Discussion in 'General Webmaster Helpdesk' started by gkd_uk, Sep 2, 2007.
It seems Aviva Directory is longer showing in Google
Alive directory is also not showing
Since today or yesterday
Well, fingers crossed, they will probably pop up again in the next few days
I have a feeling that they may have been penalised by Google but then again like you say they may pop back up again.
I think Google have some new rules up their sleeves. The PR update is also around one month over due.
Historically, Goolge always PR0 or penalise very heavily over promoted directories.
They seem to be listed in Google again, but no tanking high as they did before. I guess all should be ok by tommorow.
what keywords were you using to search for them?
Aviva Directory and they were also quite high up for web directory
I see, thanks
When I was typing their website address into Google earlier they were not appearing in Google at all. They are now, but they ranking has dropped.
And how could this happen?
I thought that this are STRONG directories!
New Google algo changes has affected all top directories for the worst
Temi, what about Haabaa, is it also affected?
Yes, Haabaa is affected as well. Its not one the first page for all the keywords it used to rank page 1 number 1 for even its own name 'haabaa' it does not rank number 1 for any more
I think the reason behind this could be of the directories which are not seo friendly in their format and hence had to bear with the drop but they can regain their spot if they work on it in the meantime.
The opposite is actually true Mark. Google want directories NOT to be SEO friendly i.e. listing on directory should not pass PR to the listed link, they want nofollow added to listing on directories so that all the listing benefit from is traffic from the directory and not PR or ranking boost.
I'm sorry to hear this Temi
Why should you be sorry, you are not Google besides, this is the Internet and this is nothing new.
This can be expected. If you look back over the last 3-4 years, its the same pattern with Google, top directories are always PR0 ed eventually or removed from SERP or marked down in one form or the other.
Check out my post about Bluefind.com in this forum, you will see that I predicted this happening soon or late.
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