Quote Originally Posted by arvgta View Post
Hi rnd_me,
The number of <a> tags on any given page plays an important role in the PageRank algorithm for assessing the link juice given to any individual link.
says who? what kind of <a> tags? <a> doesn't have to have @href, are you implying that anchors deduct page rank? that's silly. what about area tags? do those count?

i think you are over-analizing some concept that might have a small nugget of truth, but you're extending it out to some universal rule that i simply don't believe.

can you show any evidence that <a> tag count (regardless of links) matters?