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Just because they have been in business for over two years, doesn't mean they are going to be here in the future. If you need some sites that had been around for years, and then were either acquired or gone out of business, here's a few:
3) CDNOW (Now owned by amazon basically)
Do not give up hope Stoner3221, I think a lot of the readers of this forum would believe it, and would go along with the efforts that Directories make to ensure (at least) a reasonable quality of editor.
I guess the problem arises when an prospective editor is turned down.....
No, JoeAnt accepts all editors when they apply. This does not mean they accept all sites a new editor submits. All editors still need to read the guidelines before they start submitting. Every submission of editors below level 15 are checked by level 2+ editors. These level 2+ editors decide if a site can be listed or not, or that changed are needed. If so they will send the submission back to the submitter so he/she can do the requested changes.
So, take it for what it is worth.
As hbird64 rightly pointed out, each directory has its own working practices. Gimpsy, for example, treats the site submission only as a suggestion. If approved, the skilled editors will ensure that the published title and description will follow the editorial guidelines strictly.
So, I don't think a particular working practice makes a directory reputable - only the end result :)
If you are going to reject me, fine. But don't spam me promoting your products please. Pass on goguides.
Compworld, what was the rejection reason their email back to you stated?
One I got was because of grammar errors(Probably also have them in this post.), ,promotional copy I had written and one site was an affiliate based site that I didn't notice. Seemed like a fair reason to reject my application. Just because dmoz or other directories contain the sites you used doesn't mean they would fit goguides guidelines. I admit that I have several sites that in all honesty should not be in either Dmoz or Joeant, but are. I haven't tried Gimpsy much to be aware of how well the catch affiliates, a.k.a. spam, etc. I'm careful with GoGuides or I'd be out the $40.
Gimpsy's acceptance criteria make it harder (although not impossible) for affiliate sites to get accepted. Essentialy, Gimpsy mandates that the activity associated with the site will take place on the site itself. Any redirection to anywhere else is suspected and may cause the site to be rejected.
We are yet to receive the first spam report/complaint.
Thanks for the reply. I took a look at gimpsy after my reply.
I think I found something you might want to address.
A friend is over and says he submitted a site Gimpsy, so we looked for it.
It is a search engine, but all the results are affiliate links that come from two different sites that are listed in the same topic as his. Don't feel bad because the same is true in both dmoz and joant too. He said it was listed in goguides.org for about two weeks, but has since been removed. Goguides url status thingy says that it won't be listed.
My friend made me promise not to reveal what site it is so your team will have to find it. I'll let my friend worry about his own ethics as well. ;)
Thanks for the feedback! The vague description of the problem doesn't allow us to actually find what you are referring to, but it's your friend's right to keep it to him/her self.
There is no 'bad feeling' anyway. As humans we can (and do) err. Gimpsy does not claim to be a spam free directory, but I believe that in reality it is very much so.
Should we get specific URLs to investigate - this will be done swiftly and decisevely.