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Old 28th August 2006, 12:35 PM   #11
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Question DMOZ days done?

I agree with the previous posters that DMOZ is very difficult to predict. Perhaps they have a shortage of editors. I applied to be an editor. One of the "chores" in the application is to identify websites that fit within the classification you are applying for. So, OK, I went to the directory classsification and selected web sites within that category. Seemed logical enough. My app got bounced because I had not selected pertinent web sites for the category. 'Splain that one.

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Old 28th August 2006, 08:52 PM   #12
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The thing is, there is no magic bullet

Your site needs to have loads of unique, valuable content to be eligible for inclusion in DMOZ. If anything, your site should not be a spam, illegal or otherwise unappealing. It has to be complete, at least.

DMOZ also says that you need to select the right category for your website to be included more quickly. So scan the DMOZ for similar sites like yours and see if the category fits you. Then apply.

Write objective description and use the company (business) name as the title (yes, no keyword stuffing unless your company name has them. Objective description means write what a passer-by would say about your site in third person. No hype or marketing speak.

By creating a valuable submission, you do the work of an editor and the editors will most likely include your site in DMOZ.

Did I say you need quality content for that?
For instance, my blog about improving websites was included with a month of the launch (I didn't notice the exact date), because (most likely) it has lots of valuable content on SEO, copywriting, usability, etc.

I suspect Old Welsh Guy's blog was included there for the same reason as well as a DMOZ editor knew him well

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Old 29th August 2006, 11:53 AM   #13
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I usually do not give it all that much thought. Once I feel my site is ready, I submit it and move on, not looking back. It may get listed, but it probably wont..

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Old 29th August 2006, 01:41 PM   #14
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The best advice is really to submit and move on. If you get in great. If not no big deal. I have found it easier to get listed in the regional/locality sections usually because there aren't as many sites already listed there.

Remember though that the DMOZ is just one link, a good one I admit, but good because it is hard to get in. Read the submission guidelines and follow them as best you can when submitting and don't worry about it after that.

A DMOZ listing will neither make or break your website. The time spent worrying about the listing could be put to better use in things like building quality content for your site or seeking other sites to link to you.

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Old 1st September 2006, 03:05 PM   #15
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Default The EASIEST way to get into DMOZ

Ha ha ha ha ha

You can get a listing in only 24hrs!!!

http://www.webproworld.com/viewtopic.php?t=66550

Ok..so it was a BAD editor..and they were removed..but how many others out there? Methinks a possible devaluing of a DMOZ listing may be on the horizon...

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Old 4th September 2006, 01:44 AM   #16
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I have to disagree about 'just one link' there.
There are dozens of DMOZ clones over there which also link to you.

After I got submitted by someone to DMOZ, I've got over 100 links. Sure, they may not be relevant and are definitely from DMOZ clones, but they are something at least.

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Old 4th September 2006, 11:37 AM   #17
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I too have not had success with getting listed with DMOZ. I don't worry about it too much because there are many other top rated directories that one can get listed in as well.

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A.N. it's true that the one listing from DMOZ can lead to a lot of links from DMOZ clones, but I don't think most of those links are given much weight anymore. I think in part all those clones were the reason a DMOZ listing was deemed so importat. It wasn't just the one link.

Search algorithms have been moving so much toward quality recently that just any old link really doesn't have the same effect it might have in the past. Sure you got 100 links and yes I'm sure it does help somewhat, but I would bet all those links aren't helping as much as it might seem.

I still think a listing at DMOZ is a good link to have. Much of the reason is because it can be so hard to get listed there. But I still think it's one link among many. There are plenty of successful sites not included in the directory and many unsuccessful site that are included.

I would certainly be happy to have my site listed as many times as possible, but it really isn't anything I'll worry about. I submit as best I can and move on to other things.

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Btw, for those who didn't know, you can get a second DMOZ link in a regional listing. Two links is better than one

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Old 5th September 2006, 09:43 PM   #20
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Do you mean, you can submit a link twice?

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