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I have not submitted this website to ODP and am puzzled
as to how it got listed.
The new website is only a 1 page site at the moment so I cannot believe that an ODP editor would have have approved the site which leads to me conclude that somehow it got
I am not complaining of course, just curious as to how it got listed
Anyone else with a similar experience?
ODP editors also seek out and list websites which are not submitted to them. Generally those editors use search engines to find out sites related to their category and list them. Although a listing for a one page New website is fairly Rare.
Can depend a lot on the category, and a lot on the editor. For example, let's assume that an editor is a fan of late 1960s-early 1970s bubblegum rock, and has editing privs in the appropriate cat(s). Most of these groups were very minor, and if you can find even a quality one page site you are lucky. At this moment I have an open browser window on a rather good single page site about the "Royal Guardsmen." (Anyone reading remember their "Snoopy" songs?) On free webspace even. If I had editing privs in the appropriate cat, I'd be tempted to add this one. Since I am not, probably this will never see the light of the ODP. My point being that when the topic of a site is far off the beaten path, one page sites easily can be seen as worthwhile.
roughly what proportion of sites currently added to DMOZ these days are submitted against found by an editor?
It depends on the category. In Reference/Education/Colleges_and_Universities ... [dmoz.org] it approaches 100% found by an editor, whereas in Shopping/Health/Pharmacy [dmoz.org] it approaches 100% submitted.
Over all, when looking at total percentages for the whole directory the proportion is skewed toward sites that are submitted - but as to the exact percentages no one can say.
It depends on the category.
That was my feeling.
As kctipton is a meta (as indeed rafalk is too) I queried that thought that "Submitting a site is NOT the best way to get listed" in order that we do not start another urban legand here ;)
Just checked again my ODP/DMOZ listing - I am listed
in 4 different categories!
I cannot believe that 4 different editors would approve
and list a one page website into the directory.
Even more mysterious.