HTML title attributes are often perceived as an accessibility (and SEO) bonus, but the opposite is true.
While an improperly added name is a step up from a missing one, it will often give the illusion of accessibility while masking an underlying problem that remains unaddressed.
Hmm, dang. *adds to to-do list*
All in all, I’d say block links are just a bad idea.
[A]dding pretty bits to a site won’t make it a better experience. It’ll just make it an awful experience with bells on.