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Is there LESS pressure to get on DMOZ - Since Google Changed its Policies

Discussion in 'ODP / DMOZ' started by ! !, Dec 6, 2004.

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    1- First Google removed it's Google/ DMOZ directory off the homepage and substituted Froogle
    SEMrush
    2- Since Yahoo Recently declared it's independance and became very competative - Many Fortunes no longer COMPLETELY Rise and Fall on their Google Listing

    3- Beta MSN may be a R-E-A-L Competator

    4- Quality Link Exchanges have become an industry onto itself - almost a Peer2Peer Network of traders available


    Does it feel LESS urgent to get a DMOZ listing :confused: - many were stiving because of predictably better Google Rankings. The Landscape has REALLY changed.

    Bu
     
    ! !, Dec 6, 2004 IP
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  2. Smyrl

    Smyrl Tomato Republic Staff

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    My DMOZ listings have meant way too much to me to ever discount Open Directory.

    Shannon
     
    Smyrl, Dec 6, 2004 IP
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    disgust Guest

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    I get 500 uniques a day in one site from my dmoz listing alone (direct traffic). I'll never give it up just because google does.

    I don't think, though, that google has any sort of "special weight" assigned to dmoz. it's just valuable because the link will be replicated so many times over on so many different sites.
     
    disgust, Dec 6, 2004 IP
  4. gchaney

    gchaney Peon

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    Yep, DMOZ is still important so long as it gets traffic and gets picked up.

    BTW, I'd like a DMOZ listing, someone want to list me site????? hehehehe
     
    gchaney, Dec 6, 2004 IP
  5. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    Get a signature, add your site, plenty of editors hang out here, one might just fall in love with your site and add it :)
     
    sarahk, Dec 6, 2004 IP
  6. gchaney

    gchaney Peon

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    Awww, Ty :)

    I'm actually to shy for that. Plus hate anyone thinking I come here to get a few cheap links. I may after I've made enough contributions to earn the right. Until then... I'll just continue to come to be part of the community and be among some of the brightest and learn ;) I figured the rest will take care of itself with some hard work.

    Cheers
     
    gchaney, Dec 6, 2004 IP
  7. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    I shall take my tawdry self off and do some work now...
     
    sarahk, Dec 7, 2004 IP
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    mmh3 Peon

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    Question on DMOZ, what if your category you need listed in doesn't have an editor... is that bad news? Will it take longer to get accepted?

    Thanks,
    mmh3
     
    mmh3, Dec 12, 2004 IP
  9. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    that's a huge question!

    Work up through the categories until you find an editor then consider how many categories, how many sites and how many submissions they administer. Then you might have an idea of good or bad.

    You also need to consider that the editor will have pet subjects, maybe yours, maybe not. You won't be able to tell how long the editors have been in the category. If they are new then there may be quite a backlog and you don't know what their focus will be
    * tidy up
    * get rid of duplicates
    * tackle oldest first
    * tackle pet subjects first
    * or something else altogether

    I don't think there are guidelines about which of those are right, best ...

    Even if your cat has an editor it may be just one of many cats they edit and this one may not be the focus right now. Although a named editor would imply a specific interest.

    Enough crystal ball gazing for you?

    :)

    Sarah
     
    sarahk, Dec 12, 2004 IP
  10. gchaney

    gchaney Peon

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    I think Sarah nailed it. Don't get discouraged as your topic may be something any editor may enjoy and periodically review. Whatever you do, don't resubmit your site after your initial submission as this will indeed push it back to the "End of the line", nor push editors to review your site.

    The best advise I ever got was submit your site, then forget about it. Go out and build your back links, partners and traffic and check back every 6 months as are the new guidelines. In the mean time, should the DMOZ listing kick in, you'll see it in bonus b/l and traffic. If it doesn't, your sites not suffering to much for not having it yet. :)

    It's worked for me, and as my ex-wife used to tell me all the time... I'm not the brightest bulb in the pack...lol

    Cheers
     
    gchaney, Dec 12, 2004 IP
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    SeoPro2005 Peon

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    if you are listed in Dmoz..does your pr get higher? I know you get more inbound links! :cool:
     
    SeoPro2005, Dec 13, 2004 IP
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    Clubtitan.org Peon

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    Its been a while now since I submitted my sites and still nothing on either of the. I hope DMOZ hurries up and gets them on there. Why does it take soo long.
    M4ck
     
    Clubtitan.org, Dec 14, 2004 IP
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    Bernard Well-Known Member

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    Hi neighbor! That is a common misconception.

    no editor no listing???

    Getting your site listed
     
    Bernard, Dec 14, 2004 IP
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    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    Because they need more editors

    It's not an exclusive club, anyone can become one... consider it!
     
    sarahk, Dec 14, 2004 IP
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    joeychgo Notable Member

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    #15

    I've applied twice - they dont need editors too bad.
     
    joeychgo, Dec 14, 2004 IP
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    CanadianEh Notable Member

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    And my refusal form letter wasn't even polite.
     
    CanadianEh, Dec 17, 2004 IP
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    vauge Well-Known Member

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    I am still waiting either way.

    Been over 2 months. Last I asked they said my editor status was still waiting.
     
    vauge, Dec 17, 2004 IP