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gouri, that sounds like a usability nightmare to me. There's no way I would expect a link on an image to take me to the Home Page. Seriously, I'd reverse that idea, no matter how many years it's been in place.
[edited by: backdraft7 at 12:18 am (utc) on May 15, 2012]
@gouri - yes, it could be impacting your rankings. But even if it isn't, it's impacting your visitors. In good SEO, you've got to keep your eye focused on the end user.
Going to test the facebook button removal on other pages but i highly doubt that's something Google would be concerned about.
[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 12:47 am (utc) on May 16, 2012]
[edited by: gouri at 4:14 pm (utc) on May 15, 2012]
I have had these for years, and it is a question of what I should do now. I think #3 is probably what should be changed.
I also looked at the links from the images going to the home page in terms of percentage of all the links in the body text from all of the website's pages and found the following:
1) if counting links to other pages and anchor links (going to specific parts of a page, not to specific parts of another page), the links from the images to the home page are over 20%
2) if counting only links going to other pages, the links from the images to the home page are a little over 30%
Maybe this helps to further analyze.
Can you tell me what you think?
...the only change I have made at this time was to take out some keywords on ranking page.
What I believe panda/penguin does is take an entire cross section of websites or even an entire niche and do a site to site comparison. It would then be very easy to weed out sites which dont fit into the statistical norm ie high page rank in the real time algo but the niche comparison might show the site as having massive blog links compared to the rest of the sites in the same niche so it gets dropped. The main thing being each niche would be different as to what is considered normal.
I believe panda/penguin are essentially the same thing, a niche site to site analysis but look at different signals. Panda may have done a statistical analysis on incoming links to sites within the niche - if you dont fit into the norm you are dropped. Penguin may have looked at keyword repetition within the niche and dropped those that dont fit the norm. This could very easily be described as an over optimisation penalty but it is based on the websites within the niche, if your niche is bad at seo and you have the most optimised site you are likely to be outside the norm.
Penguin may have looked at keyword repetition if your niche is bad at seo and you have the most optimised site you are likely to be outside the norm.
Do you mean that you removed repetitions of the same keywords on the ranking page? (i.e., reducing keyword stuffing)