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    I run a website about 'auto widget'.

    For my topic the most search keywords are:
    1. auto widget
    2. auto widget tips
    3. auto widget reviews
    4. auto widget articles


    I have a section covering each of the topics listed above. (ie. I have a auto widget tips page, reviews page, etc.)

    For my navigation bar, should I link to each of these sections using the anchor text "auto widget ****" Or should I leave out the "auto widget" part and just use anchor text like "Tips" or "Reviews". I am afraid to make each link start with auto widget because it might look spammy. What do you suggest I do? I want to be greatly optimized for each keyword phrase as far as internal linking is concerned. Thanks.
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    Thing is, those are completely different phrases, so google shouldn't veiw it as spamming.

    Google is big on targeted phrases, not just random keywords. So, if your targeted phrase is auto widget tips, just having the word tips wont do as much good as having the whole phrase.

    Also, the algos are pretty sophisticated. Google can differentiate a nav bar from paragraph text. Naturally, your nav buttons will have your keywords in them, so I don't think google will penalize you for it.

    On a final note, remember to try not to get so caught up in keyword densities and spamming precautions. As I said, google is very sophisticated. If your site is legit, it will come across that way.
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    Originally Posted by SEOdevhead
    I run a website about 'auto widget'.

    For my topic the most search keywords are:
    1. auto widget
    2. auto widget tips
    3. auto widget reviews
    4. auto widget articles


    I have a section covering each of the topics listed above. (ie. I have a auto widget tips page, reviews page, etc.)

    For my navigation bar, should I link to each of these sections using the anchor text "auto widget ****" Or should I leave out the "auto widget" part and just use anchor text like "Tips" or "Reviews". I am afraid to make each link start with auto widget because it might look spammy. What do you suggest I do? I want to be greatly optimized for each keyword phrase as far as internal linking is concerned. Thanks.
    I would recommend dumping "auto" in some and widget in others noting that "auto widget" is likely your targeted 'top' term thus many external links will have that and internal links back to mainpage could read that way as well - which will produce that same results.

    Please note: visual acuity for same words in a column

    auto widget tips
    auto widget reviews
    auto widget articles
    auto widget products
    auto widget services
    auto widget directory
    auto widget forum
    auto widget testimonials

    has easy to recognize - and does not look overly professional

    in a row:

    auto widget tips auto widget reviews auto widget articles auto widget products auto widget services auto widget directory auto widget forum auto widget testimonials

    not as bad... but again you don't need it.
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    I have tried both ways.

    It doesn't seem to make much difference at all.
    What I would do personaly is just use the word review or tips
    as its easier on the eye, as fathom points out.

    I think the real bennefit with internal linking is when the link is in content.

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