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A Miami Copywriter Explains Anchor Text

Highlighting a page with anchor text is one way to attract attention with quality in-bound or outbound links. You can write an article that references another article on your website, or an outside source can highlight a link to your website from theirs. Start by figuring out the best SEO keywords and group them. For example, go big with ‘real estate agent’/’Realtor’ and break it down using a modifier, such as ‘Miami real estate agent’ or ‘Miami Realtor’. Go further with ‘Miami real estate agent Victorian houses’ or ‘Miami Realtor single-family home’. The key is to understand what your target audience would type into the Google search bar and use that as a foundation for your keywords.  Understanding anchor text is easier than you think.

Understanding link building strategies 

Links between different pages on your site matter. Anchor text is the clickable, usually blue text of a link inserted into an article. It is easy to find and is used to attract users and web crawlers. The actual text matters as a ranking element. The href attribute contains two components: the URL, which is the actual link, and the clickable text that appears on the page.  

Types of anchor text

Exact match – uses exact keywords such as ‘luxury homes’ or ‘affordable homes’

Partial match – uses a variation of the keywords, like ‘designer luxury homes’ or ‘affordable homes for sale’

Branded – only the brand acts as an anchor, for example ‘Siren Publications’ 

Image – linking an image, where the clickable hyperlink is the image itself

Naked URL – uses a straight URL, such as ‘sirenpublications.com’

Generic – uses a basic, unrelated phrase as the anchor, including ‘click here’ or ‘learn more’ 

Strategy

 Back in the old days, a link that was supposed to be about luxury homes would take the user to a site about cheap shoes. When Google realized keywords were being used in an abusive way, the Penguin update was formulated, using anchor text to create additional context. The best way to go about anchor text is to use partial matches. Maximize anchor text opportunities by using concise and descriptive text. Format links so they are easy to spot and consider the best context for internal and external links. As of now, guest blogging is the best way to secure authenticity for your links without stuffing the hyperlink with keywords.

By understanding anchor text, Siren can ghostwrite your articles to build your credibility. 

Emotional Marketing

enthusiasm

 

 

“Whenever there are strong emotions about something you know there is an opportunity.”

So many ventures out there were not born of passion.  Making money is the primary goal of any business as it should be.  However, without the choice to be working on your project, the hours become too long and the challenges are perceived as insurmountable.  The perfect combination is the marriage of money and passion.

Passion

If you talk to people about a mundane subject such as the best dish washing liquid on the market, you will get a few yawns. On the other hand, talk about something that a person feels passionate about such as hair extension or golf clubs, the excitement cannot be contained. This is the way you should feel about your product (s).

Drawing in Others

People do not like being sold to. This is a given, but in the crunch to make money this may be forgotten. When you have passion, it is not about pushing products, it is about bringing someone into your fold without a creepy cult subtext. You can talk about the benefits and uses of your product that can draw in others.

Change

Many business people try to deny emotions preferring numbers to push products. With the advent of leaning in business models, that notion is slowly going the way of the buffalo. You should invest in not only what makes you excited, but what also makes others excited.

Sell Hope

The reason why diet is such a big business in America is because of how excited people get when they lose weight. They imagine ex-boyfriends/girlfriends clamoring for their attention and being the envy of everyone. Despite the obesity crisis, this industry is going gangbusters.  The truth is it will always be. We don’t just buy diet pills or grandfather clocks; we buy hope and a sense of belonging. There is a drive to be happy present in every human being and the opportunity will be there even if the current is going in the opposite direction.