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1: new post   11 Tips From a Senior DMOZ Editor
"1) No or little content = no addition. 2) The more subject specific the web site or page, the better."
Dec 1, 2002
2: new post   A Little SEO Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing: The Online Directory Idiocracy
"...it's the SEOs and directories built solely for SEO purposes that have done much to harm the way site owners approach legitimate traffic driving directories."
May 21, 2009
3: new post   AOL Staff's DMOZ/ODP Blog: A New Beginning for ODP Communication
"One of the commitments recently made by AOL to the ODP Editing Community (along with the provision of several additional AOL staff, some hardware upgrades, and various ongoing software changes) was to provide a better way to get more information about the ODP out to the wider public. So today, the ODP Blog has gone live."
Sept 25, 2007
4: new post   AOL.com and DMOZ.org Domains Expire
As unbelievable as it may sound, AOL.com, and DMOZ.org domain names are showing as expired!
Mar 19, 2002
5: new post   About.com - Getting Listed?
The lights are on, is anyone home? Some think it's dead - others think it's just resting.
Dec 19, 2001
6: new post   Alexa Adds ODP to Homepage
Alexa has added the Open Directory Project (DMOZ.org) to it's homepage. This is the first major site to add the ODP in over two years!
Jan 16, 2003
7: new post   Beta MSN in Play Again?
Many people are reporting fresh referrals from beta.msn.com - no one quite knows what to make of it. It often means they are up to something.
Dec 19, 2001
8: new post   Building Your Own Directory
Building your own directory can be a daunting task. Not only from a software standpoint, but also a management standpoint.
Oct 23, 2002
9: new post   Business.com to close down
business.com will be phased out as a stand-alone B2B directory.
Nov 12, 2010
10: new post   Criteria for Assessing The Worth of Free or Paid Directories
"WebmasterWorld members discuss how to assess the value of a paid or free directory."
Feb 9, 2007
11: new post   DMOZ 3,553,877 sites
"The ODP recently went over 3.5 million sites..."
July 11, 2002
12: new post   DMOZ Editor Login Now Working
"Editors have regained access to the editors server."
Dec 19, 2006
13: new post   DMOZ Founder Rich Skrenta : DMOZ Probably Down for The Count
DMoz Founder Rich Skrenta: "...massive AOL layoffs last week, and it's not clear if there's even any left over there who cares. Even if some form of the ODP editing system is brought back, the likelihood of continued existence within AOL seems extremely doubtful."
Dec 19, 2006
14: new post   DMOZ Now Accepting New Site Submissions
Jan 15, 2007
15: new post   DMOZ and Affiliate Links
"The one line email from the editor said; "Sorry, we don't list affiliate sites."
Apr 4, 2003
16: new post   DMOZ is Shrinking
"Shopping appears be be shrinking at 1 to 2% per year."
July 19, 2007
17: new post   DMOZ: Getting More Editors
"We all know that DMOZ needs more editors. At the same time, at least some are turned down because of possible conflicts of interest in their desired category. "
Mar 1, 2003
18: new post   Directory Listing Hijack Detection
"With tens of thousands of links in a directory, manually re-checking each link one at a time is out of the question. The solution? Write your own custom link checker on steroids."
Feb 23, 2007
19: new post   Directory Lists that Rank Directories: Good Stuff or Fluff?
"Is it time for the directoryranking dialogue to mature? IF it matures might that reshape where the entire "directory industry" is heading?"
Oct 11, 2006
20: new post   Directory PageJacked
"We have worked for months and months searching for very particular types of sites to place in our directory..."
Dec 5, 2001
21: new post   EuroSeek Retools With the ODP and Google
EuroSeek is now powered by an RFD dump and Google.
Aug 20, 2002
22: new post   Future of Directories
"Isn't it time we asked, what will happen to directories tomorrow?"
Mar 8, 2006
23: new post   Getting in as a Featured Site on MSN
"It's done on a fixed cpc basis with a 50k minimum buy. The listing are shown in the order of total advertising spent across the MSN network..."
Feb 7, 2003
24: new post   How I Maintain My Directory's URL / Listings Validity
Automated monitoring for a site's outbound links - some great time-saving tips.
May 16, 2009
25: new post   How do I get into Zeal?
May 12, 2003
26: new post   Idearc to Acquire Switchboard.com From InfoSpace for $225 Million
"Idearc Inc., home to Superpages.com and publisher of the Verizon Yellow Pages, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Switchboard.com and other online directory assets from InfoSpace Inc. for $225 million."
Sept 17, 2007
27: new post   Importance of the ODP to Search Engines
Who can name a major SE that doesn't use the Dmoz data?
Feb 10, 2003
28: new post   Is the DMOZ Server Repair Delay Undermining the ODP's or AOL's Reputation?
Nov 29, 2006
29: new post   LookSmart Buys Wisenut
"[LookSmart]...announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire privately held WiseNut, Inc., in a stock transaction valued at $9.25 million."
Mar 12, 2002
30: new post   LookSmart Renews AltaVista, Expands MSN Deals
"[Looksmart]...renews one major distribution deal while expanding another. "
Sept 19, 2002
31: new post   LookSmart Updates Homepage
Feb 7, 2003
32: new post   MSN Search Preview Page
"After copying the log entry into the browser I got a preview image of six pages which matched the result."
July 27, 2002
33: new post   Microsoft bCentral No Longer Accepting Submissions
"As of November 15, 2006 Microsoft will no longer accept new sign-ups for select Microsoft Online Small Business Services."
Nov 27, 2006
34: new post   Monitoring Directory Listings: Are Thumbnail ScreenShots A Panacea for Site Re-Review?
"WebmasterWorld members discuss methods for efficiently monitoring the freshness of directory listings."
Apr 1, 2009
35: new post   New DMOZ RDF Dump Available
After many moons of waiting, it appears a new DMOZ RDF dump (database of the ODP) is available for downloading.
Jan 31, 2003
36: new post   New ODP RDF Dump Available
A new Open Directory Project RDF dump is online.
Jan 31, 2003
37: new post   ODP - Can we talk?
An interesting thread on the current power structure, politics, and status of the ODP.
Dec 13, 2001
38: new post   ODP Rockets Past 3 Million!
The Open Directory Project rolls over a major milestone by becoming the first known directory to list 3 million pages!
Nov 19, 2001
39: new post   ODP, The Mother of All Search Engines
Every new search engine that comes along, starts with the ODP as a seed database. Teoma, WiseNut, Google, Inktomi, Fast, Altavista, and hundreds of other se´s have used the ODP to influence or seed databases.
July 22, 2002
40: new post   Rich Skrenta DMOZ Access Downgraded
There are alot of blog entries out there on this subject: " Rich Skrenta hasn't been staff for a couple of years (2002 or so). The "root" permissions level has been updated in recent weeks to reflect the access needs and activity of various former staff members."
Jan 22, 2005
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