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Google Directory Search Updating, Or Broken?
Very Few Results For Search, And Changing

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Msg#: 24396 posted 2:19 pm on Jun 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

Starting Yesterday, I was attemting to use the G Directory For Some Research, And was unable to find my site by searching for it in the G directory.

Until yesterday, my site would be found in one of the two catagories (one new), that it is listed in. I am getting VERY few SERPs in directory searches.

I know the G Directory updates in stages, but I do not know what/when the last update was, or which step updates next, but it appears to me to be in process of updating the search function.

Anyone else?




WebmasterWorld Senior Member marcia us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

Msg#: 24396 posted 4:12 am on Jun 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

I haven't looked at all lately; is it in Google Directory that you've seen category changes where your sites appeared or just at DMOZ?


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Msg#: 24396 posted 4:27 am on Jun 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hey Marcia,

I am talking about the G directory, not the DMOZ. G's Directory Search is missing entire catagories. Both The regional & Shopping catagories are not reflected in searches I do. Not just for my site, but using general search terms that before would show many sites in these specific cats.

A Few days ago, the catagories were included in the directory searches I am doing today. I have not seen any change this afternoon, still is way short on results.



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Msg#: 24396 posted 8:34 pm on Jun 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

I realised that too some day ago. I had to go to dmoz and use the search functionality of dmoz to find sites (that are in the directory for a long time).

There seems to be a problem.


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Msg#: 24396 posted 9:10 pm on Jun 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

What I have noticed of late regarding both DMOZ and Google's directory is pages in them not being reflected as backwards links.

In investigating this, I searched for the site name in the Google directory, but the site name wasn't found(although if I go down through the hirearchy structure, the site is listed on the Google directory page). If I search in DMOZ the page is found.

This site has been listed in both DMOZ and Goggle's directory for years. Both the DMOZ page and the Google page have a page rank of 4, but neither shows up as a backlink to the site.

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