Text links vs image links, which is more valuable for SEO?

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As title mentioned, I would like to hear you SEO guys' opinions here about value of image links vs text links. Which is better? why?
 

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As title mentioned, I would like to hear you SEO guys' opinions here about value of image links vs text links. Which is better? why?
Hi,

I would say text links have more value than image links simply because you can use keywords your trying to rank for as an anchor text. This however, image links still have some good value especially if they're coming from authority websites.

All the best!
 

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Text links are more valuable in point of SEO but position of text link like in sidebar, within the paragraph, starting of the sentence, end of the sentence etc. also does matter. Text links can be Dofollow or Nofollow as well. Therefore it is valuable.
 

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The easy answer is.... the one that brings you more traffic directly. heh.

Really though, it depends.

An image link that fits with the context and adds relevance is much better than a text link with lower relevance. Generally speaking though, the text link is what people prefer since you can add your own context within context.
 

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As title mentioned, I would like to hear you SEO guys' opinions here about value of image links vs text links. Which is better? why?
Text links with rich anchor text pass on more relevancy than an image with alt text. That being said, I would not pass up a link from a high authority site just because it's an image, those links still pass PageRank and have value.
 

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hi
Text is well understood by search engines, images are not. If you use images for important links on your page, they might not be understood or recognized as well as text is. So Text link is More valuable rather than image link.
 

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Of course text link is more valuable as compared to image. As text links are read by the search crawler just like normal text but images and flash are not recognized by the crawler the reason why it is highly effective to use keyword rich anchor text in a website to make it easy understandable for the crawler.
 

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Text links with rich anchor text pass on more relevancy and has more SEO value. If there are 250 characters at both sides of the link, it'll give more value counting the characters as relevant content.
 

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Text links are certainly more valuable and beneficial for SEO than the image links.
 

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yaa.. google currently effective on text-links.

but if you have image button with <alt> code at every image.. it's works same.

Don't sacrifice your design over SEO! which is useless already proven.
 

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@Nemanja
You need both. they are both very valuable to search engines.
if you use images be sure to use the alt feature as macklong mentioned.
and if you use words then place your most valuable keywords.

note:
avoid spamming or search engines will punish you.
avoid trying to rank fast.
avoid trying to rank for many different keywords in a short period of time.
 

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It's depend on your goals, if you want to promote keywords then Text link is valuable, or if you want to promote your products then image link will work more.
 

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+1 for Text Links (Because as everyone says the "Anchor Text" value of them). I actually rank for some images, I see 1000's of impressions and not a single click in search for them.
 
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As title mentioned, I would like to hear you SEO guys' opinions here about value of image links vs text links. Which is better? why?
This is not an either-or debate as much as it is a conversion-centric debate. Image links are well-suited for the mobile market and have more backlink potential because the content in that case if more easily consumed. Studies who that the brain processes images 600 times faster than text, and therefore gives your greater potential for exposure.

In short, always opt for images, video, and text at the same time on every post.
 

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"As title mentioned, I would like to hear you SEO guys' opinions here about value of image links vs text links. Which is better? why?"

He didn't ask for anything other than my opinion, which is thoroughly answered. And I didn't say anything about a picture simply being worth a thousand words.

-Mike
 
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