This is one of the hidden attributes of a link. And it’s mostly overlooked.
Anchor titles can only be seen on the front-end when you hover your mouse pointer over a link. It is a tool-tip text that pops out and describes the link further.
Not a very popular thing
Since it is not visible, it is barely fixed. Not so many webmasters include an anchor title because they find it as a waste of time. And to some extent, it’s true – you don’t have to focus on this to get good rankings.
But for some people (people like me) who are very detail-driven and are somewhat perfectionists when it comes to building a website, these minute details are extremely important.
Every factor counts – every small percent of an SEO factor will sooner or later be the distinguishing line between you and your competitor.
The title of the anchor text looks something like this:
<a href=”http://seo-hacker.com” title=”This is the title”>Sample href code</a>
This little detail in every anchor href code could be the reason why your competitor is just one rank ahead of you.
Never forget that.
Sean Patrick Si
SEO Hacker Founder and SEO Specialist