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How do I get on DMOZ?

Discussion in 'ODP / DMOZ' started by ZachH, Sep 10, 2005.

  1. The Webmaster

    The Webmaster IdeasOfOne

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    #41
    he did say that, not exactly about getting accepted but if you have done everything right there is a chance that you'll get accepted

    Edit: Totaly agree with minstrel, there is 50/50 chance though
    SEMrush
     
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    Old Welsh Guy Notable Member

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    #42
    Guys it is a lottery, plain and simple. But like the lottery if you buy more tickets you increase your chances of winning. I didn't say you would get accepted, as there simply is no guarantee. ALL I said was you can improve your chances by doing what I suggested.

    Your job is to make it easy for the editor to accept you. When I login, I scan the submissions, and if the titles are obviously hype, then I skip them and do the ones that look right. Those are the people who have taken the time to do it right, so those are the ones who get my time first.
     
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    nfzgrld Peon

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    #43
    Gee, I should have checked back sooner on this, sorry I didn't. Not say it to you in person? I'm sure I would, in fact now I'd make a point of it. Many who have had any dealings with the ODP, particularly in the past few years, are forced to come to the same conclusions as I have.

    Why does the ODP get DNS errors and everyone else doesn't? It's easy to claim anything when you're as insulated as the editor community seems to be. You ask for proof? Why should I make an effort to prove something that is pretty much in the realm of common knowledge? The reputation of the ODP is in the toilet right now in many circles. I would say if anyone needs to prove anything it's the editor community of the ODP. It's an open directory, how about the editors open up a bit and let people know what the hell is going on there? Maybe it's not corrupt, but at this point the burden of proof is on you, not me.
     
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  4. pagode

    pagode Guest

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    #44
    I think you misunderstood what Open in ODP means.
    For DMOZ Open only means that anyone is free to use our data (we only ask for a reference back to our system). And nothing more. DMOZ is not open for anyone to get their site listed. It is not open in such a way that we are responsible to anybody but ourself and the other editors.
     
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    gworld Prominent Member

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    #45
    Corrected:

    It is not open in such a way that we are benefit to anybody but ourself and the other editors. :)
     
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  6. Lisa White

    Lisa White Peon

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    #46
    I hade the same problem, i hate DMOZ and Yahoo, I spent on Yahoo $4,000 every Month for pay per click, and they drop my site from the free search on Yahoo, I was listed but somthing, i don't knoe what, maybe a compatitor report me as a spum

    Moving Companies Directory | MyMovingQuote.com
    http://www.mymovingquote.com
     
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  7. Old Welsh Guy

    Old Welsh Guy Notable Member

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    #47
    Yahoo is pay for inclusion. When the money runs out you should appear where you would organically. The directory is a different thing, pay and your in.

    I see no point in replying to ODp crticisms any more, as there is nothing anyone can do to change it. As I have said, submit, do it once, do it right and forget about it.
     
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  8. Chopster

    Chopster Peon

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    #48
    Just become an editor. I did. It's easy, make sure you fill out the form as if you were applying for a job. Be professional in what you say, like in an interview.

    And read the guidelines and be sure to have some experience in the category you are applying for.
     
    Chopster, Nov 30, 2005 IP
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    NetMidWest Peon

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    #49
    http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?p=312088#post312088
     
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    Chopster Peon

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    #50
    Wow. Ok, I guess it's not easy. I did have real life working experience in the category I applied, so maybe that's what helped.
     
    Chopster, Dec 1, 2005 IP
  11. Lisa White

    Lisa White Peon

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    #51
    I hate Yahoo and dmoz, its so hard to get on them and they are not frandly,
    But i love google best ever search engine.
    http://www.google.com
     
    Lisa White, Dec 1, 2005 IP
  12. Chopster

    Chopster Peon

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    #52
    I like DMOZ, simply because it's good for the Internet to have a directory that is completely managed by people and not automated through algorithms.

    The only downside is getting enough editors to manage all the categories.

    Responsible editors with a sufficient moral code, that is.

    I could easily add one of my sites to the category that I'm an editor of, but then it doesn't fit 100% perfectly in that category, so I don't do it. I wonder if there are other editors though that do not have the scruples to not do this.

    However, I do agree with you about Yahoo. The fact that Yahoo requests paid inclusion is something that I don't like about them.
     
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  13. Lisa White

    Lisa White Peon

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    #53
    Thank you so much for the information, I just added links from my site to Dmoz, and Yahoo, do you think that will help, also in regard to be an editor my friend told me that a lots of editors helping their friend web site and all kind of not good things.

    Thank you
    Lisa
    http://www.mymovingquote.com
     
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  14. Lisa White

    Lisa White Peon

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    #54
    I applied to become an editor for the category that is related to my site, so I just an email from Dmoz, that I could not become an editor, probably because my English is not very good.


    http://www.mymovingquote.com
     
    Lisa White, Dec 3, 2005 IP
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    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    #55
    Adding links from your site to DMOZ and Yahoo will not help.
     
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    pagode Guest

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    #56
    I don't understand
    first you write
    and now
    Becoming an editor that hates the directory she will be working for. Strange. :confused:
     
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  17. Chopster

    Chopster Peon

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    #57
    I suppose maybe she just meant it in the sense that she hates not getting any response for her submissions. ?
     
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    compostannie Peon

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    #58
    That's how I understood it.
     
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    bradley Peon

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    #59
    that's fair enough, not really something that can be helped though
     
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    coolman Peon

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    #60
    ya i also want t o get listed in dmoz so if there is anyway to get in then plz let me know

    thanks
     
    coolman, Dec 4, 2005 IP