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DMOZ Delisted?



Last week, Rand Fishkin gave a good round up and reasoning behind what appears to be a recent Google penalty for sub-par directories. It looks like he might be able to add one more devalued directory to his list: DMOZ.

Search Engine Land reports that DMOZ is no longer showing up in search results for keywords [dmoz], [www.dmoz.org], [open directory] or [open directory project]. Pages from subdirectories and several folders deep (and the ‘unavailable’ page) still show up in search results, however, the root page does not:

DMOZ serp

This is just the latest in a string of negative publicity for DMOZ. As we’ve mentioned before, last month, Shoemoney said that his site was removed from the directory after he refused to pay an extorting DMOZ editor. Then Joost de Valk, a DMOZ editor, tried to look into the allegations—and had his editorial account deleted.

Oh, DMOZ. We thought things might be looking up for you when you started accepting sites for review again, but alas. Even Google doesn’t respect you now. How long before the all search engines have followed suit?

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