We have a highly popular homepage (PR 6/7) that we are looking to use in promoting a section with a page for every kind of widget. This section has a few thousand pages but not much search engine presence for the individual keywords.
So, what we thought was that we will have a box on the homepage that shows the 'Latest searched widgets' and display the latest 10 widget pages that have been visited. The idea is that since the homepage has a good search engine presence, this will help in giving link juice (as well as frequent spidering) to all those widget pages that appear on the homepage when the googlebot comes spidering.
The only downside is that this box will be dynamically updated with the latest searched widgets. Consequently, the presence of the independent pages on the homepage will be short-lived.
Is this a problem or do you think widget pages that are spidered from the homepage should have no trouble ranking better?