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Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Too Many Categories?

Recently there has been lots of buzz about too many categories on directories, and possibility of getting penalized for tons of empty pages in the index. Now that we have like 20 million pages in the directory,I'm thinking of deleting some of the categories until they have website listings to populate them. Maybe even locations as well.

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would agree. Even if this becomes the most popular directory on the Web, you will still never populate a large number of categories with sites. Just keep adding sites and only add new categories as you need them. Don't be afraid to trim your category tree hard.

December 30, 2004 at 9:57 AM  
Blogger Shawn said...

Thanks, yeah it makes sense. I guess we learn as we go.

December 30, 2004 at 10:03 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

Sorry. I didn't mean for my last post to be anonymous. Thanks for listening to my feedback. You have a nice directory and I am happy to contribute to it.

December 30, 2004 at 8:32 PM  
Blogger Shawn said...

No Problem. I've sent you a few emails too Michael, although there might be a problem with my mail client?

December 31, 2004 at 2:31 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

Shawn, I haven't received any mail from you for some time. If you have sent me anything in the last month, it hasn't gotten to me. Have you received anything from me lately? I think I sent you two notes this month. Anyway, Happy New Year.

December 31, 2004 at 7:07 PM  
Blogger Shawn said...

I was wondering why you werent responding :)

Ok, I sent you an email from utndirectory@gmail.com , lets see if that works.

December 31, 2004 at 7:35 PM  
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