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How much importance is given to DMOZ?

Discussion in 'ODP / DMOZ' started by Sean101, Sep 18, 2013.

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    Would you say that it is a Must Do to have your website listed on DMOZ? I have just recently taken a notice to it, but im unsure on how mush importance people place on it and having their website listed there?
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    Sean101, Sep 18, 2013 IP
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    Agent000 Notable Member

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    Its just a link like any other link.Nothing special about it.

    Given it takes a few minutes to suggest a site, is that not worth it if you get a link? How much time do you pout into getting other links?

    Submit once to the one best category with a guideline compliant title and description, then move on. There is nothing more you can do. It may or may not get listed.
     
    Agent000, Sep 18, 2013 IP
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    Sean101 Active Member

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    So DMOZ is nothing more than another web directory? Granted it is a good one with high traffic, PR, DA, etc.. ?
     
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    It just another web directory, yes. It is however one of the better ones; it is the biggest and fastest growing, but its no magic bullet for your search engine rankings.
     
    Agent000, Sep 18, 2013 IP
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    Lee Fox Peon

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    #5
    It definitely help to build authority to a site. It's the first link I build on a new site as it can take an age to get accepted.

    One tip is to search the directory first for your niche so that you are 100% sure it is the most fitting category. Nothing worse than waiting three months to wait another three because your submission is in the wrong category!
     
    Lee Fox, Sep 27, 2013 IP
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    ryan_uk Illustrious Member

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    Fastest growing? That's a funny one, considering the usual complaints about how long, etc.

    Really, who cares about DMOZ. Better off with a link from an industry-relevant site.
     
    ryan_uk, Sep 27, 2013 IP
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    They added 20 000 suites in August. What other directory came close to that growth rate?
     
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    DMOZ is used by search engines on the internet.
    The search engines spider, but much spider, everything.
    Yes, you must have listed website, the benefits from a quality listing may come from a ranking’s boosts from other searching engines.
     
    floriano, Sep 27, 2013 IP
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    Agent000 Notable Member

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    What planet might you be from?
    Care to explain all those sites that rank well without a DMOZ listing?
     
    Agent000, Sep 27, 2013 IP
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    Seojet Greenhorn

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    #10
    Dmoz USED TO be important. Perhaps, 3-5 years ago it was very truly important within the visibility of your website. Now, a link from DMOZ is just another link from a directory.

    Also, Matt Cutts recently mentioned that weight of directories is now determined by the quality of results and their criteria for acceptance. DMOZ isn't great in that.

    So, the value of a Dmoz backlink and the effort and acceptance chance is certainly not viable now.
     
    Seojet, Sep 29, 2013 IP
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    I treat DMOZ as a bonus, if I can get a site in then it's great. If not then I have better things to do with my time than trying again immediately, maybe next time.
     
    fgro, Sep 29, 2013 IP
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    #12
    it's always nice to have your site listed at DMOZ directory...
     
    maconheiromor, Sep 29, 2013 IP
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    Exactly!
     
    cossio, Sep 30, 2013 IP
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    Mak2k Greenhorn

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    yes agent000 is right...
    i agree
     
    Mak2k, Dec 29, 2013 IP
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    Far too much :(.
     
    jimnoble, Dec 29, 2013 IP
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    It is simply a directory....a good one, but not a magic link. Spend as much time on your seo as you do chasing the DMOZ link and you will be far better off.
     
    snooks, Dec 29, 2013 IP
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    get dmoz link will give you little bit authority and a good quality link period.
    however nothing magical here
     
    stormfr, Dec 29, 2013 IP
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    Has anyone noticed any recent activity in the DMOZ community? I haven't.
     
    cossio, Jan 2, 2014 IP
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    snooks Well-Known Member

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    So do you sit there and check DMOZ categories daily for new additions? If so, you missed the 10k or so sites that were added last month alone. (just an estimation)
     
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    No, but I check several categories from time to time
     
    cossio, Jan 2, 2014 IP