I expect this topic to wander a bit, so I worded the title to allow for it
Before it does, though, I'd like to know if anyone knows how internal links are handled by the SE's, particularly (as usual) the big G.
Here is a situation: Imagine you are spouting off about the topic de jour for particular web page, and it occurs to you that some people would like a definition or more info about a particular word or phrase.
Being a helpful and wonderful person (D.R. Jekyll, Webmaster :learn: ), you link from that word or phrase to a definitions page, using the #bookmark setting to go directly to the spot on the page where the definition is.
For other words or phrases, you link to other pages or sections in your site that are on topic. In some cases, the definition is on a different part of the same page, and you helpfully bookmark it for your esteemed guests.
Then, suddenly, Mr. Hyde, SEO , shows up and notices that by linking from a certain phrase to another one of your pages, you are increasing the likelyhood that the second page will be considered relevant to a search engine. The twisted mind of Mr Hyde then begins to wonder...
"Hey, if www.mysite.com is considered to be a different page from www.mysite.com/index.html, would www.mysite.com/page.htm be also different from www.mysite.com/page.htm#definition ?"
Would the bookmark be a way of increasing the keyword count of the incoming link? Would a page with bookmarked links to itself actually be able to increase it's own relevance? How odd. Yet there doesn't seem to be a reason for it not to, on the surface.
<a href="http:www.mysite.com/keyword.htm#keyword">Keyword</a> <p>Filler Text of Some Sort</p> <a name="keyword">Keyword Definition</a>