londrum - 6:44 am on Jul 2, 2007 (gmt 0)
the benefit that you get out of a word being in bold these days is practically zero. that might have helped back in the day, but you're not going to zoom up the rankings with it anymore. same probably goes for internal link text. the text on links coming from other sites to yours is still pretty important. but internal links aren't worth all that much anyway. so if they are messing up your design, and making it difficult for people to navigate around your site then i would just get rid of them. the benefit doesn't outweigh the cost.