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ODP is, in my opinion, on a decline.
I also believe that AOL is smart to make a move such as this. With the number of users from AOL alone - ODP had reason to keep things "fresh" (Sorry Google.. NO pun intented!). They just seem to fail in delivering timely responses, and I don't think any engine can deal well with that.
Anyways, just my experience and $0.02. But a good thing indeed.
Should we say "good-bye to the ODP" or is this a temporary set back for them?
LOL, shall we agree that ODP has a lower spam threshold than Ink?
Even Mom's search engine down the street has a lower spam threshold than Ink! I was performing searches yesterday and found many instances of duplicate content spread across multiple domains. How obvious was it? The same title and description for each SERP all leading to different URL's.
When Ink switched to the paid model, the spam junkies came out of the closet! Its still a great testing grounds for traditional (no-spam) optimization. Pages that I designed years ago are still holding top ten positions. New ones that I add today are jumping into the top ten within 48-72 hours.
dump the ODP ,every SE dump them! They dont like me and i never liked them! :)
Now lets wait to see what aol brings in the future.
Are the results already from ink and not ODP? Does anyone see any jump/fall in visitors?
But this is still unchanged:
I wish the competitor/troll/editors would do the same.
I've never liked the ODP anyway...the results are dated and the overall user experience is very poor.
I'm glad to see the playing field has become level for AOL. Anyone who can type their keywords 50 times in a row has just as much of a chance as the next guy....and within days... not weeks or months for your main competitor/troll/editor to lolligag on your listing whilst they rake in the dough.
Oh my goodness... I was just checking some search results:
math help [search.aol.com] at aol.com
Look at the garbage that comes up. There are at least 5 adult sites. This is just sick... :( Ugh... do you know how many middle school kids search for that term?
I couldn't see any - or is it just me?