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Is it possible to change page dmoz points to?

     
1:41 am on Dec 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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We are about to buy a site which is aleady in the dmoz, which is great but unfortuantly it points to a page which is buried deep in the site, and will cause a problem when we restructure the file names.

Is it possible to point the dmoz to the index page?

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9:06 pm on Dec 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Depends on the category. Editors can add deeplinks to sites if that linked page adds unique and valuable content to the category. If that content is no longer there, the site is possibly more likely to be removed than point to the index page. DMOZ is there to link to valuable content and not serve SEO purposes.
11:37 pm on Dec 14, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Is it possible to point the dmoz to the index page?

If the index page presents information of equal value, (or links to it internally), to that reponsible for the site being listed in DMOZ in the first place, then it's possible. You have to hope the category has an editor that is actively editing, of course.

12:09 am on Dec 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

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You would be better off leaving it as it is, a link to a sub page shows that the site has good content however deep it is buried, should be pretty easy to link back to the rest of the site from the page linked from dmoz.

If you are planning a complete site rebuild then you should take care not to delete the existing pages which probably account for a lot of your traffic, maybe you should consider 301 redirects.

12:23 am on Dec 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Yeah, don't wake up sleeping monsters. Rebuild your site and 301 redirect the url in question to a new page. Make sure the spiders get a valid response that url at all times -- be it a 301 or a 200 response.

Optional: Once this is all done and your serps have recovered - which might take weeks -, post in the ODP forum ('Resource Zone') about the changed URL. Resource Zone is down at the moment ...

8:48 am on Dec 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Resource Zone is down at the moment ...

No its not.
4:15 pm on Dec 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

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"Updates" are generally given higher priority than requests for new listings. Keep the update request simple, stick to the same description and it should be seen to fairly quickly.
 

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