Frost_Angel - 8:20 pm on Jan 8, 2013 (gmt 0)
This might be something I was doing wrong for sure. I was linking tons of my inner pages to my home page using keywords and keyword phrases that the site was ranking for. Not just a few times - MANY. Sure - I had about 8-10 variations --- but they were all 2-word, 3-word keyword phrases that I was ranking for or wanted to rank for or had ranked for at one time.
I have removed them all today - since it was a Wordpress plugin that I was using to make the links.
I guess this theory is somewhat the same for tons of links in your footer with all your keyword phrases. It's just something you DON'T do anymore or need to do.