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Google, Fresh Content and DMOZ

Discussion in 'ODP / DMOZ' started by sarahk, Mar 15, 2005.

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    I'm posting this to the forums outside DMOZ because I'd be interested in the opinion of the wider community.
    SEMrush
    DMOZ publishes the directory as an RDF and Google does/has used it to build it's own directory as do others. Other directories use different means to get the data but it gets published in the end.

    Google assigns a page rank to the directory pages and I'm assuming it's assigning the DMOZ pages via its spidering activities rather than through the RDF grab.

    DMOZ pages are notorious for not being linked to, they don't have true inbound links - yet they rank very well. Then you get other pages like NZ Private Sales which is a PR3 but until recently not ranked at all.

    So,
    • Does Google reward DMOZ pages for having fresh content?
    • Is a category with an active editor worth more than a category higher up the chain?
    Sarah
     
    sarahk, Mar 15, 2005 IP
    SEMrush