New User from CA
joined:May 6, 2015
Dmoz has a backlog of submissions and not enough editors to go through them. They need more, a lot more. But to many people, becoming an editor seems daunting, even impossible.
Yet this is not true. There is a fairly simple way of becoming an editor. Find a small category and request to edit it. Dmoz is much more likely to approve a beginner who requests a small category than one who request a large one. Editors are sorely needed, you just need to be competent. If you submit a good application and pick a small category, you'll probably be accepted.
You'll have to submit three sample sites in the application process. Before you submit those three, study published listings and emulate them. You need only the company name in the title and a simple non-promotional sentence or two to describe the site. Do a good job and you'll become an editor.
After you become an editor, do a good job on your small category. Then you can ask for more categories. It's okay to ask for the category where you want to submit your site. You have to admit your affiliation however.
Dmoz has a really high Majestic trust flow (86) and is still a quality backlink. A recent post by Eric Enge of Stone Temple presents research that proves that quality backlinks are still an important and potent ranking signal [stonetemple.com
]. If quality links help like Eric Enge says they do, a link from a high trust flow site like Dmoz must still be worthwhile.