How long to get on DMOZ?

by Ertgy
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Anybody know generally how long it takes to be either accepted or rejected when submitting a site to DMOZ? Their site says a couple of weeks to years. That's a pretty big time difference.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ephrils
    I've been trying for years to get on DMOZ without success. I know some of the sites I've tried were legitimate contenders and better sites that what they had in their search listings too. One site I keep retrying has never been accepted and I know it's one of the best out there for its niche. Just keep trying
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  • Profile picture of the author igg
    It depends on how many requests they get as they approve sites manually but typically within 6 months you should know if your site has been accepted or not.
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  • Originally Posted by Ertgy View Post

    Anybody know generally how long it takes to be either accepted or rejected when submitting a site to DMOZ? Their site says a couple of weeks to years. That's a pretty big time difference.
    You can get accepted right away if you approach the right DMOZ editor and grease his palm with a contribution to his beer fund.

    But here's the thing: A DMOZ listing no longer has any value. Hasn't had for ages, actually.

    And here's why: DMOZ was big when the craze was building directory sites and loading them with ads. You scraped DMOZ for the content. And because there were people building directory sites all over the place, your DMOZ entry won you a lot of backlinks.

    Most of those directory sites are gone now. And no one's doing them any more because you don't make much (if any) money at it.

    And yet you can still find this advice in SEO books. They want you to get DMOZ-listed and to pay to get into the Yahoo Directory (also irrelevant).

    Save your time and money.

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  • Profile picture of the author HostStage
    I would have to disagree with the post above but very kindly and respectfully .

    The DMOZ directory has still some value but indeed probably less because of the reason exposed. However, Google does love a lot selective directories which doesn't approve every single website.

    So the fact that most of people are struggling to get approved is trully appreciated by google, it was quoted in one webmaster tools videos and as it made true sense it shall be true.

    Otherwise, you can try to resubmit your website every 6-8 months and make sure you are doing it right.
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    • Profile picture of the author panic
      They will not notify you when your link goes up.

      FYI, I have many dmoz links...they are PR 0 and don't really carry authority. The value of them is pretty much zero. There are some categories that might have a bit of PR and authority, but most of the time it is just another crap link.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ntech25
    It's been 4 years and still trying to get in LOL, I will come back in another 4 years and I'm sure say the same thing.

    It's really hard to get listed there, I think you need to have a really quality site made and not just something promoting affiliate links.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    DMOZ is a waste of time. Nobody cares about a DMOZ listing anymore. All you need to do get accepted is to pay one of their sleezy editors to include you.
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    • Profile picture of the author trade4861
      Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

      DMOZ is a waste of time. Nobody cares about a DMOZ listing anymore. All you need to do get accepted is to pay one of their sleezy editors to include you.
      So where do you go to pay one of these sleezy editors? How do you find the editor who handles your category?
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      • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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        Originally Posted by trade4861 View Post

        So where do you go to pay one of these sleezy editors? How do you find the editor who handles your category?
        Click on the category and then subcategory that you want. The editor will be at the bottom. If they don't have one, it'll give you a link to volunteer to be an editor for that category.
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  • Profile picture of the author larryboy03
    DMOZ will accept you "IF" your site provides a lot of value to the readers, also many people make the mistake of submitting there sites "WAY" to often, for example: Some people are submitting there sites after a week goes by and there not indexed, so they submit it again and again.

    It clearly states by DMOZ that any URLS submitted to many times will not be added and also you "MUST" be sure to put your site into the right category.

    So, the action plan: Spend a lot of time looking through the categories and make sure to submit your site into the right one, then wait for 6 months and if unsuccessful, try again.

    Don't submit your site more than once, because if it doesn't get accepted, there will be a reason for it.

    Hope this helps

    Regards

    Larry
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  • Profile picture of the author PPC-Coach
    So is it still worth it or no? What's the consensus?
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