ANYONE get approved by DMOZ lately?!

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Although many sneer, and even more NEVER get approved for DMOZ, there are few of us who would say no to a listing in the open directory. It CAN'T be bad for our site's rating.

Now, I know people say it takes forever, or that they have tried and failed to get their sites listed, but I wonder - could that be because most of those sites are KERRRAP, and have no hope of being included?

I was thinking of trying to get my company site listed - it's a legit offline business, the home page is PR4 without any artificial linking from me and it fits the profile of sites I see listed in the SERPS all the time that have DMOZ listings.

The question is, is DMOZ even functioning any more? Do ANY sites still get approved? Has anyone got in recently?
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  • Profile picture of the author derekjansen
    I'd love to know myself - I've been submitting for the last 2 years and no response or acceptance...
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  • Profile picture of the author webhostingrvw
    I submitted 2 sites. 1 was of my client and it is an authority site in its niche. Both were rejected.
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    • Profile picture of the author markowe
      Originally Posted by omrishabbat View Post

      I am following a few categories for the last year, and no new websites has been added!
      Hmm, well that's a useful piece of information to know..!

      Oh well, I submitted my corporate site, so we will see - it's actually very simple, less hoops to jump through than most web directories, so it only takes a minute. If I experience a miracle I will be sure to let the WF know!
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  • Profile picture of the author dragoonshos
    For me, DMOZ is sort of a set and forget thing. Once a site has at least 20 content pages, I submit it to DMOZ and forget about it. I'd say, less than 10% of my sites got accepted. On the other hand, many of my sites are sniper sites.
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    • Profile picture of the author handmadebanner
      hi. same problem, guys. i'm waiting since 2009. no response.
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    • Profile picture of the author markowe
      Originally Posted by dragoonshos View Post

      For me, DMOZ is sort of a set and forget thing. Once a site has at least 20 content pages, I submit it to DMOZ and forget about it. I'd say, less than 10% of my sites got accepted. On the other hand, many of my sites are sniper sites.
      Sure, well, I am not even going to try getting any kind of affiliate or Adsense site approved - I am pretty sure they are not approving those! But a serious corporate site? Well, there are MANY of those listed... Or at least, they used to get listed in the past...
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  • Profile picture of the author Petarx
    See who is administrator in that section where you have submit your site and than contact administrator... Work's for me
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    • Profile picture of the author markowe
      Originally Posted by Petarx View Post

      See who is administrator in that section where you have submit your site and than contact administrator... Work's for me
      What, and offer them money..?
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      • Profile picture of the author Petarx
        Originally Posted by markowe View Post

        What, and offer them money..?
        No (or you can try:p) , just ask where is the problem...
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    • Profile picture of the author julien731
      I was wondering the same... is DMOZ still functioning... I submited a new website a few days ago just to try one more time if something could happen. I was almost sure DMOZ is abandoned...

      Originally Posted by Petarx View Post

      See who is administrator in that section where you have submit your site and than contact administrator... Work's for me
      However, you just gave me some hope again Petarx ! I think I'm gonna wait a few more days and then contact the section admin !
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      • Profile picture of the author webbyworld
        Dmoz is no longer approve directories now its just waste of time. There are many other directories with High PR and good alexa ranking try to target them with different keywords.

        You will get very good results with your Long Tail keywords
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      • Profile picture of the author ARVolund
        Originally Posted by julien731 View Post

        I was wondering the same... is DMOZ still functioning... I submited a new website a few days ago just to try one more time if something could happen. I was almost sure DMOZ is abandoned...



        However, you just gave me some hope again Petarx ! I think I'm gonna wait a few more days and then contact the section admin !

