What’s The Best Anchor Text Length For SEO?

By | July 8, 2013

These days you need to take care of every little detail if you’re interested in proper search engine optimization. When I was writing articles the other day, it occurred to me that having a longer anchor text is something that’s much better than having a single word anchors when linking to other articles within your site. Notice that I’m already applying my newfound anchor text linking technique, heh.

The reason why anchor text length is important is because readers will notice links much more quickly and easily if you have say 3-4 words as anchor than they would if you link only a single word.

On top of having good quality backlinks setup, for SEO, it’s also important what kind of bounce rate your website has. The longer you manage to keep your visitors on your site, the better it is for your site. Recently I read that Google counts it as a bounce not only when a visitor leaves your website in under 30 seconds, but also if they do not visit any other pages within your website.

Setting up links throughout articles is a good method how to get people to visit other pages. Especially if you setup anchor text that’s too enticing not to click. Free multiplayer tank game for Android is too good to ignore, am I right?

Anyway, back to business. If you’re writing blog posts and you would like to see better engagement from your audience, try to change anchor text length that you’re using for links to other pages of your website. Odds are good that visitors will notice the longer links more easily than they will be more inclined toward clicking them.

Like I said, try to make the anchor text length at least 3-4 words. Don’t make it too long, it can be even less words if they are longer. It makes sense in theory. Hopefully this will help out someone somehow.


2 thoughts on “What’s The Best Anchor Text Length For SEO?

  1. Akbar Ilyas

    I am very glad to read this article. I got some very important points regarding SEO. And the articles that you included helped me more. I think ‘Steady and Slow ‘ is the most important factor in rank building. Thank you again. Keep sharing your simple but powerful knowledge.

    1. Zoran

      thanks, yes slow and gradual link building, alongside good content and various other SEO optimizations seems to be the way to go.


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