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I guess this is more of a Google question, but does it usually only count the dmoz or the newhoo link and not both? The dmoz page my site is linked from has a much higher PR than the newhoo site. Please don't think I'm really complaining though - I'm thrilled to death to get the ODP link and even more happy the site is now showing some PR, I had been worried that the site had been penalized or something as it had been a PR0 for a really long time. I would have been even more happy if Google was counting the higher PR page though.
steveb, I didn't realize that you were talking about a link: query. Having newhoo.com showing up in backlinks wouldn't affect things. I'll ask tomorrow someone tomorrow to make sure, but that wouldn't affect PageRank/rankings/traffic/etc.
I couldn't find where GG confirms this after "asking someone tomorrow" so I'll assume GG confirmed it & didn't need to clarify his/her answer.
gnuhoo.com = newhoo.com = directory.mozilla.org = dmoz.org
I guess Google's crawler finding those alternative urls from extremely old sites that linked to the directory prior to the late 1998/early 1999 name changes, and haven't been updated since.
Thanks for the link rmjvol. I read through that thread but didn't see where GoogleGuy ever responded back again. What steveb was saying is exactly right though. In my case the dmoz page has a PR of 7 and the corresponding newhoo page only has PR of 4, so my index page got a 3. I have a number of other links through exchanges made a long time ago, but they have never showed up as backlinks, presumably because they have a really low PR. So the newhoo one is the only one making a significant contribution to the sites PR.
GoogleGuy hinted last week that they take a guess that two sites are really the same site, and update that data every few months.
I wonder why these are still showing as separate items several years later?