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|1:|| A Directory is a Utility far more than it is a Business Model|
"Is a directory a convenience? A utility? An added value to a UX? So, it's not dead yet?"
|Apr 4, 2018|
|2:|| RIP DMOZ: The Open Directory Project is closing|
WebmasterWorld notes the passing of one of the most important directories on the web
|Mar 1, 2017|
|3:|| Why Sites Disappear from Dmoz (Open Directory Project)|
WebmasterWorld Member discuss the topic of why sites disappear from DMOZ.
|Feb 3, 2014|
|4:|| Business.com to close down|
business.com will be phased out as a stand-alone B2B directory.
|Nov 12, 2010|
|5:|| Should Directories or Sites That Accept Links or Listings Explain Why They Reject a Specific Listing?|
"Members discuss how they handle decisions to reject link requests or directory link submissions. Does an adverse decision require an explanation?"
|Aug 16, 2009|
|6:|| A Little SEO Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing: The Online Directory Idiocracy|
"...it's the SEOs and directories built solely for SEO purposes that have done much to harm the way site owners approach legitimate traffic driving directories."
|May 21, 2009|
|7:|| How I Maintain My Directory's URL / Listings Validity|
Automated monitoring for a site's outbound links - some great time-saving tips.
|May 16, 2009|
|8:|| Monitoring Directory Listings: Are Thumbnail ScreenShots A Panacea for Site Re-Review?|
"WebmasterWorld members discuss methods for efficiently monitoring the freshness of directory listings."
|Apr 1, 2009|
|9:|| The Directory is Dead! Long live the Directory Model (By a New Name)|
"People poo-poo the directory model but I swear, every time someone delcares that the directory model is dead it gets reinvented . . with a new skin . . and the same guts."
|Mar 22, 2008|
|10:|| Would the NoFollow Tag Help ODP/DMOZ|
"WebmasterWorld members discuss the benefits, or otherwise, of the NoFollow tag on ODP/DMOZ."
|Oct 1, 2007|
|11:|| AOL Staff's DMOZ/ODP Blog: A New Beginning for ODP Communication|
"One of the commitments recently made by AOL to the ODP Editing Community (along with the provision of several additional AOL staff, some hardware upgrades, and various ongoing software changes) was to provide a better way to get more information about the ODP out to the wider public. So today, the ODP Blog has gone live."
|Sept 25, 2007|
|12:|| Idearc to Acquire Switchboard.com From InfoSpace for $225 Million|
"Idearc Inc., home to Superpages.com and publisher of the Verizon Yellow Pages, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Switchboard.com and other online directory assets from InfoSpace Inc. for $225 million."
|Sept 17, 2007|
|13:|| Why No New & Improved Competitor to DMOZ||July 23, 2007|
|14:|| DMOZ is Shrinking|
"Shopping appears be be shrinking at 1 to 2% per year."
|July 19, 2007|
|15:|| Some hints on Open Directory Update Submissions|
"A number of points that people who want the Open Directory to change their site's listing might profit to know, from my experience of reviewing quite a few of these update requests"
|Mar 12, 2007|
|16:|| Directory Listing Hijack Detection|
"With tens of thousands of links in a directory, manually re-checking each link one at a time is out of the question. The solution? Write your own custom link checker on steroids."
|Feb 23, 2007|
|17:|| Criteria for Assessing The Worth of Free or Paid Directories|
"WebmasterWorld members discuss how to assess the value of a paid or free directory."
|Feb 9, 2007|
|18:|| DMOZ Now Accepting New Site Submissions||Jan 15, 2007|
|19:|| DMOZ Editor Login Now Working|
"Editors have regained access to the editors server."
|Dec 19, 2006|
|20:|| DMOZ Founder Rich Skrenta : DMOZ Probably Down for The Count|
DMoz Founder Rich Skrenta: "...massive AOL layoffs last week, and it's not clear if there's even any left over there who cares. Even if some form of the ODP editing system is brought back, the likelihood of continued existence within AOL seems extremely doubtful."
|Dec 19, 2006|
|21:|| Is the DMOZ Server Repair Delay Undermining the ODP's or AOL's Reputation?||Nov 29, 2006|
|22:|| Microsoft bCentral No Longer Accepting Submissions|
"As of November 15, 2006 Microsoft will no longer accept new sign-ups for select Microsoft Online Small Business Services."
|Nov 27, 2006|
|23:|| Directory Lists that Rank Directories: Good Stuff or Fluff?|
"Is it time for the directoryranking dialogue to mature? IF it matures might that reshape where the entire "directory industry" is heading?"
|Oct 11, 2006|
|24:|| Zeal is to close|
"Zeal is to close on 28 March"
|Mar 23, 2006|
|25:|| Future of Directories|
"Isn't it time we asked, what will happen to directories tomorrow?"
|Mar 8, 2006|
|26:|| Zeal - From The "What Ever Happened To?" Department|
"I've got a bunch of Zeal listings, and it was great when MSN was using them, however now I get little to no traffic from them."
|Feb 4, 2005|
|27:|| Rich Skrenta DMOZ Access Downgraded|
There are alot of blog entries out there on this subject: " Rich Skrenta hasn't been staff for a couple of years (2002 or so). The "root" permissions level has been updated in recent weeks to reflect the access needs and activity of various former staff members."
|Jan 22, 2005|
|28:|| What makes a good directory a good directory?|
Members discuss the elements of a directory that is "good from the user's perspective".
|Oct 31, 2004|
|29:|| How do I get into Zeal?||May 12, 2003|
|30:|| DMOZ and Affiliate Links|
"The one line email from the editor said; "Sorry, we don't list affiliate sites."
|Apr 4, 2003|
|31:|| DMOZ: Getting More Editors|
"We all know that DMOZ needs more editors. At the same time, at least some are turned down because of possible conflicts of interest in their desired category. "
|Mar 1, 2003|
|32:|| Importance of the ODP to Search Engines|
Who can name a major SE that doesn't use the Dmoz data?
|Feb 10, 2003|
|33:|| Getting in as a Featured Site on MSN|
"It's done on a fixed cpc basis with a 50k minimum buy. The listing are shown in the order of total advertising spent across the MSN network..."
|Feb 7, 2003|
|34:|| LookSmart Updates Homepage||Feb 7, 2003|
|35:|| New ODP RDF Dump Available|
A new Open Directory Project RDF dump is online.
|Jan 31, 2003|
|36:|| New DMOZ RDF Dump Available|
After many moons of waiting, it appears a new DMOZ RDF dump (database of the ODP) is available for downloading.
|Jan 31, 2003|
|37:|| Alexa Adds ODP to Homepage|
Alexa has added the Open Directory Project (DMOZ.org) to it's homepage. This is the first major site to add the ODP in over two years!
|Jan 16, 2003|
|38:|| 11 Tips From a Senior DMOZ Editor|
"1) No or little content = no addition. 2) The more subject specific the web site or page, the better."
|Dec 1, 2002|
|39:|| Building Your Own Directory|
Building your own directory can be a daunting task. Not only from a software standpoint, but also a management standpoint.
|Oct 23, 2002|
|40:|| LookSmart Renews AltaVista, Expands MSN Deals|
"[Looksmart]...renews one major distribution deal while expanding another. "
|Sept 19, 2002|