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>should I keep applying with DMOZ?
>I've already sent several requests over the years
If you post or PM me the category you submitted to, the title, and the description I'll let you know what I think the problem is.
(I'm a musicMoz volunteer, not a dMoz volunteer, but I'm familiar with the guidelines.)
Yes I have sent them an email and from what I remember I got a standard response advising that getting listed can take up to **** ammount of time.
My original question was regarding the difference between DMOZ and MUSICMOZ, this was answered and then someone very graciously offered me additional help. Having half a brain I will acept the help. They may well have some useful information for me which will save my time and and that of the editors/support team at DMOZ. This is a forum so will use as such ;-)
Hmmmm, there is no ODP e-mail reply mechanism and no way to query a site submission status via e-mail, so I'm not quite sure what it was that you received.
Despite the opinions of others, asking for a status check is a worthwhile exercise. The first check can validate whether or not the submission has been received, and if it has been declined, or moved, or even touched by an editor. I know that some people want more of a response, and some sort of timeline, (Editor gung-ho will review your site at 9:17 a.m. on April 22)but the basic information you receive does let you know where you stand.
I have now re-submitted my site and will follow the procedures you guys have suggested.
I do appreciate what you are saying with regards to the ammount of information you will be provided with when querying a submission, the day I am paying the editor some money for his trouble is the day I will expect more.
Thanks alot for the help guys.
While many other categories are swamped with URL submissions, chances are your own hometown, county, region or other locality has an editor with local interest.
Add a valid address to your home page, ie-
XYZ Whitenoise, Inc.
123 Main Street
Yourtown, ST 12345 (USA)
and submit in the "Regional > Country > ST > Yourtown" cat.
Most people are only looking for the "listed in DMOZ" approval that gives them a bump in major search engine acceptance. Any listing in DMOZ will do that for you -- you don't have to be in the "Whitenoise" cat.
If you are trying to run "World-of-Gadgets.com" and cant's get listed in the main "Gadgets" cat for some reason, I'd think being listed in the:
REGIONAL > US > IDOWA > Bumpsville
category is BETTER THAN NOT BEING LISTED at all...
I was a regional editor, and had national and international companies moved to my category (a REGIONAL>US>STATE>TOWN cat) because the company was headquartered here.
Neither listing seems to help in any great way as far as SERPS go. I have far better results from off page(link anchor text) and on page factors.
It was said that a DMOZ listing was valuable - is that still true or has DMOZ become more trouble than its worth?
However, the value of the link gets highly overestimated by a lot of people. It's really just one link. If you're spending more time on trying to get a DMOZ listing than on acquiring any other link, you're wasting time and energy, IMHO. Submit the site and then stop worrying about it.
I have now re-submitted my site and will follow the procedures you guys have suggested
Before re-submitting, I would go to the DMOZ forum and check the status of your previous submission. I recall a DMOZ editor saying that re-submissions essentially go to the back of the line, and only add to the delay in getting listed.
We have all but given up on DMOZ submissions or trying to update listings already in DMOZ for that matter.
We have tried to update a url in dmoz for almost 2 years.
Does the old URL still work? If so, you need to either redirect the old URL to the new one, or put a message at the old URL that says something like "we've moved to <new URL>, please update your links and bookmarks."
Otherwise it would be too easy for someone to hijack a DMOZ listing by submitting an update request for someone else's site.
i wonder if anyone exists to update:
I'm on war rations here at home and could use the business..any dmoz editors out there who care to put one more through?
[edited by: skibum at 2:04 am (utc) on Sep. 29, 2004]
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We do have it redirected to the correct url and have had it that way for almost 2 years. The name of the site didn't change, just a slight change in the url.
Shouldn't that be enough for them to realize that it is okay to change it?