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Free BOTW Listing

Without even submitting my site!

     
9:07 am on Jan 12, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Just got a very nice free listing in BOTW for my site - only thing is, I haven't even submitted it to them!

The site is not even 100% purely non commercial - it is good quality and information rich, but it has a few ebay links on it.

Anyone else got a free listing on BOTW like this - I've googled around, but can't find anything about sites being listed without actually submitting them for consideration.

Whatever happened, I'm very pleased - a nice PR5 page, with very few other listings on it - even got the exact anchor text I wanted!

I must spend more time building quality sites - and less time chasing links :-)
5:41 am on Jan 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

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They must be searching good sites to improve the category of their directory. I have a site listed their but it was submitted by me. Congratulations, it is good new for you.
5:44 am on Jan 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I never submitted to BOTW, but I was always in Yahoo and DMOZ from the beginning, probably where they picked up my site.
4:57 pm on Jan 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

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After googling this further I discover that editors DO add good quality sites for free - but it seems that they only do that for non-commercial sites.

My site has a few ebay links - and I also sell items directly myself - so the editor must have been in a generous mood!

I think I got away with it because at first glance - by just looking at the home page - the site appears to be purely informational and non-commercial.
12:36 am on Feb 4, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I thought all BOTW submissions were paid....good to know.
1:53 am on Feb 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Blog submissions are free, but while my listing is on a greybar page, that page is indexed in Google.
2:15 am on Feb 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

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hmm, I got a free listing too (I'd never checked :-). Also a non-commercial site.
6:13 am on Feb 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I have one web site listed without submission, even if it's monetyzed with the usual Adsense, CPM ads and some affiliate links, all in good taste, of course. The category page is gray barred though :( I'm still very happy to have it.