1. Advertising
    y u no do it?

    Advertising (learn more)

    Advertise virtually anything here, with CPM banner ads, CPM email ads and CPC contextual links. You can target relevant areas of the site and show ads based on geographical location of the user if you wish.

    Starts at just $1 per CPM or $0.10 per CPC.

Aviva Directory

Discussion in 'Directories' started by sundaybrew, Sep 2, 2007.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Dave E

    Dave E Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    989
    Likes Received:
    112
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    150
    #41
    Pretty much all of the Dmoz listed directories have been hit badly, I wonder if there is anything in this?SEMrush
     
    Dave E, Sep 2, 2007 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Muqadas.Wattoo

    Muqadas.Wattoo Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,104
    Likes Received:
    85
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    185
    #42
    When we do any changes in our directory, our first step would be to announce or tell people that we have changed something. I don't know and don't understand why google does not do this. Google is a big company and when they make any changes to algo or to anything they should tell us before they change. We agree on some points by google but it's totaly wrong to penalize without any notification or without telling the fact.
     
    Muqadas.Wattoo, Sep 2, 2007 IP
    iceberg likes this.
  3. Dave E

    Dave E Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    989
    Likes Received:
    112
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    150
    #43
    Dave E, Sep 2, 2007 IP
  4. coolsitez

    coolsitez Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,586
    Likes Received:
    246
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    183
    #44
    Google can not handle that. Way too many websites exist and indexed. They are in fact even slow to crawl them sometimes, much less checking on the change/evaluating sites for a report.

    I wouldn't worry about this. These directories would probably come back again.
     
    coolsitez, Sep 2, 2007 IP
  5. Lexiseek

    Lexiseek Banned

    Messages:
    2,499
    Likes Received:
    115
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #45
    A lot of directories that shared many links in common seemed to be affected.
     
    Lexiseek, Sep 2, 2007 IP
  6. mikey1090

    mikey1090 Moderator Staff

    Messages:
    15,869
    Likes Received:
    1,055
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    445
    Digital Goods:
    2
    #46
    This is key. Did they update the PR in the google directory? Google directory updates allways come before a PR update.

    not really. loads of bid directories didnt get punished like mine.
     
    mikey1090, Sep 2, 2007 IP
  7. Lexiseek

    Lexiseek Banned

    Messages:
    2,499
    Likes Received:
    115
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #47
    I was referring to the sites that have problems. Many of them share links in common. I didn't say that was automatically the reason, but it could be some sort of "chain effect".
     
    Lexiseek, Sep 2, 2007 IP
  8. acuman

    acuman Active Member

    Messages:
    562
    Likes Received:
    54
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    68
    #48
    MAN!!! I can't believe all these people are throwing their hands up. I have been taught by all you directory owners (good ones I might add) that Google fluctuates at times and not to worry. My directory went "missing" as well a few days ago. I was not worried as I learned from you guys. My directory is back without loosing a night sleep.
    You should do the same and do not worry. I'll bet you $10 Aviva gets back as the others will as well. We should just worry about providing a great directory service and everything else will be back to normal!
     
    acuman, Sep 2, 2007 IP
    choice and jhnrang like this.
  9. sachin410

    sachin410 Illustrious Member

    Messages:
    6,422
    Likes Received:
    573
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    410
    #49
    Possible. I noticed many of those which didn't get affected like ask-dir, romow, gii.in, dirsurfer avoid high bids in bidding directories.
     
    sachin410, Sep 2, 2007 IP
  10. tmeyer45458

    tmeyer45458 Peon

    Messages:
    355
    Likes Received:
    45
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #50
    here's a thought - Regardless of whether we (directory owners/webmasters) like or dislike Matt Cutts or Rand Fishkin, does it make sense to insult, antagonize, and provoke them?

    I'm not suggesting that we all just bend over and take it...but it might be wise to be a little more professional with our comments.

    You can bet that BOTH read this forum and calling them names probably doesn't help anyones efforts.

    This is day one of the "new changes", maybe we should give it a week or two before nicknames like "corrupt scumbags" are handed out w/o hard evidence that these directories have infact been hand picked and penalized.
     
    tmeyer45458, Sep 2, 2007 IP
    popotalk and xc06 like this.
  11. choice

    choice Prominent Member

    Messages:
    5,444
    Likes Received:
    490
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    350
    Digital Goods:
    2
    #51
    well said green your way
     
    choice, Sep 2, 2007 IP
  12. maldives

    maldives Prominent Member

    Messages:
    7,186
    Likes Received:
    901
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    310
    #52
    Interesting! They certainly had a meeding few weeks back.
     
    maldives, Sep 2, 2007 IP
  13. mistermix

    mistermix Active Member

    Messages:
    2,326
    Likes Received:
    85
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    90
    #53
    Aviva will be back, probably tomorrow. Google has the difficult job of separating the trash sites from the credible sites.

    For every directory that gets penalized there will be another directory that moves up in the rankings, my directories are ranking higher than ever today.
     
    mistermix, Sep 2, 2007 IP
  14. MeetHere

    MeetHere Prominent Member

    Messages:
    15,399
    Likes Received:
    994
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    330
    #54
    MeetHere, Sep 2, 2007 IP
  15. WhatiFind

    WhatiFind offline

    Messages:
    1,789
    Likes Received:
    257
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    180
    #55
    Sorry to see this happend. I believe that buying the really high pagerank links (accessify.com/) pushed it a bit too much.

    Hopefully everything will work out for the the best with the web directories that got hurt.

    Good luck to everybody.
     
    WhatiFind, Sep 2, 2007 IP
    tmeyer45458 and banless like this.
  16. wamchu

    wamchu Peon

    Messages:
    2,133
    Likes Received:
    87
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #56
    I've notice that my directory is also lost ranking for wamchu. May be most of the directories are affected.
     
    wamchu, Sep 2, 2007 IP
  17. banless

    banless Peon

    Messages:
    1,745
    Likes Received:
    217
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #57
    Agreed. But I do not think that slamming them for their own domain name is a fair thing to do. The way I see it is that you can't keep slapping google in the face and if you keep pushing then they have no choice but to take action.

    The good news is that this will not affect any of those directories in terms of quality as they are now already deemed to be just that. Look at some of the directories of old which have lost their rankings along with pr, yet we still submit to them and count them as quality directories.

    I'm pretty sure these directories will still do fine regardless of what happens. Strong directories never die and always survive these kind of storms so there is really nothing to worry about.
     
    banless, Sep 2, 2007 IP
    kiviniar likes this.
  18. EducationLinks

    EducationLinks Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,193
    Likes Received:
    84
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    140
    #58
    EducationLinks, Sep 2, 2007 IP
  19. simey

    simey Active Member

    Messages:
    674
    Likes Received:
    11
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    60
    #59
    As google decides to go after paid links, well the paid directories are their easiest target.

    And for those that say you are only paying for a review...

    Sorry, but if you have to pay to get your site listed, it is a paid link...
     
    simey, Sep 2, 2007 IP
  20. tmeyer45458

    tmeyer45458 Peon

    Messages:
    355
    Likes Received:
    45
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #60
    @Educationlinks - Your posts are usually informative and worth reading:) That said, if Google has infact penalized directories then the "I told you so" statement below is in pretty bad form. Right, wrong or indifferent...many have put much effort into their sites
     
    tmeyer45458, Sep 2, 2007 IP
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.