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Dmoz Editor Profiles and Page Rank
Not all editors have Page Rank
angiolo




msg:488603
 9:50 am on Aug 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

I had a look at the list of Domz Editors, active and not active:

[dmoz.org...]

I do not know why, but some active Editors have a Page Rank 0 despite the fact their categories have good page rank; other not active editors still have good page rank.

What's the mistery?

 

g1smd




msg:488604
 12:11 am on Aug 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

Best ask Google; I doubt that many at the ODP end of things would know.

angiolo




msg:488605
 1:11 pm on Aug 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

> Best ask Google

Does it mean that there is a close relationship between Google staff and dmoz Staff...?

windharp




msg:488606
 1:19 pm on Aug 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

*LOL* No, of course not. But page rank is calculated by Google, not by the ODP. So questiona about this topic are better answered by Google staff.

Personally I guess that some editors have their profiles linked from other sources (like forums), others haven't.

rfgdxm1




msg:488607
 1:06 am on Aug 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

>*LOL* No, of course not. But page rank is calculated by Google, not by the ODP. So questiona about this topic are better answered by Google staff.

>Personally I guess that some editors have their profiles linked from other sources (like forums), others haven't.

From what I have observed, mostly the PR of ODP editor profile pages comes from internal links at the ODP. This tends to lead to leveling out the PR of ODP cats. Thus cats low in the tree often have good PR because they are adopted by editors with relatively high PR editor pages. You can see this a lot in regional cats. From an ODP perspective this isn't bad. Leveling out the PR value of cats means that what cat a site is listed in is less important.

And Google PR isn't an issue with the ODP and the guidelines. The ODP has been around about as long as Google. The ODP isn't the tail that Google wiggles. Don't hold your breath waiting for the ODP to change how it does things based on Google. Google is free to ignore ODP editor profiles at their discretion. As an ODP editor I can't even get rid of my profile page. If Google pays attention to it, that is an internal Google matter.

angiolo




msg:488608
 10:25 am on Aug 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

thank you for all the info, but the mistery continues.
I can see Editors that should have Page Rank in their profile, but they have Zero...
Probably Google is so skilled to ban editors taht are not so excellent....

Genie




msg:488609
 11:22 am on Aug 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

More on this topic over here:
[forums.searchenginewatch.com...]

Genie




msg:488610
 11:36 am on Aug 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

>Probably Google is so skilled to ban editors that are not so excellent....

About as likely as me winning a lottery jackpot.

Eltiti




msg:488611
 11:53 am on Aug 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

I think Genie's comments in the SEW thread pretty much explain what's going on; IMO, the PR update lag is responsible for most of the "mystery"!

rfgdxm1




msg:488612
 12:55 pm on Aug 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

>I think Genie's comments in the SEW thread pretty much explain what's going on; IMO, the PR update lag is responsible for most of the "mystery"!

The way to check that would be to look at profile pages of top level cat editors. NOBODY gets that status if they are a newbie editor.

Genie




msg:488613
 3:29 pm on Aug 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

True, but editors come and go. An editor can return to the exact same categories after months or even years away. The profile PR may show on the toolbar as zero until the next update reflects the true state of affairs.

flicker




msg:488614
 6:10 pm on Aug 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

Could also be some kind of randomly applied duplicate content penalty. Some editors have put the exact same profile on their ODP page that exists on their personal homepage or some other place. Google could be noticing and eliminating PR from one of the copies. Most editors don't check the PR on their profile page so if that happened, it would probably go unnoticed for a long time.

steveb




msg:488615
 8:29 pm on Aug 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

Google updates PR every three months. End of mystery.

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