PostedSeptember 27, 2006
I recieved a number of emails over the past few days about the ratings system being down. I have since fixed this problem, and all is working well. The fault was with the new backend I installed for the ratings system on Monday. Thanks for your patience.
PostedSeptember 22, 2006
For the past few weeks I’ve been looking for a way to show our visitors just how up-to-date we keep the lists here at Directory Critic. So now we have opened up our list logs so you can see exactly what additions, deletions and updates are being made to all the lists on this site.
You can access this page of the home page of the site, there is a small link in the bottom right hand corner of the site statistics table. You can see from the logs that we’re making about 30-50 changes to the list every day. This includes new directory additions, directory details updates, deletion of directories and switches from free to paid etc.
PostedSeptember 20, 2006
I just approved a bunch of new directories which takes the web directory list to 2000! This is a huge milestone for this. A huge thanks goes out to Manish who has been helping me with the list for about the past 8 months!
In other news, I have added a directory list logs page which shows the last 500 additions or changes made to our lists. Basically I wanted a way to demonstrate just how up-to-date the lists are and how many changes I am making on a daily basis.
I am after some ideas for more SEO tools. I currently have the backlink and indexed pages checker up but I want to make a whole section for it. What would you like to see there and what would be useful to you? Any suggestions please leave in the comments, thanks.
PostedSeptember 18, 2006
Today Directory Critic received with 1000th verified webmaster rating! It’s great to see that so many webmasters and directory owners are using the ratings system! More directory owners are putting our buttons on their submit page and putting links to their rating page in their confirmation emails. This is getting them ratings and pushing them to the top of the directory lists.
With the 1000 verified ratings, there’s probably about another 800 or so which were unverified or broke the rules of the system. We’re watching the system daily, so don’t try to cheat it…we’ll catch you 😉
The lists will break the 2000 mark this week…another milestone for this site!
PostedSeptember 17, 2006
Over the next few weeks I’m going to be adding some link and SEO tools to Directory Critic. The first tool I’ve added is the backlink and indexed pages checker. This is a simple tool that shows you how many pages your site has indexed and how many incoming links it has in the 3 major search engines.