An anchor (...) is a HTML element used to define the link between the current element (the anchor) and the destination (URI).

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What is the correct way of creating backlinks and anchor text?

I'm creating dofollow backlinks at web 2.0 websites, but I believe I'm doing something wrong. Here is what I'm doing: Have only one anchor text method, for example, right in the beginning of the ...
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Image Backlink Alt Text

Does Google use the image alt tag the same as anchor text for external back links or does it only use the alt tag for internal optimization?
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Sitewide inbound links to home page (index) for SEO

So, instead of naming a link to index page a "Home" and such, how about using a domain name or the most important keyword the homepage ranks for? The link anchor "Home" definitely doesn't strengthen ...
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Optimizing for multiple keywords using different internal anchor text for the same page [closed]

I have a website with breadcrumb navigation and an additional header navigation. The header navigation is not static and looks different depending on where on the site it is located. My idea is to ...
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Port numbers appended to anchor tags

I've built a static site. Locally, when I serve the content with python -m SimpleHTTPServer everything behaves normally, but when I copy the HTML onto the server and browse the site at the server's ...
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Does Google pick up anchor text that is in nested elements?

When Google looks at anchor text on a website, will it pickup the text if it is inside nested elements? So for example: <a href="http://www.google.com/">Visit Google</a> To: <a ...
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Are text links that are NOT wrapped in anchor tags read by Google as backlinks?

My wife is a writer and often has pieces published on other sites. The articles usually list a short bio and her blog URL but never seem to anchor link to her blog. They will write www.blogtitle.com ...
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Does missing background links affect SEO?

I am amongst a discussion about a number of broken links on a site which has discovered by a checker tool. My argument is that the majority of these links are from the CSS in the form of background ...
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How do I define an HTML anchor to jump to specific location within a page? [closed]

I see thousands of tutorials teaching you a very simple thing, how to use #section to jump to a specific section within your page. However, nobody unveils the secret of coding the target anchor. Can ...
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Tack anchor link with Google Analytics

I have searched for how to track anchor links in analytics, but couldn't get it working. I have this code in the header: <script> ...
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SEO impact of links without href

I have some links on my site that are used only with JavaScript, hence they don't need a href attribute. I'm doing so because there's no need to have the URL displayed in the browser. Is there any ...
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If a blogger writes a whole article about my website, how important are anchor texts?

If there is a full article about my web-service, with my brand name in the title, and many relevant keywords that I would like Google to consider in my rankings, and links to my web-site with simple ...
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Would this type of rich anchor text hurt my SEO?

I have a site structure and it kind of looks like this: Home Fruit Flavors Apple Flavors Banana Flavors Pear Flavors Plum Flavors Grape Flavors ...
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Web page has well over 100 anchor tags - how to improve SEO without taking anchors out?

I have a website where the main menu has 10 level 1 items and each has roughly 10 level 2 items plus there are links in the header and footer and side bar plus some links in the content. All these ...
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How Google counts the number of anchor texts and keywords in a Blogspot home page?

Since Google consider the anchor text and keyword counts of a webpage for search ranking, I have one doubt regarding this; how Google counts the number of anchor texts and keywords in a Blogspot home ...
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Does removing links for certain anchor text would affect my sites Google ranking?

After Google penguin update i found some of my website's keyword lost ranking. I checked all the inbound backlinks of my website and all anchor texts. I noted two or three keywords has been getting ...
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Does content with few words and lots of Anchor text count as spam?

My website has been getting inbound links from an article which contains a low word count but lots of anchor text. That paragraph contains 150 words but nearly 15 are anchor text. Will that have an ...
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Check old urls for backlinks - same domain new design and urls

I have a client who recently did a re-design on his website. The designer did not put any effort in keeping the same URL or do any redirects. I've made a list of the old URLs, what I want to do now is ...
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Link goes to specific location of page

What makes the user go to a specific location on a new html page? Not the current page. For example, when you click this link, you don't end up starting at the top like you normally would. ...
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Importance of 'href' attribute within an <a>

I am aware of the 'content is king' seo rule, but I'm also wondering whether empty <a> HTML elements is a relatively big downside regarding SEO. To be more precise and actually cut to the ...
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rel=“nofollow” SEO impact

I saw a technique used where there was a block with three parts: 1. Image (wrapped in an anchor tag) 2. Heading (anchor tag with heading text) 3. Paragraph (regular p tag with synopsis content) e.g. ...
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do text ads count as backlinks?

Do text link ads, like the ones from text-link-ads.com act as backlinks ? Surly they work as normal anchor text, but are search engines wise to this technique and just not count them ?
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Backlink anchor text and Local SEO

If I have a business in, say Tampa Florida, and we offer irrigation services, and I want to create some backlinks for a SEO campaign, should I use "Tampa Florida Irrigation Services" as my anchor ...
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Name attribute is obsolete, what is the correct behavior when dealing with anchors?

Putting some code through the html5 validator, I get this: Warning: The name attribute on the a element is obsolete. Consider putting an id attribute on the nearest container instead. I ...
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Do anchors in urls affect ranking in seo?

Do anchors in urls affect ranking in seo? <a href="website.com/cotton">link 1</a> As oposed to: <a href="website.com/cotton#green">link 2</a>
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<a> link color CSS not working for Chrome/Firefox/IE/Safari etc [closed]

Here is my site: http://dosrevival.com I can't seem to get the links to stop turning purple after being clicked in Chrome and IE (works in some Firefox versions?!?). In my CSS file I'm changing the ...
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Can missing anchors be logged?

If I have a broken link it gets logged with a 404. If I have a link to an anchor and the anchor is missing, I don't get an entry in the log. How can I find those broken anchor links, especially if the ...