numnum - 7:29 pm on Jun 21, 2011 (gmt 0)
@AlyssaS, what specifically did you do to streamline your site structure? I'm beginning to think it's my site structure (taxonomy) that is Pandalizing me (again). The site's second level, or tier, consists largely of pages that are really just directories of third-tier pages -- where the meaty content resides. So the second-tier pages are thin -- both in word count and in ad-to-content ratio. The alternatives:
(1) eliminate the second tier and link to all my third-tier pages from my home page, which will clutter up the home page with dozens more links
(2) add some gratuitous, albeit unique, content to my second-tier pages
All else equal, isn't it preferable to maintain a shallow link structure (meaning fewer clicks from the home page to get to the deepest links)?