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    Google yank a youtube video?
    Hahahahhaha....

    Actually they do so only if it is by a conservative.

    Like twitter right now.
    Big argument going on with those leftists buttholes.
    Seems like they been shutting down hundreds of accounts of conservatives!
    Yes, the lefties work in concert to hit the spam button.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iowadawg View Post
    Google yank a youtube video?
    Hahahahhaha....

    Actually they do so only if it is by a conservative.

    Like twitter right now.
    Big argument going on with those leftists buttholes.
    Seems like they been shutting down hundreds of accounts of conservatives!
    Yes, the lefties work in concert to hit the spam button.
    You know how it is... they're big proponents of free speech (unless it's speech they disagree with).
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    Google tried once to shut down blogs that were conservative.
    But they backed down, supposedly because a big adwords account threatened to shut their account down.

    Hey, speaking of which, remember the big "we are no longer advertising on Rush Limbaugh" carbonite company?
    Well, guess who is sneaking back?

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    This update hasn't leveled the "playing field". It seems that the big authority sites and brands are now dominating the rankings. If anything SEO was leveling the playing field as it allowed the small guy to compete. A lot of publishers aren't going to be able to eat next month or they are going to need to apply to McDonalds for a job.


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    I am also surprised that those videos do not get yanked from YouTube. It is not just the Google connection, but that is a scene from a real movie, which makes it copyrighted material.
    Such uses are allowed as "fair use" when the work is used in the form of parody.

    Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    It looks like the freshness of the site does matter. I checked the most important rankings for most of my sites and I lost the top 10 rankings for every site where I have not posted any new articles for the past 6 months. Those formerly top 10 rankings dropped below position 50.
    I've had some sites hit that had a few articles posted in the last few months. Though it makes sense that Google would use the freshness algorithm as an indicator of quality. I'm guessing that the few articles weren't enough to overcome the link over-optimization penalty.


    Quote Originally Posted by Will.Spencer View Post
    Penguin appears to really not like directory links and also links without sufficient anchor text variation.
    I think that Penquin hates article directories even more. I guess any type of low quality link with insufficient anchor text variation.

    Quote Originally Posted by Will.Spencer View Post
    This update is odd. A bunch of my EMD's got pushed down a bit... and "a bit" when you are #1 hurts quite a bit. But... overall... I think I came out a winner in this update. I fell for a lot of head terms, but I seem to be making up for it in the tail. This can't be good for search relevancy.
    Most of my EMDs are either buried or dropped below the fold. It seems that the update isn't finished. A couple of my sites that made it through the April 24th update have dropped this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    I think they did that a couple of years ago for the links in the overwhelming number of directories that fall into the crappy category. I have not seen any value in those links for at least three or four years. They have been giving all of the inner pages in the crappy directories a PageRank of n/a for at least the past couple of years so that they have no value to pass. All they they have left to do is to strip PageRank from the home pages and de-index the sites. I can see that as a possibility.
    Here ya go.

    Google De indexing Free Directories

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    Would be nice to see google get rid of directories, article directories, classified ad sites, and any site that is nothing but a bunch of links.
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    It looks like that's coming.

    Some classified ad sites, such as Craig's List, are useful, but I only rarely see them show up in search results. That site would still get tons of traffic from followers, even if they did get de-indexed.

    None of the crappy directories have been showing up in search results for quite some time, but I hated to see people waste their money on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    Actually Dan wrote a pretty good rebuttal to Barry Schwartz rumor about de-indexing of free directories.

    They have been de-indexing the crappy ones that didnt meet their specs for some time now... the auto-accept and keyword stuffing spam collector types, but out of Dan's list of the top 100 free directories, NONE had been de-indexed. That suggests they arent going after free directories, theyre going after directories that dont meet certain criteria.

    Here's Dans follow-up to the one you've linked: LINK -- Is Google Really De-indexing Free Directories?
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    I have a plan to create a new free directory as a stub to one of my sites that I am putting renewed effort into. It will be an incentive for users to get on my email list. And I will screen sites that get listed for basic levels of quality. I don't see what's wrong with this concept. For example, anyone can check out what kind of people use my site via the directory, and what my teachings may have helped them to achieve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robjones View Post
    Actually Dan wrote a pretty good rebuttal to Barry Schwartz rumor about de-indexing of free directories.
    It would be nice to see the lists of the directories that each tested--or those tested by someone else. It appears that the sample set that each chose is quite different. I don't see how they could have been that far apart unless someone was fabricating the results

    I wonder if the 16% that Barry Schwartz referred to were just directories that were recently been shut down by the owners. Any old list of directories will likely yield quite a number that have been shut down.

    Google effectively neutered most of the crappy directories years ago when they dropped the PR on the inner pages to n/a. With no PR, there is no link value to pass.
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