Google officially stops using DMOZ as a source of titles & meta descriptions
Google has officially stopped using DMOZ as a source of titles and descriptions for the search result snippets. So, now the webmasters don't need to worry about using the NOODP directive to request Google not to use the titles and meta descriptions from DMOZ (Open Directory Project).
DMOZ was officially shut down on March 17 this year, and is not maintained anymore. So, Google has decided not to use it anymore as a source of its search results snippets. Earlier, when Google was not to able to find relevant titles and descriptions in a website, it used to use DMOZ as a source of titles and meta descriptions.
Google says that now webmasters themselves need to provide better titles and meta descriptions to use in their search result snippets.
Read the following ducument to write better titles and meta description.