1. Advertising
    y u no do it?

    Advertising (learn more)

    Advertise virtually anything here, with CPM banner ads, CPM email ads and CPC contextual links. You can target relevant areas of the site and show ads based on geographical location of the user if you wish.

    Starts at just $1 per CPM or $0.10 per CPC.

Best way to get listed in DMOZ

Discussion in 'ODP / DMOZ' started by twgil, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. #1
    I have submitted two sites to DMOZ. One was accepted and one was rejected. The one that was accepted has a page rank of 3 without basically no other links. The other has a page rank of zero despite my best efforts. I have read the guidelines on the DMOZ website, but I am wondering if anyone has some inside tips on how to get in to DMOZ.
    SEMrush
    Do you have sites that were submitted and rejected? How about accepted? What was the difference?

    Thanks
     
    twgil, Apr 14, 2011 IP
    SEMrush
  2. amcfad2

    amcfad2 Greenhorn

    Messages:
    83
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    #2
    i tried to become an administrator there. they wouldn't go for it... its best to buy sites that are already dmoz listed because unless you have a huge budget, you're never going to achieve what's necessary to get accepted now a days.
     
    amcfad2, Apr 15, 2011 IP
  3. WallaceYeung

    WallaceYeung Notable Member

    Messages:
    3,377
    Likes Received:
    164
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    230
    Digital Goods:
    1
    #3
    You are really lucky to have one site accepted on DMOZ,
    would you mind to share your site here?

     
    WallaceYeung, Apr 15, 2011 IP
    China_girl likes this.
  4. C.Rebecca

    C.Rebecca Active Member

    Messages:
    1,401
    Likes Received:
    11
    Best Answers:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    65
    #4
    DMOZ guidelines are very strict... You need to follow them thoroughly!

    How do you know your other site was rejected?
    May be it is still waiting for approval.
     
    C.Rebecca, Apr 15, 2011 IP
  5. Agent000

    Agent000 Prominent Member

    Messages:
    4,839
    Likes Received:
    782
    Best Answers:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    340
    #5
    How did you know it was rejected?
     
    Agent000, Apr 15, 2011 IP
  6. webdev95

    webdev95 Member

    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    1
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    45
    #6
    It's not quite as important these days to get listed in DMOZ - I don't even worry about it anymore.
     
    webdev95, Apr 15, 2011 IP
  7. rain21

    rain21 Active Member

    Messages:
    1,365
    Likes Received:
    2
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    73
    #7
    having a good site + choosing the correct category may help to be listed
     
    rain21, Apr 16, 2011 IP
  8. tro2

    tro2 Peon

    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #8
    As mentioned above, a DMOZ listing is not as important as it used to be. Submit to DMOZ and forget it. If you really want to be listed, try applying to be an editor in your category. I would focus more on directories within your niche which might actually value and traffic to your site though.
     
    tro2, Apr 16, 2011 IP
  9. Jacob-Lett

    Jacob-Lett Guest

    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #9
    Well this is good to know. I have submitted and have heard nothing back. It is like throwing a ball over the fence and then forgetting about it. I can see why the listing holds value. The exclusivity of it alone. But it sounds others have the same long waiting time.

    So I am not going to worry about it. They will contact me, right? Haha. Excuse me sir, we would like to add you to our directory. Kindly respond with your site info. Signed, the DMOZ team. : )
     
    Jacob-Lett, Apr 16, 2011 IP
  10. eminenzmedia

    eminenzmedia Greenhorn

    Messages:
    59
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    #10
    Still waiting for the correct and assured way of getting the listing
     
    eminenzmedia, Apr 16, 2011 IP
  11. jimnoble

    jimnoble Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    999
    Likes Received:
    123
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    105
    #11
    It's been described in these forums numerous times. Just read the guidelines.
    There isn't one.
     
    jimnoble, Apr 16, 2011 IP
    China_girl likes this.
  12. Jacob-Lett

    Jacob-Lett Guest

    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #12
    I like this quote on the DMOZ site. "it may take anywhere from 2 weeks to several months" kind of open ended. Translated, "we will include your site whenever we want which may be never". Don't get your hopes up and don't keep checking the status. Think of DMOZ inclusion as a bonus not a right.
     
    Jacob-Lett, Apr 16, 2011 IP
  13. jimnoble

    jimnoble Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    999
    Likes Received:
    123
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    105
    #13
    I don't think you read very far into the sentence - or even its beginning :). Here's the complete thing.
    It's not even relevant to this thread's topic :(.
     
    jimnoble, Apr 16, 2011 IP
  14. niche4u

    niche4u Member

    Messages:
    46
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    41
    #14
    Dmoz sux... they always reject again and again..
     
    niche4u, Apr 16, 2011 IP
  15. downloadsun.com

    downloadsun.com Active Member

    Messages:
    125
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    53
    #15
    I submitted my website and waiting for result.
     
    downloadsun.com, Apr 16, 2011 IP
  16. Agent000

    Agent000 Prominent Member

    Messages:
    4,839
    Likes Received:
    782
    Best Answers:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    340
    #16
    How do you know that you were rejected?
     
    Agent000, Apr 16, 2011 IP
    China_girl likes this.
  17. gokhanfil

    gokhanfil Peon

    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #17
    1) Original Content
    2) WalidatorW3 (Coding Erors)
    3) Site Age
    4) The Right Category
    5) Explanation
     
    gokhanfil, Apr 17, 2011 IP
  18. jimnoble

    jimnoble Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    999
    Likes Received:
    123
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    105
    #18
    We don't validate the code. Most browsers are pretty forgiving and we're happy if the site works.

    We don't much care about site age, but young forums, blogs and directories often suffer from a lack of content (which we do check).
     
    jimnoble, Apr 17, 2011 IP
  19. gameutopia

    gameutopia Peon

    Messages:
    975
    Likes Received:
    7
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #19
    Follow the terms and guidlines. If they accept your site great, if not nothing to get worked up about. Dmoz is not that great anymore anyway. Very few actually go there and search for anything. Most people just google and you rarely see any dmoz results in google anymore. It is a dying breed like a lot of others these days. If you get in great if not don't worry about it, tons of others out there. Dmoz listing is not going to smack your site up to #1 in google results by any means. If you are looking for a google backlink try other google related sites there are tons of them.
     
    gameutopia, Apr 17, 2011 IP
  20. digitalbrain

    digitalbrain Greenhorn

    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    1
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    #20
    Can someone tell me if there has been any changes to DMOZ directory. A few years ago it was almost impossible to get into. Are they accepting new submissions and actually reviewing them?
     
    digitalbrain, Apr 17, 2011 IP