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Can a result from Google ever be an anchor link "into" a document, like for example

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_of_Tyre#Early_life

(As opposed to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_of_Tyre)

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It's called an anchor, if it helps. –  dsolimano Mar 21 '11 at 12:36
    
@dsolimano - thanks, forgot the name. –  ripper234 Mar 21 '11 at 12:37

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Yes, a link within a page or a named anchor can be part of a Google search result's snippet

If you try this link - https://www.google.com/search?q=trans+fats

..you will notice that the first result (at least at the time I write) is a Wikipedia article which has additional links within the same result pointing to named anchors within that page including this one - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans_fat#Presence_in_food

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The short answer is no.

Probably because anchor links just go to a certain point on a page and Google is interested in the whole document. There is a more in-depth answer in this article, which also talks about how AJAX calls with !# are handled.

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