March 6th, 2017 by Chris Gilchrist
As reported on Search Engine Land recently, DMOZ – the Open Directory Project that uses human editors to organize websites – is closing.
It will close as of March 14, 2017.
For you, probably the most important thing to know is the relationship between DMOZ and the NOODP meta tag.
This is a way for publishers to tell Google, and other search engines, not to describe their pages using Open Directory descriptions by, for example, replacing your suggested meta description.
This means the NOODP tag will become redundant and will be removed from the Shopify SEO Plugin on it’s next update.