Does Dmoz Still Have a Place in Search?

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By Chris Crum - Thu, 05/14/2009 - 17:15

The Open Directory Project Seeks Respect

Dmoz.org, also known as the Open Directory Project, is widely considered to be the mother of all directories. Well, that was the case at one time, anyway. Dmoz has dropped significantly in popularity over the years, and is the subject of much criticism by webmasters looking for inclusion. What do you think about Dmoz these days? Is it still valuable? Tell us what you think.

WebProNews publisher and iEntry CEO Rich Ord talked to Dmoz founder Rich Skrenta shortly after its 1998 launch. "Dmoz was originally launched as Gnuhoo which it then quickly changed to NewHoo. It was a directory that was for the people and by the people when it came out, so it was considered to be the answer to Yahoo's more closed directory," says Ord.

Now many users are taking issue with that "for the people" part, and the numbers reflect it.... Story continued
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