        Dude even when you do get approved the process takes months (or years). At a few days you are so far back in the line you can not even see the front.
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        • Profile picture of the author webbyworld
          Originally Posted by ARVolund View Post

          Dude even when you do get approved the process takes months (or years). At a few days you are so far back in the line you can not even see the front.
          I agree with you its really better to concentrate on other directories where you get approval in 1-2 week rather waiting for months and years for your approvals.
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  • Profile picture of the author faceblogger
    submitted many websites but no luck yet
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  • Profile picture of the author kimseo
    I am waiting since last one year
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  • Profile picture of the author walesfootball
    One of my sites has recently been accepted, to be honest I submitted the site and then didn’t give it a second thought as I didn’t think it would be listed, about two months later I just happened to check and there it was, very happy!
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    • Profile picture of the author markowe
      Originally Posted by walesfootball View Post

      One of my sites has recently been accepted, to be honest I submitted the site and then didn't give it a second thought as I didn't think it would be listed, about two months later I just happened to check and there it was, very happy!
      Well, congratulations! I was about to conclude that NOBODY is getting approved. There is hope yet

      What sort of niche was it in? I guess you would say it was a quality site, not a thin affiliate or anything?

      Did you notice any ranking improvements around that time?
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  • Profile picture of the author vilroot
    To get approve here, moderator must be your cousin
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    • Profile picture of the author jonhkh17
      Originally Posted by vilroot View Post

      To get approve here, moderator must be your cousin

      I guess that the only way:rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author peejaydee
    Originally Posted by markowe View Post

    The question is, is DMOZ even functioning any more?...
    I think the question really is, is DMOZ even relevant any more? I would argue that it's not. No one uses it and outside of the web development and SEO community, no one has even heard of it.
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    • Profile picture of the author markowe
      Originally Posted by peejaydee View Post

      I think the question really is, is DMOZ even relevant any more? I would argue that it's not. No one uses it and outside of the web development and SEO community, no one has even heard of it.
      Oh sure, I don't see it as the Holy Grail, that's for sure. It's just a juicy link - high-PR domain, heavily curated content (to put it mildly!) Worth having if you can get it. I did also wonder about the competitor-editor thing though...
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  • Profile picture of the author rahmanpaidar
    They are very strict to what category you submit.
    The best approach is to search one of your competitors which is listed in DMOZ and submit your site in the same category.
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    • Profile picture of the author ARVolund
      Originally Posted by markowe View Post

      What, and offer them money..?
      It has been know to help


      Originally Posted by rahmanpaidar View Post

      They are very strict to what category you submit.
      The best approach is to search one of your competitors which is listed in DMOZ and submit your site in the same category.

      Unless one of your competitors is the editor in that category(which happens a lot) and sandbags your submission (which again happens a lot)


      It just really depends on the category and who is doing the approving. That place is more corrupt than Chicago politics.
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  • Profile picture of the author lukemeister
    I haven't gotten a site approved there in years, and have submitted some of my best, most authoritative, informative sites. I've got this visual in my head at this point that the DMOZ moderator control center (there is no such thing, I know) is a bunch of empty computer rooms and one janitor walking around chasing mice off the dusty keyboards
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  • Nope :/ submitted my site - never even got a response. I've pretty much just given up submitting to them, some say it doesn't even help your website. Oh well, maybe next time...oh wait I won't get accepted next time either...
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  • Profile picture of the author 4webmaster
    I have an authority site and submitted month ago, no reply and not in it, looks like many categorie mods are business owners or have a website listed and reject any competitors. Dmoz is like communist sites. Have a friend as mod and you get your site in. No transparency. What's the purpose of a web directory? List some friends site?
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    • Profile picture of the author regencychess
      Since 2006 I have submitted many sites to Dmoz and never had one accepted. All the same niche, but different categories each time. I am sure the editor is a competitor or at least working with one of them. I guess a bribe can mean inclusion for you and exclusion for those you don't like.

      It's a shame google still puts so much weight on Dmoz links given how corrupt and silly it has become.
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  • Profile picture of the author salmanbaig
    Waiting since 6 months but no result until now ..... Totally lost hope
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