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Does this mean there has been a dump available to them after early December and if so, why hasn't Google picked up on that dump yet... or will they?
I can't wait to see what a Google Directory listing will do for my ranking!
One thing to bear in mind is that as we improve our automation for things like cloak-checking and hidden text, the spam reports are the first place we look for testing. Sorry you've had a bad experience so far, but I wouldn't give up on them yet.
Actually I'm a bit surprised that figure is so low, given all the disagreement here at WW about what is or is not spam. I take that to mean that 95% of the time, when almost anyone hereabouts accuses someone of spamming, that Google will agree. Interesting.
I wonder who the biggest spammers are these days. Don't mention names here, but if you have a strong opinion--feel free to fill out a spam report. :)
I just checked www,www2,and www3 for one of my search terms. www shows nothing. www2 and www3 shows a listing way down in the cellar at 217. Not what I was hoping for. Is this where I can expect to dwell for the next month? Or will things continue to change and therefore, all hope not lost? I've also noticed that my PR has fluctuated between 4 and 5.
But you could have this guy for lunch. Get a few quality inbound links with the right anchor text in place and you will be sitting on top of him. None of his sites are all that strong. :)
The ODP dump is as far as I know still failing to build, so I think there will be no Google-Directory listing for new pages on the ODP for a while, Since the ODP is a non-profit section for Netscape they are only provided with one engineer, and she has other stuff to do, so I think we will just have to wait until next update... :) maybe ...
Happy new year! :)
you need LOTS and LOTS of links to rank on a first page UNLESS you target a keyword that has little competition..
Check out the number of "results" for your "keyword" search.. anything over 500k is going to take a lot of work and LINKS LINKS LINKS to get you on the front page..2nd page (the only pages that matter)
Now if the results for your keyword search is say 20 thousand pages .. you can rank fairly easy ..but then again you're not going to generate much traffic.
It sounds like you have only have one site you are working on?
If thats the case ..just forget about Google and concentrate on getting in as many of the other SE's as possible as you build my pages and gather links..
If you are trying to rank high on a popular term it's damn near impossible..best to spread out and pick up as much traffic as you can from a diverse collection of keywords spread ocross your entire web site( with appropriate content)..
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