Getting Listed on DMOZ

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does anyone have any guidance on how to get a site accpeted in DMOZ? i have read the rules and guidelines twice and still havn't been accepted. tried 2 weeks ago
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  • Profile picture of the author PabloVTB
    It is very very difficult to get in. I do not know how, you should probably know some editor or something.
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  • Profile picture of the author credasys
    The very simple thing to get listed in DMOZ is to follow their rules in submitting a site.
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    • Profile picture of the author faceblogger
      Originally Posted by credasys View Post

      The very simple thing to get listed in DMOZ is to follow their rules in submitting a site.
      Does not make sense.
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  • Profile picture of the author App Developers
    I followed the rules and tried twice. still no listing..........back logged?
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    • Profile picture of the author cbpayne
      Originally Posted by App Developers View Post

      I followed the rules and tried twice. still no listing..........back logged?
      If you followed the rules, then why did you submit twice? Resubmitting just overwrites the previous submission with the new date.
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  • Profile picture of the author azmanar
    Originally Posted by redstanford View Post

    does anyone have any guidance on how to get a site accpeted in DMOZ? i have read the rules and guidelines twice and still havn't been accepted. tried 2 weeks ago
    Hi Red,

    DMOZ will not accept sites that:
    - contain lots of affiliate links
    - contain lots of duplicate content

    If Google is about relevant content, DMOZ is about content value.

    So, add value to your site by placing more useful posts, how-tos and guides.

    Steps to evaluate your site:
    1. Check out DMOZ directory.
    2. Choose a category closest to your niche.
    3. View the sites closest to your niche.
    4. Mimic the quality of content presented by the approved sites.

    Most likely your site will get approved, after that changes. Takes some weeks to get listed.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin_Hutto
    I would say "some weeks" is optimistic.
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  • Profile picture of the author chasnsx
    I have heard it can take 8 months to a year to get accepted by DMOZ. I applied around the first of the year, and I have not seen my site on there or heard back from them. I'm not holding my breath for that one.
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    • Profile picture of the author azmanar
      Hi,

      Pretty much that way. The entries are done by 50k ( active or non-active ) volunteer editors.

      They are assigned categories by DMOZ and not at categories they applied for. Many got rejected ( including me... lol ) to prevent probable conflict of interest. Some categories are real busy but with low number of editors. So, massive backlogs are the norm.

      The one thing we ought to be aware of is some times editors make mistakes. If we ask them to correct the mistakes, it will take time or ignored. Editors also dropped out.

      So, choose the best category for the site as well as write accurate title and descriptions. Be sure of the category or it will end up not qualified and you might never know about it.

      Most importantly when a domain name is in, search engines won't stop spidering and indexing. Your PR in Google is bumped up. Traffic to sites multiplies. Get paid handsomely by happy customers.

      Key factor when dealing with DMOZ ->>>>>>> patience.

      I'm no longer active. Not sure whats happening.

      If you want to know more, here's DMOZ ( aka Open Directory Project's ) forum : Resource-Zone
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  • Profile picture of the author afam4eva
    Following rules or not. DMOZ is very difficult to get into. I have tried 3 times previously. The first one i submitted i had to wait for 6 months. I tried the second and third time but no result.
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    • Profile picture of the author Geolina
      I got one of my sites listed on DMOZ. It is a site without any affiliate links, with a lot of original content, it goes with a book I wrote. When it got accepted it had already a pagerank 2 (I don´t know if that made a difference), it wasn´t by any means a new site. It took about four months before it was approved - you might just have to be patient..

      For my money sites I didn´t even try because I felt their standart is not sufficient for DMOZ.

      Good luck to you!
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  • Profile picture of the author simonbuzz
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    getting listed in almost impossible..first you need a aged domain and etc etc....i tried to hire a editor but they ask 600 to get guaranteed accepted..So in my opinion its good to stay out of this..or if you are planing for a big site then you can try...
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