09 Nov 11 2:38 pm
What does "allinanchor" actually show?
I've got a technical question about the allinanchor
search command you can do. Basically, I'd like to know what it actually shows!
I've Googled this question and either don't understand the answers or think the people answering it are as confused as I am or find that the answers are conflicting!
I think I understand the allintitle
command. If you typed in:allintitle: dog training tips
Google would (I believe) list all the pages that have the words "dog" "training" and "tips" in that order in their title tags.
But what would allinanchor: dog training tips
The resources/articles I've read suggest conflicting answers. The two commonest suggestions seem to be:
(i) It shows every page that has a "dog training tips" link on the page itself
[i.e. a page is listed if there is a link on that page
with the anchor text: "dog training tips"]
(ii) It shows every page that is linked to from another page
with the anchor text "dog training tips" on the other page
[i.e. a page is listed if another page
links to it using "dog training tips" as anchor text.
Can someone who really knows tell me which one it is? (if either of these)
It seems to me that there's a very big difference between these two operations
And what confused me was that there were tons of articles suggesting (i) but also very many suggesting (ii) as well.
Can someone from affilorama team perhaps give me the final/correct verdict?