Posted 26 March 2002 - 10:37 AM
1. My site was listed in a "very" regional category (which I chose when submitting), is there any way to get another listing in a more prominent area of the ODP since I cover more area in which I am listed?
2. When I use Google toolbar to go to the ODP area I am listed, it shows a PR of 0. Does this mean that Google does not consider this area important?
3. When searching the ODP I do not come up using any word in my title description. Is this normal.
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Posted 26 March 2002 - 10:59 AM
2. Someone else will have to answer this one.
3. http://search.dmoz.o...=APS Remodeling Seems to be working just fine for me. Sometimes there are bugs with the search engine function on dmoz.org. Maybe you tried it on a bad day. /images/icons/smile.gif
Posted 26 March 2002 - 11:06 AM
I have found that ODP search does not hit on titles or category paths, only descriptions and URLs. YMMV, though. /images/icons/smile.gif Google *does* find titles, paths, AND descriptions, however. /images/icons/smile.gif
Posted 26 March 2002 - 11:49 AM
Our business services most of Northeast Ohio. Would it be prudent to submit to the following or how can I go about contacting the editor and maybe moving my listing. Any help would be sincerely appreciated.
Posted 26 March 2002 - 12:12 PM
No. Google still didn't "grab" the category. You can notice that the category path in Google is still /////Cuyahoga_Falls/Business_and_Economy/Industries/Construction_and_Maintenance/, while in Odp the current category path is /////Cuyahoga_Falls/Business_and_Economy/Construction_and_Maintenance/ (the category has been moved up a level from under /Industries). When this happens, the page is somehow "new" for Google and takes some time to get the PR, which at that level should be around 2-3 in the Google toolbar.
Hope this helps
Posted 26 March 2002 - 12:17 PM
I would suggest that first you look around the Ohio hierarchy and find businesses similar to yours and see what level they are listed at. If they are all in localities, then yours will probably remain there. If many are at a higher level then you may try submitting at that same level - although don't be surprised if that prompts an editor to realize that there was a chunk of stuff that should've been dispersed to a lower level. I would also look around the Business branch and see if your type of business is listed there too. Some businesses have been deemed "regional only" (for example individual real estate agents or fitness counselors), but if businesses similar in scope to yours are there, it would be reasonable to submit.
Regarding spidering - I think if Google shows a page rank of 0, it means it wasn't able to get to the site (for some reason) when it tried to spider it.
<edit to add>
ettore's answer was faster (and better) than mine!
Posted 26 March 2002 - 05:09 PM
so I submitted there. I will wait and see what comes of this. I want to again thank the volunteers of this forum. [img]/images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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