never heard of such thing til now o_o
btw what do you mean by anchor text?
I have a small travel site that was banned from google more than two years ago (i.e. not even showing for it's own name, never had a single visitor from google, although it did still show for site: so perhaps not quite a complete ban).
Original reason for ban? Probably because I did a 'loads of directory submissions for $25' all with the same anchor text (well it was worth testing if it worked...)
I did a reinclusion request more than a year ago, but had really given up on it, and done no promotion at all.
Suddenly this week it has popped back into google, with sensible if not stunning position in the SERPS.
Is this a record? has anyone seen a site lost for MORE than two years and suddenly reappear?
The suggestion is that if you get too many links too quickly all with the same anchor text, that can give google the idea that the links weren't gained naturally - because in the 'real world' most people would use different anchor text when they link to your site.
So your site can get penalised as a result.
Aziz (3 October, 2009)
wow I will avoid directory submission services from now on
I think most directory submission services nowadays spread the submissions over a few weeks or months, submit manually, and vary the title text / descriptions, to help avoid this problem.
Don't know if it helps or not though, I haven't done one for a couple of years...