A while back Andrew, (who has been a great help to me) published a post about a meta tag checker site that I found very useful. Here is the link, in case you missed that post:
I've been checking it and found some things that I changed on my template. However as I have been adding links to my sidebar now the meta tag checker is telling me that my site has too many URL's. Along with the error message, it tells me "Some search engines have problems with too many URL's on a page".
I ignored that for quite a while because it seemed like there are lots of sites with more URL's than I have. However now I am starting to notice when I check my stats that there are hardly ever any google searches any more, whereas I used to have tons of those. (Well ok, not tons, but a lot for my humble little site.) I feature recipes that are kind of geared to ordinary cooks, so I used to get a lot of hits from people who searched for something like "spagetti squash" and ended up on me. Now, sometimes when I check I don't see any search results at all. I know this could be a coincidence, but I am wondering.
I would love any input from someone who know lots and lots more about all this than I do. I know that Blogger is considered kind of a "beginner" site so maybe that is one of the limitations, that all the links show up as being on the main page. I considered setting up another blogger blog just to host the links for now (until I change to a different host, which I will do someday when I know enough.) Thanks in advance for any input anyone can give me.
This post was written by Kalyn