Msg#: 4538932 posted 9:13 pm on Jan 24, 2013 (gmt 0)
I think the lack of response isn't out of lack-of-want to help you but more in line with these days most members really don't know what's going on with google. Rather than give you misleading info to possibly make matters worst we just prefer not to make a guess that we cannot backup with concrete evidence.
Msg#: 4538932 posted 9:39 pm on Jan 24, 2013 (gmt 0)
speed how many links are you talking in the footer? The footer of your page is not the place for a sitemap never has been. Your given many ways to add a site map for the bot. Remeber build for the user not the bot, can you tell me what good this does for me as a user on your site. If you don't have a good answer then yes take them out and place them were they need to be a sitemap.
Msg#: 4538932 posted 10:01 pm on Jan 24, 2013 (gmt 0)
26 footer links that are specifically there on over half a million pages to help the search engines get to our pages - totally agree they're not for users, but would they contribute to a 950? The links are not keyword rich so don't follow the idea of an over optimisation of exact anchor text triggering the penalty