Google Pulls The Plug On Google Directory!

Jul 21, 2011 | 2,758 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google's dropping of one its first services, Google Directory is something that came out of the blue.

Google Directory was the second service rolled out by Google way back in 2000. After over a decade long run of service it provided, it is no longer there!
 
Log on to the Google Directory's home page and you will read the following:

“Google Directory is no longer available.

We believe that Web Search is the fastest way to find the information you need on the web.

If you prefer to browse a directory of the web, visit the Open Directory Project at dmoz.org”

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Until Yesterday, Google Directory looked like:

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We all know it was a dmoz.org clone but with a PageRank for all the sites showing next to them.

Google is now asking people to either use the Web Search or if you still prefer to browse through the directories, use Open Directory instead.

Whilst it will be missed by some, it was not one of the most popular of Google's services. So probably, no tears there!

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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