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    Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    It is not. Ten or more years ago it was important because search engines used it as a seed database to find new sites. Search engines no longer need it because their search methods for finding new sites have greatly improved.

    DMOZ has a history of being plagued with corruption and is no longer important. Besides that, it is very difficult to get a listing today.
    Dmoz is also known as Open directory project(ODP). The listing of this directory is used by all the search engines and you get backlink from this listing which is really a highly authoritative one.

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    I think my niche, "limo service", has a shady moderator because it's been taking me 2 years and 3 month waiting time to keep applying to DMOZ and still no luck. I find it incredible that I follow their guidelines fully and I STILL can't get approved for Chicago limo service directory category after trying for nearly 2 years. And it's not like I resubmit after 2 weeks if I don't get approved. I give it ample time and my listing is very reasonable.

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    It is also an open project directory made by Netscape and Mozilla. Its a high authority directory and if your website or directory gets listed in this DMOZ site then search engine will count this site as a high authority website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rahulkumar View Post
    It is also an open project directory made by Netscape and Mozilla. Its a high authority directory and if your website or directory gets listed in this DMOZ site then search engine will count this site as a high authority website.
    Sorry, this is really not true at all. A link from an authority site does not make a site an authority site. Google has already stated that there is no special significance with a DMOZ link. It is just another link. It won't hurt your site, but it has no special significance.

    There are dozens of other issues to overcome before any site is viewed as an authority. One link from a site isn't even a factor.
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    It's a once great directory that's aging poorly due to lack of scalability of the volunteer model and frankly due to poor leadership from aol. I've got some pride of ownership there after years of being one of the faithful, but it is painful to look at the current condition and know it could have been avoided.

    As TD says, it's a good link to have, but it isnt an SEO silver bullet. Was once, but the Google algorithm moved beyond that point. Maybe if that word gets out they wont get so much attention from the spam-prone.
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    Ten or more years ago DMOZ was a primary seed directory that most search engines used to discover new web sites. Today, search engines no longer need assistance in that area. As robjones who was one of the early DMOZ editors notes, it was a very important and useful directory at one time. That time has passed.

    If you want to get a listing in DMOZ, follow the rules, submit your site and forget about it. There is probably a 90%+ chance that you will never get the link.

    The following test was started in post #18 on September 10, 2011. As of today neither has been approved. I doubt if they will ever show up in DMOZ.

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    I just submitted two very good sites to DMOZ as a test to see how long it takes to get them listed. One is an e-commerce site and the other is a travel agency site. Both are good quality sites that are 5+ years old and should not be rejected for any reason. Neither were submitted in the past.

    I did not have very many problems getting a site listed ten or twelve years ago, but have not seen any sites approved in the last five or six years. Let's see if these get in and if that makes any difference in the SERPs. I have serious doubts about both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    If you want to get a listing in DMOZ, follow the rules, submit your site and forget about it. There is probably a 90%+ chance that you will never get the link.

    The following test was started in post #18 on September 10, 2011. As of today neither has been approved. I doubt if they will ever show up in DMOZ.
    I'm wondering on the latest status of DMOZ today because they are not accepting any submissions at all (since then) there are lots of people submitting their websites and nothing is happening as well as no updates. I think it's stop operating few years ago and corrupted or something happen (I think)

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    Basically there's an easy answer: It isn't "corruption", it's a matter of scale. There are over a MILLION categories. Not listings, categories. There are a relative handfull of volunteers still maintaining it, as that age came and went over a decade ago. Now consider that for every one decent submission to a free directory, there are multiple times as many spam submissions.

    The chance of a handful of PAID full-time staffers finding your submission under those circumstances would be like a needle in a haystack, multiplied. The chances of a handful of part-time volunteers finding it are significantly less.

    Just submit the site and move on... there's not really a better answer. It probably won't be seen, much less reviewed and added, but having it there is no longer as big a deal as it once was. Lifes too short to worry about stuff you dont control.
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    It was very laughable at that time when Google duplicated the entire DMOZ directory, you know the guys who are against duplicates, original contents syndicated, non-spammy links, etc AHHAAHHAH it was a good one!

    Since google ditched DMOZ, basically DMOZ didn't provide the usual power of authority directory link.

    Google killed since then everything that would give SEO power, but what is extremely amazing to see is that at the same time their pay system tipped over.

    Google is not a search engine anymore but a pay marketing site.
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