by aw1219
21 replies
  • SEO
  • |
How hard is it today to get listed in dmoz? Does it really help you to gain more traffic?
#directory #dmoz #dmoz directory #traffic
  • Profile picture of the author gearmonkey
    It's hard. I was *told* the best way to get listed on Dmoz is to know/pay an editor. I have tried getting my site on Dmoz for 6 years now...

    I can't comment on the traffic, but getting on Dmoz sure is desirable. You can pay $200 to Yahoo to suggest your site. i heard good things about that, but the scary part is if they reject your site, you don't get your money back. And your $200 only gets you one year on Yahoo. You'll have to pay another $200 to yahoo next year.

    Unless they changed their policy, I don't know.
    Signature

    My Guitar Website | My SEO Blog - Advertising spots available.

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5471162].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author faceblogger
    It will increase your site's authority in a big way.
    Signature

    no sig

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5471298].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author danlew
    I have tried to get my site listed in DMOZ, but its very hard in my own experience. Anyway, I've already forgot about it until I saw this thread. Maybe, I should try again.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5471350].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author forest l
    DMOZ is a open Directory. It is a large, categorized directory of websites and pages, which is staffed by volunteers. Every website and page that is added to the directory has to be manually reviewed before it is included. Being listed in the directory is free.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5472788].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author AlbertSmiths
      )I personally feel that DMOZ listing is an efficacious source of enhancing website ranking and drive more and more traffic to the concerned website.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5474483].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author Talen
        DMOZ at one time meant something but now it does absolutely squat for your website. It doesn't bring traffic and Google couldn't care less about a DMOZ listing. I have one site listed there ( recently ) and I didn't even submit it.

        While DMOZ does allow you to submit a site the editors never have to look at submitted sites, they are actually encouraged to scour the web and add sites on their own.

        And honestly if you have ever spent any time on DMOZ you'll notice most of the sites listed are spam or haven't been updated in years.
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5474699].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author OvaisAhsan
        Originally Posted by AlbertSmiths View Post

        )I personally feel that DMOZ listing is an efficacious source of enhancing website ranking and drive more and more traffic to the concerned website.
        My 2 cents are that DMOZ listing is not in any way, plays any role in getting improved ranking.

        Dmoz had lost its importance years ago and no wonder why it is not accepting new sites of various webmasters. One should either try using other great and active directories online.
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5476678].message }}
        • Profile picture of the author Dexter AJ
          Dmoz was good but recently Dmoz seems dead. I dont think one should worry much about taking a shot through Dmoz
          {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5476721].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Luke Rafferty
    I have been trying for nearly 2 years now to get listed in dmoz - total pain, gearmonkey is probably right the only way maybe to know or even pay an editor
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5475126].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author webdevpro
    Takes quite long (2+ years and sometimes even more)
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5475270].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author roadies9
    its very hard to submit any website in Dmoz it willl take too much time
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5475922].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Cash37
    Took me probably a year and a half but I got one of my sites in. It didn't really help. I feel better sending 50k blog comments at my site whenever I feel though I think DMOZ helps you sustain your position after the dances, but Im probably wrong.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5476114].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    The DMOZ directory is like the Spice Girls.

    Was cool about 15 years ago.
    Signature

    BS free SEO services, training and advice - SEO Point

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5478270].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author davidstardling
    Listing your self into Dmoz is some thing really awesome as it will increase your website's Authority for sure!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5478983].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author spider123
    Banned
    [DELETED]
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5485991].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author jonson
      The Open Directory, also known as DMOZ, is a large, categorized directory of websites and pages, which is staffed by volunteers. Every website and page that is added to the directory has to be manually reviewed before it is included. Being listed in the directory is free.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5486041].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author semaximizer
    Its good to get listed in Dmoz. But since its becoming close to impossible now, you should consider submitting to other quality directories, especially niche directories.
    Signature
    Directory Maximizer - Kick-start your link building with some quality directory links.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5486353].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author dpfocjack
    Yes Dmoz is a business directory and it really helps to get high links but you should take care of some things so that you can get fast approval because DMOZ wants to achieve a high quality, content rich resource in which the general public will consider useful and indispensable. DMOZ expects their editors and reviewers to keep this high standard and only allow websites with original, unique and valuable informational content that contributes something unique to the category's subject.

    So you should take care that do not submit websites that have identical content but have different URL's, similar content to another website you already have listed in DMOZ.Do not submit your URL with each page as a separate submission.Do not submit websites that have pages that are not working properly, are under construction, have broken graphics, or broken links, or are redirecting to another website.Do not submit websites with illegal content and the websites that are just a bunch of links to affiliate programs.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5486607].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author jurky
      From my experience, doesn't help at all. I have a site there, and it's the same thing as if it wasn't listed.
      Signature

      Just check out my Google+ profile, that's all :) WHAT? You were expecting some kind of a sales pitch ???

      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5487280].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author NoodlyDoodly
        Originally Posted by jurky View Post

        From my experience, doesn't help at all. I have a site there, and it's the same thing as if it wasn't listed.
        Agreed. Sites waiting for approval in most categories now date back 3-4 years. There are very few editors left in the internal forums, resource-zone is dead, it's a matter of time before it's completely gone. The web keeps growing, but the editors have become very few, and those that are left tend to be disaffected.

        I don't bother submitting my sites, DMOZ will disappear before anyone sees the submission queue. Its days are numbered.
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5858483].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Shaolinsteve
    3-4 years? Holy C**p!

    I submitted my e-commerce store at the beginning of this year and have yet to hear anything lol, but it seems like nothing will happen now. Oh well... time to focus my efforts elsewhere
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5858578].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author NoodlyDoodly
    4-5 years, that's at the time I actually GET to a category. Those are the LUCKY categories. As it is, many of the submissions have already turned to parked domains. I would not be surprised that the wait eventually stretches to 8-9 years, if DMOZ lasts that long.

    The web is swelling, domains keep appearing and disappearing, and the volunteer base is ever shrinking. Webmasters are finally getting the message that the links don't help rankings, especially since Panda, fewer and fewer apply to edit.

    For many, the motivation for editing was that there was SOMETHING at stake, a link with value that webmasters were vying for. Even with few visitors, the ODP was helping Google. Google was returning many categories in the the top SERP. That's no longer the case, the links are devalued, and still there are virtually no visitors. The stakes are gone.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[5865315].message }}

Trending Topics