Planet13 - 5:16 pm on Oct 12, 2010 (gmt 0)
These below quotes worry me.
You need a balanced text (semantic) - link ratio, in this case there is no problem introducing more internal linking.
I did this on a site in February. Only 25 pages but added auto-linking back to the homepage on each one. On March the 5th the site's homepage got a -950
I just did breadcrumb linking on my ecommerce site from the product pages (about 200 total), like:
Back To: Home > Category > SubCategory
Am I going to get penalized for this?
Should I remove the link to the Home page (because every page already has a link to the home page) and just have it as:
Back To: Category > SubCategory
(BTW: I also just REMOVED a lot of the links in the left hand navigation so that the links are more similar to a silo structure - it isn't a silo structure yet, but more similar to one).
Any suggestions appreciated.