I just registered with WW but have been reading threads for awhile. I'm trying to get one of my sites into Open Directory Project. They've accepted one site but not the other but I can't figure out what's wrong. My site was developed in Frontpage with frames - do they not like this?
Is there somewhere I can go to find out about other people's experience with Open Directory Project?
>> They've accepted one site but not the other but I can't figure out what's wrong
There can be (at least) 2 reasons
1. No editor has yet got round to reviewing your site, so it is sitting in unreviewed. Depending on the luck of the draw, an editor can pass by to review it in anything from 5 minutes to a year or so. No telling what the wait will be :(
2. It has been deleted as being unsuitable for ODP. Usually because it is an affiliate site (though there are other reasons) Check through the editor's guidelines at ODP (they are available to anyone to read) and ensure that your site can be added.
the ODP is maintained as a useful index where browsers can find useful information/resources on what they are looking for, so you need content on the site whether its plain html or swanky flash
some other reasons: if your site is in another cat it wont be added, if your site is a gateway page it wont be added, if your site provides no content and only consists of "under construction" pages it wont get added, if its a frame they they *should* list the root file.
theres other reasons, but the main one is manpower, check the cat to see if it has an editor, if so then it'll prob be updated quicker, if your interested in the cat you may want to apply for editor permissions yourself.