Anyone in DMOZ?

by h1dayah 27 replies
"I submitted to DMOZ oh its been 4 month now since am submit it. and still have not heard anything. Does anyone know how long this process takes."
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  • Profile picture of the author Andy Fletcher
    What's DMOZ?
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    • Profile picture of the author jhongren
      I have submitted twice over 2 years but it didn't go in.
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    • Profile picture of the author h1dayah
      Originally Posted by Andy Fletcher View Post

      What's DMOZ?
      Human edited directory with pagerank 8,and will really help to gain more visitor if you are listed in there...


      Please anybody help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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      • Profile picture of the author sparrow
        I have been submitting for years now (1995) and still have not been entered

        Its a niche I dominate in and I am suspecting the person who is the human editor is a competitor.

        Many others who are in my niche are getting in.

        There is a dirty little secret that not many people know about how the human editors run this directory. They get there own sites in, since they claim to be so short handed and if you can lend a helping hand you also monitor areas other than the assigned category.

        Well at this point I dominate the niche and have no need for their link

        Ed
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        • Profile picture of the author VenetianPoker
          I edit a category. I find that being an editor helps get sites reviewed faster.

          I would volunteer to edit a category, then once you're in, email the editor of the category you need to be in and tell him that you're an editor, too, and you'd appreciate any help s/he can give you.

          Has worked for me every time, but I don't abuse it, either.
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          • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
            A couple of my websites are in DMOZ, but honestly, I don't get much direct traffic from there.

            It most likely helps my websites link popularity and PR, though.

            Both of those sites are over 3 years old, but I never submitted...they appeared by themselves.

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            • Profile picture of the author TOPGUN08
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              • Profile picture of the author hibernate
                I got to know a DMOZ editor, and he showed me the challenges of their job. Many categories do not have a volunteer editor and they must wait until a editor with higher access (Meta-editor) comes across that category to add a site. It is not uncommon to have a submission take several months if the speciifc category doesn't have an editor.

                The utility of a DMOZ listing is that several search engines and directories will spider DMOZ searching for links. Used to be that Google really liked DMOZ, now some say that it is more relied upon by Yahoo, and I have seen evidence to suggest that Google may not update findings from DMOZ categories that often.

                Make sure your submission meets guidelines, otherwise it will be relegated to the back of the line. Feel free to PM me with your submission for some tips.
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                • Profile picture of the author Mike Hill
                  That would be a great WSO...

                  1. Volunteer to be an editor in DMOZ

                  2. Offer a WSO for a quicker view of your website to be considered for DMOZ listing in the category you are editing...

                  3. $299 a pop.

                  4. Of course I'm just kidding ;-)

                  Mike Hill
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                  • Profile picture of the author Solidsnake
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                    Dmoz is useless for me nowadays... not many people uses it..
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                    • Profile picture of the author Mike Hill
                      Originally Posted by Solidsnake View Post

                      Dmoz is useless for me nowadays... not many people uses it..

                      It's not for the fact of people using DMOZ, it's to get some link love... They have a Page Rank 8
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                      • Profile picture of the author Dan Grossman
                        And DMOZ listings are mirrored by thousands of sites, including Google Directory.

                        I have a few sites in there, but I submitted them years ago.
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                        • Profile picture of the author seasoned
                          Sometimes you people amaze me. SOMETIMES you see things I don't and I think "DUH"! OTHER times, you miss the boat ENTIRELY!!!!!!!! DMOZ is a directory, of course, but a **********LOT********** of people use it! You see, Yahoo is basically YAHOO! Google is basically GOOGLE, except where people use GOOGLE sponsored links. But DMOZ!?!?!? NOPE! DMOZ really ISN'T DMOZ! When you "get listed in DMOZ", you aren't really listed in DMOZ, but in the OPEN DIRECTORY PROJECT! DMOZ is merely one of many thousands of front ends.

                          The Open Directory Project is used by MANY, including Google and, I believe Yahoo. If a new free large search engine opens up, they will probably use the open directory project as the seed data. If they DON'T, they will look vacant, or cheat.

                          Even many small sites may be encouraged to use one of the many programs that either scrape or frame dmoz, or extract data from the ODP!

                          DMOZ in Google: 36,800,000
                          Open Directory Project in Google: 16,200,000

                          And SOME are labeled in a more generic way, or not labeled!

                          Open Directory Project - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

                          BTW about how long it takes. Your site has to be worthwhile and targeted towards the topic. When you ask for it to be added, an EDITOR has to approve it. The lower the level, the easier it is for a GOOD site to get included, and the greater the chance for an appeal, but the longer it could take. That is because they may work in that area, and only come by infrequently. ALSO, if they make too many mistakes(like include sites THEY or a friend did that aren't GREAT, or include sites that were more appropiate elsewhere), they may be called to task, and demoted. If the area is small enough, and your site good enough, you COULD apply to be an editor. Just plan on sticking around a bit.

