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Is DMOZ even worth it?

Discussion in 'ODP / DMOZ' started by BizPhil, Mar 20, 2010.

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Is DMOZ worth it?

  1. Yes

    59.7%
  2. No

    40.3%
  1. apocpost2

    apocpost2 Peon

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    #121
    No traffic at all.

    It may have impact on your page rank, but cannot bring much traffic.
    SEMrush
     
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2010
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  2. macbearps

    macbearps Peon

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    #122
    From what I've seen on some friends sites - a DMOZ listing only got 'em a PR1-PR3 backlink. It's unreal thinking getting into the Holy Grail of DMOZ is gonna make or break your site, make your lousy keywords better, or attract significantly more visitors. So much human energy has been expended by tens of thousands of people (like me) who've tried and never got listed, or did and still it was just one backlink in a diverse field of higher and lower ranking links you ought to be growing anyways. I'm going to make $50,000+ this year - without DMOZ helping my sites one bit.
     
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    szsjq Member

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    #123
    You also get a link in www.google.com/Top/ once your site is listed in Dmoz. It should worth something.
     
    szsjq, Aug 12, 2010 IP
  4. Agent000

    Agent000 Prominent Member

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    #124
    How do you know that Google does not filter these links as "duplicate content" and its worth nothing?
     
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    #125
    A link is a link, but I wouldn't lose sleep over DMOZ, like its been said, it's old and barely counts. Spend 5 minutes on it, then forget about it. When youre checking your backlink profile a few months down the line, maybe it'll pop up.

    The worth of it also depends on your niche.
     
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  6. wilburncarver347

    wilburncarver347 Greenhorn

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    #126
    its not worht the money
     
    wilburncarver347, Aug 19, 2010 IP
  7. Agent000

    Agent000 Prominent Member

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    #127
    How much did you pay?
     
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    stevenh Peon

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    #128
    See, now theres the rub. What constitutes an acceptable site? When I see DMOZ pruning their massive list of dead, porn, parked and redirected listings (like Yahoo does) then and only then can they toot the quality horn. Until then it's just spinning your wheels and a slap in the face for trying to submit. Keep in mind that all these people running the submission gauntlet help to rocket DMOZ' traffic numbers as well. It's in their interest to keep people coming back over and over trying to get in.

    A directory is only as good as the traffic it sends your way not the sheer amount of page views it gets from quote "wannabes" trying to get listed. Not my words but DMOZ'. The stories of how good DMOZ traffic streams are is becoming a thing of the past, sadly.
     
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  9. helleborine

    helleborine Well-Known Member

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    #129
    I haven't had traffic from my DMOZ listings for over a year now. Not a single visitor. And while I don't bother submitting anymore, I do have 5 or 6 websites with a DMOZ link.

    Besides, there is no hope for directories as a way to find websites. Google is infinitely faster and better. Google will find individual pages, not just whole sites. Google will find news items. Google will help you get from A to B. Google can find images; you can now sort by color, line drawing, b&w, size, format, etc.

    Directory days are long gone and they're not coming back.
     
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    helleborine Well-Known Member

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    #130
    It's not. It's not worth anything.
     
    helleborine, Aug 21, 2010 IP
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    #131

    Does that imply that you have suggeted your URL more than once against the guidelines http://www.dmoz.org/docs/en/add.html
    that you said you had read?

    On the same page is what the fate is of those who do submit in such a way
    If you have done multiple submissions it could be yours.
     
    Anonymously, Feb 13, 2011 IP
  12. autoronics

    autoronics Peon

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    #132
    I don't think DMOZ is a Holy Grail anymore.
     
    autoronics, Feb 23, 2011 IP
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    Astroman Well-Known Member

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    #133
    I can't believe this stupid thread is still going. I mean, what does it even mean 'Is DMOZ even worth it?'? Worth what? It's free, you submit a link and forget about it. It takes about 30 seconds from your life, tops.
     
    Astroman, Feb 23, 2011 IP
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    #134
    care much will waste your time
     
    tinycoin, Feb 23, 2011 IP
  15. ZharkD

    ZharkD Peon

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    #135
    Hello,

    I can't register my site yet. I don't know how to be approved here.


    Regards!
     
    ZharkD, Feb 23, 2011 IP
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    jatrasmara Peon

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    #136
    yeah I think dmoz still worth it.
    one of my site still have good pagerank, because it listed at dmoz :)
     
    jatrasmara, Feb 23, 2011 IP
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    #137
    It's a waste of time. You can't get in unless your an editor or know one.
     
    indyonline, Feb 23, 2011 IP
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    #138
    If that comment wasn't so pitiably wrong, I could be insulted.

    I've listed almost 40,000 websites (in over 120,000 edits). Do you seriously claim that I know 40,000 people with listable websites?
     
    jimnoble, Feb 23, 2011 IP
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    995sunglasses Peon

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    #139
    Most people say it's a waste of time and you can't get your listing on there, but I got mine on there after a couple months. I think Dmoz is worth it cause it's high PR. I even voted yes for this. Imagine if they charged you for a listing, I'm sure it would be expensive. :)
     
    995sunglasses, Feb 26, 2011 IP
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  20. EngineerofSuccess

    EngineerofSuccess Well-Known Member

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    #140
    How long did it take you to get indexed into DMOZ?
     
    EngineerofSuccess, Mar 2, 2011 IP