GoogleGuy - 5:58 am on Apr 29, 2004 (gmt 0)
We do a lot of UI experiments, so a link that takes up that much real estate needs to have a commensurate amount of clickthrough or usage by users. I haven't talked to whoever collected the data, but I suspect that the links just weren't getting as much clickthrough. Folks can still access the directory by clicking the "more >>" link on the front page though, so getting to the directory is only an extra click away. Maybe it would be possible to somehow show that a site was in the directory without taking up as much screen real estate. I'll be happy to pass something like that along as a suggestion..