---- Google Is Banning Sites That Use Open Directory (DMOZ) Data
andrea99 - 10:06 pm on Apr 4, 2006 (gmt 0)
If you reorganized, reclassified and repaged the original data (as I did and I'm doing well), there's no way Google can catch the duplicate, I may be wrong, but I find it very difficult.
I agree. I have used ODP to locate additional sites but I do not use their dead links nor do I use their listings as an exclusive source. Probably most importantly I do not use their descriptions. My site was banned for seven weeks last year for reasons I can only theorize about, but it is doing fine now.
If sites that are purely ODP clones disappear I'm pleased about it.