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DMOZ listing now showing next to domain in Google search results

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by auctionguy, Dec 23, 2014.

  1. auctionguy

    auctionguy Newbie

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    Just noticed that DMOZ & Wikipedia listings are now showing next to your domain in Google search results. (Not in the snippet) See attached image.

    Funny thing is, most of my competitor's DMOZ listings are showing, but mine isn't. I checked my WPSEO plugin and I'm not blocking the DMOZ or Yahoo descriptions. Any ideas on how I can fix this?

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  2. FBGuru

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  3. auctionguy

    auctionguy Newbie

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    Cool, thanks, and yes it does. Why?
     
  4. FBGuru

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    You're good to go then. Review your page titles and anchor texts from DMOZ as well see if there is any broken/missing tags in structured data.
     
  5. auctionguy

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    What structured data are you referring to?
     
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    I'm referring to the "item" property for "Organization" which should have your site's name and url.
     
  7. skyflash

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    May be Google will display all DMOZ listings later because they are still indexing some listings like the one you have on DMOZ.
     
  8. auctionguy

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    Well, one of my competitors has a DMOZ listing on the same page as mine, so it's been indexed. Funny thing is, my competitor also has a Wikipedia page, but Google chose to show their DMOZ listing. Now, I know DMOZ carries a lot of weight with Google, but a Wikipedia page is just as difficult to get and equally as credible, if not more, than a DMOZ listing. I wonder how Google chooses which one to display?