Google’s DMOZ descriptions

I’m going to play around with different types of meta descriptions (keywords only, full sentences, etc.) and see if it makes a difference. I have noticed that if you search for a keyword that is in the DMOZ description (for instance, “eyeglasses”), the DMOZ description might come up, but if you search for “eye glasses”, the meta description tag of the page will come up in the search result, probably because “eyeglasses” is in the DMOZ description and “eye glasses” isn’t. Duh?

Anyway, will keep fooling with this until I get a better handle on what is happening and why.



Well, so much for that theory! After Google’s update last week, BOTH show up with the DMOZ description (eyeglasses OR eye glasses). Back to playing with meta tags and removing javascripts. đŸ˜‰


One thought on “Google’s DMOZ descriptions

  1. I’m not the only one miffed about Google’s use of the pathetic DMOZ descriptions. Take a look at http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/feedback-webspam/ and you’ll find a ton of posts pleading for the practice to stop. SOme have gone as far as trying to remove their DMOZ listings from the directory, but as we all know, getting OUT of DMOZ is even harder than getting in. Most requests fall into a black hole.

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