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12:55 am on May 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

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You can now submit pages to euroseeks directory at no cost. Free submissions. I'll take it.
9:55 am on May 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Thanks mtgratedir1,
Welcome to wmw.

Turnaround time is about an hour for the directory.

I hope that euroseek drives some traffic this time around.

Interestingly, the directory results are not being served up in the search (yet). I'd guess, at the moment, they do not have enough data in the directory.

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Yeah, it's unpopulated territory so far!

Downer is the directory listings do not show on regular serps.

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Give it chance Heini!

I'm really please that Euroseek is up again. I really like it, and see it as the European directory of the future, if managed correctly!

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Not bad. I had a two hour turnaround on my submission.
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The directory is searchable. I had a 25 minute turnaround on my submission!
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Looks like we overloaded them - Euroseek is down now.
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up and running from here- (Slovenia).
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Heh, it seems that they've just ripped the structure from ODP. That's not a nice thing to do, is it.
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fine when i checked, its directory has a serious lack of industrial cats, like none.
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My submissions got prompt attention, but 3 of 4 URLs submitted were "rejected". I guess it was nice of them to send a prompt rejection email.

I can't imagine why my submissions were rejected however, as they are excellent resources in their categories. Maybe I'll try again, after their editors start learning about the crappy quality of most other submissions.

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if you have a new site, and submissions are getting such close attention, you may as well try and push for getting a higher level category, you have nothing to lose, they NEED submissions! :)

I got mines in within 45 mins, cool stuff....wish them all the best

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Euroseek has potential if they play their cards right.

One site down here in Argentina, Ubbi.com, has skyrocketed in terms of popularity and user satisfaction. They are Google-powered both in web-crawled and category based site. They also have their own directy for Argentina-based sites that accepts submissions. I'll provide some better info in another thread later on so as not to turn this one off topic.

If Euroseek follows their style with country-specific directories in addition to Google-powered search results for each European country, this search engine will be a heavy player.

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I submitted a site to the directory.

They didn't change a word in title and description and the site was accepted in two hours.

I think that it is an automated system.

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>>>I think that it is an automated system.

I wondered about that too. When I submit two only the first one gets accepted.

>stevenha: My submissions got prompt attention, but 3 of 4 URLs submitted were "rejected.

You think they are allowing one URL per IP per given time period?

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Hi everyone,

Yes we are manually checking all submissions. The biggest problem we are seeing with sites is poeple not submitting to the correct category. If your site has content, is submitted in the correct category and is not a free hosted domain you should be accepted. We are also asking that all titles and descriptions be submitted in English. Our translation engine will translate the listings into whatever language the user wants( well 26 of them). If you have any questions please let me know.

Thank you for your support.

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>If you have any questions please let me know.

Thanks for clearing up a few queries Euroseek.

One challenge I have is with the number of categories. I understand it is not possible to have all the categories and sub-categories fixed from day one, but I have sites I wish submit for which there is no applicable category. May I suggest you add a field to the submission form for any additional comments such as suggesting new categories etc.

Also, in how many categories can a site be listed?

It is good to get feedback from Engines and Directories to help us do our job better as this also helps you build a better resource. Thanks again.

Onya
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Euroseek I have a couple of comments or questions for you.

1. Will you be promoting it or do you hope for viral promotion by webmasters etc from places like this?

2. Industrial categories: there are very few categories available, is it possible to add more?

3. Google link pop. Your caregories are served with a ? in the url string, does this not mean that google will not find links and therefore webmasters will get no effect on their google PR from listing in your directory?

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Wow your quite fast, submitted 1 hour ago, indexed now.
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Hi,

You can now suggest a category. We have added a link in the directory pages on the left side. Go in the directory as far as possible and then suggest the category you would like.

Thank you

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I listed a site farther down under regional/North America/United States/... and it was accepted.

United States is gone now from Regional/North America

I can find my site by doing a directory search, and it shows the category. But then when I 'walk back up the links' I get the following message:

Oops!
The category "Regional / North_America / United_States" doesn't exist, or has been renamed.

??

Woz

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>You can now suggest a category.

That's great Euroseek, but may I suggest further imrpovements?

1) Add a comments field to the "suggest a category" form. I would like to suggest categories and also give my reasoning behind the taxonomy.

2) Add the "suggest a category" field to the submission form along with the comments field so people can submit a site and suggest the new category at the same time.

Onya
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anyone notice the error on the add url page....
(Please limit your title to 50 characters)

then just under the description box...

(Please limit your title to 255 characters. Avoid using HTML tags.)

well i supose these things happen :)

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Hi,

We are currently rebuilding part of the database. Some categories may be missing for a day or two. When the categories come back up so will the sites that were in it.

Thanks

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I'm glad Euroseek is back up, it was a personal favourite in the past.

Can I suggest that you promote in Central Europe? The Czechs love Google, if they can find a google and directory source such as this, which has such features, then you'll immediately gain them as users.

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Euroseek:

Nice work! One question: when adding a site you have a section for adding keywords. I know you are trying to avoid spam but not repeating anything in the title or the description leaves very little for keywords that people can use to search for the site. Will the specific added keywords make all that much difference in surfers being able to find the listing? Or will it be enough to just include them in the description/title?

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Yep, game on!

Anyone see anything wrong with submitting a site to 2 catagories if it's appropriate?

What sexy little find!

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Nice touch.

I wonder if Euroseek is tracking click-throughs, and if so, what effect this will have on future competitive ranking.

Here's an example link:

[euroseek.com...]

Euroseek has many a great possibility for the future. I wish them good luck and hope to see their doors open for a long time to come.

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Cheers to Euroseek (both the directory/engine and the person posting here) for the quick review and inclusion of submissions and for being kind enough to answer questions and post comments here!
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Are they sending rejections to those who don't fit in? I assume it's probably taking more than a few hours now to field the submits.
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