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Discussion in 'ODP / DMOZ' started by kc3, Dec 24, 2004.

  1. #1
    I keep hearing about the DMOZ directory, well, the first time I ever even heard of it was on this website. So, I'm wondering how good is it? And is it any better than any other web directory?
    SEMrush
     
    kc3, Dec 24, 2004 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Josh

    Josh Peon

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    #2
    Its THE internet directory ;)

    Its mirrored across an array of other sites, so getting your site on that can _really_ help your PR and traffic.


    Josh
     
    Josh, Dec 24, 2004 IP
  3. kc3

    kc3 Peon

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    Oh cool, good things I made a couple of submissions. How much food has it done for some of you?
     
    kc3, Dec 24, 2004 IP
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    Josh Peon

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    Well, I cant say for my site.. since I am having a hard time being approved, I have no idea why.

    Josh
     
    Josh, Dec 25, 2004 IP
  5. kc3

    kc3 Peon

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    Hm... How long does it usually take? It's taking a while for me.
     
    kc3, Dec 25, 2004 IP
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    Josh Peon

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    I submited my site a month ago and its still not in :(

    It takes a long time..

    Josh
     
    Josh, Dec 25, 2004 IP
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    Blogmaster Blood Type Dating Affiliate Manager

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    depending on the categories it can take up to 2-3 months.

    A friend of mine got his site in within 1 day!!!
    But that was an off beat little category, nothing to do with webmaster stuff or game related sites which is so saturated and over-submitted.
     
    Blogmaster, Dec 25, 2004 IP
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    anthonycea Banned

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    I have heard that unless you are an editor or know one that they are so far behind and really don't care much, so you may never get in. :mad:
     
    anthonycea, Dec 25, 2004 IP
  9. kc3

    kc3 Peon

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    I applied to be an editor. Perhaps I can become one.
     
    kc3, Dec 25, 2004 IP
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    Smyrl Tomato Republic Staff

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    Anthony, I think that is ole wive's tale 1001. I am a little ole lady nobody where it come to web development and contacts yet most of the sites I have submitted have been indexed and some quite rapidly.

    Shannon
     
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    kc3 Peon

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    lol, perhaps google made it because they don't like DMOZ.
     
    kc3, Dec 25, 2004 IP
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    anthonycea Banned

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    Smyrl, that is what I have heard, it depends on the editors and if they are doing their job and what the category is.

    I guess they need more sites in the sections you are in and you have good editors in those sections that actually review sites and do their job.
     
    anthonycea, Dec 25, 2004 IP
  13. kc3

    kc3 Peon

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    Man, I wonder how long it will take. They have yet to email me anything except a confirmation email when I applied to be an editor.
     
    kc3, Dec 25, 2004 IP
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    anthonycea Banned

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    Don't hold your breath waiting or bet your life on them :mad:
     
    anthonycea, Dec 25, 2004 IP
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    kc3 Peon

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    lol, I don't think I will.
     
    kc3, Dec 25, 2004 IP
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    Solicitors Mortgages Well-Known Member

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    #16
    well i just had a look at dmoz (which hasn't got my site listed) although i have submitted it 5 months ago

    ....and i noticed....

    "4 million sites listed" 66,000 editors

    now unless i am mistaken...if each editor reviews 60 sites per year...that comes to about 4 million sites...what a lazy bunch of "empowered nerds" they are, that is truly pathetic... i mean PATHETIC !!!!
    even i can manage to review more than 60 sites...in ONE SITTING !!!
    This month alone i have added over 2000 links to my site
    (which is huge ...so you will never find them ;) )
    4 million links...with 60,000 editors...over how many years?? PATHETIC !!

    absolutely PATHETIC !!!!! (get my point yet?)
    someone here MUST be a DMOZ editor...what have you got to say about it??

    G-E-M
     
    Solicitors Mortgages, Dec 27, 2004 IP
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    Is it pathetic because your site is not listed? :D
     
    DarrenC, Dec 27, 2004 IP
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    Infiniterb Well-Known Member

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    #18
    They aren't getting paid to do the work. It's volunteer. Most editors do great work when they first get into it, but over time they forget, get lazy, etc. If they were paid to do it (like the monkey's at yahoo) then you can bet they'd probably do a bit better job.

    As to yahoo on the other hand, well, they are pretty pathetic. :)
     
    Infiniterb, Dec 27, 2004 IP
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    I know it is frustrating the time it takes to get in but you have to remember 80% of the sites are submitted to the wrong category, given the wrong description, contain affiliate links, or are already listed which wastes most of the editors time. Plus keeping an eye on the listed sites for redirects, domain hijacking etc. If your site is listable then it will be done in due time.
     
    l234244, Dec 27, 2004 IP
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    That is the total number of editors ever had. Most are no longer editors, so your maths is very wrong.

    DMOZ lists ~2000 new sites a day - no other directory comes remotely close to that.
    DMOZ has almost 4.5 million sites listed - no other directory comes remotley close to that.
    How is that PATHETIC - I think its an outstanding achievement.

    What is pathetic is those that try to scam DMOZ .... hmmm - did you try that by submitting a mirror site??? .. LOL :)
     
    Birdie, Dec 27, 2004 IP