Could you post me a link to where you are talking about - forgive my brain-deadedness, but I have over 130 html pages on the site and more than 1300 photos NOT counting all the ones in the forums - wow!!!
I have to say though, much of my homepage links are quite old, the forum is the only AS IT HAPPENS part of the website, that and the new BLOGS we now have (upcoming article on the blogs VERY soon) but I was saying that the best way of getting up in the ranking is return visitors, not free or pay services. If I have said that before, I think it a rookee mistake. Surely it can't hurt, but with web-crawling technology today, the big engines find you, not the other way around.
I can't begin to explain how any of it really works. What seemed the norm a few years ago went out the window when engines like Google blew the doors off the competition. I think today your best bet to get hits and visitors is to have VIDEO WEB CONTENT on the big ones like youtube and Sharkle. You don't need to be great, just creative. This Spring I hope to have some great stuff, I have a wonderful camcorder that will make life fun in my humble bee yard.
Again, PM me if you would and I'll go over whatever I wrote, hopefully update the content if it needs it, or agree if I'm right - lol. Thanks.