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How to get listed on dmoz - Editors!

Discussion in 'ODP / DMOZ' started by marcusium, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. Jimmy Parker

    Jimmy Parker Greenhorn

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    #21
    Yes I have read all T& C carefully marcusium ... But it will take time ...we can only wait no other option :) :)
    Because they have thousands of sites to analyze..
    SEMrush
     
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    dogma72 Greenhorn

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    #22


    Good post. I would ignore them. They would never speak to people like that in real life or they would get punched in the mouth.
     
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    snooks Well-Known Member

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    #23
    I'm afraid that people find it easy to be rude and insulting because they have the protection of conversing through Cyber Space, rather than"face to face". The sad but true fact is that you need to accept this and then ignore, or block, comments from such people. Dwelling on such responses only gets you down and why let anyone spoil your day? It isnt worth it:)
     
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    #24
    If you did read the T/C's why did you ignore the one I pointed to and submitted your site twice?
     
    Anonymously, Sep 4, 2013 IP
  5. Hurki

    Hurki Active Member

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    #25
    Lucky you, I can't even see the form to fill it :/ :mad:
     
    Hurki, Sep 18, 2013 IP
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    malky66 Prominent Member

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    #26
    If you're that bothered about getting listed visit this link:
    http://www.dmoz.org/docs/en/add.html
    Read the instructions, when you've read them read them again untill you understand them, Don't expect to get listed anytime soon though and dont expect to receive any benefit whatsoever if you manage to get listed.:)
    Just out of interest, why do you want your site listed there anyway and what do you expect to get out of it?
     
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  7. Web Directory Reviews Org

    Web Directory Reviews Org Active Member Premium Member

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    I am a former meta editor with the ODP, and I feel compelled to state the obvious, which is that many of us have no idea whether we have already submitted a particular site to the ODP already or not. True, some people have only one website, and they might be expected to remember whether or not they have submitted their site to the ODP. I have just under a hundred, and I can't remember which of those I have already submitted. Since there's no way for anyone on the outside to tell whether or not it's in the queue, I would hope that those who remain with the Open Directory Project haven't gotten so anal that they would ban someone for having submitted the same site twice.

    Yes, there are still editors alive and kicking at the ODP. I just had a site accepted there a month or so ago. Before that, however, it had been years since I have had a site listed. ODP editors are volunteers and unless things have changed considerably since I was there, most of them would rather go out and look for sites on their own than work the queue. Since they are volunteers, no one can make them work the queue. Oh, from time to time, there would be calls within the ODP's internal forum for help in the queue, and some of us would try to accommodate, at least for a while. However, unless someone really enjoys rejecting site after site after site, because most of them really are junk, the queue doesn't hold anyone's interest for long.

    Also, because ODP editors are volunteers, there are some areas that are very well maintained, since they are privileged to have an active editor with an interest in maintaining those areas, while others have been untouched in as long as seven years. I know that I have a couple of sites that have been waiting in the queue for a couple of almost empty categories that haven't been updated since 2007.

    It's worth submitting your site to the OPD. Once you've built your site out to where it is complete, with useful content, submit it to the ODP. Follow their guidelines, and take a look at other listings in the category you are going to be submitting to. Many ODP editors hate keywords, so don't try to sneak anything extra in. Submit your site, then forget about it. You may find that it will be accepted one day, or you may die of old age while you site remains in the queue, so don't pin all your hopes on an ODP submission.

    Someone mentioned bribing an ODP editor to list your site. Things may have changed since I was with the Open Directory Project but, when I was there, metas were pretty actively trying to track down those who took bribes, and where there was any hint of it, they were removed, including several who were very likely innocent of anything of the sort.
     
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    #28
    Submitting twice is not likely to get one banned, but does re-datestamp in the category, so it looks like a new suggestion. And if you were an editor you will know that many times editors will just review some of the older sites in the suggestions area, so suggesting twice can mean the site is overlooked as it looks like a new suggestion. That means you shoot yourself in the foot if you do it.

    Suggesting across categories and to different categories looks more serious. That wastes editor time and looks more like someone is trying to spam the directory. If you suggest to the wrong category that may delay the site, because an editor will look at it, and if it does not belong, move it. S/he may not be able to list in the new category, they may not be editors there, so it waits again. But it is not removed from the suggestions areas altogether it is moved to a more appropriate category suggestions box.
     
