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    Grandma broke her coccyx! Uncle Rico's Avatar
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    DMOZ Listing
    Wow, I actually found my site listed in the DMOZ.

    My first site I submitted to the DMOZ back in Jan 2006 is not listed.

    My latest site, started on Jan 2007, was submitted to DMOZ sometime in Jan 2007 and is now listed. When I submitted, I kind of forgot about it due to the history of lengthy submission times at the DMOZ.

    The category I am in has a PR of 6, so maybe that will help my current PR of 0.

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    Dmoz is still alive????

    Congratz. One back link is better than none

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    Grandma broke her coccyx! Uncle Rico's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by WyndhamVacationR-EricEwe
    Dmoz is still alive????

    Congratz. One back link is better than none
    Apparently so. I think that now makes a total of 1 back link.

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    I must be lucky, all my sites were listed with in 3 weeks of submitting them

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    In the affiliate-space, it seems the dmoz editors just add sites that they know won't grow or be competition. If your site starts to do well, they'll just drop ya.

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    I have had some that never get placed, others that took months if not years, and yet others that were done in 3 days. In any of the cases I didn't really see where it helped a whole heck of a lot at all.

    They should call it dmozzzzzzzzzzzz a this point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newestuser
    In the affiliate-space, it seems the dmoz editors just add sites that they know won't grow or be competition. If your site starts to do well, they'll just drop ya.
    Sounds like a conspiracy to me.

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    It helps some with Yahoo rankings, they seem to like legitimate hand edited directories.

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    This directory is weird. Their guidelines state that you must choose the most appropriate category for your site when submitting, and sometimes that means that the final category will be a branch of a long tree. However, editors check only those categories that are of interest to them, so they may never see your submission.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick - AM Navigator
    This directory is weird. Their guidelines state that you must choose the most appropriate category for your site when submitting, and sometimes that means that the final category will be a branch of a long tree. However, editors check only those categories that are of interest to them, so they may never see your submission.
    Editalls and meta editors can and do edit all over the directory.

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    Domain Addict / Formerly known as elbowcreek Thomas A. Rice's Avatar
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    I figured dmoz was dead, since I had tried to submit a domain a couple months ago, and the submission page was disabled. It appears to work now.



    I wonder, though, how many of the editors are now spending their time on wikipedia?
    Following everyone else is a GREAT way to become average.

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    There is a slight conflict in DMOZ. If you try to get listed in the highest PR relevant category it could take forever since many of those are overcrowded as is. If you want to get listed more quickly it sometimes helps to choose a less crowded sub category.

    But I agree. Like lots of other things DMOZ defies logic.
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    I used to be an editor for the DMOZ.... what a mess that place was.

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    Are there any other good Directories, most people always refer to DMOZ

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    It seems like most editors there have a conflict of interest in the areas they edit. Not sure how to get around that, though, because very few would be interested in editing in areas they aren't familiar with.
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    I have submitted to DMOZ some get accepted some dont. But it took a very long time. It seemed that the site that did get accepted fastest was a niche market, maybe that had something to do with it.
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    Affiliate Manager Howard Gottlieb's Avatar
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    I applied to be a DMOZ editor one time. It was obviously in an area where I had an interest and a website. My application was denied. As Michael says maybe the inherent conflict between wanting editors who are not involved with a topic dramatically reduces the pool of potential candidates.
    I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die
    to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there
    isn't and die to find out there is.

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    I was lucky, all of my sites that I submitted were in the top drectory and not brached off.

    get maybe 2 to 3 hits aday from Dmoz but like someone else said it should be called dmozzzzzzzzzzz

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    Do people actually search DMOZ? It would never occur to me to look there anymore.

    So, am I correct that the ultimate goal in getting listed is just to help with PR elsewhere?

    Kristen

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    "Do people actually search DMOZ?"

    I don't think so. I never have and people not in this business or on the internet all the time, if you asked them about it, you would get a blank stare. More for the link and any possible SEO benefits that come with it, not sure how big.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webworker
    Editalls and meta editors can and do edit all over the directory.
    A few editors expressly told me that they're not bothered to look into sections that are of no interest to them.

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    DMOZ just won't cut it for SEO purposes anymore. Google loves sites that spread virally. If press concerning your site spreads quickly across a handful of blogs you'll gain a lot more than a single DMOZ link could offer.

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    Domain Addict / Formerly known as elbowcreek Thomas A. Rice's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by kse
    Are there any other good Directories, most people always refer to DMOZ
    I always drop by joeant.com to submit it...
    Following everyone else is a GREAT way to become average.

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    Being listed in DMOZ IMO is a great way in building your PR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrCat
    Being listed in DMOZ IMO is a great way in building your PR.
    Hasn't helped yet with PR. Still set to 0.

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