Despite the fact that the Open Directory (ODP / DMOZ) for more than two months as ordered to live a long time, the US search engine Google still continued to use its data to build its delivery. I continued to this day …
However, this morning in an official blog for webmasters, the IT giant said that it will no longer rely on data from DMOZ when generating the results of its search. In particular, henceforth Google will no longer use the names ( titles ) and descriptions ( descriptions ) Sites that were present in the Open Directory until its actual closure.
Here’s what, among other things, the company’s blog says verbatim:
“Given that the DMOZ has ceased to exist , we stop using its base to form our own snippets. On this basis, webmasters now need to take a much more serious approach to the issue of compiling quality meta tags for their sites. “
In conclusion, it is worth recalling that the above-described cooperation between Google and the Open Directory Project began as far back as 2006. Since then, the American search engine has always addressed to the base of the popular catalog for the compilation of SERP.