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MVP Weddings To Be One Of The Featured Wedding Videographers At The Palatine Bridal Show -
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Anchor Text Optimization in 2012 -
In the month of April 2012, google announced its major update to reward high quality site popularly known as the penguin update . Although I’ve not written about the penguin update on my blog, I’m very well aware that these updates have hit many small businesses real hard as search engine rankings have just vanished overnight after years of effort. It was very evident that the update was aimed at targeting websites that used unethical link building techniques and focused on keyword stuffing to get the ranking boost in SERP’s. Many sites like Unique Article Wizard and Build My Rank that used to distribute spun content within their own blog network are totally finished as the sites in their network have been deindexed by google and user’s have lost their rankings. In the midst of all these changes, the ones that caught my eye were the changes pertaining to Anchor Text. Google did mention “We want people doing white hat search engine optimization (or even no search engine optimization at all) to be free to focus on creating amazing, compelling web sites” Impact on Anchor Text in 2012 Google is also hitting websites for aggressive anchor text for keywords in backlinks even before Penguin. Post-Penguin, anchor text diversity becomes more critical. So, what exactly is anchor text diversity? Most of us have learnt somewhere along the way that the anchor text of a backlink tells Google what the site is about. So in order to get a site ranked well in Google for a specific anchor text (keyword), it only made sense to use that same anchor text for every single one of our backlinks. However, Google appears to have finally caught on and has begun taking into account when websites have an abnormal number of identical anchor texts pointing to a site. Or in terms we are talking about, sites with very little text distribution in the links pointing to them. So how can we effectively rank websites for specific keywords? The first thing is we can use the idea of Latent Semantic Indexing (LSI) when choosing anchor text. Let’s say that your main keyword that you want to rank for is “sport watches”. LSI keywords for that would be keywords like best sport watches, outdoor sport watches, sport watches website and so on. See how these are all keywords that basically mean the same thing but are different. However, using the idea of LSI alone is not enough. One of the biggest things Google is looking at now is natural looking SEO. So to look as natural as possible, you want to mix in some anchor texts that aren’t so keyword targeted that a normal person might use. For example, you might use “click here” or “watch comparison website” So in summary, you want to use the idea of LSI as well as take into consideration what would look natural to Google to come up with a couple of dozen anchor texts that are all related around your main anchor text. Anchor Text Analysis Microsite Masters examined historical data for thousands of websites to investigate whether sites that saw their rankings drop after Penguin were also guilty of having no anchor text diversity for “optimization” or “money” keywords (i.e., whatever term you’re trying to rank No. 1 for) as opposed to more natural-looking mix of linking anchor text (e.g., Your Website’s Title, example.com, www.example.com, “click here”, “here”, “blog post”, etc.). The results are quite interesting. According to Microsite Masters “It means that every single site we looked at which got negatively hit by the Penguin Update had a “money keyword” as its anchor text for over 60% of its incoming links. On the other hand, the sites that were not hit by the update had much more random percentages. Having over 60% of your anchor text being a money keyword did not guarantee that your site would be hit by the penalty (many of the sites not affected had numbers just as bad), but if under 50% of your anchor text for incoming links were “money keywords” it’s all but guaranteed you weren’t affected by this update.” Therefore, keeping in mind all the above points and analysis, a useful thumb rule would be to optimize anchor texts in the following manner: 60% URL based or non-keyword anchor texts 30% broad match or partial keyword and rephrased anchor texts Only 10% exact match keyword anchor texts Top 10 Search Terms anchor text analysis 2012 You Should Also Check Out SEO: The Importance of Anchor Text SEO: Do URL Shorteners Pass Anchor Text & PageRank 5 Great Ways to Anchor Your Backlinks Importance of Keywords in a Domain Name Article Marketing for Link Building Importance of Deep Linking in SEO Directory Submissions for Link Building Importance of Keywords in SEO How to Build Backlinks To Your Site 4 Great Methods to Deep Linking Your Blog Posts Tagged as: anchor text , anchor text optimization
You Know It’s Big When Twitter Makes The News -
You Know It’s Big When Twitter Makes The News (via redOrbit ) Michael Harper for redOrbit.com Nothing like a good, old-fashioned Twitter outage to show us just how much we rely on Internet technology. Of course, no one’s life really depends on Twitter, but it has become a bit of a normality, something engrained in our everyday lives. It’s just as the saying…
Galaxy Note II rumored to feature a unbreakable display, October release -
Following the success of the original “phablet,” Samsung is reportedly readying a sucessor for its Galaxy Note smartphone . The South Korea manufacturer will release the handset in October to compete directly against Apple’s next-generation iPhone , according to MK Business News . The smartphone ’s display will be larger than 5.3-inches and will reportedly feature an unbreakable plane ( UBP ), which is a precursor to the flexible display. The Note II will also be equipped with a slimmer design and a quad-core processor according to the report, and it will run the upcoming Android Jelly Bean operating system. Read Related stories Samsung looks to break away from the Android pack Samsung Galaxy S III announced for Canada with 2GB of RAM, 1.5GHz dual-core processor Samsung’s Galaxy S III smashes preorder records in U.K. Get more from BGR.com : Follow us on Twitter , Facebook
TrackPFT: Tracking some Laboring Under Delusions interviews/articles -
So Paul F. Tompkins is doing press for his new special Laboring Under Delusions (Saturday night, 4/21/2012, Comedy Central), and he has been doing some interviews. I thought it might be helpful to have a entry with links to them all for anyone who can’t get to them all right away (me). Here is…
PFTians take note.
SATURDAY 4/21 is the big special.
THAT’S TOMORROW, for you non-calendar owners.
Are we investing enough in our schools? Yes, but that’s missing the point. At TEDxWallStreet, Michelle Rhee unveils some of the fundamental flaws preventing a school’s money from going where it will have the most impact.
Each week, we choose four of our favorite talks, highlighting just a few of the enlightening speakers from the TEDx community, and its diverse constellation of ideas worth spreading. Browse all TEDxTalks here »
TEDx: Baby steps are okay: Greening your event, with Irene Rompa -
TEDxSummit, 16 April - 20 April, 2012. Doha, Qatar. Photo: Kris Krüg
During the opening session of the second day of TEDxSummit workshops, TEDxAmsterdam’s Irene Rompa gave a talk on how to make a TEDx (or any!) event more sustainable. This is what we learned:
1. Baby steps are okay.…
TeeVee: Learn from my mistakes: Why abusive TV relationships suck -
Sometimes I wish I could forget that this pilot was kind of great.
My name is Serenity, and I have a problem.
I’m shackled to shows past their expiration date, even though I know they’ve gone sour and everything in my brain is screaming to stop the madness. Heck, even when I spend most of…
Jumo | Blog: Open Jumo -
Things here at Jumo are moving quickly as we begin the transition to the GOOD platform.
Today, we are excited to announce that we are open-sourcing the product of our labors since Jumo’s inception.
The technology behind Jumo.com is now available and open to all, including data and…