As dmoz stated they are going to close their website on March so today 17 march is the date when dmoz closed permanently. Dmoz presented tribute to their precious editors for their dedication for this project. As of March 17 today, they closed human generated business listening directory for forever. Earlier we published news about Dmoz ending journey in March 2017.
Their editor has setup a static mirror at (dmoztools.net). Also they leave a message for all of the community members on their temporary created homepage that they can still in touch with dmoz community by joining Resource Zone forum.
Dmoz journey finally ended today on 17 March 2017. Next story is that Dmoz said, their user can still interact with us through resource zone community based on famous XenForo forum software. I would love to join this community forum as well.
Now “NOODP” Robot Tag journey is also ended because we were using this to prevent from dmoz description by giving our custom description. I hope everyone should also do that, because this robots tag is also dead with dmoz. I’m very optimistic that Yoast SEO plugin will remove this tag (Noodp) also from their plugin in his next update.
Let us know, your thoughts about dmoz ending. Also what you think where SEO is going after dmoz closing. I would love to hear from your mouth, for more queries regarding Dmoz and SEO you can join our community forum or can write your comment below.
If I’ll say open directory project so the first thinking will come in your mind is DMOZ. Yes exactly, Dmoz declared they are closing in 14 March 2017. Dmoz journey ending in this current month March 14. DMOZ declared this news on their site homepage. DMOZ is owned by AOL and they started their journey in 18 years ago June 1998. That is a sad news because we will lose the world biggest directory ever.
DMOZ Journey Ending Date?
According to DMOZ official website, they will close their site on 14 March their statement is given below.
As of Mar 14, 2017 dmoz.org will no longer be available.
Do you know? Yahoo also closed its directory on 14 September 2014 after announcing the closure news.
Now how the NOODP meta tag will exist anymore? Because DMOZ will close soon as they stated above.
NOODP Tag Overview:
We were using NOODP tag to let them know search engine crawler or bots that do not use the open directory project description instead of this use our provided titles and description. Which is considered as a necessary on-page SEO factor.
DMOZ is a popular human generated business listing editor, where you will find multiple categories and inside numerous listed sites with the same or different services. Now human generated listening results will no longer exist after DMOZ. We would definitely miss DMOZ because we worked on it in that long 18 years of time period, even that was the most important factor, which we always added in our SEO plan.
Let us know your thoughts about it and what you think how SEO is changing rapidly?
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