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Is DMOZ inclusion worth it?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by steveJD, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. steveJD

    steveJD Junior Member

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    I have tried a few times now to submit to the DMOZ directory but have not been successful so far... I was hoping as it was Christmas and they visited the week before they might have been in a good mood and put me in... but alas still nothing

    Has anyone got any tips for getting in or anyways to better your chances?

    Has anyone actually been accepted and how many attempts and how long did it talk?

    Cheers in advance
     
  2. mack

    mack Registered Member

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    It's practically automatic, once you become editor of the category you're submitting to... :smoker:
     
  3. steveJD

    steveJD Junior Member

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    haha - i like it!
     
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    There is no way to predict since all the editors are independent and there are no standards for turnaround.
     
  5. aftershock2020

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    Become an editor and you are in but the trick is to maintain your editorial duties within that directory or they will remove you as an editor, along with all of your listings.

    This is something that I have to maintain in my weekly work routine, and since it is real work, many will not think it is worth the effort involved for the end result. I do, of course think it is because once you are in, you can edit other topics and niches, which allow you to spread your submissions into those other catagories without depending on the final cut decision of a targetted editor over that specific new niche. It is a very political positioning environment from my experience with them.

    I am listed as an editor for 13 catagories now and have over 40 sites out of my network listed. Mind you, these are all authority, " money sites " that I have maintained. I would suggest against it for any throw away sites or web 2.0 pages you don't want to keep long term.

    If you are interested based on your own long term income sites, go for it. The easiest way I've found is to apply as an editor, suggest and post a couple of sites and then move into your own sites.

    Make sure they are ranking at a bear min. of the 20's on the search engines, as the directory will reject anything that isn't in the top 25 from what I've seen.

    Hope this helps. ( Sorry guys, I won't do referrals so don't bother asking. Nothing personal, just have to protect that account, as they are a little work to get in with.)



     
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