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Yippie for Dmoz

 2:57 am on May 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

Since I got accepted by Dmoz (I had to become an editor and accept myself) I have gotten listed on about 20+ directory sites.

Easiest 20 links I ever got.

Too bad I accepted myself JUST after the last PR update ...



 3:58 am on May 9, 2004 (gmt 0)


DMOZ rules when it comes to backlinks. (Just added that to rile-up all the ODP haters... ;-)


 5:24 am on May 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

Just..too bad you had to become an editor to finally get your self edited-in. DMOZ has been really, really frustrating for trying t get some action by any other way.


 6:44 am on May 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

I really second that opinion. I just usually don't bother trying anymore.


 7:20 pm on May 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

I applied to edit the catagory i submitted my site to today and got turned down. Apparantly there were too many links needing to be checked for it to go to a newbie.


 7:45 pm on May 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

Sorry to hear you were turned down on your first attempt.

The FAQ does say: "Generally, applicants who apply for too broad of a category are asked to narrow their focus, and apply for a lower level category."

But that isn't always obvious -- the category can look small because only a few sites are published, but be potentially much larger because many unreviwed sites have been suggested (rightly or wrongly) for it.

Find a smaller category, get accepted, get up to speed (which may only take a day or two -- it depends on how precise your editing is) and reapply for the bigger category.....There's unlikely to be another way of getting it, and certainly not a quicker way.

And good luck!


 8:41 pm on May 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

Well done if you accepted your own site listed in your profile here. I know nothing about the subject but it is clearly not spam and a worthwhile addition.

I hope others follow your lead.


 8:46 pm on May 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

Anyone else find it troubling that you can become an editor so that you can add your own site... and maybe not allow your competition? Or are there safeguards in place for that?



 8:55 pm on May 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

There are lots of safeguards. Vigilent metas. Public abuse reporting. etc

Much safer than WMW where you can add your own posts and no one stops you.

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