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Is there any way to get listed in DMOZ with an affiliate site?

     
9:33 pm on Mar 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I am just curious to know if somone with an affiliate site was listed in DMOZ?

I went to their forum but these guys out there were not really polite..

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Change your site to an affiliate site after it gets a listing, or use white box affiliate programs.
9:50 pm on Mar 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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That's smart ;)
9:56 pm on Mar 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I was a little flippant with my initial response, but let me add that a site with a ton of great content will almost always get listed in DMOZ, whether it is an affiliate site or not.
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U're right. a good website affiliate or no is always worthy to be listed.
10:27 pm on Mar 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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QuoVadis,

What do you mean by "affiliate site"? Affiliate links do not in themselves disqualify a site. Even a site which is a pure affiliate of another organization _can_ get a listing. The real hurdle is "unique and useful content". I.e., if the editor ignores all affiliate content and links at your site, what is left?

If it is just the stuff below, I would not bother recommending my affiliate-related site to the ODP:

* articles, glossaries, descriptions, and/or calculators available at many other sites

* self-promotional content

* template site offered by website design firm or corporate organization. There are some very useful template sites, but 12 of them in the same category, differing only in telephone number and address, is just not useful to ODP users.

* obnoxiously-placed affiliate links, interfering with the visitor's ability to access your unique content without distraction of garish or eternally-moving banner ads

-- Rich

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Everybody deserves a spot under the sun. Unfortunately for that ideal, the dmoz editors are looking for sites that have unique or comprehensive content. It's a good thing.

Speaking for myself, I would appreciate a category in DMOZ for the most outrageously compelling affiliate sites, especially the ones that get in your face.

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"I went to their forum"

...and didn't like the answer [which I thought was civil] and maybe registered with another user name?

"Change your site to an affiliate site after it gets a listing"

Oh yes, like the ODP editors never heard of anyone doing it before. A good way to get banned from DMOZ for life. Now maybe someone will add a little editor note, to watch this site carefully.

 

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