wmxpert - 4:00 am on Apr 3, 2010 (gmt 0)
I have performed keywords analysis and there is a lot of variation in result, overall, there is major shuffling has been observed in ranking.
There is one serious thing, the main keywords of our website "mysite.com" which is obviously the name, it brought approx. 1600 visitors in top performing week while last week it only brought 900. What does it shows?
W.r.t. number of links, you are right the links per page shall be limited but I think it doesn't apply to home page of website. The website I referring here is a big website and it is really difficult to minimize the links at home page. Let's take the example of some good names like Zappos.com with 250+ and Alibaba.com with 500+ links at home page.
Though they have a lot of links but they are doing very well in search engines.