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Old 01-12-2003, 04:19 PM   #10
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Interesting poll.
If done in a through fashion search engine and directory traffic is tied to ones link swapping initiatives.

Google relies heavily on ODP. A good ODP listing is boosted even further with a few links pointed to the site in question.

Also with link trading if done on a large enough scale that too can be word of mouth.

I doubt very few sites can claim one thing that made them popular exclusively unless they lucked into a good yahoo listing in the past for something really popular or something along these lines. Even with Yahoo using Google now that built up traffic will have lead to links, and bookmarks and things that aren't easily undone.
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