Thanks a lot, you make my day. Very interesting.
The contextual internal links make all sense for the users, they all have a correct descriptive anchor. They are not confusing or distracting the user due to their number. I am confident we can can "tick" this and therefore I think about SEO.
Let's say my site is about fruits and every page is about one sort of fruit: one about apples, one about bananas....
It's an informational site, but I also offer my consulting services in the sidebar as hm, nutrition expert.
The usual page is like this, let's say it's the apples page:
-20 paragraphs with about 5-7 lines each
-6 internal contextual links
-Not more than 1 link in a given paragraph
-Every link has recognizable relevant text surrounding it, often the whole paragraph, sometimes only 1 or 2 sentences.
On the apples page one chapter is about vitamins. One paragraph is about Vitamin C which is as high as in cherries. This cherry-paragraph links internal to the cherry-page. Around the link you can read about "cherries" and "cherry juice".
Can you confirm that this is good for users as well as for SEO (humming birg)?