I run a global directory for business travelers. The directory offers information about restaurants. From my homepage I link to the relevant city pages. At the moment I link to these city pages by only showing the city name (e.g. Barcelona) at the homepage with a link to the relevant city page. An example of the code I am using: <a href="http://www.mydomain....a/default.aspx" title="Barcelona restaurants">Barcelona (41)</a>.
My question: as you can see, I use a title tag (title="Barcelona restaurants") to inform SE where the link is about. I'm wondering from a SEO perspective if it will add value to really show the exact search phrase on the homepage (e.g. Barcelona restaurants in stead of just the word Barcelona). In that case the link will look like this: <a href="http://www.mydomain....a/default.aspx" title="Barcelona restaurants">Barcelona restaurants (41)</a>
Another argument to do this, is that the word 'restaurant' represents about 10% of the text on the homepage. From previous posts I understand that about 15% is more of less the ideal percentage for important keywords.
Edited by Robmuller, 23 December 2007 - 03:33 AM.