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 9:34 pm on Mar 3, 2004 (gmt 0)


Looks like Yahoo.com use dmoz.org

Yahoo! leverages the Open Directory Project (ODP) to further improve the user experience on distribution partner sites. ODP title, description and category meta data is used to enhance Yahoo!'s relevant search results.

ODP is the largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web with a global community of volunteer editors. For more details on the Open Directory Project, please visit dmoz.org




 9:51 pm on Mar 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

Nice find. Why do that when they can talk up their own directory?


 10:59 pm on Mar 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

Because they know that their own directory is just really a shopping directory with disregards to quality and to access meaningful sites they have to rely on ODP?

How opportunistic and ironic can that be? Funny really :-D


 11:07 pm on Mar 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

Exceptionally odd move. Can't figure out if it's brilliant, or weak. If ODP were more together, I'd say brilliant.

Boy, those DMOZ editors are going to be busier than ever...


 11:08 pm on Mar 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

funny how the ODP work is "utilized" without credited for in their results page :(


 11:11 pm on Mar 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

We are using the title and description data in case we cannot generate any from the page or have a title and description available in the Yahoo directory.


 11:15 pm on Mar 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

why would they utilize a directory that has been having soo many problems in the last year. I mean its full of expired domains, 404's and many of the top sites in fields I watch are not included and have been waiting for 1.5+ years . It doesn't scream quality to me.


 11:50 pm on Mar 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

Kevin we are only using the title and description info. So the problems you narrate are not really applicable. This is obviously a better user experience than no title and/or description.


 11:54 pm on Mar 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

This is not new. That text was on Inktomi.

There was a recent thread that linked to the Inktomi page that quoted that text. I bookmarked it but now that page no longer exists.

Anyway, this is a legacy Ink thing, nothing new.

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