    Anonymously, Dec 13, 2013 IP
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    sunil0101 Greenhorn

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    #29
    Hello,

    I'm really interested for DMOZ listing. Is there any best way to listing in DMOZ either that is paid service or non paid service. Please let me know at

    Thanks
    Sunil Panth
    http://www.thesagenext.com
     
    sunil0101, Dec 17, 2013 IP
  10. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    #30
    Is that really your site?
    I think you'll find it's just been blacklisted - how many sites have you been trying to find corrupt editors on?
     
    sarahk, Dec 17, 2013 IP
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  11. shakiba.proba

    shakiba.proba Active Member

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    #31
    That's also my experience and focused on DMOZ two years ago. But I have never really seen the power of it.
    Dmoz is free but impossible to get in. Prepare to attend years, if they don't send you an email after a few years saying you didn't meet up with the criteria or you submitted to the incorrect section.

    I don't know why anyone bothers with DMOZ anymore to tell the truth even Google...It's a ridiculous place to own to deal with.
     
    shakiba.proba, Dec 23, 2013 IP
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    #32
    How do you explain the ~20 000 sites that get added each month in the last 6 or so months. Thats not impossible. That makes it the fastest growing directory on the web!
    They NEVER send an email and if you submit to the incorrect category, the editor will just move you. Where did you get this BS from or did you just make it up?
    What is the "deal"? You just submit your site like any other directory....how is that ridiculous?
     
    Agent000, Dec 24, 2013 IP
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    #33
    anyone can help me to listing my site to dmoz www.amarvoice.net
     
    mukhos007, Dec 25, 2013 IP
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    #34
    We like to see significant content in a blog before we'll list it. So many are created only to be abandoned a month or so later. As far as I can see, yours is 4 days old and only has 4 posts (unless maybe the navigation is broken).

    When it's at least several moths old and has say 50 posts or more, by all means suggest it. Choose an appropriate category and follow the suggest URL link at the top of the page. If there isn't one, try a subcategory. Some editor will process it in time but we can't predict who or when that might be.
     
    jimnoble, Dec 25, 2013 IP
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    #35
    Why would DMOZ or any other directory want to list a site that is so appalling written and has such a bad use of the English language and grammar
     
    Agent000, Dec 25, 2013 IP
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    shakiba.proba Active Member

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    W
    What about this site choetech.com? can I add it in Dmoz
     
    shakiba.proba, Dec 25, 2013 IP
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    #37
    Only editors can add sites; you can suggest it!
     
    Agent000, Dec 25, 2013 IP
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    jimnoble Well-Known Member

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    #38
    You've already suggested it and so should take no further action.
     
    jimnoble, Dec 26, 2013 IP
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    #39
    It's always worth submitting your site to the ODP, but don't plan your SEO campaign around getting your site accepted into the ODP. Some categories there are well maintained, while others haven't been updated in years. So submit your site and forget it. You may find that it's been added one day. Or not.
     
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    Qryztufre Prominent Member

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    #40
    Why not? Wouldnt it be the right thing to do to benefit the end user rather than punish some bloke that submitted twice?

    the ADD page has the following:
    Do not suggest URLs that contain only the same or similar content as other sites you may have listed in the directory.

    So clearly, by the rules, there can be only ONE page per category.

    Clearly these HUNDREDS of sites break the guidelines!
    http://www.dmoz.org/Computers/Inter.../Open_Directory_Project/Sites_Using_ODP_Data/

    The Open Directory has a policy against the inclusion of sites with illegal content. Examples of illegal material include child pornography; libel; material that infringes any intellectual property right; and material that specifically advocates, solicits or abets illegal activity (such as fraud or violence).

    The ODP supported child porn for YEARS with editors even defending it's inclusion! There is still a thread about it here on DP someplace, not to mention other less then legal entries.

    Cheat-test . com has a listing, isn't that covered by fraud?

    There are multiple listings for sites like the White Aryan Resistance and Storm Front.... but those are not violent, right?
    Identify the single best category for the site. The Open Directory has an enormous array of subjects to choose from. You should suggest a site to the single most relevant category. Sites suggested to inappropriate or unrelated categories may be rejected or removed.

    Many categories overlap, and one persons opinion on what is best can often be different to anothers. Yet, if I suggest a site to a related, but wrong category in the eyes of an editor, then that site can be rejected or removed.

    I know, I know... editors MOVE the site to the better category, because that is the right thing to do, we have been there before... which leads us back to...

    Clearly they do not apply... as the ODP breaks them all the time. How are others supposed to know right from wrong, when the editors don't even follow the rules?
     
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