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Google and Dmoz . does it matter being listed?
After exhoustive research it seems google doe snot like Dmoz listings

 11:59 am on Apr 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

Hello all,

After a recent commisioned study of dmoz listed sites in google it would seem over 60% of the listed sites are

1) Not 1st for thier own domain when you search google

2) Have supplimental listings

3) Do not rank highly for meta keywords

Now this being the case what is the use of a directory that has bad serps resulting sites in? Few people use it or even know it exist if they are not webmasters. Is Dmoz in fact now redundant?



 3:56 pm on Apr 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

I have a site that used to rank #1 on a couple of keywords based on a DMOZ listing alone. What that listing is worth has long since plummeted, as far as Google rankings go. Other sites I have listed don't seem to get any boost either, so I don't think it's a big deal any more (or much of a deal at all).


 4:36 pm on Apr 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

Binary logic doesn't work well here. An ODP listing, like any other link, is neither redundant nor essential.

And all links together are only one nutritious part of a balanced breakfast.

mister charlie

 5:43 pm on Apr 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

Is Dmoz in fact now redundant?

redundant to what? if you are asking if dmoz still provides value, the answer would be a resounding yes. dmoz continues to play an important role is shaping the architecture of the web.

temporary fluctuations in your engine of choice do not undermine the fact that dmoz provides structure and editorial discretion to a sea of information. as the web continues to swell, the importance of resources such as dmoz will only continue to grow.

is a listing in a relevant category from one of the most distinguished directories an asset? i would argue so.


 5:45 pm on Apr 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

The main fact is overlooked. How else do you get into the google directory. Then there are the abundant backlinks you get from links that use the dmoz data. For traffic? Practically zilch.


 11:58 am on May 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

Its been discussed many times,almost everyone say that it almost doesnt matter anymore


 1:11 pm on May 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

Yes, as an ODP editor, I've seen thousands of ODP-listed sites and thousands of non-ODP-listed sites, and I agree that having an ODP listing doesn't affect Google rankings much if at all. I'm positive that Google ignores the cloned backlinks. So it's basically just one link.

It's free to suggest a site and takes 10 minutes to do, and a nice link from a themed site couldn't hurt, so it's not a bad idea to submit; but it won't change a website's Google fate, either. I really would not recommend spending more time or energy on it than any other single link from a relevant .org site.

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