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    Keywords in link anchor text


    Question ...

    Which is the better option (in terms of SEO) ...

    The link that I use (in reciprocal link exchanges) is formatted, more or less, as follows:

    <a href="http://www.mydomain.com/">Keyword1 and Keyword2 at the best prices. Also Keyword3</a>

    Is this better or worse than just using the standard link (as below):

    <a href="http://www.mydomain.com/">mydomain.com</a>

    Notice, in the first example, I did not use mydomain.com in the anchor text, but I did use keywords directly related to the services offered at mydomain.com ...

    As always, thanks in advance for your replies :-)
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    what is about the page titel to the link with the keywords in it!?
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    if you want to focus to the keywords the first example is to perfer.
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    Be careful not to over use this technique, on the various pages of your site.

    It has been noticed that this month Google, has penalised people for over using, keywords rich links on pages with in their site.

    "inter-site key word phrase cross linking", i call it
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    <a href="http://www.mydomain.com/">Keyword1</a>

    Is actually best of all. Dont dilute the power of text links by using more than one keyword. I try to stick to one or two words which contain a keyword. Just the two keywords in link text is also fine for not particularly competitive terms. Always use keywords for link text when requesting reciprocal links (a code for copy and paste is always best).

    Incoming links are highly valued so spend time rerseareching what your best one or two keywords are and use them. Dont go for a heap long sentence using 3+ keywords.
    What is a website without traffic?
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