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DMOZ not in Google Index

7:51 pm on Oct 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

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We submitted our website to DMOZ some 9 months ago. We gave up on being listed after about 6 months (what seems to be the norm nowadays), then low and behold we then sudenly apeared :) We suspected we would have to wait a few more weeks (4 - 8) before we noticed any changes with google's SERP's. Hopefully geting better results in the SERP's, (if you search for our main keyword/s 7 out of the top ten sites in the top 10 google serps are listed in the DMOZ directory, and in the same catagory as our new listing) we do realise that there is a lot more involved in getting a top 10 position for a competeive keyword/s than a listing in DMOZ (PR, back links, SEO, keyword density, E.T.C.. but we belive this is the only missing factor in our case. or should I re-phrase that, "we hope it is the missing factor". So we kept are eyes on our listing in DMOZ, waiting for google to crawl the page and spot our listing, re-cache the page, and then carry it over to its derectory E.T.C.. Then all of a sudden google dropped the DMOZ page containing our listing out of its index (page not cached at all) and its remained like that for over a week now, is this usual behavour? If not has anyone else noticed the same, and what should we make of it.

All comments welcome.

1:01 am on Oct 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Lots of pages on huge sites don't get indexed or drop out periodically. Dmoz is no exception. Like anything else, if you want to see a page indexed, link to it for a page regularly crawled.
2:43 am on Oct 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I also notice that the DMOZ page that lists link exchange sites has gone to PR0 and is not cached anymore by Google.

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