MarkOly - 5:21 pm on May 20, 2013 (gmt 0)
why should link juice flow to an image? you are not linking out to it, it is just an element on a page, to me it's the same as saying you lose link juice to every p or hx tag on the page.
Well, that's what I've read and that's why I asked here. Many websites/blogs suggest that link juice flows to any element (that's not in the header) that can be linked to - as in starting with 'http'. And if said element links to nothing, then the link juice evaporates. And that makes sense because why wouldn't the spider follow something that begins with http?
I'm not suggesting that anybody go out and wrap all their images in some useless anchor tags. In fact, I'm not suggesting anything. I'm just a noob asking questions. But it does make me think twice about many of my images that link to nothing.