>> What's more, I wanted to mention that Google exclude (or are about to
>> exclude) directories from their engine.
> Roy, would you mind quoting a source for the above information please?
> That would be a very dramatic U turn for google as it seems to prefer
> directories above all else in some SERPs.
It took me like 5 minutes to find the URL for you, but here it is:
I honestly think that while moderated directories are excellent, they have
often been exploited and misused. The whole culture of "link exchange",
"addition to all possible directories" and "ping all possible feed
services" is time-consuming, bandwidth-consuming and eventually noisy.
Roy S. Schestowitz