January 2007

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So there’s about 2 weeks left in the DirectoryContest.com contest and many of the participants are scurrying for that last push to try and get their sites to the top of Google’s results on February 6, 2007 at 10:00am PST.

I’m seeing quite a bit of link purchasing still going on in an attempt to outrank others at the finish line. Some of the top sites have up to 17,000 links pointing to their entry page, which is a detail page for the contest site. Amazing.

It’ll be difficult to determine just which directories provide the best overall value when this is finished as it appears to have turned into another SEO contest.

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So there’s been a slight preview of the PageRank toolbar export on a few of the 216.239.51.* data centers today and unsurprisingly, it didn’t last very long.

The usual discussion forum buzz and jubilation was evident at DigitalPoint and included the usual comments regarding the brief glimpse of the updated values.

Pixel envy is still rampant, and there’s quite a bit of disappointment being expressed over the lack of a visual display in relation to the link development efforts of some.

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