lzr0 - 11:34 pm on Jan 10, 2013 (gmt 0)
When I link to the home page, my anchor text says Home or Main. Personally, I would consider almost anything else to be manipulative. I dunno if Google feels the same way, but I wouldn't be surprised.
Two questions. What would you do if you had a subdomain, the navigation bar in the main domain includes a link to subdomain's home page and navigation bar in the subdomain includes a link to the main homepage? Has anyone noticed any drawbacks of linking from main domain to subdomain by its meaningful name other than "Home" (which is reserved for main homepage) and/or linking from a subdomain to the main homepage by a name?
Secondly, I have a search box on all pages. It has two radio buttons: to search web or just this site. The latter is actually a link to the domain name with anchor text something like "search blabla site". Does such link present a potential problem because you use anchor text other than Home? (I personlly have not noticed any problms with this yet).