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ATW uses ODP?



6:42 pm on Aug 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I noticed some of the sites in SERP has ODP descriptions but other don't. Does ATW uses ODP selectively? Or is it even slower than google on ODP dumps?


1:22 pm on Aug 26, 2003 (gmt 0)


1:28 pm on Aug 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member heini is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

Hi Guang, you are absolutely right asking about the descriptions. There used to be much more sites with ODP descriptions. Today I have no good idea when the ODP description is used and why.
Generally ATW has changed very much to using Google style snippets. Google style snippets are truly one of the worst things about Google serps, so I don't really understand why ATW has gone that route.

Like all search engines ATW crawls the ODP and follows the links. ODP listings carry a lot of weight for ATW ranking.