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[Shocking News] Google Directory is no longer available.

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by jacky2002r, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. jacky2002r

    jacky2002r Junior Member

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    The Google Directory powered by DMOZ is gone.

    Source:http://www.google.com/dirhp

    Google shut down its directory which was powered by their own open directory project DMOZ.org.
    So does it mean that google will not use the database of DMOZ while judging and majoring the authority of any website??? As they have openly said that they believe thier own web search engine is the fastest way to find the required information on the web. Please share your thoughts on it.
     
  2. lancis

    lancis Elite Member

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    It was about time to get rid of this old fart.
     
  3. daymond

    daymond Junior Member Premium Member

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    Most people use google to find information so why would they support dmoz? Noone use it beside seo guys
     
  4. pf69.com

    pf69.com Junior Member

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    not shocking at all...
     
  5. xpleet

    xpleet Regular Member

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    It's great news!
     
  6. BHopkins

    BHopkins Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    It hasn't been relevant for years. Just spammed.
     
  7. smallgiant

    smallgiant Regular Member

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    If anything I think it will help seo guys like ourselves. Google is always looking to the future, not staying around in the past.
     
  8. umairsheikh2002

    umairsheikh2002 BANNED BANNED

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    Nowadays Directories does not playing vital role in SEO, so there is no any shocking news here. Google is billionaire company and its know its worth!
     
  9. dichotomy

    dichotomy Regular Member

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    good news this is
     
  10. adrenalin

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    This is nothing but great news.
     
  11. alman

    alman Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Just fake gold for newbees
     
  12. Victoria Seo

    Victoria Seo Junior Member

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    This is wonderful news! It was extremely hard to get in Dmoz recently and no no need at all!!
     
  13. Drink More Tea

    Drink More Tea Regular Member

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    Terrible news. I presume this means that they are devaluing the dmoz site too. Inclusion in dmoz is one of the best ways to ensure that you can blast your site with backlinks and not get de-indexed.
     
  14. ezine

    ezine Newbie

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    many of good sites in google dir's are dropped in google rank. I think this is caused by this problem.
     
  15. jrbobdobbs

    jrbobdobbs Junior Member

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    But DMOZ will still be around - and I would still say yes to a backlink from there. But as we all know, that is next to impossible unless you bribe one of the editors - or become one!
     
  16. ivictus

    ivictus Regular Member

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    I for one am bummed. I have several sites in dmoz (and therefore dir.google). The google mirrors were higher PR then dmoz is. I think this might have some impact on my income, but with how flaky google is any more I have learned not to trust them for my main source of traffic.
     
  17. SuperLinks

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    No surprise there. I believe that DMOZ will pass normal linkjuice as normal websites and not be weighted any differently now adays. Who uses directories to find anything anymore? We have robust infrastructures that allows for complex algorithms/systems, directories like DMOZ are a thing of the past.
     
  18. Jeevs

    Jeevs Supreme Member

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    was expecting this long ago!!