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Continued coverage on the Google Directory update and the data Google let slip
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from AndyBeard 2471 Days ago #
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They are using a newer data set than they used in September, and due to the jump I experienced with position in the listings, it is likely that the data being used is fairly recent.

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from g1smd 2470 Days ago #
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It was updated 2008-01-12 with data through 2008-01-08 I think.

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from AndyBeard 2470 Days ago #
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Yeah but that refers to the DMOZ data, not whatever PageRank data - the editor of that section of Dmoz actually left a comment and has done previously as he is a subscriber, and Patrick’s listing at Lonely Marketer is now fixed, at least in Dmoz.PageRank data is something different, and new data can only really be detected because of changes in position of sites in the PR5-PR6 band, and howIt was actually funny when someone referenced Wikipedia in my comments as a definitive reference regarding the 8 point scale seemingly used in Dmoz for the listings. The Statement in Wikipedia has no verifiable source ;) and seems to be inaccurate, as if they were using an 8 point scale for the listing positions, I wouldn’t have sen my listing move. The listing is on a 10 point scale, but the graphic is 8 point - very confusing.

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from Eavesy 2470 Days ago #
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The directories category is funny to look at: http://directory.google.com/Top/Computers/Internet/Searching/Directories/ look a my buddies directory eWebPages, in the toolbar it shows no PageRank, it is a shame because it is a really nice directory and I know he has worked very hard to make it into a quality resource, the directory has far more editorial entries then it does paid ones, the descriptions are all unique and the link titles are not spammy. Surely Google should be ranking the site for it’s own name. There are tons of bid directories etc. doing fine in the rankings and Google decides to drop eWebPages and Aviva, these are two of my faves. They just pulled the trigger if you ask me without actually looking at which ones were spammy, which ones offered value etc.

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from g1smd 2470 Days ago #
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Yes, the PR graphic in the Google version of the Directory is 8 pixels wide.

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