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Who told all of these people about Business.com then...it wasn't me ;)
They have implemented a framed page setup with a contextual advertising header on the top of all landing pages.
It seems that listings no longer get any PR passed along from the listings page.
This may be the reason people are no longer seeing any backlinks in Google.
This is a recent change, however, I had not noticed this until a couple of days ago. Up until now there had been no difference in treatment between listings.
By the way, all listings in Business.com are paid, some are just flat-fee listings while others are pay-per-click.
It seems that all of the Featured Sites no longer have direct reference links either. These are the 3rd party links. Maybe I was missing something because I thought they were previously.
I was also suprised that the paid directory listings are not direct links. So unless I'm not getting this, the only links seen by SE's are the PPC ads bought directly from Business.com? Is this right?