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The "Google Bombing" was done by at most a few hundred links with this link text pointing to page. Though more links would probably be necissary for a more competative term. Still, it goes to show how important link text is to rankings of a page.
Google Bombing is nothing new. But what many people don't realize is that Google places more relevance on anchor link text that it finds when it first discovers a link to your website. Each consequent link either adds value to that first impression or subtracts from it.
Many times you can control which link google finds first just by knowing where google goes regularly (like on a daily basis) and effectively placing your link in it's path. This is called "baiting" google bot to visit your website through this link.
Each link you place after this initial link should further show google that their first impression (or first keywords it discovered that linked to your website) was and still is correct. Each subsiquent link is a "vote" so to speak to validate Google's original impression of what your website is about.
Placing that first link to be found by Google is only first step, but a very important one. Choose your anchor text keywords carefully. Each incoming link you place after this one should serve to validate this first impression. Part 2 will discuss appearance and disappearance of links over time and how they effect your traffic and search engine placement.
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