Paul Burke wrote:
> On Wed, 03 Aug 2005 05:58:29 +0100, Roy Schestowitz
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>Yes, I agree. Some pages with ~200 links get indexed just fine even though
>>I try to stick to 100. Remember that too many links in a single page are a
>>burden to a user with a dial-up connection or little RAM.
> It would have been pointless to have had them under 100 or less.
> I have two site maps. One for text pages. One for graphics pages.
Site maps are probably identified by search engines and get treated
differently. In fact, they should. They are very vital pages.
Imagine yourself a scenario where every pages links to all other 200 pages
in the Web site. This is tactless SEO. Have you ever reached one of these
pages that only contain a tonnage of barely links?
>>Aren't these very artificial pages though? Search engines might suspect
>>that these pages are "up to no good".
> Sorry, you have lost me on this one. Why should they be classed as
> artificial pages ?
> They are genuine site maps.
You're right. I had some of these scrapers in mind. If you want, I can post
an example to clarify.