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Site Menu depth
how deep should menus go

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Msg#: 3705559 posted 5:28 pm on Jul 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

I run a website <snip> with over a thousand pages: 250,000 words of unique and original non-commercial information. Everything the visitor needs to know before visiting. The site has been built to the highest XHMTMv1STRICT standards and is devoid of Flash and has limited JavaScript. It has been running for several years and has lots of inbound links - although high-ranking links are lower than I would like because it is a very small destination.

Although the site gets wonderful rankings overall, it seems to be sadly lacking in the most important keywords - such as for the hotels, villas, etc. And, most surprisingly, on subjects like car rental and diving where we have really in-depth articles and information.

My question: Do the number of internal links from the navigation menus make a difference?

The site uses an extensive css drop-down menu system. There are eight main menu items with drop-downs providing a total of 200 links through a four-tier menu system. The site has a full sitemap as well, plus feeds to Google and Yahoo!

Having studied everything else in very great depth and finding absolutely nothing that could account for the poor rankings on top keywords/phrases, I just wonder if the sheer number of links on every page - even though totally internal links - are causing the site to be down-rated.

Any thoughts will be most gratefully received. This is driving me NUTS with frustration.

[edited by: caveman at 12:41 am (utc) on July 24, 2008]
[edit reason] Category specifics and commercial mentions removed per TOS [/edit]


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