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New directories that gained PR1 penalized?

Discussion in 'Directories' started by Dwaighty, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. #1
    My new free directory got a PR of only 1, and I must say I'm quite disappointed. I promoted it a lot and I think it should have ranked better.

    Anyway, what I wanted to ask is: Are there people in this same position? Is this some sort of penalty Google applied to new directories?
    SEMrush
     
    Dwaighty, Oct 27, 2007 IP
    SEMrush
  2. britishguy

    britishguy Prominent Member

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    There is imho no pattern of sense or logic in what G is practising or implementing :eek:
     
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  3. DirectoryJudge

    DirectoryJudge Peon

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    #3
    if you gained PR1, I think it's not a penalization. ;)
     
    DirectoryJudge, Oct 27, 2007 IP
  4. DirSP

    DirSP Peon

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    #4
    Why blame Google when you actually "increased"?

    Putting a lot of effort into it doesn't always translate into result unless you have done it correctly and ultimately luck.
     
    DirSP, Oct 27, 2007 IP
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    jg123 Notable Member

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    Gooogle has always had issues with showing (counting) all your backlinks, I think it is likely you didn't get penalized but maybe the quality of backlinks is low.
     
    jg123, Oct 27, 2007 IP
  6. Dwaighty

    Dwaighty Peon

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    I don't blame Google, I'm actually trying to figure out what went wrong. It is almost certain that I got in a bad neighbourhood or something and I'm trying to see if it also happened to others. For instance, I have TLA banners with direct links to them. I was lazy enough not to hide them using tinyurl or my inner pages that could redirect, so I'm thinking of this sort of penalty. It may as well not be due to TLA, but I believe that I was worth more than PR1 for my new directory.
     
    Dwaighty, Oct 28, 2007 IP
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    beedee Active Member

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    Nice directory, I got a surprise the other day when my new directory received PR4. I had only submitted my site to a handful of free directories posted here on DP!
     
    beedee, Oct 28, 2007 IP
  8. Red_Virus

    Red_Virus Well-Known Member

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    Hi Dwaighty, It really depends on a lot of factors like the age of domains, your backlinks and so on... even a PR1 is not a bad start. Word hard this time & jump on the PR scale. :)
     
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    If you are talking about the dir in your sig link its not penalised. it shows up if you search for asimpledirectory in google.
     
    mrcrowley, Oct 28, 2007 IP
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    syted Notable Member

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    Consider yourself lucky ;) My web directories all got penalised and reduced to PR2 (from pr5, 4 & 3).

    The only good news for me is that my bidding directory went up to PR3 and is not penalised.
     
    syted, Oct 28, 2007 IP
  11. casinobonusguy

    casinobonusguy Active Member

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    No point trying to figure google out anymore.
     
    casinobonusguy, Oct 29, 2007 IP
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    malcolm1 Prominent Member

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    #12
    If you where penalized you wouldnt have gotten anything...

    Keep working on your site and make sure thiers content ;)

    thx
    malcolm
     
    malcolm1, Oct 29, 2007 IP
  13. Ibn Juferi

    Ibn Juferi Prominent Member

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    Don't think its a penalisation, its just G being unpredictable as always.
     
    Ibn Juferi, Oct 29, 2007 IP
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    #14
    This coming from the owner of several penalized directories and splogs. :eek:
     
    Alexander the Great, Nov 2, 2007 IP
  15. mikey1090

    mikey1090 Moderator Staff

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    #15
    jesus this is round 4 from alex. Jay did you upset this guy? this is the 4th thread where he has attacked you...
     
    mikey1090, Nov 2, 2007 IP
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    jg123 Notable Member

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    He has posted in about a dozen threads of mine, he got upset because I red repped him for something...I have reported him to the mods for harassment.
     
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    mikey1090 Moderator Staff

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    i reported several of his threads. he is now banned. Thank god for the mods;)
     
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    submitmaster Well-Known Member

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    #18
    google did drop alot of the PR's on directories in general, that is why most of my sites dropped in ranking, google is going after directories in which charge for inclusion etc. boohoo
     
    submitmaster, Nov 2, 2007 IP