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A month or so ago I was doing some research on Google and link pop. I found a couple of sites that Google had listed with links pointing from business.com.
So, a business.com listing will help with Google link pop, but I don't know to what degree.
But I checked about a month ago and they seem to have put a click counter redirect on the links (much the same as in yahoo)
So I think the link pop is lost here unless google can decipher this as a redirect.
If you get in thru a paid listing, do you get a straight thru link? (no redirect or counter?)
P.S. Traffic is just a little less than ODP referrals.
I found a random site listed 2 levels above mine, checked link:site on google, and sure enough, there was the business.com page. So I figured this was before the redirect/counter stuff, and looked at the cached page, and yes, it had the redirect/counter link to the random site cached. So it can decipher that link.
Here's my problem: the category page that my site is listed on is not listed in google, but the page/category just above it is listed. It is seven subdirectories deep (including /directory/) and takes 6 clicks to get there. I didn't think google had a limit on the number of nested subdirectories? Can anyone confirm a limit?
Or is this just referring to their directory? I did not see any directory results in the search listing. So would it be worth it to pay for a listing that doesn't come up in the search?
The other possibility: ODP listing is another level deep, so the seven subdirectory theory probably isn't valid, unless google has imposed a limit on business.com. However, the length of the URL could be in question, it is 123 bytes.
( Business.com is fairly wordy, with a lot of _ ;) )