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Site with Pagerank 3, incoming links, but not in Google directory?

Pagerank, optimised pages, not in google directory

12:05 pm on Apr 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Hope that someone might be able to help a new member. My site shows up in a URl search in Google search, has a pagerank of 3 and a growing number of links in. However, I cannot find my site in Google directory for any of its optimised keywords. Searching for my keywords does bring up sites that do not seem particularly relevant in the top 100 results, whereas we do not show.

My site was launched in February, Google spider visits every day, and pagerank increased in last dance from 1 to 3. Do I just need to wait to appear in google directory, or have I "over optimised" the pages and am being punished for spam etc.I added the site to Kelly business directory two weeks ago, and that listing does show in Google directory.

Site URL is <snip>

Any advice would be much appreciated. thanks in advance guys.

[edited by: Marcia at 1:14 pm (utc) on April 19, 2004]
[edit reason] Sorry, no URLs or personal site reviews allowed! [/edit]

1:27 pm on Apr 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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The Google Directory is taken from the Open Directory Project, found at dmoz.org. For sites to be in the Google Directory, you have to follow the following series of steps:

1) You have to read the dmoz.org inclusion guidelines (dmoz.org/guidelines) to check whether your site is eligible for listing.

1) You have to submit the site for review in the one most appropriate category of the Open Directory Project, following the add a site link on the category in question. In doing so, you will speed up the review of your site if you write a guidelines-compliant title and description (once again following dmoz.org/guidelines).

2) You have to wait for between under ten minutes and over one year for a volunteer editor to review your site (depends on the category and individual editor activity) and decide whether or not it is suitable for listing.

3) You have to wait for between one week and sixish months for Google to update the Google Directory from the latest publication of the dmoz.org directory.

Sites are not automatically included in the Google Directory - it's a completely separate thing from Google's search results, in which your site will automatically appear if you have incoming links.

Hope that helps. :)

2:56 pm on Apr 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Sorry, by google directory I didn,t mean Dmoz i meant Google index.
3:50 pm on Apr 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I would suggest waiting a little longer. It's taking more time than it used to for new sites (and new pages) to rank in the SERPs after they've been spidered.


4:06 pm on Apr 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I'm in a similar position with a site launched in mid January. I'm in a highly competitive marketing vertical, however, my PR5 site does not show up anywhere for any pages in the SERPS either.

I'm also hoping it's just a waiting game at this point. In the meantime, I suppose more quality back links won't hurt ;-)

5:23 pm on Apr 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Beth, NlightN, and John, for the quick replies, it helps to know that others could be in the same boat (at least Google hasn,t singled me out)



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