Planet13 - 11:54 pm on Jul 1, 2013 (gmt 0)
"If you are concerned, then just create main navigation that is aimed at visitors rather than at SE and you should be ok."
Yes, that is what I am TRYING to do. But the most appropriate anchor text for a visitor happens to be the most appropriate text for search engines, which has caused my site not to rank AT ALL for that keyword.
So i am thinking I pretty much HAVE to keep the anchor text in the navigation bar as "keyword1 keyword2" because:
1) It is a succinct, accurate description of the page to which it links, and
2) The "keyword1 keyword2" format is the SAME format as all the other links in the navigation bar.
I guess I am going to have to remove some of the in content links from various inner pages.
On another note:
anybody remember that Matt Cutts video from a few years back about what links to put on the HOME PAGE of a site, and he said something to the effect of having a link to your most profitable products?
I wonder if he would change that suggestion now? I wonder if in the age of Penguin it is a BAD idea to link from your home page to your most profitable product?