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Why Do You Want To Be Listed In Dmoz?

Discussion in 'ODP / DMOZ' started by crowbar, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. #1
    As an editor, I'm very interested in knowing why getting a Dmoz listing is so important to you. Exactly what is it you gain or think you'll gain?
    SEMrush
    I'm not a webmaster or seo guy and I don't understand the lingo, so I'd appreciate it if you could explain it in laymans language.
     
    crowbar, Aug 11, 2009 IP
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    sam77am Well-Known Member

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    I like to be listed to get higher page rank of my site and get indexed in short period. Most famous website is listed in DMOZ.:(
     
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    jimnoble Well-Known Member

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    #3
    Is this an exam? How about this?
    :p
     
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    dugu Active Member

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    #4
    You have 818 posts and you are a dmoz editor, but you don't understand why people try to list their sites with dmoz?
    Anyways, sometimes I don't get it either. I mean, why do people keep submitting their sites to dmoz?
    Here my 2cents dmoz review.
     
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    sandeepdude Well-Known Member

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    I consider it as an honor for my site to get listed in DMOZ...
     
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  6. crowbar

    crowbar Peon

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    #6
    No, I really don't, as it has nothing to do with what editors do in the Directory, and that's what those 818 posts were about.

    lmbo, that's wishful thinking, Jim. :)
     
    crowbar, Aug 11, 2009 IP
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    websys Active Member

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    #7
    not really crowbar, i have my own website listed under local web designers category , and i do get visitors looking for web designers in my hometown :)
     
    websys, Aug 12, 2009 IP
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    caprichoso Well-Known Member

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    #8
    Not my case, but commercial sites may want to be listed because its main competitors are already listed there. And I guess you don't need an explanation about why someone needs to be listed along with his competitors.

    For a non-commercial site I guess it's all about pagerank and a little more traffic.

    What are you going to prove with this thread anyway?
     
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  9. crowbar

    crowbar Peon

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    #9
    I'm just trying to educate myself a little, not being a website builder. If you're going to shoot your mouth off, it's only fair that you should be willing to listen to the reasons that people are so passionate about getting listed.

    Page Rank seems to be one of the reasons, though I don't really understand what's involved with that.

    I know that my attitude when explaining something doesn't always come across as very friendly, but it's usually because I'm concentrating on the facts.
     
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    izzatz13 Active Member

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    #10
    If all people were rushing to dmoz they must be something about it. Until now, I've no websites that listed on dmoz :p
     
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    caprichoso Well-Known Member

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    #11
    Like in "If you're going to shoot your mouth off"? :)
     
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  12. crowbar

    crowbar Peon

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    #12
    No, I was refering to myself there, lol. :)
     
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    caprichoso Well-Known Member

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    #13
    Even you deserve some respect. ;)
     
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    #14
    Considering amount of traffic I receive from DMOZ there doesn't seems to be many folks researching a particular topic through DMOZ since I get zero visitors from DMOZ compared to 16,582 from Google. :rolleyes:
     
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    #15
    I like to be listed to get higher page rank of my site,Many famous website is listed in DMOZ
     
    reubin, Aug 13, 2009 IP
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    i submitted my website over a year ago then paid an "expert" since i might have did it wrong and still not listing in dmoz
     
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    caprichoso Well-Known Member

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    What did you pay for?
     
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    I want my sites to be listed on dmoz because there are very few sites in portuguese in dmoz. I think the portuguese editors are very few, so I am trying also to be an editor :)
     
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    #19
    That's the best reasons I've heard yet. Good luck, friend, I hope you'll be joining us soon. :)
     
    crowbar, Aug 14, 2009 IP
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    SCLocal Well-Known Member

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    #20
    A listing in DMOZ is considered (by Google) to be a link from an Authority Site. Authority Sites pass more rank onto the sites they link to; the more Authoritative Sites you have providing links to your site, the better listings you'll have in the Search Engines.

    A comparison is getting links from .edus and .govs; Google values links coming from those types of sites much higher than those coming from .com/etc.
     
    SCLocal, Aug 14, 2009 IP