| 11:00 pm on Feb 6, 2014 (gmt 0)|
I was happily buying banner ads in more than a dozen categories in a large niche specific directory for one of my clients. The links weren't nofollowed, but I wouldn't have cared if they were; we got good solid traffic that actually converted to sales. Till Panda came along and took all the directory's traffic away, which in turn meant that we had to stop advertising there because they weren't sending us traffic anymore. The directory even called me to see if I could "fix" it. Everybody lost on that one.
| 8:24 am on Feb 7, 2014 (gmt 0)|
|Basically, only searching the sites in DMOZ for example as the primary index with everything else available but not a high priority. |
God I hope they can find a better directory than the DMOZ to base that idea on, the “volunteer” editors only join to add their own client’s sites and then ignore/block competing sites from joining.
They list 1000's of 90's Microsoft “FrontPage” sites with no standards, ignoring accessibility, usability, coding standards, compatibility with current devices.... so the entire user experience basically.
There are paid human edited directories MUCH better than the DMOZ without the bias, corruption and “power of god” syndrome many of the “DMOZ editors” have. They need to be replaced with people that understand proper web development and the **entire*** user experience of a site, not just the text on a page being grammatically correct. Sorry to all the DMOZ editors here but the web has pushed wwwwaaayyyyy forward, the DMZO hasn't!..
| 2:27 pm on Feb 7, 2014 (gmt 0)|
Heck, I thought DMOZ was not longer maintained.
| 2:30 pm on Feb 7, 2014 (gmt 0)|
I had an acquaintance who was an editor (and who would happily add or correct anything I sent him, even when it was out of his own area - which tells you something right there) I think it's spottily maintained, but it's pretty much off the radar for just about anything anymore.
| 4:17 pm on Feb 7, 2014 (gmt 0)|
|Sorry to all the DMOZ editors here but the web has pushed wwwwaaayyyyy forward, the DMZO hasn't!.. |
The Web has moved way forward past directories, period.
On our own site, we've eliminated hundreds of directory pages that were useful in the 1990s but were no longer worth maintaining.
Nowadays, we prefer to use links as citations or related resources contextually within articles: i.e., instead of having a directory page about "topic A," we'll feature related links if and when we write about topic A.
| 5:40 pm on Feb 8, 2014 (gmt 0)|
do anyone even go to directories anymore?
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