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    I heard that some SE's use the text from a link to weight its validity, so I was wondering; if I had a keyword rich sentence or two on my site and had it linked the my own domain, would that affect me in negative ways at all?
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    No.

    But having two links on one page that point to the same URL won't work. You need to have just one link on the page and have that link be keyword rich.

    For instance check out my wilderness survival site.

    Instead of just using "Home" for my homepage link I use "Wilderness Survival Home" so I get my keywords in there.

    If you're optimizing your home page (as opposed to your subpages) this is one of the most important things you can do.
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    Yes, right now I have the same as you, making it as a navigation link. Will having the logo linked to the domain as well affect it in any way?

    Thanks Chris.

    EDIT: Another part of this, if, for your example, the text is "Wilderness Survival Home", could you make a title attribute for it of "Wilderness survival tips and stuff..." and would that add the the keyword benefit?
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    Using an image link is not a good idea.

    You could add a title tag - I doubt it'll help that much though. Search engines, especially Google, highly favor text users see as opposed to text they don't see.
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    I think google is paying more attention to alt tags in images now.


    But on another point in promotion. An image link is better for branding that a text link.

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    Not necessarily. Visual branding is strong, but a slogan such as "MySite.com -- Where webmasters come to play" can also have high appeal. I would go for a combination of both: an image with a slogan underneath it and link both, with an alt tag in the image and a title tag for the text link...
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    I'm not so sure about that. A button is more noticable on a site than a text links in my opinion but not as likely to just clicked on. Its actually hard to choose between the two.


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