search engines don't care what anchor text you have for any links? Correct?


10-24-2003, 02:36 PM
Oh they care, anchor text is important.

They don't care what the text is, so long as it isn't deceptive or invisible or something like that.

10-24-2003, 02:41 PM
Ah...They don't mind about the actual text though. Just the colour etc...

Thanks for your help Chris,

10-24-2003, 03:28 PM
They do mind the text, in extreme circumstances.

<a href = "example.com">.</a>

They don't like that since it doesn't look like a real link.

10-27-2003, 01:15 PM
Would it allow that to show up as a backlink?

Or just hurt the page it is on.

(having a period as a link)

10-27-2003, 01:26 PM
The link would show up, until someone reports it and Google checks it out. In which case they'd likely penalize the site the link is on.