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Re: testing depth of indeing of page

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Thanks. Did this question pop up here recently? I knew it was well over
300K (Google), which is more then sufficient IMO.

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Re: testing depth of indeing of page

__/ [ John Bokma ] on Friday 05 May 2006 05:29 \__

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That's intersting indeed. Thanks, Bill. I have always imagined it would be
somewhere  around  100KB  since,  beyond  this  stage,  the  user  can  be
dissatisfied  with  the  referrals. There remain many CMS's that  fail  to
apply paging to comments (it's being worked on in WordPress, as a plug-in,
I  believe).  Have you ever opened a popular Digg or Slashdot  page?  Even
with  comment  folding, these pages become monsters that are hard to  open
within  a reasonable amount of time. They also devour memory.  Thresholds,
if  comment  moderation  exists,  do not help much either;  not  in  their
default setup anyway.

Other  things  to  ponder: how many links in a page can  be  honoured  and
therefore  followed?  How  are  long pages valued? How  does  that  affect
keyword density? E.g. is it normalised by the total amount of words?...


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Re: testing depth of indeing of page

On Fri, 05 May 2006 08:17:34 +0200, Roy Schestowitz  

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Very interesting indeed, although not all comments looks valid. Especially  
the one about 520 kB considered by G to be the most informative.

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I already posted this information. Optimal size for the page seems to be  
around 1400 words - ie for the same KW density (and same every other  
parameter I could think of) pages of this size are reported higher then  
1000 words or 2000 words pages. So sitepoint test shows what is an upper  
limit, but it doesn't tell a word about optimal page size.


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