How To Place Anchor Name Tag Effectively.

How to place anchor name tag.

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Anchor name tag is the keyword on which Hyperlink is given, one of the most important HTML tags in terms of SEO.

The anchor tag is used to build internal links within a webpage to reduce Bounce Rate.

Types of links

  • Internal 
  • External Links
There are two methods we can link to our page or to other websites/blog using the anchor element:

Internal and External. 

-Internal links
Internal Links are those Links that point to another page within our website/blog. 
Building Internal links can be for some reasons below:
-To create navigation menus that help web visitors to navigate other pages on our website/blog.

-They are also used by search engine web crawlers to locate important pages of a website and to share authority. ( which is also known as link-juice) with the other pages of a website/blog.

-They are used in the text of web content to help visitors locate other related content on the website/blog.

External Links
-External links are links that point to web pages that are not part of your website/blog.
Note:
When writing internal links make sure you don’t overdo it. As per Google recommendation you should not have over 100 links per page. 
There are exceptions for very large and complex websites.

External Links are also important because:

-External links are recommended to provide proper attribution opposing to a particular source of an idea.
-External links allow us to refer users (visitors) to useful related content.
-We all know when other websites post external links that point at your blog, these are links known as backlinks which allow link juice to flow to your blog and improve your blog position on search engine results pages (SERP).
-They help us to create an internal link with relevant text on a website/blog or web page, also it can be referred to as links that pass Link-Juice to a website or page.
How do you place anchor name tag?
Adding anchor name tag to a webpage is good but when you place it in a bad manner it affects your SEO, you might even get a penalty for placing the anchor text in a wrong format.
Google will ignore the webpage because of the anchor name tag that is placed on a particular webpage it was induced on. 
Now, this is what I call the forgivable penalty by Google,
can you keep that webpage away from being penalized by Google?
Why not?

everybody gets a second Chance if the level of offense is low, but death can’t be cheated anyway.(once Google takes it hard on you it is difficult to opt out)


How to write an anchor name tag.

When writing an anchor text,
it should be placed in the right position and it must be related to the subject line you are linking to.
Do not use click here text 
For example

-To buy this product please <=”http://example.com”>click here</a>

Or

-<a href=”http://example.com”>click here</a>  to buy this product
The above is wrong and 

Here are reasons why visitors won’t agree to click link highlighted in “click here
There are at least three good reasons why using generic anchor element text such as “Click Here” is a terrible practice.
Visitors such as screen readers will have a hard time to decipher the meaning of links that make use of generic link text such as “Click Here”.
visitors who usually scan web pages will have to take more time to investigate the text around the link to optimally have an idea of what the link is trying to interpret.
BOTs web crawlers to properly select anchor element text to determine the relevance of a web page to specific keywords. The generic text tells BOTS web crawlers nothing about the linked web page.

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Here is the correct element

If you want your website to be crawled for
Google first page, use this

 <a href=”http://www.example.com“>article</a> to know how to submit your your website.

Result:

 If you want your website to be crawled for

Google first page, use this article to know how to submit your website.
Note:
If you are linking to other websites you need to give it a relationship it’s either a no follow or follow tag.
Very important
Example of a no-follow and follow anchor tag

<a href=”http://www.example.com” rel=”_top”>article</a> for a follow link (dofollow)
While rel=”no-follow” is for a no-follow link

<a href=”http://www.example.com” rel=”no-follow”>article</a>

You see that example up there?
By
It explained how and where anchor name tag should be placed for better SEO results.
And it is the combined with natural languages and processed with real source and information. That is exactly how you should be placing the anchor name tag.
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Anchor texts are a crucial part of SEO and strongly impact your search. When it comes SEO ranking factor, anchor text is going to play a significant role by contributing Link-Juice within pages either internal or external, doing the right thing matters a lot more than you think.
Another important thing to note is that Robots [Bots ]
can’t read the text embedded in images, so if you know that a keyword is important for a particular phrase on a page, don’t put that text under images rather use that text as your anchor tag name to link to other pages within or outside the Blog.
Take away
-Use only keywords that fit in a line of a sentence as seen In above me.
-Avoid using generic terms such as:

“know more”
” read here”
“check here”
“Click here”

As per on-page SEO recommendations, it is best to use your keyword as the anchor text.

-Avoid using words that are not related to the page you are linking to, passes Link-Juice.
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Written by Yusuf Bitrus

I'm a Digi-Preneur, Affiliate Marketer, SEO intermediate and Blogger by heart.
I Help bloggers and business by writing and providing solutions digitally via my blogs, social media, and online/offline events.

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