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    What is the Optimum Number of Links?

    I've got several sites so I'm going to cross-link them to (hopefully) increase link popularity overall. Does anyone know what is the maximum, or optimum, number of links that should appear on a home page?

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    The more links you have the less each link is worth. Internal links count too.
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    Thanks Chris. Would it be the case that, say, four times a set number of links would be worth a quarter as much each? Or is it not as simple as that? Would it be better to go for a small number of links to, and therefore from, each site or would a higher number give a higher relevance, despite the fact that they individually had a lower weighting?

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    You won't be able to increase the power all the links as a whole have, you can only increase the power that one link will have and you can do that by changing the number of links on the page.
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    How about Internal links? Am I right in saying, then, that the more pages there are on a web site, the lower each individual page below the home page will rank? And how will that effect the site itself; is a site with a large number of pages likely to rank higher, lower, or the same as a single page site, or one with few pages?

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    ...Ah, and here's another thought. Would it be true to say that a link from a low-ranking site which linked to my site only, could be more valuable than one from a high ranking site with dozens of outgoing links?

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    possibly.. but that high ranking site would really need tons of links to dilute their ranking so much.
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