Angonasec - 4:40 am on Jul 19, 2010 (gmt 0)
Stefan: No bloat at all, hand-made static html and css. Clean and valid at w3c. Recent experience using FF and Google's page speed tools has shown me that extra kb are far from a minor factor. E.g. Before we began polishing one page scored 90/100, tiny reductions in "weight" of the html and css brought us up to 99%.
"So what?" you say?
Google noticed and rewarded the page :) without any other changes.
No effort has ever been made to trick any SE on our NFP site. The +domain itself contains keywords+, simply because they perfectly describes the site's purpose. We bought it long before we knew what a keyword was, when Google was still in a garage.
I'm convinced the great lump of extra kb (and poss the extra domain kw) that using absolute internal links would create, would be detrimental to our Google ranking.
As I noted above, G seems hypersensitive nowadays.