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2 years does however seam like quite a long time. A lot of the ODP clones where build then simply left. Their data is old, out of date and may never be updated.
I was just wondering if i should move my listing to another category where my competitors are.
My competitors are beating me i believe because they all have about 100 backlinks from clone directories. Even though the PR of the clones is low i think it is because they are beating me with anchor text that come from the large quantity of clones.
However, you could try emailing the clone directories to get your site included there too. Just (politely) tell them how out of date they are. Maybe they pick a fresh rdf ...
But don't try to change or resubmit your listing at the dmoz. Never!
It is because my site is in a category 7 layers deep into DMOZ while my competition is only 4 layers deep. My guess is the clones only grab down only so far into DMOZ's directory, if you are too deep down then you don't get listed in the clones.
One of my sites was added to dmoz around the 30th september. The only back link at google is one from a dmoz clone - there since the first october days. Funny that neither the dmoz has been crawled by google since then nor the google dir updated.
As for the Google directory, that is a different story. Google uses the RDF dump and not the info collected by crawling the DMOZ pages. The category info shown in the SERPs is more recent but the Google Directory seems to be almost 6 months old. One day it will be updated.
Drumat5280, you better focus on things you can change instead of thinking of ways to get your page in clones with very old data.