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Excellent work really started looking into SEO for a couple of months now and your tutorial information is spot on – Thanks
Site age, link age it all goes into the Google philosophy of trust rank. The longer links and a site has been around the web without any trouble the more it is trusted. I think this is in response to site owners who set up a spam site and do things like hack others sites for links. If a site has been around with good behavior, naturally attracts links in an even progression, not out-of-bounds of their expected moving average of link growth, it will gain trust with time.
This is good news actually if you have an old site.
The real challenge is to start a new site and make it rock.
I had thought of creating a site about Chess, which is one of my online interests but alas I think I am too late to get in.
Google Trust Rank
Does an anchor test on a page of a website linking back to a different page on the same website, help?
Google does not distinguish between internal and external links when it comes to passing anchor text (and alt text) SEO benefit.
i read your article, but i m little bit confused that how many anchor text we will apply on one page. also pls suggest me that how it is useful to get high SERP.
Thanks in advance.
Great article… definitely helpful for figuring out anchor text optimization. My only issue, which I’ve come across a lot with SEO articles, is the use of the sites’s own titles exclusively for examples. This has a meta effect where SEO noobs like me get confused. E.g.:
“Quick SEO Tip – note above how we have linked out important phrases like Professional SEO Consultant Services and SEO Tutorial to their respective pages including a link to this page – anchor text.” (I understand this, but I have to think very hard).
For Beginners guides and tutorials I think it’s beneficial to use totally non-SEO related examples.
Beginners SEO Guide
As a new entry in SEO, I was searching SEO and it’s associated issue like anchor text, and after found SEO Gold I got it clearly and really it’s helpful. This site has brought different anchor text affiliated issue, really very helpful. I loved it.
Found this while researching and it clearly makes the case for ALT and TITLE attributes. I’m sharing this page with our SEO students.
Great article – great test – very helpful.
Question: Does Google weigh the value of anchor text links differently than alt-attribute text links? Or in other words, is it better to link from inline text than from images with alt-text?
I’ve read in a few places that anchor text is weighted more than an image alt text. Does anyone have current testing that clearly shows this? Logically IMO it makes sense as you could have an image of grapes, but your image alt text says bananas. The search engines would have a tough time programmatically knowing. So I’d imagine they can’t fully trust image alt.. Thoughts?
Its correct that Anchor tag has more weight and important, but Alt tag is equally important. And yeah why would a person keep Alt tag as a banana on the picture of grapes. So to me there seems no point that…there would be any confusion to search engine for figuring out what the picture is.Here are the few links hopefully it will clear your confusion.
Weight Comparison - Anchor Text vs. Image Alt Text
If google does trust the image alt, then why do they ask for public support in reporting offensive images?
Scroll to the bottom: “Report Offensive Images”
I’ve tried to test the relative weight of alt text verses anchor text SEO wise, but I haven’t been successful in producing clear results.
I use the same logic you are using, more visible something is more likely Google will consider it an SEO ranking factor.
I would say given a choice Google would not consider the image alt text for SEO rankings because it is semi-hidden content which is clearly open to black hat SEO abuse. At one point it only considered the alt text of linked images, currently it considers all alt text associated with images.
The problem is if they don’t consider alt text as an SEO ranking factor Google looses a metric for ranking content: how would they rank images?
I work on the assumption anchor text has more SEO value than alt text.
Anchor Text Declining SEO Value
Alt Text SEO Weight vs Anchor Text SEO Weight