Thursday, August 25, 2011

Google Directory No More But Two of Its URLs World and Directory Help are Showing in the Sitelinks

Google Directory No More - Google Believe Web Search is the Fastest Way to Find Information

In these days, Directories are always the older way to find the information. Google also believe directory is the oldest way to find the information that's why Google discontinue their service Google Directory

Now if you open Google Directory You will get the following message.

Google Directory is no longer available.

We believe that Web Search is the fastest way to find the information you need on the web.

If you prefer to browse a directory of the web, visit the Open Directory Project at

Actually, Google was taking directory data from the Open Directory Project i.e. DMOZ

Surprising - Two Links of Google Directory are Showing in Google Sitelinks

Although Google Directory has been closed, but its two URL are showing in Google Sitelinks.

Google Directory

(a) World -> This URL is redirecting to 404 error page (page not found). I think its okay and working fine and it may be cached data that's why this URL is showing in the sitelinks.

(b) Directory Help -> This URL surprised me because this URL was working and describing about the Google Directory. I think Google forget to remove this page from their server and that's why this page is working correctly and showing in the sitelinks.

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