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How good is DMOZ

Discussion in 'ODP / DMOZ' started by jimmyw25, Sep 5, 2005.

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    Can anyone tell me how good is it to be accepted by DMOZ. If it is as good as everyone says it is, are the there any ways to spped up approval?
    SEMrush
     
    jimmyw25, Sep 5, 2005 IP
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  2. bentong

    bentong Banned

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  3. minstrel

    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    Short answer:

    1. It doesn't make nearly as much difference as many webmasters think.

    2. No.
     
    minstrel, Sep 5, 2005 IP
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    relixx Active Member

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    #4
    Do I smell another 'heated' discussion starting? :(

    Dmoz is not really worth the bother in the long run
     
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  5. Alucard

    Alucard Peon

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    #5
    Whatever the benefits of a listing might be (and that is up for debate), it's not something to spend more than a few minutes on. The review procedures are so random that a lot of reviews take so long that basing any sort of SEO or website promotion campaign on getting an ODP listing isn't worth it.

    Just submit once, and move on, would be my advice.
     
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    Since I have not submitted to DMOZ yet I don't have an opinion that means much, however I can say that some of their editors are bloody rude.
     
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  7. minstrel

    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    Please let the record show that I did TRY to give the short answer :D
     
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    #8
    1. I agree with minstrel.

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    I agree, suggest your site and forgot, and don't waste time making posts on forums about how bad it is. That's the only thing that makes it a bother.
     
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    Old Welsh Guy Notable Member

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    #9
    Do it right, do it once, and forget about it! Just as Alucard said.
     
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    #10
    Dmoz is a good thing to have under your belt. Dmoz isnt the only thing you can do and many webmasters stress over it more then they should.
     
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    #11
    If you take the advice above, you'll never run into that "rude" editor Ernster found. ;)
     
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    Become an editor, remove the queues everywhere else so that the editor who should be reviewing your site has nothing else to do but approve it [​IMG]
     
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  13. minstrel

    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    #13
    Somehow, that makes it sound like hemmorhoid cream or something a woman would use for yeast infections... :eek:
     
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  14. Old Welsh Guy

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    #14

    Too graphic a mental image for me at 3am :(
     
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  15. minstrel

    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    Now why would an old Welsh guy need either pf those products? :D
     
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    jimmyw25 Peon

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    Thanks, I guess the general consensus is not to be too worried about inclusion, well I have submitted now and I will just wait and see how I get on! Old Welsh Guy are Wales going to win the Grand Slam for a second season? Must be favourites!
     
    jimmyw25, Sep 7, 2005 IP
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    But can anybody tell me, what I will get after acception on DMOZ? PR grow? Visitors? Does anybody can share an example?
     
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  18. minstrel

    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    You'll get a link. Period. One that will add to the number of backlinks to your home page and therefore help, like any other backlink, with the PR for that page. Other than that, nobody but you and a DMOZ editor will ever care whether it's there or not.
     
    minstrel, Oct 3, 2005 IP
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    #19
    u will also get thousands of clone directory links too... keep that in mind
     
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  20. minstrel

    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    #20
    1. the word is spelled "you", not "u" (not directed solely at ozband) </petpeeve>

    2. I suspect that is no longer true for Google and I would also suggest that it won't be true for much longer anywhere
     
    minstrel, Oct 3, 2005 IP