Popular manually edited website directory DMOZ is shutting down on March 14th, just in two weeks from now. This was announced last night on their homepage. Many real estate agencies or property management companies have been using this directory, mainly for the reason of its high authority considered by google. If you wanted to get on the first page of google, DMOZ was a necessary Search engine optimization technique.
After Yahoo directory shutting down in 2014, this was the last manually edited directory out there. It’s not known yet if there will be some other directory used in the future and how this will change search positions of the real estate companies listed in DMOZ directory, after the March 14th. I guess we can expect some changes on the first page of google search.