My experience with DMOZ

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by lablinks, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. lablinks

    lablinks Senior Member

    Apr 22, 2010
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    So I see people jumping up & down for DMOZ links. One of my sites have been accepted in DMOZ a couple of weeks ago, I have yet to see any significant change in SERPs. After so called algorithm change a large number of my sites (not listed in DMOZ) went up the serps significantly, the one listed pretty much stayed where it was. Maybe it's too early to judge?
  2. ScrapeBoss

    ScrapeBoss Elite Member Premium Member

    Nov 25, 2010
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    It may be too early to judge. However, I don't see any big in DMOZ.
  3. scb335

    scb335 BANNED BANNED

    Mar 5, 2008
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    I've had a couple sites in DMOZ for years, and my experience has been that it didn't help my sites rise in SERPs, but did help them maintain positions more consistently through various dances.

    For example, if I add new content to a site not in DMOZ, it will often appear high in SERPs page 1 at first, but then fall down to 2nd, 3rd, 4th or lower pages over a short period of time.

    In contrast, if I add new content on one of my sites that are in DMOZ, it appears high in SERPs, then only falls a few positions on average, usually to between mid-first page to high-second page.

    I haven't really tested to see if that's truly the result of having sites in DMOZ or not, it's just something I've noticed over and over with my sites, so it's my hunch.

    Also, when Google makes algo updates, most of the time my sites that are in DMOZ seem less effected by any changes. Again, not something I can verify 100%, just what I've seen happen enough to think it's probably related.