We have a page on our site with a listing of product categories. All the links point to other pages on our site.
Currently there's no text associated with the links other then the linked text itself which is just the name of each category or subcategory.
We're thinking of adding some descriptive text for each link. From a usability standpoint, I'd prefer not having this text appear on the page itself because all our users will pretty much already know what each category is without needing any descriptive text. From a usability perspective it would be better if it appeared in the title since then it doesn't clutter up the page and only shows up when they mouse over a particular link.
But from an SEO perspective, would it matter if the text appears on the page, below each link, or if I place the text in the title attribute of the a tag?
edit: I mean the title attribute of the tag, not the title of the page itself.