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DMOZ multiple submission

Discussion in 'ODP / DMOZ' started by steve_gts, Sep 12, 2005.

  1. #1
    Hi All,

    I'm new to the whole web thing and my first site has just gone live. I've been frantically sending the url to any directory I could find and any free submission services.

    It has just occurred to me that the free ones may have submitted to DMOZ, which I have already done. Is this likely? I understand they don't like multiple submissions and can block you for it!

    Is this true, and if so is there anything I can do to find out if this has happened, and can I change it if it has.

    would a suitably sucking up email help ?

    Thanks,
    Steve
    SEMrush
     
    steve_gts, Sep 12, 2005 IP
    SEMrush
  2. J.P

    J.P Notable Member

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    #2
    Free (automatic) URL submissions normally go to search engines not directories.

    If you are putting out some money and getting to someone to submit your URL I doubt they will submit to DMOZ.

    If you submit more than once to DMOZ I believe that your application just gets pushed further down the no doubt massive list for the cat so you do more harm by submitting more than once.

    edit; you have around a 99% chance a suck-up e-mail will be deleted and not answered.
     
    J.P, Sep 12, 2005 IP
  3. Alucard

    Alucard Peon

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    #3
    Steve, using free submission services is often a problem - and can get you (and your site) a bad name out there. Much better is to do the research yourself and be careful where you submit.

    As for the ODP submission, it very much depends on how often and widespread the submissions were. It's very much editor discretion, though, which can be quite hit-or-miss.

    My advice would be to take the time to find the right category in the ODP and submit yourself, once, there.

    Emailing editors probably won't do too much good, as there is no internal way to find out all the places something has been submitted. Editors will find the submissions one at a time.
     
    Alucard, Sep 12, 2005 IP
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    keral82 Banned

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    I also was impatient and submitted my site for 5 times to dmoz. I still don't have any answers.

    Once i applied for editor and in evening i got the message that it was rejected. Then again i applied for it. Did'nt got any message.

    Still waiting for another refusal.
     
    keral82, Oct 4, 2005 IP
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    krumel Peon

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    Spamming ODP
    Repeted submision to ODP is spam.
     
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    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    Unless it's a porn site, apparently... then it seems to be important to DMOZ to have it listed several times: http://www.whois.sc/dmoz/
     
    minstrel, Oct 14, 2005 IP
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    Alucard Peon

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    Minstrel, shame on you! How many times in the past have we had the discussion about the difference between submissions (once per site) and listings (editor discretion) and yet it appears that you still try to confuse the two for the sake of discussion.

    You usually make some excellent points about the ODP and its shortcomings - using arguments like this doesn't become you.
     
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    krumel Peon

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    Lol
    Someone is getting very irritated by my posts on this category.
    With no comment.

    Thanks for apreciation you annonimous fan of mine.

    Can I disable this?
     
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  9. minstrel

    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    Alucard, note the eording of my previous post:

     
    minstrel, Oct 14, 2005 IP
  10. Alucard

    Alucard Peon

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    I was looking at the quote that you appeared to be replying to, which was only about submissions.
     
    Alucard, Oct 14, 2005 IP
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    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    We've had this discussion before. The wording of the DMOZ policy implies that sites cannot be listed in multiple categories. Obviously, that's incorrect, but the fact that the statements implies to webmasters that multiple istings are against DMOZ rules is one of the factors that gives rise to all those cries of "corruption!".
     
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    krumel Peon

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    pagode Guest

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    Could you please point us to the text in our guidelines that gave you this false impression. We will have to change that text if what you say is true.
     
    pagode, Oct 14, 2005 IP
  14. minstrel

    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    *sigh* See above, pagode - the part quoted by another poster, quoted again by me, and referred to by Alucard.
     
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    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    Then, see the part cited by krumel:

    Then see http://www.whois.sc/internet-statistics/dmoz-listings.html and explain to me why so many sites, especially so many porn sites, meet that "exception, not the rule" criterion.
     
    minstrel, Oct 14, 2005 IP
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    pagode Guest

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    Not again that same old question. It has already been answered many time.
    Probably your ideas of what a site is aren't the same as DMOZ ideas about what it is.
    For DMOZ there isn't a 1 on 1 relation between domain and site. In some circumstances 1 site spans several domains, somtimes one domain can hold many sites. As we will list sites it is possible to see the same domain listed many times. In adult it seems to be very common to have several sites on 1 domain.
     
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  17. minstrel

    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    Show me where. I've asked that question many times on different forums and I have NEVER seen a reply that actually addressed the question.
     
    minstrel, Oct 14, 2005 IP