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    Text link vs image link

    I'm newbie in SEO and hope to get some advice from expert here. Is text link better than a image link with alternative text in term of SEO Page rank?

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    text link will be better in that you can insert your details of services also. and in images it will be limited upto image only

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    Text links are the key to getting high ranked in SEO. Search engines cannot see images, even if you put a title to your image and give it an ALT text, it only gives the search engine an idea of what you are talking about.

    On the other side, text links are much better because search engines clearly see what you are talking about and what are they keywords you are being linked for. Don't forget to always add keywords in your anchor text.
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    I think both are just as good. Google doesn't seem to have a problem passing link juice from images. As long as you use the right anchor text then it really doesn't matter imo.
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    Both seem to be equally matched, although you should consider the search engines themselves use robots to gather data, and robots cannot see images, but can read text with no problem.

    If you use an image, just be sure you have proper alternative text (as you mentioned), title, etc.

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    Maybe with HTML explanation will have better question
    Text Link with "Anchor text" and Image link with "Alternative text"

    <a href="">Anchor Text</a>

    <a href=""><img src="" alt="ALT Text" /></a>

    which one is good for SEO PR

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    Text Link is better for your SEO keyword. So My suggestion to you to go for TEXT Link

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    Quote Originally Posted by inblues View Post
    Maybe with HTML explanation will have better question
    Text Link with "Anchor text" and Image link with "Alternative text"

    <a href="">Anchor Text</a>

    <a href=""><img src="" alt="ALT Text" /></a>

    which one is good for SEO PR
    The text link is much better for SEO. It is the most important factor to get higher rankings. Make sure to always include your keywords in your anchor text.
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    Text links would be much better in terms of SEO. However, when I build links I like to use a variety of different kinds of links. For instance, have 90% text links with various anchored text, but also use some image links with your keywords mixed (the same way you would in you text links)

    Hope this helps.

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    Text link is better than image link. Text link get fast indexing compare to images because images can be placed in different extension such as .JPG, .JPEG, .png, .psd etc. as well as its size to be more and due to this spider may get problem to index images. While text to be light weight and therefore get fast index besides it one can use text links many times in content or navigation bar. But images can not be uses many time in a single page. Therefore text link is consider better than image links.

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    * Text Link vs Alt Image Link

    Quote Originally Posted by inblues View Post
    I'm newbie in SEO and hope to get some advice from expert here. Is text link better than a image link with alternative text in term of SEO Page rank?
    Text link has a highly preferred but still the image links are the next best options.

    Here are some points to enhance your image links for search engines:

    1. Use ALT attribute for the image.

    2. Add a title attribute to the link part of the code.

    3. Have some text around the image as it place a factor in describing the value for the image.

    Thanks for reading.

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    having text links in your pages are more effective. But this doesn't mean that you don't have to include a few image links. Try to consider having both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inblues View Post
    I'm newbie in SEO and hope to get some advice from expert here. Is text link better than a image link with alternative text in term of SEO Page rank?
    There's more control you can get over just a text link than an image link with an alternative text. Like, for example, text link can easy be inserted within the paragraph, which looks more viable to search engines spiders. Remember that spiders do look at the links in content as a good factor for ranking.

    Moreover, just in case there's no way but to use an image link, to still benefit with the linking, an alternative text should be given in order for the spiders to properly identify what the link is about, thus helps the link be categorized better in search engine results pages.
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    Text Link is better than a image link. but you can also link with your image where it is necessary.

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    It also depends upon your company profile if your company is something based on decoration or advertising then you can use image ads it will be much better for you.

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    Thank you. Looks like have different opinion here.

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    The anchor text is the most important aspect of any link back (as long as the link is followed) so a text link is by far more effective then an image

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    For SEO purposes I'd have to say a link, purely because you have the words which will act as keywords for your site. However if like humawebdesign said, you are a design, games host or something which relies heavily on graphics then clearly graphics would be ideal.

    As I see it, if you have good SEO already then banner ads would be more beneficial in catching people's eyes, however if you need lots of SEO, then a text link will do you better.

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    Text Links allow you to have an anchor text which I have found to be much more effective than the an image link with an alt tag. But in the end, it really depends on the quality of the website that is linking to your site that makes most of the difference when in comes to both PR and SERPs.

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    I agree with WachaHost, the google-bot knows what text to pass along for juice whether it is an image alt or text. The page that the link is on tells how much juice to pass on, so that would be the most importain to me.

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    if i wish to subscribe to link advertisement, what you suggest? Text Link ads or favicon ads?

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    As far as SEO is concerned, text links are much better. As another poster mentioned, image links will still give you "link juice", but your url won't be linked to any particular keyword, which is after all the important thing when making sure you get high SERP rankings.
    That said, traditional image links like banners and ads have other uses beyond SEO. Even if they may not be as helpful for your ranking, in the proper context they may be better to attract clicks and get traffic directly from the site the user is browsing, instead of getting traffic from searches.

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    I think images attract visitors more than text so images links are better than text links.

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