How many anchor text can be used in a post?

Google regards anchor texts as very important SEO factor.
How many anchor text is ideal for a
post or for a website in total?

Let’s see what Google actually says about anchor text.
A search brings up an article about “Link Schemes”:-

https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/66356?hl=en
The following are examples of link schemes which can negatively impact a site’s ranking in search results:

  • Large-scale article marketing or guest posting campaigns with keyword-rich anchor text links

    Here are a few common examples of unnatural links that may violate our guidelines:
  • Links with optimized anchor text in articles or press releases distributed on other sites. For example:
    There are many wedding rings on the market. If you want to have a wedding, you will have to pick the best ring. You will also need to buy flowers and a wedding dress.

So in short, it is important to avoid these kind of links.

There’s no max amount, but it’s common sense really. Having a ton of anchor text, or links in general on a page without much relevant content can be a spam factor. Unless it makes sense in a resource page of some sort. In a blog post I would use it sparingly, but just look at authoritative blogs in your niche, what are they doing?

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Hi there! I guess 3-5 to anchor texts would be okay if we’re talking about 1000 worded article posting. Aside from that, proper SEO practices indicate that placing a lot of anchor texts in a post would already be considered as spamming… So it’s up to you actually how to level the number of anchor texts to be included as long as it is properly inserted according to the flow of thought and it should make the reader feel as if the content is already “overcrowded” with links…:slight_smile:

I’d also suggest 3-5 anchor texts, however, apply random variables to avoid getting penalized by search engines. It’s not safe to have it all exact match keywords!

I dint have any idea how many anchor text is ideal for a post. But I always try to use only one for my web sites pages.

It’s important that if you try to apply 2 to 3 anchor texts within your web content, you should randomize it to avoid any search engine penalty. Don’t always use exact match keyword. Do a mix of your domain, brand, partial match keywords, etc…

but now you say

What made you change your mind? What are you basing those figures on?

@SamA74 has already pointed out that Google doesn’t specify numbers, just points out possible pitfalls of trying to abuse anchor text for SEO purposes.

I think 2 would be enough.

Welcome to the forums, @helleenacastor.

Why? What are you basing your opinion on? For a reply to be helpful, you really need to give more detail than that.

To all posters: Please ensure you give an explanation for your replies. A series of apparently random numbers with no basis or explanation is not going to be of any use to anybody.

Further posts with insufficient detail may be removed as fluff.

I think 1 enough, because if you’r going to use 2-3 anchor texts in one post it’s not going to be valuable for page who uses that keyword. One is enough don’t put two or three KW’s from separate pages in one post :slight_smile: It’s just my opinion.

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