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Designing a High Traffic Website - Keywords in Anchor Text

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4.  Keywords in anchor text

And no, that's not the type of anchor we're talking about! :)

Anchor text is defined as the visible text component of a hyperlink in a page. For example, here is an anchored text using one of our targets:  membership management software.

The reason anchor text is important is because a link is considered a vote from the site that link comes from.  The quality of the site and the similarity of the phrase used can help boost your SEO rankings.  If you can get a link from Google or the White House that REALLY helps.  If you can get a link from your grandmothers' website on quilting, not so much.  :)

The search engines take into consideration the quality of the site linking to you before it passes along the value to you and your website for that keyword.

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