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Where has my DMOZ listing on Google gone?
DMOZ listings on Google

 12:28 pm on Mar 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

Today ..when I was checking out the results of our Number 1 search term on Google I noticed that our DMOZ Category listing no longer appears underneath the description?

What could have caused this?


creative craig

 12:37 pm on Mar 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

Go to the category in DMOZ and see if it is still listed there.



 12:53 pm on Mar 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

I am still listed in DMOZ but only for subsidary secondary pages!


 12:54 pm on Mar 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

I am still listed in DMOZ but only for subsidary secondary pages!


 1:13 pm on Mar 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

Please elaborate. What do you mean with "subsidiary secondary pages"?


 1:38 pm on Mar 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

Not to put words in KatyCee's mouth, but it sounds like there are several other listings for her site in other (less appropriate?) categories, perhaps for deep links.

It could be the category editor deleted your listing, perhaps because he/she saw other listings, or perhaps because of "best fit" issues. KatyCee, did the category seem to shrink at all, i.e., was there any kind of major cleanup? Was the category you were in the most appropriate category, and does your site match up exactly with the category guidlines? Check to be sure the editor didn't add some subcategories and move your site into one of them.

If the site is really gone in your main DMOZ category, I'd start by dropping the category editor a note. If you don't get a reply in a week or so, or if there's no editor listed, you might ask the question in a forum where senior editors can check your URL and view the reason posted for the deletion.


 1:54 pm on Mar 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

Google's last update included a re-index of the ODP if I am not mistaken (although I usually am when it comes to Google!)


 3:19 pm on Mar 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

Yes google is re-indexing odp


 9:13 pm on Mar 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

The Google search engine is re-indexing the ODP data. The search engine spiders the dmoz.org site on a regular basis and picks up some changes quite quickly.

The Google directory isn't yet showing any new results. The directory is updated from the ODP RDF dump, of which there have been 4 or 5 produced on an almost weekly basis since all the problems were sorted out in early February. Prior to that, the last good dump was in about late September of 2002. The Google directory should get updated some time this month if Google returns to their old monthly schedule of downloading the RDF dump from [rdf.dmoz.org...] .

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