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DMOZ Cleans-up the Directory by Removing Over 1 Million Sites!

Feb 6, 2014 | 1,442 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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One of the oldest online site directories, DMOZ has decided to remove over 1 million websites from its listings. Users held DMOZ in high regard because it manually reviews all the submissions made to the site.

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The removal was first spotted by a member of webmaster forums at the DigitalPoint Forums. The statistics formerly showing at the footer of the site were 5,310,345 but the new figures showed a deduction to 4,261,763 websites.

It's The End Of The Road For Google Dictionary!

Aug 9, 2011 | 1,776 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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If you are looking for a definition on the Google Dictionary, unfortunately the service is no longer available.

The Google Dictionary page now features the message, "Google Dictionary is no longer available. You can use Google web search to find definitions or Google Translate for your translation needs."

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In the recent times, this is yet another service that Google seems to have pulled the plug on.

What Will Be The Quality of DMOZ If Nofollow Is Added?

Oct 6, 2007 | 3,225 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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In a recent thread titled, "Should the ODP/DMOZ Use NoFollow Tags" at WebmasterWorld, a very interesting question was raised by the members. After a lot of useless submissions overwhelming the editors at DMOZ, will the inclusion of nofollow will stop these superfluous submissions and make the editors' lives easier?

DMOZ Launches Its First Ever Blog

Sep 26, 2007 | 2,740 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Open Directory announces the launch of a brand new DMOZ blog which will provide all the nitty-gritty on DMOZ information, insight, and updates.

The blog was created to:-

  • Provide authentic messages about DMOZ and the efforts of our volunteer community.
  • Highlight enhancements, both current and future.
  • Allow editors to showcase their categories and describe, in their own words, why DMOZ is so important.

Official Launch Of DMOZ Blog: Source For Information, Insight & Updates Of DMOZ

Sep 26, 2007 | 3,194 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Just yesterday, the DMOZ homepage was missing from SERPs and now DMOZ launches its blog. The purpose of this blog is to

  1. Provide authentic messages about DMOZ and the efforts of our volunteer community.
  2. Highlight enhancements, both current and future.
  3. Allow editors to showcase their categories and describe, in their own words, why DMOZ is so important.

Business.com Goes Under The Hammer, Bidding Starts at $400 Million!

Jun 22, 2007 | 3,407 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Business.com Could Hit Jackpot on Auction Block, reports the Wall Street Journal in reference to the domain going on sale for a possible sum of anywhere between $400-$500 million.

Back in 1999, when entrepreneurs Sky Dayton and Jake Winebaum bought the domain name, for the then highest ever price (for a domain name) of $7.5 million, they were laughed at. The tide surely has changed with the domain's current price.

UK Directory Hotfrog Hijacks Site With 302 Redirect: Google Exploited

Mar 28, 2007 | 6,720 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Barry Schwartz has pointed to a thread at Search Engine Watch Forums where an aggrieved website owner has complained of hijacking. The owner of www.wenlockbasin.com has reported that his website just disappeared from the search results, even when searched with the domain name. The directory Hotfrogs replaced the site in the SERPs of Google.

As moderator Mcanerin explained:

DMOZ Accepting Submissions Again!

Jan 15, 2007 | 5,870 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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There is good news for all the webmasters and SEO firms as they can again submit their site to DMOZ. For the past four months dmoz was on a hiatus. dmoz is the largest human edited directory of the web. DMOZ had previously suffered tarnished reputation as its editors have often been charged of showing favoritism and do not take sites who are in competition to their sites. However, a DMOZ listing stilll holds value as Google and some other search engines show some results from the DMOZ directory.