RE: DMOZ vs. Wiki

From: Michael Potts <Michael.Potts_at_ARTISTdirect.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2007 09:08:24 -0700

Ben,
 
DMOZ is one of the original internet directories that was used to establish a few different engines, such as Yahoo! Google used it for a period of time, but I believe they pretty much rely on their own systems now. Ask.com uses a combination of things as a base for it's engine, Teoma. DMOZ was used, but Wikipedia is one of it's main way to identify content now. Per the article, you are seeing more and more results from Wikipedia showing up in Google. But that is also because it is a site that can be indexed, where as DMOZ was a directory that was used for indexing. Really two different approaches. I'm not sure if I clarified for you, but I hope some of that helped to explain it all a bit better. Thanks.
 
- Michael

        -----Original Message-----
        From: Ben Grodsky [mailto:grodsky_at_mediadefender.com]
        Sent: Thu 7/12/2007 9:56 PM
        To: Jay Mairs; Michael Potts
        Cc:
        Subject: DMOZ vs. Wiki
        
        

        Jay or Michael,

        http://www.seroundtable.com/archives/004215.html

        Can one of you explain to me what this article is talking about? I don't get it. I think it's saying that DMOZ is the base for most search engines, but Wikipedia seems to be taking over. Does that make sense? I'm not sure what that means. I've seen "dmoz" online before, but don't quite understand what it is. Is it just a user edited directory listing of sites on the internet? If so, what's the value in that.

        Thanks,

        Ben

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