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I'm not sure how much weight these carry with Google, but I personally am looking forward to seeing them removed from the equation.
Loss of links from geocities will be a mixed blessing.
On a related note, how long before these sites drop out of DMOZ. What effect might that have if some cats shrink in size?
Anybody else think the end of Geosites is a good thing?
Anybody know why? I'm neutral about it. It may hurt and help competitors and our own sites in equal measure so it all evens out. Even if a Geocities site never linked to us, it might be linking to someone who is linking to our site, thus reducing the power of your inbound links. So I'm neutral.
Agreed. In the early days (you know, the 90's), a lot of individuals built sites with USEFUL information (not as a disguise to make money) on just about any topic you can think of...hobbies, etc.
The information was real, unlike 99% of the sites that has been created since then.
[edited by: martinibuster at 8:52 am (utc) on Nov. 9, 2009]
It's probably bad news for anyone who makes money from domain parking, or who otherwise benefits from legacy links to content that has since changed considerably.