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We did this (listed in DMOZ) for Stack Overflow, Server Fault and Super User. Since then, I have noticed that the DMOZ text for Stack Overflow appears in a bunch of places. http://search.dmoz.org/cgi-bin/search?search=stack+overflow Open Directory Sites (1-5 of 5) Stack Overflow - A language-independent collaboratively edited question and ...


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I think only an editor can give you a true answer but, from my experience, DMOZ has been awful quiet since Google dropped them in July. Let's see what the public thinks about DMOZ though... Ouch.


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DMOZ isn't what is was once paraded to be. Frankly, it's a joke of a project, but there's still SEO utility to be drawn from it. I highly recommend applying to be an editor of your website's niche. I became the editor of my niche and there were about 600 websites in queue, many of them in queue for years. I'm confident that for most people, you'll become an ...


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All you can do is submit it. There is no way to guarantee that it will get listed. Listing depends on: Whether there is an editor for your category Whether they are active Whether they decide to approve your site DMOZ was a mess not too long ago and is probably worse now that its importance and relevancy has declined severely. I wouldn't have ...


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As a former editor I know that in some categories without editors, the list of sites just grows. When I first started on my specific category, nothing had changed for more than a year. Technically, there is no definite answer. It is possible that even after months, still nobody has added/rejected your site. Getting information on why your site was rejected ...


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DMOZ directory is dead for various reasons Web has grown too big to be listed in a web directory. Too many sites. Favours by corrupts editors have diluted the impact Site gets updated often, while DMOZ is most of the time once listed forever thing. Traffic to DMOZ has gone down considerably. Less people use it. Most of the older DMOZ editors have moved to ...


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Yes - DMOZ is a powerful link. The thing about DMOZ is, the submission process is very easy, and free. A very high ROI for your time. The more you agonize about getting approved, the worse the ratio of time spent vs. link value gets. Submit it and forget it.


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It's a good idea, but be prepared for a frustrating process. From the perspective of a web site submitter, once a site has been submitted, it goes into a mysterious black hole. The only way to know that anything has happened with the submission is if it shows up in the DMOZ index, and that can take years. The submitter agonizes over this during the months ...


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It's very possible that there is simply no editor for your category. Or, they may have rejected your site for some reason. Either way, I'd give it another try after 4-6 months if it's not there and then just forget about it. It will either get approved or not, but a single link isn't worth spending a lot of time on, even if it is DMOZ. There are other ways ...


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A DMOZ listing won't hurt your site for the Penguin algorithm. The links are editorially reviewed. The open directory project doesn't accept any sort of payment for links. You can suggest your own anchor text, but anchor text is rarely keyword rich (if it is, I suggest submitting and update to change it to your brand name). Tons of good sites have dmoz ...


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An ODP editor will review your submission to determine whether to include it in the directory. Depending on factors such as the volume of submissions to the particular category, it may take several weeks or more before your submission is reviewed. Please only submit a URL to the Open Directory once. DMOZ Submission Guidelines I ...


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The DMOZ home page has a page rank of 8/10, and even sub-sub-sub-sub-categories still have decent page rank. So getting a DMOZ link is definitely a good idea. One link on its own will only make a small difference, but like Jeff said, it is still used by many other sites too.


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In my experience, submitting to DMoz works less than 1 in 10 times, but that's still better than most link building activities.


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I didn't read the article but I'm also getting annoyed with DMOZ. As they look for other ways to earn money, I think the quality of the index is likely to go down. However, I still submit my sites to them. A link is a link. I just won't do anything special and am certainly not going to pay them.


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Yes. Why? Because it's simple to do and it can be a relatively high quality link. Will it deliver a lot of traffic? probably not. But since it takes only a minute to do and will get you into Google's directory as well why not do it?


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My advice: Become an editor. For most categories, you have better odds of becoming an editor than you do getting your website accepted. I'm an editor of my own niche category and there were 600 websites in queue when I first logged in. Most of these websites had been in queue for years. The second I was accepted, I submitted my website (and linked it to my ...


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I recently had a somewhat related discusison about this with the owner of a very large tech forum which took a massive hit after the Google Panda update -- the latest change where they pretty much cracked down on link and article farms (although many forums also fell victim as collateral damage -- but Google tweaked the algorithm soon after) and while I'm ...


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You'd need to wait at least two months (if not three) to ensure your site has been rejected. If your site was not listed then obviously you need to look at the reasons why. Make some changes to the site if necessary, then resubmit.



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