Archive for August, 2011
Love this one! Very funny.
Back in 2009 I took a look at some web directories that got their page rank and indexing sniped by Google.
Around a year and a half ago Google unleashed its’ wrath on general web directories. With bolts of lightning (not quite but just as painful to the directory owners) it struck down the page rank of some of the best know directories for buying links. Let’s see how they have faired 18 months later.
http://www.ewebpages.org/ still sitting at page rank 0
http://cdhnow.com/ stuck on page rank 0
http://www.dirspace.com/ zero it is
http://www.linkforever.net/ zero page rank bar love
and it goes on and on….it seems that almost all of these directories have remained in Google’s ‘bad’ list and in addition to having their page rank stipped they also don’t rank for their domain names.
I thought it might be fun to take a look at where they are now?
http://www.ewebpages.org is sitting with a healthy PR4 and is looking like it gets regular traffic
http://cdhnow.com/ is also back up to a PR4 and it looks somewhat active
http://www.dirspace.com/ also has a PR4 but is looking mildly neglected
http://www.linkforever.net/ chimes in with a PR2 and seems to get the odd submission
A quick peek at my first directory (I don’t own it anymore) www.2ListNow.com and it is still holding on with PR3 but the details pages seem broken.
All in all it looks like web directories have made it through the storm and I still think they have some limited value in building backlinks.