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    Question Multiple links on page to the same destination


    So on a website you might have a clickable logo which links to the homepage...

    In this case there is no real anchor text (don't want to trick Google)

    For SEO I might want a SEO rich text anchor back to the home page.

    I have read when Google See's two links on the page going to the same destination, it will only take notice of the first one it finds in the source.

    Does anyone know if this is 100% accurate?

    If this is accurate, one thing you could do is force via the structure and css to have the text link appear first in the source, but appear visually further down the page.

    The trouble with this approach is that its not that a clean of a solution (I like my source to match the visual running order..)

    So....

    1) It is better to just leave a graphic link knowing that the solution is cleaner but the link wont be seen as massively relevant?
    2) Change the source so the text link is first in the source but visually much lower down, and hope Google does not see this as spammy?
    3) Kill the text link as your draining juice from the other links on the page...?
    4) Its unlikely to make a massive difference?
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    Use alt text on the image link.
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    The lift from alt text is minimal, so although I do use it, do I take it you think 1 is pretty much right?
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    One is all you need, additional links won't help as far as seo goes.
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    I wouldn't worry about this but if this is a real issue for you and you have two links to your homepage on every page why don't you add a nofollow tag, google would not count the first link.
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    Just get the best link you can get and move on, don't get stuck over thinking it

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