Final Nail In The Google Directory Coffin

In 2008, Google removed directory links from Webmaster Tools and in December 2010, Google dropped the search box from the Google directory.

Today, Google has completely removed the Google Directory as a Google service. Going to directory.google.com will show you a notice that reads the “Google Directory is no longer available.” Yesterday the directory was live but today, Google quietly and without warning removed it.

I believe the Google Directory was one of the first additional links added to Google, but you have to assume it was rarely used by searchers in the past few years.

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  • http://www.planetc1.com/ Michael Dorausch

    So long Google Directory, it’s been such a long time since I’ve visited, I had forgotten you existed.

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