2kegx - 7:54 pm on Apr 9, 2013 (gmt 0)
Thanks for your time in response Phranque. I appreciate your comment re "disavowal", etc. I'm not sure I 100% agree with it. What I'm wondering is that if you choose to have your own meta description (should be expected) show in Google, instead of DMOZ's often mashed-up description, then aren't you also, essentially, telling Google to ignore the fact that you have a DMOZ listing altogether... or, if not, isn't Google likely to treat your DMOZ listing, "per your own instructions", as if it doesn't exist ...and thus knock you down a little? Providing customers with an NOODP solution (eg the page you provided from Google) doesn't necessarily mean they don't do that (in my mind). Then again, it's widely acknowledged that they prefer a site that's already been recognized by DMOZ, and you're just telling them to ignore the meta description part, not the entire DMOZ listing. Thanks for your contribution.