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What is an Anchor Text?

wdeheus
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What is an Anchor Text?

I've tried reading the text of the SEO Competition Analysis lesson very carefully, I've searched google for Anchor text, but I can not for the life of me understand what it is. Also, in the video, át 02:32 she's referring to "SEO lessons". Did I miss something? Where can these SEO lessons be found? maybe the concept of "anchor text"is explained more comprehensively there? thanks!
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emengen
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following.........I would like to know as well....thanks for the inquiry
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jorge21rodriguez
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Anchor text is words that are hyperlinked. So for example you will see "click here" or "website" or "buy on amazon" and those words will have a link in them where you can just click and you are directed to the website. Anchor text is very important because it is one of the ways Google identifies what your site is about. Just try not to use the same anchor text over and over as you will get penalized for that. Hope that helps...
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carolinemurphy
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The anchor tag is essentially a tag that you can attach to a word or a phrase (exactly like you would a normal internal or external link), except it brings readers down to a different section of the page as opposed to another webpage. You're essentially creating a unique URL within the same page when you use this tag.
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wdeheus
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So anchor texts have nothing to do with backlinks? it's just links within your own site?
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stevex
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The anchor text is the click able text that we see within the content of the website and once we click on it we will be directed to another page.
Search engines use the descriptive text in the anchor of a link in order to help determine the relevancy and topical nature of the page that it's linking to.
Importance of anchor text for SEO:
They will be given more related links on interest to visit and your bounce rate will go down.
Anchor text helps to improve the average time a reader spends on the site.
Within the website page, elements like the Meta title, the heading tags, the surrounding text and the anchor text are factors that are perceived as relevancy signals.
The anchor text should contain keywords that are related to our targeted search terms.
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mkm10476
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In newsletter emails, Why AJP don't use anchor text, and use url itself
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vishalesskay
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The Anchor Text is the clickable text in a hyperlink that we see within the content of the website and once we click on it we will be directed to another page. It is also known as the Link Label or Link Title. The blue, underlined anchor text is the most common as it is the web standard, although it is possible to change the color and underlining through html code. The words contained in the anchor text help determine the ranking that the page will receive by search engines such as Google or Yahoo and Bing.
Links without anchor text commonly happen on the web and are called naked URLs, or URL anchor texts. Different browsers will display anchor text differently, and proper use of anchor text can help the page linked to rank for those keywords in search engines.
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arnold2
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Anchor text is the clickable text in a hyperlink. The anchor text is also known as the link label or link title.
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topmarketmanager
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jorge21rodriguez wrote:Anchor text is words that are hyperlinked.


Thanks bro)
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stevex
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Anchor text is the clickable text in a hyperlink. The anchor text is also known as the link label or link title. The keywords in anchor text are one of the many signals search engines use to determine the topic of a web page. The words contained in the anchor text help determine the ranking that the page will receive by search engines such as Google or Yahoo and Bing. Links without anchor text commonly happen on the web and are called naked URLs, or URL anchor texts. The blue, underlined anchor text is the most common as it is the web standard, although it is possible to change the color and underlining through html code.
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mmccammon
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my question is how do you actually get these backlinks onto your site do you copy and paste. ANYBODY
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milandaiou
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Make it simple, Anchor Text is just some words(keywords or sentence)that you could click, then you will be directed to another page. It is because there is link within the text which we can not see.
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vishalesskay
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Anchor text is the clickable text in a hyperlink. The anchor text is also known as the link label or link title. The keywords in anchor text are one of the many signals search engines use to determine the topic of a web page. The words contained in the anchor text help determine the ranking that the page will receive by search engines such as Google or Yahoo and Bing. Links without anchor text commonly happen on the web and are called naked URLs, or URL anchor texts. Different browsers will display anchor text differently, and proper use of anchor text can help the page linked to rank for those keywords in search engines.
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sildenafilcitrate3
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Anchor text is an important element of SEO. Anchor text is the visible, clickable text in a hyperlink display when linking to another document or location on the web. The anchor text is also known as the link label or link title. The blue, underlined anchor text is the most common as it is the web standard.
The keywords in anchor text are one of the many search engines use to determine the topic of a web page. The words contained in the anchor text help determine the ranking that the page will receive by search engines such as Google or Yahoo and Bing.
Links without anchor text commonly happen on the web and are called naked URLs, or URL anchor texts. Different browsers will display anchor text differently, and proper use of anchor text can help the page linked to rank for those keywords in search engines.
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stevex
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The anchor text is the clickable text that we see within the content of the website and once we click on it we will be directed to another page. The anchor text is also known as the link label or link title.
The blue, underlined anchor text is the most common as it is the web standard, although it is possible to change the color and underlining through html code.
The words contained in the anchor text help determine the ranking that the page will receive by search engines such as Google or Yahoo and Bing. Links without anchor text commonly happen on the web and are called naked URLs, or URL anchor texts. Different browsers will display anchor text differently, and proper use of anchor text can help the page linked to rank for those keywords in search engines.
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techtrysolutions
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It is an HTML term. A visible and clickable text (word or phrase) in hyperlink - is called Anchor text. It is also an important elements of any successful SEO campaign.

E.g. <a href="http://www.example.com">What is Hyperlink</a>
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