I submitted my latest site, a review site called CEviews.org, to blogcatalog.com after moving some reviews from this site to it. It was rejected with the following email:
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CEviews isn’t commercial, isn’t spam, did have a blogcatalog tag and doesn’t fall into any of the other elimination criteria that blogcatalog’s robot editors can’t be bothered to single out.
After removing Net Magellan from this directory, I decided to see what kind of sites are “acceptable”. You be the judge.
Here is the category where CEviews should have found a home: Technology Reviews.
Here are some of the sites that were accepted by blogcatalog:
And this bunch of “quality” sites:
Blogcatalog has come a long way since the time this blog graced its presence. I didn’t explore it, other than to see who had invited me to be their “friend”. Yahoo shows over 13 million URLs in it. I am sorry that CEviews isn’t a splog, full of mixmastered words, but I think I understand the acceptance criteria better.
If you have a decent blog there, think twice whether you want to be part of that neighbourhood.
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