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Did anyone follow that? :)
DMOZ used to be a 10 more than a year ago, and I'm pretty sure it going back to a 10 is in large part due to much much better crawling and cacheing of DMOZ this time around. Gone (I think) are all the ancient page caches from August that had been hanging around.
343,000 backlinks. I think that is up about 45,000 or so (but that is just from memory).
I see something that might be regarded as "cheerleading" in messages #1 and #15 and perhaps a very tiny bit in #3. When a huge website with many incoming links raises its PR from 9 to 10 you should not be surprised that two people express enthusiasm and one person expresses respect. You could diminish your personal problems with that by simply staying away from a thread with a title like the present one.
When a huge website with many incoming links raises its PR from 9 to 10 you should not be surprised that two people express enthusiasm and one person expresses respect.
That would not be an issue if it were really coming from dmoz users. What I find distasteful is plugging your site on forums for your own benefit. Clearly those posting here are dmoz editors or staff. Other sites are not allowed to promote their web sites because it is against the policies of webmasterworld. Why should you be able to get away with it.
Other sites are not allowed to promote their web sites because it is against the policies of webmasterworld. Why should you be able to get away with it.
Lemme see... probably because it is the largest human edited directory on the web and SE's like Yahoo, Google, and yes even smaller engines like Gigablast can be mentioned along with other SE's and directories. This is not personal promotion of one's site (which is against TOS).
Actually, as far as I know neither Conroy, Liane, or LizardGroupie are editors at the ODP. Could be wrong about that, but it doesn't look to me like the ones who tipped their hats are editors.
But anyway, the topic of DMOZ PageRank is a legitimate one for a webmaster forum, since it is one of the widest linking mechanisms on the web and therefore has an important and far-reaching influence (even though many editors prefer to turn a blind eye to this). If partial trees don't get spidered properly, then that has a cascading effect on the algo sums for many websites - especially for those who are not as au fait with link popularity as most of the members of this forum.
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Although there may be other and better ways to promote your business or interest, when DMOZ sneezes a lot of Mom and Pop sites catch a cold.
Not that I don't think PR 10 is deserved by DMOZ
Let's get the record straight! I am not a cheerleader and prefaced my comment with the above in an effort to head off yet another nauseatingly boring thread full of pot shots against the DMOZ. To be truthful, what I think or don't think about the DMOZ could fit into a thimble. I simply don't think about it very often.
I am not a DMOZ editor, never have been and likely never will be. The DMOZ web site and editors serve a purpose and considering that all is done voluntarily, I think they do a respectable job. Yes, we all know it has its problems ... now can we move on?
The point I was trying to make was that I felt the PR 10 was rather suspect considering the timing of the drop in Yahoo's PR and what that drop would do to all sites ... world wide and Google's PR database.
The ramifications of lowering Yahoo's PR are staggering and it is my own personal belief that Google had to "somehow" fill the void. DMOZ was a handy option. :)