Google Updates Directory After 19 Months

Aug 20, 2007 • 10:09 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics

Remember the Google Directory, yes it is powered by the Open Directory Project (, well it has finally been updated.

After 19 months of having old data, Google finally pulled an RDF dump of the ODP directory as of August 7, 2007 this past Saturday.

The last time Google updated the Google Directory was in February 2006.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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08/20/2007 03:20 pm

Great. Now if we can just get DMOZ to update *their* listing. I submitted a change request to update a listing's URL over 4 months ago. So far.. zip.

Dave Dragon

08/20/2007 03:48 pm

What would be the business drives for not updating the directory for such a long time?

Jeffrey Henderson

08/31/2007 07:40 pm

Can someone please give me some insight on getting into Dmoz? I have quite a few quality sites that I've submitted, yet they never get picked up. I've read lately about having to pay to get in, but I don't even get those emails. Ideas?

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