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Tuesday, September 07, 2004
 
Allinanchor Explained
After checking out the Google Analysis I talked about in my last post, I noticed an interesting statistic, the "Allinanchor" number. After some confusion on my part, and bad jokes about "Allen the TV anchor" from my girlfriend, I realize it was actually "All In Anchor", and is a special type of Google search. If you use the "allinanchor:" switch in a search, you get results that have that term in the links that lead to them, an important distinction. For example, if you are searching for the best chili, while a simple "best chili" search would get you recipes, articles about chili awards, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, a "allinanchor:"this is the best chili"" search only gets you pages that other people linked to saying "This is the best chili". What a great way to get specific, perfect results. It is the best way to narrow down people's opinions, not companies. Definetly worth a test drive.

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