First Link Priority with Images
It's SEO experiment time. This one is inspired by a recent webinar from the SEO Braintrust folks and, of course, something I saw on a client's site. In the webinar, Leslie Rhode reminded me of discussions way back when regarding first link priority. The topic isn't new as many before this webinar, including Matt Cutts, have commented on it. But what I've yet to see is anyone test how image links are handled (Michael VanDeMar makes a recommendation though). So that's what I'm doing here today… Basically repeating previous tests except the first link is an image.
I'll put the results into an amendment to this post so stay tuned.
Just checked the SERPs. Neither link appears to be having any effect. I'll check again in a week or so.
Checked the SERPs again. No change i.e. neither link is having any effect. I didn't expect results to take this long. Oh well.
Thanks to Zoe and Andy for pointing out that the SERPs are now including additional results. It looks like the text link (second) is passing anchor text while the image link (first) isn't. I think I'll wait for another week to see if things "stick".