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Does Google Penalize Dmoz Editor's Sites?
Reinstated odp editor loses ranking
brough

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Msg#: 2445 posted 3:16 am on Jun 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

After being re-instated as editor for several Dmoz categories after a long absence, within a week or two I found a number of my sites had dropped in rank. They had already dropped a fair way, but this was a considerable percentage drop.

Is it possible that Google would penalize an editor who had many sites in the ODP, sites which had been there since last century?

 

skibum

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Msg#: 2445 posted 4:10 am on Jun 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

Nope

flicker

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Msg#: 2445 posted 12:26 pm on Jun 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

It's just a coincidence, there was a huge Google update recently and a lot of people's sites dropped unexpectedly. Go over to the Google forum and you'll find like 400 pages of posts about it. (-:

brough

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Msg#: 2445 posted 1:03 pm on Jun 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

Thanks, Flicker, I see what you mean. Not too many kind words for the Corp who would be God in the couple of dozen posts I've read.

bears5122

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Msg#: 2445 posted 6:29 pm on Jun 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

Coincidence. Although I think the recent update de-valued DMOZ listings greatly. Google is catching on.

victor

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Msg#: 2445 posted 6:36 pm on Jun 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

It is possible that Google's "do much eval" program has reduced, in their eyes, the importance of the ODP:

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But, if so (and remember Googleguy says Bourbon is still to early to call), they are simply replacing one human-edited authority with another....Though one less obviously amenable to webmasters' attempted shenanigans.

kctipton

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Msg#: 2445 posted 9:56 pm on Jun 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

one less obviously amenable to webmasters' attempted shenanigans.

We'll see how long it takes before accusations begin to fly.

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