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Multiple Inclusions in ODP
How to have multiple inclusions in ODP.

Msg#: 678 posted 1:44 pm on Oct 3, 2001 (gmt 0)

I own several websites and would like to have them all included in ODP. So far, only one has been accepted. All the sites are similar and I have tried submitting to the same and different categories without any luck. One of my competitors has four listings in the same category and another of my competitors has seven or eight listings in different categories. I thought the problem might have been that all the domains are registered under the same name, but so are the competitors with multiple listings. If anyone could help with this, I would be happy to pay for such a service.



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Msg#: 678 posted 2:02 pm on Oct 3, 2001 (gmt 0)

welcome to WMW, Ebgreen, certainly the right place to come for info about SE's and Directories.

1. How similar are your site's ? how similar are your competitors sites ?
2. You should only get one listing, unless the site's are broken up to represent completely different products. i.e childrens clothes and military ordanance.
3. You can find out the editors name at the bottom of the category, and give them all the urls of your competitors sites relevant to their paticular ODP category and ask them why is this possible.

stickymail me with your urls, i will nose around, though i would suggest that you are industry specific, or product specific to a degree, as SEO's are specialists in particular area's and i can probably point you in the right direction.


Msg#: 678 posted 2:10 pm on Oct 3, 2001 (gmt 0)

How do I sticky mail you? I'm still kind of new.


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Msg#: 678 posted 2:11 pm on Oct 3, 2001 (gmt 0)

either click on his memeber name in his profile, or click on the Stick mail link on the top of the page


Msg#: 678 posted 2:29 pm on Oct 3, 2001 (gmt 0)



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Msg#: 678 posted 4:02 pm on Oct 3, 2001 (gmt 0)


unfortunately the area that you are targetting is far removed from any knowledge that i may have in helping you.

One thing i do suggest, is you have got to be careful not to pee off the editors in the ODP, spamming as in duplicate subs to the same cat and related cats is a very poignent way of doing it. Their are alot of odp editors that come here, and i gather that they hate spam and being pestered by a constant barrage of submissions from individuals with sites with duplicate contents, which have no uniqueness seperating each other.

Sorry i could'nt be off more help on this one.


Msg#: 678 posted 1:28 am on Oct 4, 2001 (gmt 0)

hanks for trying. From what I understand you can have multiple listings as long as they are in different categories. We carry over 1,000 products and one listing is just not enough.


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Msg#: 678 posted 7:08 am on Oct 4, 2001 (gmt 0)

You could sell a million products, but that is irrelevant as editors will always try and list a site in the taxonomical best category.
For Shopping sites the rules are quite clear:
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