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Directory PR is dropping

Discussion in 'Directories' started by Rod, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. #1
    On September 21 these web directories were posted as being PR 6 or above:

    www.dmoz.org 8
    www.lii.org/ 9
    www.somuch.com 5
    www.skoobe.biz/ 5
    www.netinsert.com 4
    www.jayde.com 4
    www.info-listings.com 4
    www.gimpsy.com 5
    www.geniusfind.com/ 6
    www.ezilon.com 6
    www.exactseek.com 3
    www.clickey.com 5
    www.canlinks.net 5
    www.buzzle.com 5
    www.businessseek.biz 4
    www.abilogic.com 3
    www.123kidzarea.com 5
    www.bdcconcepts.com/directory 0
    www.epooch.com 3
    www.search4i.com 3
    www.busybits.com/ 3
    www.zensearch.com/ 3
    www.dramba.com 3

    The number following the directory URL is the current PR (8 March 2010).

    Apart from the first two directories and these two:
    www.geniusfind.com/
    www.ezilon.com

    the other 10 directories have suffered PR drops of from 1 to 5 points.
    SEMrush
    There are thousands of directories, and this is nothing but a sample, but it raises interesting questions.
     
    Rod, Mar 8, 2010 IP
    SEMrush
  2. tstewart

    tstewart Peon

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    #2
    yes, some directory has dropped it's PR. and Google didn't consider Directory links also anymore i thought.
     
    tstewart, Mar 8, 2010 IP
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    CanadianEh Notable Member

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    #3
    Your sample is much too small to use for any useful conclusions. Although it is not perfect, here is a history of PageRank statistics from our database of 16,000 directories http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?t=1692588 There has been no decrease in PR in the last couple of years.
     
    CanadianEh, Mar 8, 2010 IP
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    Adinosway Peon

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    @Rod

    Thanks for the update, that was really a god job you did out there. Anyway It is good to always monitor these directories to know their latest pr.
     
    Adinosway, Mar 8, 2010 IP
  5. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Illustrious Member

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    #5
    I wouldn't worry to much about link directories or page rank TBH
     
    Brandon Sheley, Mar 8, 2010 IP
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    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    #6
    I don't think sample size matters as much when you consider how much they have dropped in PR.
     
    dcristo, Mar 8, 2010 IP
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    sinboy41 Greenhorn

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    #7
    So many High PR in web directories
     
    sinboy41, Mar 8, 2010 IP
  8. Rod

    Rod Well-Known Member

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    #8
    Correction. It was not 10 that dropped in PR it was 19 (out of 23). And there was only one PR update in the period.

    I might add that my main directory goes up a point and down a point in PR with each PR revision, so I understand that PR is dynamic - as it should be.

    But I was surprised that seven of the directories (one-third of the total) dropped three points in one the revision.
     
    Rod, Mar 8, 2010 IP
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    kalpana.allu Peon

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    #9
    google will consider links with high PR
     
    kalpana.allu, Mar 12, 2010 IP
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    Brian1970 Notable Member

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    #10
    PR goes up and down, it’s no big deal.

    I have seen that PR is much harder to keep on all niches, not just directories.

    Thanks Brian
     
    Brian1970, Mar 12, 2010 IP
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  11. Ibn Juferi

    Ibn Juferi Prominent Member

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    I dont think this means anything; besides emphasis should not be on PR too much.
     
    Ibn Juferi, Mar 12, 2010 IP
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    meri0098 Peon

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    It can happen, there is nothing to worry about it, because Google Tool Bar PR keep remain changing, in this update it dropped, in next update it can be increased, if they will work on it. Main thing is the Search Engine Index Ranking, if it drops then it is a worry. But thanks for this information!!
     
    meri0098, Mar 12, 2010 IP
  13. msolution

    msolution Well-Known Member

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    #13
    I had PR 4 last year PR 3 this year, has the quality of my directory gone down, i think not,.... i think various other directories have had similar effect, PR is just one factor where websites/ directories are concerned, look into other factors as well...

    M.
     
    msolution, Mar 12, 2010 IP
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    newlogo Peon

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    #14
    ys bcoz dir used by very few people now a days
     
    newlogo, Mar 12, 2010 IP
  15. paulpadurariu

    paulpadurariu Member

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    #15
    A nice update list, thanks for sharing! In .com directory aren`t seen too well by google, but in .ro (romania) submitting to directories is still working great.
     
    paulpadurariu, Mar 12, 2010 IP