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Author Topic: SEO checker says "Too many links" ?  (Read 381 times)
agatti
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« on: April 28, 2016, 05:41:53 AM »

Hey Mike.

after pretty much finishing my web site based on your Incline template (it's a great template!!) @ www.elementotango.it , I'm using a program to check its ranking, how technically it is built, and so on. The SW is telling me that the homepage (I need to check the other pages) has more than 100 links on it Sad

Based on the algorithms that Google uses to assign a ranking to each page it crawls, more than 100 links will penalize me, considering my site like a link collector.

Would you have an idea to limit the number of links as much as possible ?

The ones I have put on the pages are just a few ones, so apprently the template executes a high number of external calls.

Thanks!!

Regards AG
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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2016, 07:27:22 AM »

Hello,

Links should only be counted as menu items are other href links, nothing that the template creates. The only way to reduce links is to actually reduce the amount on the page or reduce menu items, which I wouldn't suggest. A lot of those SEO tools are just suggestions, and sometimes I feel they are bad suggestions. I've personally never heard of a penalty for a number of links before, unless they have changed their scoring again. One thing you could do is change index.php from:

<div id="s5_menu_wrap_inside">
                        <?php include("vertex/s5flex_menu/default.php"); ?>
                     </div>

To:

<nav id="s5_menu_wrap_inside">
                        <?php include("vertex/s5flex_menu/default.php"); ?>
                     </nav>


Google will look for nav calls for to identify those as your main menu, so those will be indexed.
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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2016, 12:58:34 PM »

Thank-you Mike great suggestion, let me try this out.
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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2016, 07:22:00 AM »

Hi Mike I wanted to confirm I have successfully applied the suggested modification, changing in the template's index.php the "id" declarations with the "nav".
Now I wanted to ask what would be the best place to set this permanent modification, in order to avoid that potential updates of the templates overwrite this.
Is there a place I can set this up into the template, or any other way ?
Thanks!!
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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2016, 07:51:53 AM »

Hello,

I'm sorry there isn't a way to setup an override of index.php. I wouldn't worry about updates effecting this though. Updates almost never happen on the index.php file, I can only think of 2 or 3 times in our history that we had to update that file on any template honestly. Almost all updates happen on the framework level, which doesn't touch core/specific template files.
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« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2016, 09:16:17 AM »

Hey Mike, thank-you.
Good to know, so this is actually solved.
Thanks much and have a great day.
Andrea.
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