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1: new post   Why Sites Disappear from Dmoz (Open Directory Project)
WebmasterWorld Member discuss the topic of why sites disappear from DMOZ.
Feb 3, 2014
2: new post   Business.com to close down
business.com will be phased out as a stand-alone B2B directory.
Nov 12, 2010
3: new post   Should Directories or Sites That Accept Links or Listings Explain Why They Reject a Specific Listing?
"Members discuss how they handle decisions to reject link requests or directory link submissions. Does an adverse decision require an explanation?"
Aug 16, 2009
4: 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
5: 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
6: 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
7: new post   The Directory is Dead! Long live the Directory Model (By a New Name)
"People poo-poo the directory model but I swear, every time someone delcares that the directory model is dead it gets reinvented . . with a new skin . . and the same guts."
Mar 22, 2008
8: new post   Would the NoFollow Tag Help ODP/DMOZ
"WebmasterWorld members discuss the benefits, or otherwise, of the NoFollow tag on ODP/DMOZ."
Oct 1, 2007
9: 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
10: 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
11: new post   Why No New & Improved Competitor to DMOZ
July 23, 2007
12: new post   DMOZ is Shrinking
"Shopping appears be be shrinking at 1 to 2% per year."
July 19, 2007
13: new post   Some hints on Open Directory Update Submissions
"A number of points that people who want the Open Directory to change their site's listing might profit to know, from my experience of reviewing quite a few of these update requests"
Mar 12, 2007
14: 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
15: 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
16: new post   DMOZ Now Accepting New Site Submissions
Jan 15, 2007
17: new post   DMOZ Editor Login Now Working
"Editors have regained access to the editors server."
Dec 19, 2006
18: 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
19: new post   Is the DMOZ Server Repair Delay Undermining the ODP's or AOL's Reputation?
Nov 29, 2006
20: 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
21: 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
22: new post   Zeal is to close
"Zeal is to close on 28 March"
Mar 23, 2006
23: new post   Future of Directories
"Isn't it time we asked, what will happen to directories tomorrow?"
Mar 8, 2006
24: new post   Zeal - From The "What Ever Happened To?" Department
"I've got a bunch of Zeal listings, and it was great when MSN was using them, however now I get little to no traffic from them."
Feb 4, 2005
25: 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
26: new post   What makes a good directory a good directory?
Members discuss the elements of a directory that is "good from the user's perspective".
Oct 31, 2004
27: new post   How do I get into Zeal?
May 12, 2003
28: new post   DMOZ and Affiliate Links
"The one line email from the editor said; "Sorry, we don't list affiliate sites."
Apr 4, 2003
29: 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
30: 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
31: 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
32: new post   LookSmart Updates Homepage
Feb 7, 2003
33: new post   New ODP RDF Dump Available
A new Open Directory Project RDF dump is online.
Jan 31, 2003
34: 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
35: 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
36: 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
37: 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
38: new post   LookSmart Renews AltaVista, Expands MSN Deals
"[Looksmart]...renews one major distribution deal while expanding another. "
Sept 19, 2002
39: new post   EuroSeek Retools With the ODP and Google
EuroSeek is now powered by an RFD dump and Google.
Aug 20, 2002
40: 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
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