Insufficient inbound linksOne of the major problems with low level ranking websites is a lack of inbound links which are popular. Without a reasonable number of high quality links, you will be at a disadvantage against a competitor who has more links than you. Other linking problem include links to flagged sites, inappropriate redirects, lack of relevant keywords, and generic link text.
Splash pagesSplash pages are graphically rich pages intended to astonish visitors or to direct
them to alternative views of content, such as a very high, medium or low bandwidth versions of a site. A “Skip Intro” link on a web page itself says that the web page that visitor is going to see is not very important. The issue with splash pages, whether they include “Skip Intro” links or not is that they are an opportunity which is wasted. Splash pages typically reside at the very top of a site’s hierarchy. Web pages that are higher in your site hierarchy are likely to get more links and hence more traffic than web pages that are lower in hierarchy. If visitors of a site must have to click and if search engines must have to parse and crawl farther to reach the actual home page (i.e. what should be your high level main or index page), you have definitely put up a obstacle to success.