05-23-2015, 06:50 AM #1
Do exact match anchor internal text links hurt any website?
Do exact match anchor internal text links hurt any website???
05-23-2015, 11:20 AM #2
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No it doesn't hurt your website, it even make it easier for the user to find other content in your website. But too much of anything is never good, just make sure you don't spam, then you should be fine.
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05-28-2015, 11:56 AM #3
Does not hurt unless you overdo it. Because then it will look "unnatural" to Google again
05-28-2015, 10:00 PM #4
05-28-2015, 10:29 PM #5
Well here's the thing. You don't want too many anchor text keywords. For instance I had a site that dropped from position 7 to position 60 recently, for my target keyword. Come to find out (after checking ahrefs) my keyword accounted for 53% of the anchor text pointing to my site. That's no good.
Gotta diversify the anchors.
05-29-2015, 02:12 AM #6
So how do you really know?
Just playing Devil's Advocate... but in all honesty, nobody really knows their anchor percentages.
05-29-2015, 02:36 AM #7
05-29-2015, 08:53 AM #8
Also, nofollow links are taken into consideration when it comes to handing out penalties. They are not ignored. Google has said so. I myself have tested getting sites penalized with mostly nothing but nofollow links.
06-03-2015, 09:53 AM #9
Same anchor text backlinks does not hurt a regular site as if you use the links according to your design template required. If you make any kind of changes and move too far in adding too many links in the footer, sidebar, etc., then it can affect your site. Therefore, it is always the best strategy to serve the user and make it easier for users to navigate your site without considering how search engines can use it as a signal to rank your website. Your site is safe as his assistant acceptable site links in terms of quantity
06-04-2015, 09:57 AM #10
That aside even Google states that in general nofollow does not have an impact in the vast majority of cases:
#1 - Can nofollow links hurt my site's ranking? Matt Cutts answer is upfront and quick to state no it does not... He states - typically nofollow links cannot hurt your site... The exception is when G receives spam reports (deceptive/manipulative mass action described as huge scale abuse) - then they reserve the right to take manual spam action... Which gets me thinking what the hell have you been up to lol ;-))
#2 - Q) Should you disavow nofollow links? Google's John Mueller answers as follows: "You don’t need to include any nofollow links…because essentially what happens with links that you submit as a disavow, when we recrawl them we treat them similarly to other nofollowed links. Including a nofollow link there wouldn’t be necessary." - source: Webmaster Central 2013-05-21
In your case was that a manual penalty? As it seems from ref #2 given that there is no point in disavowing nofollow links ... So either that is incorrect or that penalties arising from nofollow is entirely manual...
In conclusion I can agree that comment spamming with automated tools could lead to a penalty... But I will say its insanely stupid to do that directly to your primary/money site... I would only consider that as part of tier link building at the lower tiers 2 and below... Further we're talking about an extreme case here... Its clear from Cutts video the vast majority have nothing to worry about........
I mention that as its important that folks know that unless they are engaging in comment spamming on a large industrial scale - nofollow links as mentioned and corroborated by Google themselves at reference have no impact...
06-04-2015, 01:59 PM #11
Yes, you can pretty much do nothing and end up with a lot of links. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of scraper sites out there. It depends on the market space. Build a site in the life insurance niche once and you will see. You will end up with tons of links you had nothing to do with.
Backlink databases are only picking up a fraction of your links. They do not have the resources that Google does to crawl and index that kind of data.
1) Well, you can believe what Matt says or you can test it. I know others that have found the same thing through testing.
2) When it comes to Disavow, John Mueller has contradicted himself so many times it is dizzying.
06-04-2015, 02:25 PM #12
I have a lot of respect for your views - sorry to say but in this case you're on a tangent talking about stuff - which for most it doesn't apply given the extremities, coupled with the lack of missing information which can be misleading to newbies....
06-04-2015, 09:49 PM #13
Now it's rare that Ahrefs and/or Majestic miss a lot of good links. It's usually mostly a difference of junk links. Google finds a lot more of them. Although, that is changing more and more with lots of sites blocking spiders from the backlinks database sites. Nobody blocks Google, but lots of sites are blocking Ahrefs, Majestic, Alexa, and a ton of other sites.
On top of all that, Google has said they do not provide all your links either.
So yeah, if you do a little research into it, there is a lot of truth in what I am saying. Nobody has a freaking clue what their real anchor text ratios are. The only way you would know that is if your site existed in a vacuum.
By the way, two of the tests we ran we spammed the crap out of a page with mostly nofollow links. It tanked. We submitted a disavow file, where we ONLY submitted nofollow links. The sites both recovered. Not back to exactly where they were, but pretty close.
Maybe it was just a coincidence. Sure seemed like the nofollow links were the problem though.
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