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 4:08 am on Jul 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

First off, I apologize if this is the wrong place to ask this question. I submitted a site to DMOZ in April and am wondering what the status of it is. Does anyone know where I can ask this question or how to determine who the editor of the category is to ask them about the status?

Any help is greatly appreciated.



 4:51 am on Jul 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

I don't believe there is any way to determine the status of a site submission at Dmoz. The best bet to submit the site, forget about it and move on. It's a common question and there are some past threads here [google.com]

Welcome to WebmasterWorld Jarret :)


 4:53 am on Jul 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

They discontinued the "status request" feature at DMOZ. All you can do now is wait. I wouldn't recommend hassling the editor either, because that might get your site denied or pushed to the bottom of the pile.


 7:38 am on Jul 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

There are four aspects to this

will it be listed?

You yourself know if the site is eligible for a DMOZ listing because you'll have read their guidelines for eligible sites before making the suggestion.

Assumimg you suggested an eligible site (rather than elected to waste DMOZ editors' time), then a listing is assured.

where it will be listed?

It'll be listed in the most appropriate category. That is not so easy to determine as the classifications undergo continual refinement and reorganization.

If you submitted to the most appropriate category you could find, then the site is close to its likely final listing place. If you didn't, then it may bounce around for a long time as editors throw to one another until it reaches the most appropriate category.

when will it be listed?

That, no one knows. The ODP comprises many volunteers who edit independently and to their own schedules. The only way to speed up listings is for there to be more editors.

How will you know if it has been listed?

Do a search at DMOZ, but omit the www part of your URL, if it has one.


 8:09 am on Jul 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

Categories who do not have editors take more time in updating.


 8:45 am on Jul 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

At the bottom of the page is a note showing the last time the cat was updated. If it says 2003 or something else in that time frame...

Dmoz isn't there to service you, or to provide webmasters with a quick submission. It's all about the surfers and the individual dmoz editor's personal pleasure in knowing that she/he is doing their best to contribute to the creation of what is likely the best directory on the internet.

The best thing to do is to submit it and forget about it (as has already been mentioned). A dmoz link is not essential to ranking well, so don't worry about it. There are plenty of other directories that sell inclusion if you really really need some inbound directory links.

Good luck!


 9:24 am on Jul 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

I'd be interested in seeing your research on that, Pathak. Could you name one category that does not have an editor?

If it says 2003 or something else in that time frame...

That could do with a little context.

It is quite possible that subcategories have been edited since that date. Often, higher level categories do not contain many eligible listings and so change rarely, And (to repeat myself) an update of a subcategory does not change the latest edit date of its parent.

Of course, if a low-level category has not been edited since 2003, then that implies that of over six billion people on the planet, not one of them has been inspired to contribute time as a volunteer editor to that category.


 9:24 am on Jul 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

My suggestion...

Look for the smallest category in the directory, for example a small locality and apply to be an editor...

As soon as you are in, you can place a good text link in your Editor profile: it values a lot! ( few outgoing links, keywords in the text link, themed paragraphs etc... ).


 9:44 am on Jul 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

you can place a good text link in your Editor profile

The editors personal profile page cant be crawled by an se bot.



 11:45 am on Jul 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

> The editors personal profile page cant be crawled by an se bot.

I don't think so. I see that higher the category an editor edits, higher the Page Rank of the Editor Profile. Some editor profile pages have a Page Rank of 7.
Try checking Editor prifile page backlinks in MSN or Yahoo. A lot of Dmoz clones point to the Editor Page Profile too.

Editors bookmarks have Page rank 0.


 1:17 pm on Jul 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

>Categories who do not have editors take more time in updating.

You can't even count on that. Every editor all the way up a category path is alerted to a new site submission. There are some categories with no listed editor where submissions are handled almost immediately because there aren't many submissions to that area and the editor of the "parent" category is very active.

This is probably the least-understood aspect of the ODP, from what I've been able to see. There's NEVER only one editor on a site's critical path, because permissions go all the way up the tree. So it's really impossible to predict when a submission will be considered... but on the bright side, it's also impossible for one editor with a grudge against you to ever block a site just by ignoring your submission.


 8:28 pm on Jul 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

The editors personal profile page cant be crawled by an se bot.

It's blocked in robots.txt



 3:37 am on Jul 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

It's blocked in robots.txt

No its not.


 3:45 am on Jul 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

HA I eat my words :)

It used to be lol (honest)



 5:05 am on Jul 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

Not according to [web.archive.org...] - at least not that I could spot.


 4:44 pm on Jul 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

I think that you are jocking....
You do not need webarchive...

You can see the robots.txt just here:


It's right, editors are disallowed :)

BUT the profile is in another directory ( try to click to an editor ).


And profiles are not disallowed .....


 8:45 pm on Jul 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

Just do what most DMOZ editors do, become an editor of your category and start plugging away.


 1:40 am on Jul 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

I have been checking to see if my listing has posted on Dmoz but it keeps telling me its not.

However I also have check other sites that I know for a fact are listed in Dmoz and Dmoz too states they are not.

Am I doing something wrong? Can someone please tell me how to check if my site is listed.



 4:47 am on Jul 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

simply search domain.com or whatever extension it has ... dmoz dosen't shows reseult if you use www.domain.com ..


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