GOOGLE DIRECTORY (DMOZ) CLOSED

http://www.google.com/dirhp displays the following:

“Google Directory is no longer available.

We believe that Web Search is the fastest way to find the
information you need on the web.

If you prefer to browse a directory of the web, visit the Open
Directory Project at dmoz.org”

So, the indexed copy of DMOZ that Google has built over the years, is no longer available. Now DMOZ and their editors stand on their own. It would be interesting to see how many webmasters continue to submit their sites to DMOZ now that the link and value reasons that were based on the Google connection is over.

Its been said that getting approve listings on DMOZ was one of the hardest directory links to get in the past, would it be easier for DMOZ now to approve sites since the Google drop?

Will Google continue to use data from DMOZ? A link from DMOZ has always been worth a lot… What happens to the value of those links is yet to be seen.

If you want to contact me about alternatives to Google Directory, or have any questions, call 1.510.473.6949 or email me at Jose@greatseoconsultant.com and I will reply asap.

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Comments

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