Google Anchor Text Reports Updated Monthly & Not Finalized

Mar 19, 2007 • 8:18 am | comments (2) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Last week we reported that Google Webmaster Central Showing Back Link Anchor Text. But when I checked some of my other sites in Google Webmaster Central, I noticed the anchor text report was missing, even from verified sites.

Vanessa Fox of Google Webmaster Central posted in the WebmasterWorld thread telling us that Google is "working to make the anchor text phrases available for more sites, so if you don't see this data now, you should hopefully see it in the coming weeks."

In addition, she also informed us that both the anchor text reports and link reports will be updated monthly.

we update both links data and anchor text once a month

Finally, Google may also bring back the single keyword anchor text reports, for those who miss it.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Michael Martinez

03/19/2007 05:09 pm

Considering how useless the anchor text reports are, why should they even bother? What they need to do is show us how each page they report as linking to our pages is linking: is it passing value and what is the anchor text that it's passing?

Barry Schwartz

03/19/2007 05:34 pm

We will take what we can get and hopefully more will come. Look how far Google and other engines have come. 3 years ago, no one would have imagined we would be this far.

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