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Has DMOZ just deleted 1 million sites and 10 000 editors?

Discussion in 'ODP / DMOZ' started by Agent000, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. #1
    On 6 Dec on the DMOZ home page it said:
    Today (1 Feb), it says:

    Agent000, Jan 31, 2014 IP
  2. photofox

    photofox Active Member

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    #2
    No.
    photofox, Jan 31, 2014 IP
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    wisdomtool Moderator Staff

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    #3
    Who knows, that may occur over an extended period and they just updated their site statistics. Anyway, really do not find much usage in DMOZ now.
    wisdomtool, Jan 31, 2014 IP
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #4
    DMOZ is still around? Who even pays for the hosting?

    Has anyone in the last 5 years used it to find a website rather than use Google?
    digitalpoint, Jan 31, 2014 IP
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    photofox Active Member

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    Yes, see http://www.dmoz.org/. AOL. Yes.
    photofox, Feb 1, 2014 IP
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    xXxpert Well-Known Member

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    #6
    LOL, i never visited any directory to find any site :p
    xXxpert, Feb 1, 2014 IP
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    whitetrader Greenhorn

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    Google is still favorite site/search engine to finding information then use directory LOL
    whitetrader, Feb 2, 2014 IP
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    averyz Well-Known Member

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    Maybe they got around to cleaning out those geocities links ?

    Kind of funny just the other week someone was trying to tell me "is still easily the fastest growing directory on the web"
    averyz, Feb 3, 2014 IP
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    Agent000 Notable Member

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    #9
    Based on the same source I quoted above re the loss of a million, they were added >20 000 sites a month previously.
    Agent000, Feb 3, 2014 IP
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    #10
    I think no body cares anymore about DMOZ, a sister site of Google, which wont be penalized by any algo :p
    asghar.paracha, Feb 3, 2014 IP
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    kozyavka Active Member

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    #11
    well, nobody really cares, though both of my sites (not the current one) were listed there..
    kozyavka, Feb 3, 2014 IP
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    sundaybrew Numerati

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    #12

    its owned by AOL now no?
    sundaybrew, Feb 4, 2014 IP
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #13
    AOL is still around?
    digitalpoint, Feb 4, 2014 IP
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    seofriend Well-Known Member

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    yes ,feeling jealous ?
    seofriend, Feb 4, 2014 IP
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    averyz Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I saw a AOL cd-rom installation disk at the thrift store just the other day.
    averyz, Feb 4, 2014 IP
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    Paw Pet Directory Greenhorn

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    They wouldn't happen to have 1.0 would they? :p LOL
    Paw Pet Directory, Feb 4, 2014 IP
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    dscurlock Well-Known Member

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    #17
    and that is what happens when you fail to keep up with technology....
    The moment DSL hit the market way back then, I dumped AOL on
    the spot, as I was not going to continue to pay $24.95/mo for pretty graphics.

    dscurlock, Feb 4, 2014 IP
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    Lex350 Well-Known Member

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    Seriously what a joke. They should just delete the whole thing.
    Lex350, Feb 8, 2014 IP
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    Paw Pet Directory Greenhorn

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    #19
    I agree. I have done a lot of research and only come across a listing in Google with DMOZ in it ONCE. I am online almost all day doing work and never had to use them for anything. There is nothing useful that I would need, and they have a TON of sites on there.
    Paw Pet Directory, Feb 9, 2014 IP
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    #20
    If you want to show up in AOL search results, DMOZ is the only way to go. That's only about 3 million subscribers. Main purpose is doesn't DMOZ still boost your page rank?
    Foxxy, Feb 9, 2014 IP