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Do these listings count regarding link popularity or, as I suspect, are they discarded as duplicates?
Plus, I have received nice credit for links from ODP clones, which havenít made the effort to move their content around. Maybe they will drop out at some point but I havenít personally experienced that.
I combine this content with books from amazon. Therefore, I have unique content both before and after the ODP html.
I noticed some time ago Google had actually dozens and dozens of ODP clones. They have removed the vast majority of them (including 14,000+ pages from a dynamic one I was running).
I think Paynt is correct, I would especially think you would have a good chance if you did not use the whole database. Use what is relevant to your site and add unique content.
I also have gone through and removed some of the dead links from my ODP pages. Why DMOZ can't do this automatically, I do not know.
But I was planning and looking forward to implementing some of the odp with RDF dump in the near future. I got a little sceptical until Chris mentioned he had combined it with amazon adds, and then Google won`t recognize/pennalize his site. Is this correct?
So I was thinking of getting a PHP odp template so that I can implement the last post of my (php) forum into every directory lookup, would this work so I don`t get cought as a duplicate? (anyone know of a released php script like this, know of two in the workings)
"Google could remove them by looking for the editor box, but it has left all my static ones in. "
Doesn`t RDF dumped directories get dropped? One odp clone that I`ve seen for two updates now is Kunani, what`s it`s secret?
I actually really limit the search feature and am even considering not using it at all. I too combine affiliate links that relate to my topic as well as unique content.
Another discussion we've held that you might not have seen yet can be found at:
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I hope someone gets round to answer the technical portion of your question. I'll see what I can do to hunt someone up.
I'm not sure what you're asking in the second part of the question. Could you clarify?