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How many times is too many to submit to dmoz
tessa



 
Msg#: 4271008 posted 1:17 pm on Feb 23, 2011 (gmt 0)

Hi, since 2004 I have submitted my site to dmoz once or twice a year, is this too many times, as I haven't been listed yet
thank you for your help

 

BeeDeeDubbleU

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Msg#: 4271008 posted 2:54 pm on Feb 23, 2011 (gmt 0)

DMOZ is slow but not that slow. I would think that perhaps you should be looking at your website and the details you are submitting and comparing this to their submission guidelines.

tessa



 
Msg#: 4271008 posted 3:03 pm on Feb 23, 2011 (gmt 0)

thank you for your reply, are you able to look at my site please, it is a gift website and i submitted it under the shopping - gift section?
thank you

BeeDeeDubbleU

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Msg#: 4271008 posted 3:21 pm on Feb 23, 2011 (gmt 0)

Hi Tessa,

It's more likely to be the title and descriptions you are using that is causing the problem. You should not use anything other facts. Don't try to use these to sell your website or your products by using words like best, cheapest, nicest, etc.

Don't post your URL here but if you want to PM me the title, description and category to which you are submitting I will have a look at it.

frontpage

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Msg#: 4271008 posted 3:41 pm on Feb 23, 2011 (gmt 0)

DMOZ editors who have not approved your submission since 2004 mostly likely never will.

Many editors have an economic interest in their niche and will actively prevent your submission if it competes with their websites.

The developer of DMOZ, Rich Skrenta, has said back in 2006 that the project is dead anyway.

RIP DMOZ: 1998-2006


[skrenta.com...]

Editorial applicants reported their requests were going unanswered and allegations of corruption amongst rouge editors emerged. By end of 2005, the ODP appeared to be in total disarray with more sites in the review process than were actually in the directory. Throughout 2006, the ODP has become less and less relevant to the search marketing community until, towards the end of the year, it was gone.

tessa



 
Msg#: 4271008 posted 3:47 pm on Feb 23, 2011 (gmt 0)

Thank you for your reply, that makes me feel a little better, I always thought it was essential to be listed on dmoz for Google to index my site.
thank you
Tessa

tessa



 
Msg#: 4271008 posted 3:48 pm on Feb 23, 2011 (gmt 0)

Hi BeeDeeDubbleU
Thanks, I think I have mailed you but not sure as nothing is showing in my sent folder
Tessa

g1smd

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Msg#: 4271008 posted 6:26 pm on Feb 23, 2011 (gmt 0)

How many times is too many to submit to dmoz?

Twice is once too much.

tessa



 
Msg#: 4271008 posted 7:33 pm on Feb 23, 2011 (gmt 0)

Hi g1smd
I've blown it then, any suggestions where I should list my site instead?
Thanks
Tessa

JohnRoy

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Msg#: 4271008 posted 3:21 am on Feb 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

>> How many times is too many to submit to dmoz?
ONCE is too many. Ignore it.

JohnRoy

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Msg#: 4271008 posted 3:24 am on Feb 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

where I should list my site
search for online directories (a) within your niche, plus directories (b) that seem to be well maintained.

One submission per day would get you 365 in a year.

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