pshea - 9:58 pm on May 15, 2007 (gmt 0)
zaneta, over the past few months, Google has undergone the largest change in how it ranks since it first broke onto the scene. In short, it's grown extremely stingy with assigning PageRank and tied to this, excrutiatingly discriminating in counting links back. Google is taking it to the next level and is rewarding sites that are well optimized with a large number of pages. The currency has changed and size does matter. Every good website links to the homepage from every other page, so the linking strategy you describe is well known to Google. They are never going to give you "credit" for these links until your PR is up way high.