How important is a link off someone's homepage? For example, a popular site has a links page with hundreds of links on it, but a less popular site puts a link to you on their homepage which doesn't have a ton of links. Which one is better for popularity results?
Most people would say the popular site, but it seems like getting homepage links are pretty important. What is your experience?
Be sure not to fall in to the "I only want high PR links" trap. Links (esp. from a homepage) can be great generators of traffic, even from sites with low PR. Becuase of that I always look for homepage links if possible.