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DMOZ - Does ANYONE know how to get listed?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by lostincyberspace, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. lostincyberspace

    lostincyberspace Newbie

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    Everyone rating higher than my site is listed on DMOZ. I have been trying to get on there for months. The site is rock-solid and I have tried to make sure that I am submitting correctly, not breaking their rules blah blah blah - but nothing.

    Any suggestions guys?
     
  2. kojakfull

    kojakfull Senior Member

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    I guess just create a quality website with pure original content and original concept then submit it to dmoz...
     
  3. RaoulDuke

    RaoulDuke Registered Member

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    Have patience. It took about 4 months for my site to be approved.
     
  4. MacKenzie

    MacKenzie Newbie

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    I wouldn't try to get a DMOZ listing that has any type of redirect, keyword spamming/density, perhaps flash tags that don't have the <script> </noscript> tags (not 100% sure on that one), or packed with affiliations.

    Your site will be looked at by a human who will run a small number of tools. Plus they are VERY particular about who becomes a volunteer DMOZ category moderator.

    I know because they rejected me. (How dare you! I said to the chief MOZ)
     
  5. ipopbb

    ipopbb Power Member

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    DMOZ is corrupt... you probably just need to go to the dmoz forums and find the right editor and offer a bribe privately... A lot of the hottest categories are owned by blackhatters who don't want to share rank with competitors.

    If DMOZ was legit they'd make their directory links rel="nofollow" like wikipedia did. Then you would probably see 90+% of the editors quit.

    I do agree with your observation... those links are powerful.
     
  6. gronk

    gronk Newbie

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    is dmoz worth it nowdays? worth the trouble it takes to get in? ive heard of people trying for years (with very legit sites). the time and effort it takes to get in would probably overshadow any ranking benefits i reckon. better off snagging a couple of high quality inbound links.
     
  7. trophaeum

    trophaeum Senior Member

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    just submit ur site and forget about it, i was lucky enough to have a site i submitted only last week already appear... gotta get lucky sometimes, submit it, let it do its thing and just forget about it, it helps but its not enough to worry about
     
  8. arpitagarwal82

    arpitagarwal82 Power Member

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    Lol.. Thats the funniest shit I have ever heard.

    Wake up man. Go read what ppl have to say about DMOZ and DMOZ editors.

    Anyways.
    The best way to get listed in DMOZ is buy a domain that already listed in DMOZ.
    And if you need some help in that, contact me. :D:D
     
  9. doug

    doug Newbie

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    Become an editor.. then, you can submit things as an editor and they show up on the top of the editor's unreviewed dashboard. It will be above the public submitted URLs, and have a far greater chance of making it in.

    Just start with any category, doesn't matter what it is.
     
  10. gronk

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    yep this is good advice. if it happen's it happens. if not move on ;)
     
  11. ipopbb

    ipopbb Power Member

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    I apply for an editorship 4 times a year for the past 5 years... never got one... Any more I just use descriptions from their directory in my URL examples because I get a little satisfaction when the rejection letter is hypocritical. They always reject you for site descriptions and then they reject you for having an affiliation to a site or they call you a liar for not having affiliations...
     
  12. doug

    doug Newbie

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    You should use a new IP address, email address, and category every time you apply for an editor position. Keep trying, you'll eventually get in...
     
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    you responded to a post 5 years old?
     
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    virtualpurity Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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  15. Angel A

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    The best approach is to send information about your website and then forget about it for a while. It will be added in 1-12 months.