Final Nail In The Google Directory Coffin
by Barry Schwartz, Search Engine Land
Jul 20, 2011
Today, Google has completely removed the Google Directory as a Google service. Going to directory.google.com will show you a notice that reads the “Google Directory is no longer available”. Yesterday the directory was live but today, Google quietly and without warning removed it.
In truth, DMOZ/ODP has been of historical interest only to anyone but the increasingly shrinking in-group that constitutes DMOZ editors for years. Their claim to importance in recent years has been the desperate claim that Google still thought they had value – despite the fact that Google had pretty much stopped updating the listings in their cloned version a long time ago. Now clearly, DMOZ exists only to continue to feed the pathetic egos of its
R.I.P. DMOZ. We hardly knew ye.