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DMOZ Corrupt and Goolge needs to drop them

Discussion in 'Google' started by James Dean Nash, Aug 26, 2007.

  1. James Dean Nash

    James Dean Nash Peon

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    #61
    Everything is hearsay but I believe Jeremy he is a very personable guy and very honest. And you know what he is not the first person to speak of such things happening....Also when ever you have humans involved that hold such authority anything and everything is possible.
    SEMrush
     
    James Dean Nash, Aug 27, 2007 IP
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    Sutocu Active Member

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    #62
    Somehow the submission system in Dmoz sucks. I have one website there, but the site moved a few months ago, so I sent them a request that they change the url. Been four months soon, done the request twice, and they still link to the old URL...
     
    Sutocu, Aug 27, 2007 IP
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    Unkn0wnPlayer Active Member

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    #63
    He isn't the first person that this has happened to. That's definately the largest sum of money that I've heard of though.
     
    Unkn0wnPlayer, Aug 27, 2007 IP
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    #64
    I'd be very interested in knowing what DMOZ has to say about this incident (and other accusations) and what actions they took if it was true.
     
    Zanswer, Aug 27, 2007 IP
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    klown Peon

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    #65
    Didn't you do a 301 redirect anyhow? Then it wouldn't be much of an issue, though I guess if anybody actually looked at Dmoz except webmasters and Google you might have a problem.
     
    klown, Aug 27, 2007 IP
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    admin@suckered.us Banned

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    #66
    I'll remove the link when Dmoz makes a public statement about this and removes the editor
     
    admin@suckered.us, Aug 27, 2007 IP
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    bogart Notable Member

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    #67
    I've heard of other cases
     
    bogart, Aug 28, 2007 IP
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    Benahue Active Member

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    #68
    You have the exact same number of backlinks and backlinks from the exact same sources? (excluding DMOZ)
     
    Benahue, Sep 2, 2007 IP
  9. oseymour

    oseymour Well-Known Member

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    #69
    DMOZ is a scam.....I put a listing a few months back on Getafreelancer.com $70 for a DMOZ listing and I got about a dozen replies within hours....they even had references and proof that they could do what they say
     
    oseymour, Sep 2, 2007 IP
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    nicegoogleguy Peon

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    #70
    I think that dmoz is like any other directory. You have to have a non-controversial site in order to get in. In the past they didn't give a squat about the quality of sites. I think the times have changed a bit now.
     
    nicegoogleguy, Sep 2, 2007 IP
  11. Qryztufre

    Qryztufre Prominent Member

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    #71
    They have always kept quality as number one, well, all but the commercial categories that you'll likely need to pay to get in.

    The other categories are losing editors as they are leaving or being let go faster then flies sipping pesticide. Regardless though, the surest way to get in is to have a QUALITY site that is complete and completely unique. Many editors will test random links looking for pages that wont load (I've skipped sites that were on shaky servers! ~ though I'm no longer an editor) and will copy random links into google looking for duplicate content. If either is found the site won't get listed. So in most cases it IS still about quality....but SEO be damned. You don't need Meta tags, proper title, H!~ tags or any of that, hell, most of the editors don't even know what a meta tag is. What you need is content, and original content at that.

    Once you have that down, then follow either one of these two simple rules:
    Submit & Forget
    Forget 2 Submit
     
    Qryztufre, Sep 2, 2007 IP
  12. nicegoogleguy

    nicegoogleguy Peon

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    #72
    @ Qryztufre
    Well stated. I think there's nothing wrong with contacting an editor of a given category and see his/her suggestions. After all they are not that busy :D
     
    nicegoogleguy, Sep 2, 2007 IP
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    Frenkie3 Banned

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    #73
    Alot of editors on DMOZ mess things up.
     
    Frenkie3, Sep 2, 2007 IP
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    Trapped Well-Known Member

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    #74
    Wasn't there a similar story about Yahoo Directory like a year ago? And i remember i have seen that story here in DP, just give it a search.
     
    Trapped, Sep 2, 2007 IP
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    #75
    I believe it. That was a good idea to get listed.
     
    bogart, Sep 2, 2007 IP
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    Qryztufre Prominent Member

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    #76
    I missed that the first time I read/skimmed the thread.

    If you really did that, then please, by all means, name & shame the editors involved. Preferably with proof, screenshots, etc...

    I've seen the offers, I've heard the tails, but I've yet to see the proof to back any of it up (even though I'm 110% positive it happens).
     
    Qryztufre, Sep 2, 2007 IP
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    bogart Notable Member

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    #77
    $70 is fair as a tip. They are working for free.
     
    bogart, Sep 2, 2007 IP
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    advantage Well-Known Member

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    #78
    When was the last time you saw a dmoz category on the first few pages of a query?

    I just searched for dmoz united states and the top result was not a dmoz category.

    Also - what does this mean?

    I was looking at the g cache for several dmoz pages and 9/10 were not cached at all (let it be known that site:dmoz.org returns over a million results however.)

    examples
    http://www.dmoz.org/Reference/Education/Colleges_and_Universities/
    http://72.14.253.104/search?sourcei...eference/Education/Colleges_and_Universities/

    No cache for
    http://www.dmoz.org/Regional/North_America/United_States/
    http://72.14.253.104/search?sourcei...moz.org/Regional/North_America/United_States/

    No cache for http://www.dmoz.org/Society/
    http://72.14.253.104/search?sourceid=navclient-ff&ie=UTF-8&q=cache:http://www.dmoz.org/Society/
     
    advantage, Sep 10, 2007 IP
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    advantage Well-Known Member

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    #79
    I think i might have figured it out...

    those pages are probably considered duplicate pages of the stronger google directory with the same content

    G's education / college university cached sep 4
    http://directory.google.com/Top/Reference/Education/Colleges_and_Universities/

    G's regional / na / united states cached sep 8
    http://72.14.253.104/search?sourcei...com/Top/Regional/North_America/United_States/

    googls /society cached sept 8
    http://72.14.253.104/search?sourcei...ache:http://directory.google.com/Top/Society/


    so does this just suggest duplicate content filters prefer directory.google.com over dmoz.org?
     
    advantage, Sep 10, 2007 IP
  20. axlarry

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    #80
    No wonder I haven't listed at DMOZ.
    How can I bribe some editors?
     
    axlarry, Sep 10, 2007 IP