My website has several subdomains with it that represent each major section of the website and I have that to allow search engines to understand what each section is about.
My problem lies with the calendar and photo gallery section of my site, each having its own subdomain.
Now when I recently checked my code/text ratio, most pages report lower than the required 15% which is probably why my adsense RPM is almost zero.
On each calendar page I have roughly 300 words, but whats killing me that I can't remove are the CSS sprites. The website is mostly image focused. On the calendar page, I have events which refer to URL's on the photo gallery subdomain, so I have links similar to http://photo-galleries.example.com/albumname/date/page-number/numberperpage
So I feel now my only options are the following:
- Either restructure the URL's to make them shorter and a lot less friendly and/or meaningful (so I could have something like: http://photo-galleries.example.com/albumshortcode/mmddyyyy/nn/nn)
make ridiculously short accessible URL's in the current domain so that anchor tags like this will work:
If I choose #2, then the code/text radio will be fabulous but the server will have to work harder to process redirect pages.
If I choose #1, then I risk losing ranking in search engines for favoring a less-friendly URL.
I have already removed comments and unnecessary code.
I'm not exactly asking for code for an answer. I'm just asking based on what I mentioned here, how I can improve the code-to-text ratio on my website so that search engines don't believe I'm writing code only for robots.
If not, then I think I'll have to revamp a whole set of links which is what I didn't plan on doing.