Does the number of links on a page affect its ranking?
Links are most important for high ranking of website. This factor is very crucial in google’s algorithm. It is known that links can be of many types however, reciprocal and inbound links are useful as far as link campaign is concern.
(1) Reciprocal link – When two sites exchange links to each other's sites they are called reciprocal links.
(2) In-bound link – When one website links to another website without receiving a link back.
You can get in-bound links to your site by doing directory submissions.
Another way to get inbound links to your site is to do an advertisement. You can do it free and your site will get good visitors and inbound links as well.
If your site has a large number of inbound links then definitely your site’s page rank will be high, moreover if those links are coming to your site through any high PR holder sites then it will be a great increment for your site’s page rank.