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I was updating my "SE ALLIANCES" chart just to make sure I'm current with this. What I had previously used was the chart posted in Searchenginewatch, but that hasn't been updated with the recent developments.
I made a few changes to it for my own records and I just wanted to make sure that I'm not missing anything.
Most of the chart is still accurate but I made the following changes:
Altavista: Deleted DMOZ, added GoTo
AOL: Added GoTo
Direct Hit: Added GoTo
Hotbot: Added GoTo
Google: powers web pages for Yahoo
Lycos: Added GoTo
GoTo: Powers Hotbot, Altavista, AOL, DirectHit, Ask Jeeves, Lycos, and Netscape.
For this list I was primarily concernced with the main Search Engines and Directories (IMHO: Yahoo, NBCi, DMOZ, Northern Light, Netscape, MSN, Lycos, Looksmart, GoTo, Google, Iwon, Inktomi, HotBot, Fast, Excite, Direct Hit, AOL, Altavista, Ask Jeeves).
Note: This is primarily focused on US engines.
Input would be highly appreciated.
hhmmmm...Personally, I don't think DMOZ is going anywhere because it's a top notch directory with great content and volunteers...AND...it is FREE for companies to use. SO that in itself guarantees its survival (if it remains free).
What I was wondering about is, how can other companies make money off DMOZ (to ensure DMOZ's continued prominence)? Maybe DMOZ will become a Paid Directory, with Paid submissions? That could be a mess though, what with the volunteer editors. Yet DMOZ has the name, structure and the content. Any thoughts as to DMOZ's future?
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