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Fake directory that sells link for PR

Fake directory that sells link for PR

     
2:53 pm on Feb 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I've come across to <edit>, that is a directory made up just for getting a link for google PR.
Is there any value in such a service?

[edited by: rcjordan at 2:56 pm (utc) on Feb. 18, 2003]
[edit reason] no references to specific sites, please [/edit]

2:58 pm on Feb 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Is that Yahoo?
:)

Just kidding.

If you wonder about PR for sale, take a look at the searchking debacle. I think if you are out in the open promoting yourself that way, then you may get hit.

Some web sites have their banner ads set up in such a way that they are direct click throughs to your site, including PR, as I have seen banner ads show up on other site's backlinks. Is that PR for sale?

It's a gray area.

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>Is that Yahoo?

In a wry mood I see, MB. Point made.

Other than yahoo, this is likely to be a short-term ploy.

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The way I figure it is if you find ANY directory that uses standard slash structure (ie: /category/dogs/) compared to?catid=2345&sid=93459034953945030 it is a viable link for you. Now if they use it specificly to promote PR id skip it as it may bite you in the butt later on down the line as google gets wind of it. Its like yes PR rocks, but if you go about mentioning it anywhere that your utilizing their PR for your own benifit for $$'s they dont seem happy with it.
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Exactly Elite, that's my concern.
They claim to be :<sorry, no specific search terms, either>
What if I pay and than it gets banned?

[edited by: rcjordan at 3:26 pm (utc) on Feb. 18, 2003]

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And no, it is not Yahoo!
It's way cheaper :)
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Ewww. That's not discrete.
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What I want to say is that they explicetely made clear on the homepage that their directory is made up following Google's criteria for proper indexing
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I've seen this too! No - I wouldn't touch it. Run the site through Touchgraph and you will see why not!
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>Run the site through Touchgraph

What's that MMT?

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[touchgraph.com...]

If it is permitted to post the URL.

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Touchgraph:

[webmasterworld.com...]

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I cringed when I read

":<sorry, no specific search terms, either> -

Oh man, this is the searchking scenario in a revised format.

Google will undoubtably punish them soon.

They are probably being reported as I write this.

<added later> I came back seconds later and their link was removed so no one will know who I was talking about which is fine because their (the "directory") shelf life is probably cut in half.</added>

[edited by: rcjordan at 5:57 pm (utc) on Feb. 18, 2003]