Well, if you want as much visitors as possible, yes, it's better to link the story titles.
There are lot's of threads about SEO, but to keep it short: search engines look in GL from header, left column, center column, right column to footer, and think that the content in the hyperlinks, header tags (H1, H2 etc), list items and bold/italic tags are the most important content.
So it would even be better to put a link to the story titles and also give them a H* tag. You can adjust your CSS to adjust the appearance of the story titles.
Quote by angelica:this is my last question - honest!
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