DMOZ, the Open Directory Project, has officially closed after nineteen years. Although it came three days later than originally planned, it still marks the end of an era. An era where internet users tried to organize the web and a competitor of the Yahoo Online Directory. The evolution of search engines such as Google and Bing have made this once resourceful website obsolete.
Even after Google and other machine powered search engines took control of the web DMOZ still lived on. It was frequently used with webmasters to help with their SEO efforts. Although the SEO and directory world have evolved since DMOZ’s inception, it is still a valued piece of internet history.