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Long standing DMOZ Listing - goes invisible

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10:50 pm on Jan 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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My site has been listed in a small but focused regional DMOZ category for 2+ years. As of the last edit to the category (Nov 5) my site's listing does not appear. Thankfully it's still in the Google Directory as before (with the highest Page Rank in the particular category). A search on DMOZ says it's still listed in the original DMOZ category.

I'm worried about losing the Google Directory position (and potential pagerank impact). I've emailed the Regional Editor twice with no result. Previously, submissions in related categories under the same Editor were handled super quick, so it seems a bit unusual to see no action yet. Should I sit tight until I actually see my listing vanish from the Google Directory, if it does, or should I try contacting the next Editor up the line?

I also can't help but think there's a connection to an earlier new category introduction of "Localities" where my site now appears under the suburb where I live and work. This is very misleading because my site is a directory of Statewide accommodation operators, not one of which is to be found in my suburb.

Any words of wisdom greatly appreciated.

10:57 pm on Jan 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Your best bet is to contact any ODP editor you can, who could at least verify this, and maybe figure out what is going on. I am a ODP editor, and if you stickymail me the URL I should be able to verify if this is or is not listed, and possibly figure out what happened. Sites just shouldn't disappear without being able to find this in the edit logs. If something is wrong probably nothing I can do about it, but I should at least be able to figure out what is up.
11:21 pm on Jan 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Cherryl, the site in your profile is back in the original cat.
11:26 pm on Jan 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Quick response there marisa1116. ;) I thought it looked like the new cat was wrong too.
11:27 pm on Jan 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Should have a permenant link to RZ for this type of question. No?
11:33 pm on Jan 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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True. resource-zone.com is the best place to go for such matters.
11:42 pm on Jan 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Thanks Marisa. And rfgdxm1 - I was busy composing a sticky mail to you. Thanks both of you and I'll be sure to check out the resource zone.
11:50 pm on Jan 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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If I broke a forum rule by responding, I do apologize.

On a more general ODP note, a travel agency is generally listed in the locality in which the office resides, whereas true accommodation directories are indeed listed at the 'coverage level'.

 

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