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    Question Got Tips for getting into DMOZ directory?

    I am very frustrated and it seems impossible to get into the dmoz directory these days.

    What can be done to get a listing accepted there? Do you have to know someone? it is also near impossible to become an editor so that is a lost cause also.

    I have even taken the time to submit a well written submission with no results.

    Looking forward to advice and tips from my fellow netbuilders.
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    It can take six months to two years before you know if your submission has been approved. If it doesn't show up in two years, it probably won't.

    A crappy site, made for AdSense site or affiliate marketing site has no chance.

    Best advice: just submit your site and forget about it. It is not worth dwelling upon a DMOZ submission.

    It helps if you submit the site to a category that has editors assigned to it. Many categories do not have any editors.
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    Funny that now more and more on all forums I am seeing so many people open up threads about dmoz.

    Can't understand why any webmaster worth a darn would ever worry about, obsess about, or deal with, dmoz!!!!

    But some people have to worry about something.

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    I don't know about you, but one of my best performing websites currently has a DMOZ listing. Quality directory submissions are still a valid SEO practice.

    I agree, there shouldn't be any dwelling or obsessing. But spending an hour or two to research and make a quality submission is worth it, IMO.

    Quote Originally Posted by iowadawg View Post
    Funny that now more and more on all forums I am seeing so many people open up threads about dmoz.

    Can't understand why any webmaster worth a darn would ever worry about, obsess about, or deal with, dmoz!!!!

    But some people have to worry about something.
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    Do humans actually use DMOZ? How many ordinary people these days even know of it?

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    I think we must forget about DMOZ. Its will be waste your time. Its better for you to improve your site naturally and do by yourself.

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    Have edited for the directory off & on since shortly after it started. A link from it is still a nice thing, but the directory outgrew the freebie/volunteer run model a decade ago. There's a million plus categories and realistically a few hundred active editors at most, and theres a backlog of submissions in most queues that is mostly spam. The probability anyone will clear the average category of submissions within a specific timeframe is about like the chances of getting hit by lightning on a Tuesday.

    The answer is that it takes maybe 5 minutes or so to submit. You can afford 5 minutes. Do it, then walk away and forget about it. Maybe it'll be added, maybe it wont. Unless they change the model, that's about as good as it gets.
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