Msg#: 4021270 posted 5:59 pm on Nov 8, 2009 (gmt 0)
There was a lot of unique and valuable content on geocities, that will be missed. I am reminded of a collection of essays contrasting the views of Thomas Jefferson and Ayn Rand that was a real jewel. In fact, if I had a site related to that subject I would surely have linked to those pages.
Loss of links from geocities will be a mixed blessing.
On a related note, how long before these sites drop out of DMOZ. What effect might that have if some cats shrink in size?
Msg#: 4021270 posted 11:14 pm on Nov 8, 2009 (gmt 0)
Anybody else think the end of Geosites is a good thing?
Anybody know why? I'm neutral about it. It may hurt and help competitors and our own sites in equal measure so it all evens out. Even if a Geocities site never linked to us, it might be linking to someone who is linking to our site, thus reducing the power of your inbound links. So I'm neutral.
Msg#: 4021270 posted 11:21 am on Nov 9, 2009 (gmt 0)
In terms of link building, I think it's a good thing for anyone with a current, regularly updated website that continues to attract links. Basically there were probably a lot of stale links on there, linking out to a lot of other stale websites. So there will be a trickle effect, as other parts of the 90s web lose ranking and drop from the indexes.
It's probably bad news for anyone who makes money from domain parking, or who otherwise benefits from legacy links to content that has since changed considerably.