Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from

Forum Moderators: Webwork & skibum

Message Too Old, No Replies


6:06 pm on Dec 30, 2010 (gmt 0)

Junior Member

5+ Year Member

joined:June 9, 2009
posts: 110
votes: 0

We have tried to submit our site to DMOZ numerous times over the past year. Each time has been correctly classified by the book, in accordance with their procedure, yet still no listing. This is not the first site we have had this with, and general sentiments online seem to concur.

It seems that DMOZ exposes itself as a "pure" organisation with admirable intentions. Really annoying that behind the scenes it seems to be rigged with competitors moderating threads or editors for hire. Total farce if you ask me.

Anyhow - back to the point. We have subsequently found a business which guarantees listing (or your money back) for $450. I'm not completely sure, but presumably they have a few DMOZ editors on their books.

Has anyone had any experiences getting sites listed this way?
10:06 am on Mar 20, 2012 (gmt 0)

Moderator This Forum

WebmasterWorld Administrator webwork is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:June 2, 2003
votes: 56

In due course, as the WWW becomes increasingly saturated with competitors, as Google increasingly claims the visual space of its sites for its own profits, and as traffic sources become increasingly atomized, it's likely that savvy folks will be building a flow of traffic that arrives in dribbles from thousands sources - one of which might be DMOZ.

Traffic from a thousand sources, just like the bad old days, before the fast easy money of the SEO days.

YMMV, but I'd suggest keeping it simple when it comes to DMOZ. If you can get a link get one. Just submit and walk away. Consider it one of a thousand link requests.

If you can't get a listing or one doesn't come easy then move on to your next target. Just walk away and retarget your time and effort. Don't waste a minute whining elsewhere.

Get ALL the inbound traffic you can from all possible sources, no matter the volume, as it won't be getting any easier as time moves on to get the kind of reliable traffic needed to build a competitive business at a price affordable to the ordinary Joe or Jane.
10:48 am on Mar 20, 2012 (gmt 0)

Preferred Member

5+ Year Member

joined:Nov 16, 2010
votes: 0

+1 webworks post

Guys, start talking directories again, ye may not have google love much longer :)
9:41 pm on July 12, 2012 (gmt 0)

New User

5+ Year Member

joined:July 12, 2012
votes: 0

As said before,submit and forget about it,i have 3 sites listed in dmoz but have no idea of the time frame,i submit and forget,but they dont rush lol
This 33 message thread spans 2 pages: 33