Thanks for elucidating. Last week I tried designing a home page that incorporates links to all my third-tier pages. I quickly realized that I'd end up with a blue mess (blue, as in my alink color) that is essentially a site map. That said, I think Craigslist pulls it off quite nicely.
Also last week I eliminated my "Related Pages" block, which appeared at the end of each article. Those lists were my way of interlinking the site's pages, the idea being to drive traffic more uniformly across the site as opposed to just the half-dozen or so pages that rank especially high on the SERPs. I'm not sure that my interlinking method ever worked in terms of the GA. Now I'm thinking that I'm better off with contextual linking -- that is, incorporating internal links discreetly within my page's content. Am I on the right track?