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Google Directory Removed From Their Front Page

Randy asked 1 year ago
Here’s a few new tidbits:

According to GoogleGuy, “when we stacked up overall clicks on the directory tab, directory descriptions, and the directory category at the top of searches against the overall screen real estate that it took, I think the clickthrough on the directory-based items was lower overall.”

Peter Norvig, Google’s director of search quality, told SearchEngineWatch, “we analyzed what people were using, and that had become less popular over time. As the web grows, directory structures get harder to use. It didn’t seem to be worth the real estate on the home page.”

Also…

Tony, over at the Rugles blog, noted that, “the Google links in the SERPs also do not show whether the pages belong to an Open Directory category as they did before.”