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dmoz hierarchy and google rank

     
4:53 pm on Nov 29, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Does the level within the DMOZ hierarchy impact your page rank?

For example, a site I run is in dmoz.org/level1/ level2/level3/level4/level5/level6.

would improve my rank if I was at level 4? The page rank of the dmoz page I'm listed on is Google Rank 4, but several levels up is 5.

Any thoughts?

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5:03 pm on Nov 29, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I think I've seen "level5" (or such deeper categories) dmoz categories with high PR - also sites get put into the best category for the content they provide, not the best rank a webmaster would hope for unless they happen to coincide.
5:47 pm on Nov 29, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Also (and this has been mentioned in similar threads), you may inherit more PageRank in a PR4 category with a handful of links than in a PR5 category with many links. Why? Because "outgoing PageRank" is divvied up among the recipients.
6:21 pm on Nov 29, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Not sure I follow that last one. Does that mean that getting listed in a category with fewer listings is better than one with many listings?
6:31 pm on Nov 29, 2002 (gmt 0)

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jckos, Yes, exactly. If you're in a cat with 5 entries, the link out to your site carries more weight than if you're in a cat with 100.

But, remember: Directory level doesn't define PR. Links define PR.

6:36 pm on Nov 29, 2002 (gmt 0)

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That's good info. Thanks.