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Beginner's guide on how to become a DMOZ EDITOR!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by brulok, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. brulok

    brulok Registered Member

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    Step 1:
    Apply in the month of January to be an editor of a bottom level category e.g. http://www.dmoz.org/public/apply?cat=Games/Paper_and_Pencil/Sprouts

    Step 2:
    Repeat step 1 for 11 years straight (not kidding)

    Boom you are now a DMOZ editor!

    What I learned:
    I no longer have a new years eve hobby... but atleast I can add links to DMOZ. :cool:
     
  2. netmoney1

    netmoney1 Executive VIP

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    Wow...11 years? lol...

    Long time! Guess it finally paid off
     
  3. DarkMeta

    DarkMeta BANNED BANNED

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    Are you a dmoz editor? i mean can you add link?
     
  4. brulok

    brulok Registered Member

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    Sure am, count me as the (first?) black hat world member amongst the dmoz ranks. the spiderman saying really hits home once you get that editor status though.
     
  5. Seankearns

    Seankearns Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Congrats.

    So.... how many PM's do you have since posting this?
     
  6. brulok

    brulok Registered Member

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    A few PM's. Wonder how many I will get if people find out I manage the viagra category.
     
  7. roamer

    roamer Power Member

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    Talk about some perseverance.

    I gave up at year 5.
     
  8. John.

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    congrats!
     
  9. partymarty4870

    partymarty4870 Elite Member

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    My sites 12 years old - so I got in Dmoz when all you had to do was click "add site" and it took about 3 hours.

    But reading this thread made me have a look at my listing and it's a PR4, and I'm the only one in the category. I may apply to try and keep others out.
     
  10. argh11

    argh11 Regular Member

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    So why the Jan 1st date?
     
  11. brulok

    brulok Registered Member

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    No reason... I applied as just a hobby.
     
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  12. jimdones

    jimdones Junior Member

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    And I suppose all the uber mega brains at Google who spend the every moment of their expensive time figuring out how to keep up with what's relevant on the web HAVEN'T FIGURED OUT YET THAT DMOZ DAYS ARE LOOONG GONE LIKE A DECADE AGO.

    Correct?

    This thread is like "wow, I got an iphone 1!! I'm so cool! And I saved money for 11 years to buy it".

    Dmoz wtf
     
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  13. brulok

    brulok Registered Member

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    If you were a bit older you'd understand the nostalgia some of us get. Dmoz is now the running joke, but at one time it was beautiful and the pinnacle of our puny website efforts.

    For all the WoW players out there, it's like getting Baron Rivendare's mount AFTER they increased the drop rate. Easy and pointless to do now, but at one time it was epic!
     
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  14. albaniax

    albaniax Elite Member

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    The first website I had, made only profit because of the authority it got from the Dmoz link.
    Soon after the Dmoz Link got deleted 2 years later, the site dropped into the Nirvana.

    But uuh, that's like 7-8 years ago & I'm 21 now.
     
  15. WrightWilliams

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    Don't be a dick. DMOZ has a huge nostalgia factor, and while it isn't as important as it used to be, its still a deal.
     
  16. jimdones

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    well apologize for the dicky sound of that post

    but anyways i doubt it's relevant these days. doubt this can even be tested, since no site gets through to be listed in dmoz unless it belongs to an editor there, or you bribe an editor there. i really doubt google isn't aware of this, as this has been the case for years. honestly, it just sounds too far fetched.