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    Master Yoda...

    which link is given more weight?
    a text link with the words yadda yadda yadda
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    an image with the alt text yadda yadda yadda
    ???

    or are they even?

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    I don't know what aspen would say but I think the text link.

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    really?
    My money is on that they are even, after all they both are using the same words for the SE?

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    I don't have any hard facts to back this up, but I'm saying the text link.

    Why? Well because its far easier to abuse alt text than plain text because 99% of surfers don't see the alt text.

    In the thesis paper by Google's creators they mention text within anchor links, but never if that extends to image links.

    I err on the side of caution and try to use text links as much as possible on sites I want to rank high (content sites).
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