Sgt_Kickaxe - 6:36 pm on Jan 28, 2012 (gmt 0)
Images on home page is sometimes a problem, but not like you might expect.
Sometimes your home page, if it has an image, is actually competing with itself for page one results. While the site may originally rank well for text based searches it happens that when an image from that same page ALSO gets top ranking that the textual results vanish.
I have witnessed countless number of pages "do the dance" between having a top ranked image and top ranked text result, it seems that having both at the same time is hard to accomplish.
Is that intentional on Google's part? Who knows.