How does one get listed in the Google Coop Directory? As many of you know, I have been all over the Google Coop. I wrote about What the Google Coop Is, then I dynamically implemented it here, then I asked for feedback on my implementation and finally posted my thoughts on how easily it is to spam the coop.
Danny Sullivan started a thread at Search Engine Watch Forums named the Unofficial Google Subscribed Links List giving SEMs a place to post there coop subscribed links for others to learn about and subscribe to. So how does one get listed at the true Google Coop Directory? Honestly, I have no idea. I know we have just been listed in the latest category and news category. Google has a FAQ that says;
17. How does Google Co-op determine what appears in the directory?
Google Co-op uses a variety of algorithms to determine which contributors appear in the directory. These factors include, but are not limited to, how many subscribers and labels a contributor has-- as well as how successful a contributor's labels are at connecting users with the information they are looking for.
But, right now, it seems to be a manual process. So keep thinking of way to provide unique and useful Google Coop Subscribed Links and you can be included also. Oh don't forget to subscribe to our coop listing.
Forum discussion at Search Engine Watch Forums.