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For the other part of your question, give it time. Google can take a while to fully crawl a site. Many have suggested that better Page Rank will get more pages on your site crawled faster, so you may want to investigate that option. Otherwise, make sure your pages are linked well so that a spider can find them all and be patient.
Google recommends less than 100 links per page. This is a recommendation and doesn't mean pages with more links won't work.
The page rank determines how much time the google spider will spend on crawling your website and how frequently the crawler will return. This means there is no page limit, but rather a time limit. To get more pages into google you can either increase your page rank or make the page delivery faster.
I would disagree based on the evidence. If Google devalued pages with lots of links on them, I would expect directories like the ODP to rank very poorly in Google. They don't. In fact, people here have been complaining that directory pages tend to dominate in the SERPs over specific sites relevant to the query.
I disagree. What what happens to a page you cram 101 links into, and then do this for all your webpages. Also in general ODP does NOT put over 100 (in most cases no where near that many links in a single page). I think your example fails to justify your assumption. Anyone have direct experience with number of links per page? Or examples of sites with hundredS of links per page that do well?
In addition, are you saying that eventually if you did have hundreds or thousands of links on a page, google would eventually follow every single one of them and index them all? From our experience, neither scenario is a optimistic or realistic approach.
Iím not sure if the above statement is completely true, but something else to think about. Is if your visitors will like a website that has over 100 links on a page.
I would think that the website would look a little to busy for my taste.
Just something to think about.
BUT, the 154 pages linked to from this "directory" type page, do pretty well; in the range of 2nd-12th out of 800k-1.2 million SERPS depending on the 3 word search term used.
I wouldn't run more than 100 links per page on a regular basis (just a feeling), but it works from time to time in specific instances.
I think everyone here is giving you examples of what they would/wouldn't do in order to create *good* pages but you obviously have a different agenda.
Without explaining your intentions it's going to be hard for people to put out an answer that is really directed to your question's underlyings.
If you have 1000's of links on multiple pages with <PR6 or so it will:
1. Take awhile for these links to be crawled
2. Make the pages too large for general SE page size guidelines
3. Be of little use to most visitors (that I can imagine)
4. Lend very little bonus to the linked to pages
5. Look pretty spammy
The only negative effect I've seen is that it will tend to split the page's outgoing PR up a lot, but that doesn't matter as much, assuming all the linked to pages send PR back to be recycled within the site in some fashion.
How strict is the 100 links per page concept?
Getting Google to crawl 150,000 pages
What's the best way to get Google to crawl deep?
Hasnt anyone really considered this dilmemma?
giga - Airportibo's answer is a very good one. Maybe you should read it again. Searching WebmasterWorld on Google is an excellent way to find answers to questions that have been asked a lot, and to see whether they've been asked.