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Google/ODP Directory Info is back

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12:13 pm on May 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Google.de shows the odp/google directory details again for the search results that have a directory listing - category links and description. At google.com they're obviously still missing.

(I also noticed changes of the serps i watch - so they seem to be cooking something at the plex. Update?)

7:21 pm on May 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Either they changed again or you see different results than I do.
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No, I don't see any ODP directory listings in the SERPs for google.de, either.
3:13 am on May 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

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How sad!

Yidaki, you got my hopes up that Google actually listens... but I could not see those changes you described anymore :-(

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4:25 am on May 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Yep, gone again today. But hey, my initial post is two days old. ;o
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Yidaki - do you know when G stopped showing ODP/dmoz results?

Please clarify if you know:
1. Is G simply no longer showing which natural listing SERP's are from the ODP?
2. Or is G instead no longer listing ODP sites preferentially in SERP natural listings as before?

Thanks
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3:37 pm on May 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

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simply no longer showing which natural listing SERP's are from the ODP?

Thats the one, just no longer letting you know the site is in the directory.

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Thx creative Craig

Do you know of a way of sussing which are from dmoz and which on their own merit?

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Their all there on their own merit. DMOZ is just another link.
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>no longer listing ODP sites preferentially in SERP

It never did. Or let's say there is no generally accepted evidence that it did. Google has stated over and over that it treats a link from Dmoz in exactly the same way as any other link.

Because lots of other sites use copies of the Open Directory, one Dmoz link generates a lot of other links. Naturally that gives a boost to PR.

But Dmoz is not the only link that spawns offspring. Yahoo has versions of its directory for different countries. So one link in Yahoo can yield a bunch of backlinks.

 

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