                          Steve
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                          • Profile picture of the author h1dayah
                            Originally Posted by seasoned View Post

                            Sometimes you people amaze me. SOMETIMES you see things I don't and I think "DUH"! OTHER times, you miss the boat ENTIRELY!!!!!!!! DMOZ is a directory, of course, but a **********LOT********** of people use it! You see, Yahoo is basically YAHOO! Google is basically GOOGLE, except where people use GOOGLE sponsored links. But DMOZ!?!?!? NOPE! DMOZ really ISN'T DMOZ! When you "get listed in DMOZ", you aren't really listed in DMOZ, but in the OPEN DIRECTORY PROJECT! DMOZ is merely one of many thousands of front ends.

                            The Open Directory Project is used by MANY, including Google and, I believe Yahoo. If a new free large search engine opens up, they will probably use the open directory project as the seed data. If they DON'T, they will look vacant, or cheat.

                            Even many small sites may be encouraged to use one of the many programs that either scrape or frame dmoz, or extract data from the ODP!

                            DMOZ in Google: 36,800,000
                            Open Directory Project in Google: 16,200,000

                            And SOME are labeled in a more generic way, or not labeled!

                            Open Directory Project - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

                            BTW about how long it takes. Your site has to be worthwhile and targeted towards the topic. When you ask for it to be added, an EDITOR has to approve it. The lower the level, the easier it is for a GOOD site to get included, and the greater the chance for an appeal, but the longer it could take. That is because they may work in that area, and only come by infrequently. ALSO, if they make too many mistakes(like include sites THEY or a friend did that aren't GREAT, or include sites that were more appropiate elsewhere), they may be called to task, and demoted. If the area is small enough, and your site good enough, you COULD apply to be an editor. Just plan on sticking around a bit.

                            Steve
                            Thank you so much , You are really inspired me.

                            got to go to the right way........
                            love you all......
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                            • Profile picture of the author lincolnn
                              does anyone know if using one of those directory submission services taht submits to 400 sites, gets you penalized by Google?
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                              • Profile picture of the author Matt Bard
                                I'm in DMOZ,

                                They don't want redundant listings. If you want to submit a site about let's say list building then what makes your site any different than those they already have?

                                It has to be a highly ranked site if you are in a competitive niche or you have to have a unique site within the category.

                                I have ULC Radio in under Spirituality and Religion. There is already a listing for the ULC (Universal LIfe Church) and I have a unique site based on the Universal Life Church. The Universal Life Church Radio Program or ulcradio, ties in with the larger ULC.

                                If you want to list with a competitive niche then you need to be a more specific or a unique part of the whole.
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                              • Profile picture of the author Sam Rodrigo
                                Originally Posted by lincolnn View Post

                                does anyone know if using one of those directory submission services taht submits to 400 sites, gets you penalized by Google?
                                No, it should not. However, doing such a task every month might be overkill.

                                I would included this step in the development of any type of website.

                                Success,
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                  • Profile picture of the author derekwong28
                    Originally Posted by Mike Hill View Post

                    That would be a great WSO...

                    1. Volunteer to be an editor in DMOZ

                    2. Offer a WSO for a quicker view of your website to be considered for DMOZ listing in the category you are editing...

                    3. $299 a pop.

                    4. Of course I'm just kidding ;-)

                    Mike Hill
                    This is not a joke, there had been a lot of allegations about corrupt payments to DMOZ editors over the years.
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                    • Profile picture of the author warfore
                      I have a hobby content site on DMOZ. It does take a very long time to get listed (that is if they like your site). The biggest impact is that you get some pagerank juice from it.
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                      • Profile picture of the author lifesshort
                        I started a new niche blog in May of this year, submitted my site to DMOZ after a few weeks of adding articles to my blog and was indexed about 2 weeks later.

                        That was fast and I have received a few visits to my blog from DMOZ.

                        I had tried with a website around a year ago and that never got indexed with them.
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        • Profile picture of the author gavin6
          how much time does it take to be an editor?

          Gavin
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  • Profile picture of the author Bondtana
    Man... I just came across a crappy angelfire site that was on the DMOZ... it had a 4 page rank lol

    edit: sorry. Didnt notice this thread was so old.
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  • Profile picture of the author Odhinn
    DMOZ never updates anything anymore. Pick a page and watch it for 6 months or a year - you might see one new site added, if you're lucky. I don't even bother submitting my sites anymore.

    And what's funny is that you look at the site and they claim they need new volunteers, and then you volunteer, and they always deny you. Every time, no matter what category you choose to edit. I'm starting to think it's a fraud.
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  • Profile picture of the author I.M.Retired
    One of my sites is in DMOZ - it's a local business directory site. I had to submit the site twice - it was approved shortly after the second submission - about 8 months after the site was started. (July 2007) I slowly built some quality, relevant links and got some .edu and .gov links as well.

    After the first submission I changed the meta tags to closely match the first 25 words of text, including key words on the first page of the site. (Site uses Wordpress.) I also edited a lot of the text to clean up some keyword redundancy and excess wordiness. Everything on the site is related to the site, the name of the site, the domain name and the first 25 words of text.

    I have no idea if these changes were what made the site acceptable but I was a pretty happy camper to see the site accepted!
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