Final Nail In The Google Directory Coffin

Barry Schwartz on
  • Categories: Channel: SEO, Google: Other
  • 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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    Barry Schwartz
    Barry Schwartz is Search Engine Land's News Editor and owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on SEM topics.