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10 Years & DMOZ Will Not List Us!

Discussion in 'ODP / DMOZ' started by mayanetworkinc, Jun 29, 2014.

  1. #1
    Since 2004 we've been trying to get our hookah site listed in DMOZ. We've tried a few times throughout the last 10 years. Always waiting a couple years before resubmitting. And yet still they will not list us but list all our competitors. We've always followed the submission rules to the letter! Has anyone experienced the same from DMOZ? Also does anyone have any suggestions on how we can finally get listed?
    SEMrush
     
    mayanetworkinc, Jun 29, 2014 IP
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  2. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    #2
    Have you considered signing up as an Editor and learning more about DMOZ from the inside?
    Is there any way that your site might be seen as low quality, duplicate etc?
     
    sarahk, Jun 29, 2014 IP
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    suwandichen13 Active Member

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    another guy fall in to despair. Editor from Dmoz still human , they have lot thing to do on real life. and they work as voltuneer there.. so can't be helped we just can need wait and wait.. ^.^
     
    suwandichen13, Jun 30, 2014 IP
  4. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    #4
    you, too, should consider signing up as an Editor and reducing the load for everyone.
     
    sarahk, Jun 30, 2014 IP
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    suwandichen13 Active Member

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    where i want to sign up already filled by another people , so can't be helped too. 1 editor for 1 category..
     
    suwandichen13, Jun 30, 2014 IP
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    Then pick another category - the sooner your category is empty then the guys further up the chain can focus on another area until finally they get to yours.
     
    sarahk, Jun 30, 2014 IP
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    suwandichen13 Active Member

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    if another category i never tried it. maybe i can try it .
     
    suwandichen13, Jun 30, 2014 IP
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    Agent000 Notable Member

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    As you have already submitted the site, then there is NOTHING more you can do.
    If you do not get listed it means one of two things:
    1. The site is still waiting to be reviewed
    2. The site sucks and got rejected

    Either way, there is nothing you can do to get listed other than submit ONCE ...move on; get on with your life and do something that will actually help your site.
     
    Agent000, Jun 30, 2014 IP
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    Agent000 Notable Member

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    I will add a third. I worked out your site and I would guess that it is not listed as there is nothing on your site that is not already on the sites that are listed in the relevant category. Adding your site would not be worth it; it would add no value to the category. ...remember DMOZ is there to list unique sites for surfers, not to provide backlinks to webmasters. How would adding your site increase the value to the category to the surfer? ... multiple listings of different sites offering the same thing is not much use to the surfer.
     
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    arrisweb Well-Known Member

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    Many categories have no editor. Editors works for free. Nobody wants to work for free! Ah, right! They are called volunteers. Ha, ha. Like in communist country. :)
     
    arrisweb, Jun 30, 2014 IP
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    suwandichen13 Active Member

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    because Free stuff on dmoz , the editors not really checking everyday
     
    suwandichen13, Jun 30, 2014 IP
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    snooks Well-Known Member

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    And what do you base this profound statement on?
     
    snooks, Jun 30, 2014 IP
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    suwandichen13 Active Member

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    nah.. this fact , do you ever ask people for free and expecting hundred percent work for you. i dont think so. All editor from Dmoz is working for free , so we can't expecting them to always available with their work on Dmoz.
     
    suwandichen13, Jul 1, 2014 IP
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    Anonymously Well-Known Member

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    #14
    You are right. One cannot expect volunteers to work 100%. But I don't guess that you work 24 hours every day when you are paid. That is 100%. Is that what you do 7 days a week.

    Editors are expected to do one edit per 3 months at least, if you do less than that you get booted. Now all of us who are editors comply with that and so we do actually work 100% of what we are asked. In fact many of us put in thousands of %, because we will edit thousands of sites in that time frame. Eh not bad for a volunteer!

    Two matters of fact
    1. The earlier poster said they had tried several times to be listed. I wonder what the web site is like if they can't read, so how can they write? Why can't they read, because they ticked a box that said they had read the T @ C's and that clearly says SUBMIT ONCE. More than that and you start being seen as a spammer and we all know what we do with spam.

    2. The op said one editor per category. WRONG. Look at this http://www.dmoz.org/Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/England/ which has four listed editors. But they are not the only editors, any editor in a higher category in the tree is an editor and there are dozens of editors who can edit anywhere in the directory. An editor listed at the bottom defines the extent of their editing in that category and we certainly accept more than one LISTED editor in categories, though sometimes a category with 5 sites might get a little crowded with more than one editor!!
    If you think you have the skills and the time then apply even if there is an editor already shown at the bottom. But check out some of the other postings on here about what sort and size of category to apply for.
     
    Anonymously, Jul 11, 2014 IP
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    Qryztufre Prominent Member

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    #15
    I would imagine posts like this one...

    and the fact the guys site has been sitting in the queue for ten years
     
    Qryztufre, Jul 13, 2014 IP
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    If it was such a big deal and he really gave a damn he'd have worked out how to be an editor and have put some effort into dmoz. It's not like there's any real barrier to being an editor.

    Because he hasn't I just reckon he's having a whinge.
     
    sarahk, Jul 14, 2014 IP
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    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    #17
    Are you suggesting to submit the site a second time? If so, that would be against their submission guidelines.
     
    dcristo, Jul 14, 2014 IP
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    I think she's referring to becoming an editor, not re-submitting his site.
     
    malky66, Jul 14, 2014 IP
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    It sounds like you are in deep denial that DMOZ is, in fact, a colossal failure as a voluntary organization. Compare it to WikiPedia, which has far more content, is updated so much faster, and is far more relevant.

    There really is no point submitting any website to DMOZ, since it is just a dusty old relic, waiting for the last publisher of their content to opt for something more dynamic and successful.
     
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2014
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    The time you would spend and have spent in getting onto this outdated, dysfunctional, failed experiment would be better spent in generating fresh, helpful and unique content on your website.

    Actually going for a walk is a far better alternative.

    Seriously, if you have a up-to-date sitemap, and it is submitted to Google and Bing's webmaster tools... you're in fine shape.
     
    ceebee, Jul 15, 2014 IP
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