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has anyone every gotten into dmoz, I think acceptance is a myth

Discussion in 'ODP / DMOZ' started by Seriously, May 5, 2011.

  1. #1
    hi,

    I have registerd many sites for dmoz and not gotten even one up. I realise that it can take several months, but I am talking years. I guess there is not acceptance notification sent, but even though I provide my sites with no marketing kind of blurb that might get them banned. and they are real sites, not affiliate portals, it doesnt seem to matter.
    SEMrush
    Can anyone who has gotten a site accepted enlighten me?
     
    Seriously, May 5, 2011 IP
    SEMrush
  2. biggilo

    biggilo Peon

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    My main offline business got accepted. I think the key is to not have affiliate links or adsense on your site, i.e be a 'proper' business.
     
    biggilo, May 6, 2011 IP
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    cborgers Greenhorn

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    Same here... I tried several sites in the last few years, I'm certain i complied with their T&C, but not one site got accepted. I'm talking about quality sites, without any advertising at all...
     
    cborgers, May 8, 2011 IP
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    Seriously Member

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    And exactly same here.

    as per the sig below one is the leading Gluten Free directory in Australia. It only has clients that we have personally contacted listed in the banners, and there are many free listings in it too. Not an affiliate in site. Its a genuine help to celiac and gluten intolerant people etc, and all links are made manually, yet we have never been accepted by DMOZ.

    I mean I have written the description to be as neutral as possible (so its not an add and its accepted), but still nothing.

    Makes me kind of wish it wasn't mentioned as an important ranking factor for google.
     
    Seriously, May 9, 2011 IP
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    Qryztufre Prominent Member

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    Hmmm.... if ya read their T&C then you'd know that advertising is not something they look for (unless it's an affiliate site).
     
    Qryztufre, May 9, 2011 IP
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    C.Rebecca Active Member

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    DMOZ is a Human Edited Directory... There are very few volunteers working, without penny as directory editors, in comparison to number of websites submitted for approval.
    This is why website listing gets delayed.
     
    C.Rebecca, May 10, 2011 IP
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    Mr. SNAP Peon

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    Also I sometimes wonder if DMOZ is URL specific and not helping your sub pages. What if you had a site that went deep and loaded with adsense? Doubt they'd list it, but it may not matter.
     
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    Brandon Sheley Illustrious Member

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    I've had a few few sites get listed, the main thing is fill out the proper submission and than forget about it.
     
    Brandon Sheley, May 10, 2011 IP
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    Agent000 Prominent Member

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    3000-6000 new sites get added each month ...
     
    Agent000, May 11, 2011 IP
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    Yes loads of times.
     
    1812, May 11, 2011 IP
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    Once you read T&C and then looking to the sites listed, there is in many cases some misleadings.
    For example, i have one site which doesn't comply with their terms, but some other website with absolute the same nature of business is accepted.
    Off course, there is no adverts, adsense etc on either my site or the one listed
     
    weber2, May 18, 2011 IP
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    its taken times,ontil now my blog did'nt approved by DMOZ.any solution??
     
    lov3mon3y, May 18, 2011 IP
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    If it complies with guidelines, then it will be in the suggestions pool waiting for a review and that might take from a few days to a few YEARS. DMOZ is not a listing service for site owners, we do not undertake to review your site in a given time period. It waits for an editor to volunteer to spend their spare time working that section and choose to use the suggestions pool. When will that be? Well can you tell me how much time I will need to spend with my family, walking my dog, exercising at the gym, my stamp collection needs an overhaul? When you can tell me that, please predict it for all my colleagues who are editors, when you have done that we can tell you how much spare time we have. Then predict which section will take our fancy, this is our unpaid hobby, then we can predict precisely when your site will be reviewed. But DMOZ has difficulty doing that so we just say it can take from a few days to a few years, that way we always get it right.
     
    Anonymously, May 18, 2011 IP
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    I submitted my site a few weeks ago and it's listed.
     
    fruzzlies, May 18, 2011 IP
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    I submitted my application one year ago and it still hasn't bee accepted. I will keep waiting I guess.
     
    Runny, May 18, 2011 IP
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    I submitted my site to DMOZ less than 2 weeks ago and it's listed now.

    Got no notification but checked my site with a site checker and it revealed that i was accepted, checked DMOZ and there i was :)
     
    Alex060985, May 22, 2011 IP
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    It's nice your football and diet drug sites have been accepted.
     
    Netizenx, Jun 2, 2011 IP
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    I can find no evidence that either of those sites is listed in DMOZ.
     
    jimnoble, Jun 2, 2011 IP
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    I've submitted my site 5 years ago and until today I have yet to see my site in DMOZ. I've given up on it anyway.
     
    Renatus, Jun 3, 2011 IP
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    Suggesting a site is just that, a suggestion. Did it comply with our guidelines? Have you read that we offer no time limit as to when it will get a review for a POSSIBLE listing?
     
    Anonymously, Jun 4, 2011 IP