I have this question,
What is the best situation from the two cases below, if someone places a single link to my site, but not within page main content (which would be ideal), but in the footer or sidebar, like in the blogroll for example:
a) I receive a link from the home page (in this case I get most inbound PR juice, but it might look strange to G)
b) I receive a link from a secondary page (less juice, but might appear as more natural)
I pretty much excluded site-wide links already, because from what I learnt, latest G algo changes are quite targetting that, and too many sitewide links might get you devalued because they appear unnatural.
Now from the a) or b), what should be better?
I personally never had a true problem with this particular issue so far, however on long term, I believe this may cause quite a difference when the algo rules will get tighter.
(Did receive though one warning for some sitewide links to one site, though no harsh action taken against the site; but it was kinda scary.)
I would appreciate a technical answer on this matter, in respect to latest algo enhancements.