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Search Engine Roundtable reported this morning that the ODP announced that they would be closing the site status check part of the Resource Zone forums. As always, Danny had an excellent perspective and an even more interesting suggestion. Make the OPD a wiki.

Wikipedia, of course, is the enormously successful community authored encyclopedia project. Editors of Wikipedia serve to police the edits but anyone can contribute. Since the stated purpose of the Open Directory Project is to be “the definitive catalog of the web”, wouldn’t it make sense to have as many hands in the creation as possible? Promote the current editors to quality checkers instead and let anyone add a link.

Google Blogoscoped points out that both ODPedia.com and ODPedia.org are available.

It’s worth a thought.

Susan Esparza is former managing editor at Bruce Clay, Inc., and has written extensively for clients and internal publications. Along with Bruce Clay, she is co-author of the first edition of Search Engine Optimization All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies.
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