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Directory Blacklist

Discussion in 'Directories' started by onlinedude, May 28, 2007.

  1. #1
    Well, I never wanted to do this, but lately there has been such a large increase in unethical behavior by directory owners, that I really had no choice. So, I've started a Directory Blacklist at:

    http://www.avivadirectory.com/downloadblog/?p=296
    SEMrush
    This is a list of directories where the owner has shown unethical behavior. I'll be very careful in adding directories onto the list and always give the owner a chance to reply. Also, the list won't be retroactive.

    Please do not do business with anyone on the list. There are plenty of honest and ethical directory owners that you can work with instead.

    Hat tip to Links Factory for the inspiration.
     
    onlinedude, May 28, 2007 IP
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  2. kiviniar

    kiviniar Notable Member

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    #2
    No this is one topic i love..

    Will cover this topic in my blog as i like to report controversies and scandals

    This happens very remotely in a directory business and it can get boring writing a directory blog :rolleyes:

    The ones you have reported in your post are the obvious ones, do you have a criteria to list dirs that are doing unenthical business but one that does not meet the eye ?

    You being an expert, must be having some trick up your sleeve
     
    kiviniar, May 28, 2007 IP
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    paidhosting Peon

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    #3
    Hey online you better have some solid backing proof , not just dp proof before you call someone unethical , cause one day you will list a directory more powerful than yourself and might end up fighting a big lawsuit.

    So, just be careful as to what you list.

    Cheers
     
    paidhosting, May 28, 2007 IP
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    alang Notable Member

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    #4
    good move jeff, this kind of directories just give bad names to directory business
     
    alang, May 28, 2007 IP
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    seo_kate Peon

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    I am just curious to know on wht basis those directories have been categoried as unethical or not trust worthy?
     
    seo_kate, May 28, 2007 IP
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    raje_2000_21 Peon

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    #6
    Do you have any panel of judges to describe, decide on the fate of the directories, or its decided by yourself what is right or what is wrong.
     
    raje_2000_21, May 28, 2007 IP
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    Agent47 Well-Known Member

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    #7
    I think its a great idea... good job jeff :)
     
    Agent47, May 28, 2007 IP
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    Freewebspace Notable Member

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    #8
    Jeff you need to be careful with this idea!

    But I would say it is a welcome move

    You need to weigh a lot of factors before deciding on black listing a directory
     
    Freewebspace, May 28, 2007 IP
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    guia Banned

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    #9
    Thanks for the lists and thanks for informing us about blacklist directories.
     
    guia, May 28, 2007 IP
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    balkanboy Banned

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    #10
    I was really shocked with no.2 and I am sure he can't win on any court on the world if he wants to take charges(which I highly doubt).
     
    balkanboy, May 28, 2007 IP
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    JohnScott Notable Member

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    britishguy Prominent Member

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    #12
    Just like Jeff does not like compiling this list, no one wants these events to happen, but he had no real alternative, but lets hope we can purge the Directory Market of these parasites :eek:

    Why can't we all pull together to help all the honest folks in the sector?
     
    britishguy, May 29, 2007 IP
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    jl255 Well-Known Member

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    #13
    damn, u beat me to it!

    anyways, as long as its done, that's most impt :eek:


     
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    LeopardAt1 Well-Known Member

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    #14
    Good job. If the blacklist is strict and effective enough, it may just deter people.
     
    LeopardAt1, May 29, 2007 IP
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    #15
    Thanks for the post Jeff, attached you post link to my e-mail, just in case the thread is removed, and/or the post by the owner is edited in any way.
     
    SasaVtec, May 29, 2007 IP
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    MeetHere Prominent Member

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    #16
    I am not able to open the site :(
    I bought a new wireless connection but cannot open some sites
    What to do ?
     
    MeetHere, May 29, 2007 IP
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    #17
    The greatest move so far to CLEAN the industry of those.......

    Thanks Jeff-- I hope with times, that list will be as referred to as the Strongest Drectory List.
    It is also very fair of you to give equal footing to all in the beginning.

    Lets hope this move acts a a DETERRANT for those trying to get some quick bucks.:rolleyes:
     
    jhnrang, May 29, 2007 IP
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    dhruv37 Well-Known Member

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    #18
    Hey Jeff, thats really gr8. It will help others a lot. so that one can invest money at right place for market.
     
    dhruv37, May 29, 2007 IP
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    #19
    yup yup .. this is an awesome idea ..

    directory owners we should all spread this black list around so these directories won't have any resource
     
    smub, May 29, 2007 IP
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    Alan Murray Well-Known Member

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    #20
    I am not so sure this is a great idea.

    Why not recruit some other directory owners so it is not just one person in charge of the list?

    This would give it far more credibility.
     
    Alan Murray, May 29, 2007 IP