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DMOZ influence on results

Discussion in 'ODP / DMOZ' started by nlopes, May 9, 2004.

  1. #1
    Hi,

    One of my sub-domains was added (finally after 6 months) to DMOZ. SInce then the PR has raised from 3 to 5 and links from 0 to 25!

    That sub-domain is #1 for almost keywords.

    Has anyone experienced this jump??

    The problem is that I've submited more 5 sub-domains and they weren't approved yet. They take so much time......
    SEMrush
    Maybe I'm gonna apply for editor. Any editor here?

    Nuno
     
    nlopes, May 9, 2004 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Dirkjan

    Dirkjan The Dutch SEO Guy

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    Yes I have experienced exactly the same things. In my honest opinion, sites cannot be really 100% effective in search engines if they are not submitted in DMOZ.org, its the first thing I do when I want it to be found in Google.

    Yahoo.com works pretty good for English sites too btw. Not as good as DMOZ but still worth the time to submit it.
     
    Dirkjan, May 9, 2004 IP
  3. HeadBuilder

    HeadBuilder Peon

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    We had the same experience. Before getting on DMOZ, our PR was 3 and that jumped to 5 once we were listed. Google does put some focus for page ranking based on listing in DMOZ.
    By the way, may I ask what's your subdomain and the keywords used?
     
    HeadBuilder, May 9, 2004 IP
  4. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #4
    There are lots of ODP editors here. Check this thread.

    - Shawn
     
    digitalpoint, May 9, 2004 IP
  5. nlopes

    nlopes Guest

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    The website is in portuguese. title+h1=Provérbios Populares Portugueses
    Site: http://proverbios.aborla.net
    Category: Top: World: Português: Referência: Citações

    Dmoz entry: "Provérbios Portugueses - Base de dados com cerca de 1000 provérbios populares portugueses. Listagem por ordem alfabética ou por pesquisa da base de dados. "

    #1 provérbios portugueses
    #1 provérbios populares portugueses
    #2 provérbios populares
    #8 provérbios
    #4 provérbios (if search only in portuguese)
     
    nlopes, May 9, 2004 IP
  6. rwhetsto

    rwhetsto Peon

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    Google does not put any more of an emphasis on the dmoz listings than it does any other page with the same PR, it's just that the dmoz directory is used by so many other directories including the Google directory. IMO a dmoz listing is 3-4 times more valuable than a Yahoo listing.
     
    rwhetsto, May 11, 2004 IP
  7. Mr T

    Mr T Guest

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    Also a DMOZ listing is gonna be a good on topic link, which should provide good Local Rank too.
     
    Mr T, May 11, 2004 IP
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    theblade24 Active Member

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    What is the rough time between being listed in Dmoz and being then listed in the Google Directory or deriving any benefit from the Dmoz listing?
     
    theblade24, May 13, 2004 IP
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    Google seems to update the directory every 2 months or so...

    - Shawn
     
    digitalpoint, May 13, 2004 IP
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    nlopes Guest

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    And you should also wait more two months, so that google will start to display backlinks from the websites that use DMOZ data (which are many).
     
    nlopes, May 14, 2004 IP
  11. schlottke

    schlottke Peon

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    I agree that it is far more valuable than Yahoo, and it is FREE!
     
    schlottke, May 14, 2004 IP