I have an important link called 'tlm'. The link has been placed twice on the home page but in different locations. According to Usability Guidelines, two links having sharing similar site navigation is considered bad practice. What should I do? Any suggestions.
This is fine, so long as:
- The two links share the same name exactly, so you don't imply there are two different pages, and
- The two links are separate (e.g. not in the same navigation menu), so that you don't imply there are two different 'versions' of the same page, or make users going to the menu wonder which one they need to choose.
If this subpage is very important, I don't see a problem doing it like this. The only thing you should to make sure about is that you do not actually double it in navigation. In other words, there should be one link to one place in nav (of course it can be doubled in footer nav), but you can put a box with a link to this feature to make it more visible and increase click-through rate.