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 6:50 am on Oct 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

I am helping my colleague to ask for help as she is very upset:

we are currently working in a market research company. The company is a reputable company with several overseas office in asia region including china, Hong Kong, Singapore, Autstralia, and an affiliation with US company.

Her biggest problem is:

Due to our company is a reputable and not a small company, our boss believe our site must get listed in DMOZ very quick. However, she submtit the site several months without any success. Boss is pressing her and said she is not doing a good job.

Boss disagree that the only thing we can do is to wait. How can we explain to him?

[edited by: skibum at 2:01 pm (utc) on Oct. 25, 2005]



 2:11 pm on Oct 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

Boss disagree that the only thing we can do is to wait. How can we explain to him?

I would suggest showing him any one of the many threads in this forum where people are discussing how it took them many months, or sometimes years, to get listed.


 5:05 pm on Oct 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

Boss is right. There are many things she could do.

Now, all of them are either futile or counterproductive; some could even have catastrophic effects.

Oh, boss wants some CONSTRUCTIVE action? Tell boss to shell out the money to buy quick reviews in directories that offer that service -- Yahoo! springs to mind, but there are many others.

If boss doesn't want his information garbled by intermediaries, boss is welcome to visit the ODP-editor-supported forum, where people whom he cannot browbeat, and who ARE ODP administrators, will tell him the simple unvarnished truth. Among the simple truths he can hear is -- we don't review "big company sites" first. So his logic is rotten from the ground up.

There is no guarantee that he will like what he hears -- but that's always a problem when you're dealing with people you can't coerce.


 5:24 pm on Oct 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

There are some categories where the editors are very quick and efficient, and you can be added in days pretty reliably. The ones I know about are all smaller, much less popular areas than Market Research. So, something within the bosses control: He could change the company's focus to another industry and get listed quickly.

Some might think it a little extreme for a whole company to change industries just to get a DMOZ listing, but it's all a matter of what's most important. ;)


 7:22 pm on Oct 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

Well, I couldn't in good conscience guarantee a quick review to any site, not even the one I have open in another window. There are too many good reasons even for not completing a review already in progress.

And even for the world's first vacuum-ready shark repellent manufacturer, who knows?

Tell your boss to let a thousand flowers bloom, and the bees will come -- if he doesn't spray insecticide. Beyond that, it's all divination. And back when we were trying status reports, even the online psychics used to ask for them.

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