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RIP DMOZ

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by bytzu, Mar 1, 2017.

  1. bytzu

    bytzu Junior Member

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    The announcement came via a notice that's now showing on the DMOZ site, saying it will close as of March 14 2017
     

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  2. MisterF

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    Old and out dated model, this was going to be on the cards eventually.
     
  3. asap1

    asap1 BANNED BANNED

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    RIP.
     
  4. Asif WILSON Khan

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    It has been years since that site had any real relevance. Outdated and not fit for purpose.
     
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    jimbobo2779 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    They should have monetized by straight up selling links lol

    Maybe they would have survived another year or two and made a bit of cash while dieing.
     
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    Great, this was time. People spend time on this and they didn't care! good approach :)
     
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    RIP. Let's pray
     
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    DMOZ has 1 mil categories. At average $1 paid per link (one per cat) that would be 1mil monthly easy peasy.
     
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    Yet. although rarely I found the odd description in the serps showing the listing description from Dmoz so had it removed ha
     
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    If it was me and I knew SEO's were dying for links from the site then I would milk the shit out of it. RIP to a piece of internet history though.
     
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  12. seoguy81

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    Damn!! Have a drink everyone, to those who remember Dmoz from its glory days. We are getting old :(
     
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    DMOZ has been dead for ages.

    They are just burying the body on March 14th.
     
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    RIP
     
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    Let's be honest, we all saw this coming sooner or later.
     
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    Dude, you sound like my grandpa. I was old when Yahoo Site Explorer has been shut down. Ever heard of it?
     
  17. rob1977

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    race to buy the domain then lol
     
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    Good riddance. Piece of crap website that never approved my site.
     
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    Not a good day to check on domain metrics but wonder how much the domain name will sell for.
     
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    And now the race for picking up the dropped domain begins.......

    -ThopHayt