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1 site, 6 dmoz listings = little effect on serps

Discussion in 'ODP / DMOZ' started by Dominic, Jan 10, 2005.

  1. Alucard

    Alucard Peon

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    #41
    Highly unlikely that that is the problem. More likely is the general random nature of when sites get reviewed.
    SEMrush
     
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  2. Richmond, Virginia SEO

    Richmond, Virginia SEO Peon

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    I can only hope. His site deserves to be there. I'm just waiting another month or so before submitting it again. I do it every three months or around there.
     
    Richmond, Virginia SEO, Jul 1, 2005 IP
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    jimnoble Well-Known Member

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    What's the logic behind that?

    If the site is lstable, probably nobody has got around to evaluating it yet. Resubmissions overwrite earlier ones so resubmission is not a good idea if the editor processes the pile in submission date order.

    If the site is unlistable because it's not the sort of site we list, resubmission won't magically make it listable.

    If the site is potentially listable but has inadequate content, doesn't work or is still obviously under construction, it needs to be improved before resubmission - but I guess you'd be doing that anyway.

    Blindly hammering on the submission nail every three months won't irritate us into listing it - and could have other consequences.
     
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  4. Will.Spencer

    Will.Spencer NetBuilder

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    #44
    Yeah, instead of not listing it, they might not list it. :rolleyes:
     
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  5. Richmond, Virginia SEO

    Richmond, Virginia SEO Peon

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    #45
    The site is good to go in every way and has a large number of products and content. I can't understand why it isn't listed. I submitted the second time because the site had doubled in size and thought it hadn't gotten in the first time because the editor might have thought it wasn't large enough for a toy site.

    I didn't consider that I was blindly hammering at it, more like, "take another look it is even better now." But as I stated, this site is very good toy site for unusual toys. I don't understand why DMOZ would not want it especially when I see other toy sites in there that are inferior.

    I guess I'm at a loss as to what to do other than resubmit. I will take your advice JimNoble and hold off submitting. Any advice other than wait. If it doesn't get listed over the next 6 months should I assume it never will be?
     
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    gworld Prominent Member

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    #46
    Check if one of your competitor is the editor of the your category, you will have not a chance in hell to get listed in this case.:mad:
     
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    jimnoble Well-Known Member

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    @Richmond, Virginia SEO

    I must have entirely misunderstood what you meant by
    Just ignore me :)
     
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    Richmond, Virginia SEO Peon

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    My toy client is still not listed. I am really wondering how this directory can have any power when it is so poorly executed. Any word on its demise or resurrection?
     
    Richmond, Virginia SEO, Oct 1, 2005 IP
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    #49
    The editor is not "dead" - they have been busy deleting your duplicate submissions.
    Perhaps you should consider giving your client a refund, as you have been putting your client at a disadvantage by failing to follow the guidelines. You made a choice to not follow the guidelines and now you are complaining!!! ... don't figure???
    What power?
     
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  10. Will.Spencer

    Will.Spencer NetBuilder

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    #50
    DMOZ has power due to it's many clones, including the Google directory.

    It's one of the most poorly managed directories on the Internet, so that power won't last forever.

    Forget about DMOZ -- get your client links elsewhere. DMOZ is just not worth the effort.
     
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    Blogmaster Blood Type Dating Affiliate Manager

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    #51
    If Google found a way to discard the many clone links and recognize them as being really the same link, that would solve a lot of the problems :)
     
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  12. Will.Spencer

    Will.Spencer NetBuilder

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    #52
    I think that Google has.

    I do not think that MSN has.
     
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    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    :D :D :D

    Now THAT is comedy... :eek:
     
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    #54
    It may seem so from a webmaster perspective, but that assumes processing submissions is an editors priority and that is just not the case. It's important to remember the directory is not 'managed' to benefit webmasters.

    What effort? You submit your URL (hopefully with some attempt at a guideline compliant title and description) and then forget about it, seems rather simple to me.

    (And hello to everyone :))
     
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    #55
    I wasn't complaining and I took the advice back in July and haven't repeated any submissions (Look at the posting dates next time) I've also submitted many others and not one has been posted.

    Of course, I post to many other directories, but I'm confused whey dmoz gets or was getting such credit when they are obviously way behind the curve. I also applied to be a editor for my home town and have not recieved any notice from them. If they are so far behind as they keep bemoaning, why not accept help.

    Disappointing and frustrating is all I can say about dmoz.
     
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    photofox Active Member

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    I did not say you were complaining, I was commenting on something said in item50.
     
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    #57
    I should give credit where it is due. I just checked a submission for a different client done August 1 and it was in the directory. Thank you, DMOZ!
     
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  18. Will.Spencer

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    Exactly -- DMOZ is run for the benefit of the editors. :cool:
     
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    I was just about to ask the question, "Who IS the directory managed for?", since I don't think anyone but DMOZ editors and webmasters ever look at it - but I guess Will answered that question already... :eek:
     
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    Richmond, Virginia SEO: "My toy client is still not listed. I am really wondering how this directory can have any power when it is so poorly executed. Any word on its demise or resurrection?"
    I would just submit your site once and leave it at that. You might want to resubmit it if you make major changes in the site to where it is not relevant to the category you submitted it to.

    Some times it can take 1 to 2 years to get your site reviewed and accepted.

    DMOZ used to answer status requests and you were allowed to ask every 6 months but they don't do that anymore.
     
    bobmutch, Oct 2, 2005 IP