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Google is Penalizing Directories

Discussion in 'Google' started by Gazgolter, Sep 5, 2007.

  1. dondor

    dondor Well-Known Member

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    #21
    It is defenetly not just about being a directory.

    They've just yesterday banned Text-Links-Ads too.
    They're going after the purchased links industry......
    SEMrush
     
    dondor, Sep 5, 2007 IP
    SEMrush
  2. rosiee007

    rosiee007 Notable Member

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    #22
    I think they should penalize Yahoo! Directory first before moving to any other directory!
     
    rosiee007, Sep 5, 2007 IP
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    unispace Peon

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    #23
    I think google is trying to scare everyone a little by penalizing some of the bigger players.

    The simply don't want people buying PR so I guess the idea is to scare all webmasters from submitting to the PR pimps. The end result being that you can't manipulate PR and therefore can't manipulate SERPs as much.

    I'm sure we are going to see a number of other methods like this over the next few weeks to try and discourage PR manipulation. Anyone that thinks google isn't working their a**es off to get this PR thing under control is completely clueless, it's the core of why their results were so accurate.
     
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    andy75 Well-Known Member

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    #24
    it's can be a glitch. Only home page panalized other pages still have the same pr.
     
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    andy75 Well-Known Member

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    #25
    they still have the same pr. no problem. looks like it was a glitch.
     
    andy75, Sep 5, 2007 IP
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    cristinav Peon

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    #26
    does this apply to Text Link Ads also?
     
    cristinav, Sep 6, 2007 IP
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    Lindsey2002 Peon

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    #27
    i think this is crazy, since how otherwise would you be able to work on link-building. Its one of the first things anyone will do will be to enlist yourself ina a directory
     
    Lindsey2002, Sep 6, 2007 IP
  8. malcolm1

    malcolm1 Prominent Member

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    #28
    shewwww your tellin me :p
     
    malcolm1, Sep 6, 2007 IP
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    visio Well-Known Member

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    #29
    No just being listed in their directory won't get you penalized.
     
    visio, Sep 6, 2007 IP
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    billybw Peon

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    #30
    It won't get your site penalized, but you could still lose any PR boost you might have expected to get from being listed.
     
    billybw, Sep 7, 2007 IP
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    visio Well-Known Member

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    #31
    Ouch! That hit the spot, excuse me Matt but how is the Y! directory any less "paid" then others. That is discrimination:rolleyes:
    Google not only values the Y! directory but they RECOMMEND paying for the listing... what hypocrisy. Guess what I am writing about now...;)


    Pr boost is irrelevant... but yeah any link value passed by that directory will be dropped so it could cause a loss of rankings.
     
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  12. Wealdie

    Wealdie Guest

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    #32
    I am not aware of Yahoo buying links in to boost their PR - in order to "sell" links based UPON that PR.

    Why is this so difficult to understand?

    I am also not aware of any directory being penalised just for being a directory that charges a review fee
     
    Wealdie, Sep 7, 2007 IP
  13. bobchrist

    bobchrist Active Member

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    #33
    Also these directories are penalized;

    Biz-Dir
    Big Web Links
    ewebpages
    Directory Dump
    Elegant Directory

    More info; http://sphinn.com/story/4415
     
    bobchrist, Sep 11, 2007 IP
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    blue_angel Well-Known Member

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    #34
    Its the best practice some guys to go home some bad nonprofessional gyus who sell something which doesnt belongs to.....
     
    blue_angel, Apr 14, 2008 IP
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    ameran Well-Known Member

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    #35
    do not be worried about it.
     
    ameran, Apr 14, 2008 IP
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    JeddahBikers Guest

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    #36
    I think this is because of the duplicated content + Links selling
     
    JeddahBikers, Apr 14, 2008 IP
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    ameran Well-Known Member

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    #37
    do you know why?
     
    ameran, Apr 14, 2008 IP
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    angilina Notable Member

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    #38
    "blue_angel"

    Where did you find this 7 months old thread ? :)
     
    angilina, Apr 15, 2008 IP