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How much PR boost do you get from DMOZ

 11:42 pm on Mar 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

If a site is PR0 and then gets into DMOZ, does anyone know what that should boost you to?



 4:13 pm on Apr 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

Anywhere between -4 and 10 PR Units (or "prunes", as the unit is commonly known).


 10:53 pm on Apr 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

You mean Dmoz alone?
I wouldnt expect much PR from it


 10:57 pm on Apr 7, 2006 (gmt 0)



 11:15 pm on Apr 7, 2006 (gmt 0)

It's hard to say, because it's quite rare to find a site that is linked through Dmoz alone. You also have to add into the equation the effect of the many Dmoz clones, which individually may have very low PR but together might give a site quite a boost. These clones update far less frequently (and sometimes never), so you'd have to factor that in.

More often than not, sites that get linked by Dmoz are picked up elsewhere before a PR update comes round. This could either be by other webmasters using Dmoz as a source, or by scrapers.

It all depends on the category, how crowded it is and the PR of the individual page, so YMMV. Very few will be boosted from zero to over PR5.


 11:36 pm on Apr 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

Hi Paul,

You are looking at about 2000 backlinks per link in DMOZ once all the clones have kicked in. The level of PR depends on how deep down you are listed in the directory

It can take a short while for the full effect as each clone updates and scrapers copy the listings.

So best try for two or three listings to max your backlinks. The more duplicated links you can get from DMOZ the better.

Good luck


 10:43 am on Apr 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

I've seen a website on DMOZ of a PR of 4. The amazing thing(not in a good way) about this site is that it is only one page with no links to other sites and the only content in it was that this site is for sale. I sent him an email to see how much he wants, if he askes too much im going to report him.


 12:12 pm on Apr 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

Souffle, I'm pleased to see such a demonstration of your integrity :).


 12:23 pm on Apr 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

Ok first of all its ment as a half a joke, im just putting a bit of sence of humour in this forum. but the part of having the site for sale and a PR4 thats true.


 12:52 pm on Apr 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

I once had a PR6 site with "coming soon"... not from dmoz tho.. and not from spam :) imho PR is useless


 12:09 am on Apr 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

I wish I had PR6, I got pushed out from top spot at Google for my (non-english) keyword by official government website. :-(

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