PostedAugust 31, 2006
Ryan from Niche Listings contacted me yesterday to let me know that he is selling his directory. Niche Listings is one of the leading directories I have listed on Directory Critic. The auction is taking place in this thread over at DigitalPoint. If you’re in the market for a well established and profitable directory I suggest you sheck this one out.
In other news, I am in the process of moving house and have only just been able to get back online. I’m connected to the internet at a whopping 46.2kbps while I wait for ADSL2+ to get installed. It’s killing me! So, I have just finished the 120 directory updates I had waiting and will try to get through the 50 or so new directory suggestions within the next day or two. I’m way behind, but should be back in the swing of things by the weekend!
PostedAugust 22, 2006
I was pleased to see that Directory Critic copped a good review by the team at Site Review Blog. It seems whoever wrote the review has been using this site and had some good experiences. I like the comment about “modern design”, lol, I can’t design to save my life! Well, I guess it’s functional and works.
In other news, this week the lists will hit the 1800 mark! w00t w00t! I think it will pass the 2k mark by the end of next month.
PostedAugust 18, 2006
I was pretty shocked when I got asked for an interview, why would someone want to interview me?? Well the owner of DirectoriesForum.com approached me yesterday and asked for an interview so I said why not. You can read the interview here. Nothing exciting to read I assure you, but if you’re bored…
Nothing else much to report on the site lately…thanks again to all the webmasters who’ve been using the report function to report directory changes to me. I’ve been making about 10-20 updates a day, which is excellent as it keeps the lists up-to-date.
One more thing…if you’ve been living in a cave for the past week and havent read this article about building links I really suggest you do. I just had to get on the bandwagon and give this article some blogosphere love because it deserves it!
PostedAugust 15, 2006
PostedAugust 8, 2006
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past month you’ve probably heard of Randfish’s (from seomoz.org) page strength tool. This tool gives your page/site a strength rating of between 1 and 10 based on a whole array of variables.
The owner of Aviva directory ran 100 directories through the tool (why didn’t I think of that!). Some of the results may surprise you. You can view all 100 results here.
If you’re wondering which directories are worth paying for this is a good indication.
PostedAugust 7, 2006
Over the past two weeks a few directories have been trying to manipulate the ratings system on Directory Critic. This included giving away listings for ratings, getting their friends to give inaccurate ratings and hiring people to rate. To try and put a stop to this I have added a new field to the rate form which the user must enter the name of the site that they submitted to the directory so I can check it is actually listed in there if necessary.
I know this will not fix the problem all together, but it’s just another step on trying to keep the ratings system on this site as fair and accurate as possible.
A note for directory owners, it’s very easy to tell from my admin control panel if ratings are being faked. Don’t even try it, I will catch you and ban you from the lists. If you want people to rate your directory, add a lilnk in your confirmation email or add a button to your site.
Let’s keep the system fair for everyone 🙂
In other news, we’re still adding about 50 new directories to the lists every week. Make sure you keep an eye out on the new directories page for recent additions. If you own a directory, click here to submit it for approval.