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