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What directories are still important?

What directories should one submit to besides DMOZ.org and Yahoo?

     
8:01 pm on Sep 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hi everybody. Just curious: what directories should one be submitting to these days, besides DMOZ.org and Yahoo?

Thanks,

Si

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3:14 pm on Sept 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I am subscribed to a couple of SE newsletters and one that arrived the other day actually suggested that DMOZ may be on it's last legs.

There were reports that sites could take up to a year to be submitted by editors and that the list of sites waiting to be approved is running into the hundreds of thousands.

So, even if you do submit your site to it, it may not get listed for quite sometime.

That said, DMOZ listings are still the source of results used on many many websites, so being in it would certainly improve the number of links to your site.

Anyone else hear any stories like this about DMOZ?

11:42 pm on Sept 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Is Yahoo Directory submit still worth paying for? It seems that they've gone to the crawler side completely, so is their directory still worth anything?
12:09 am on Sept 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

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suggested that DMOZ may be on it's last legs

The rumors of DMOZ' (imminent) death have been greatly exaggerated, IMO.

(It is worth noting, however, that DMOZ is not a listing service for webmasters.)

As for the OP: in addition to the "usual suspects," I would also consider smaller, "thematic" directories that would be a good match for your site.

3:10 pm on Sept 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

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That said, DMOZ listings are still the source of results used on many many websites, so being in it would certainly improve the number of links to your site.

The problem with these links is that they are practically all PR 0.

3:49 pm on Sept 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

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> they are practically all PR 0

or are, perhaps, PR <1 :)

4:13 pm on Sept 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

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they are practically all PR 0

or are, perhaps, PR <1 :)

The value of a listing in the ODP is not, IMO, for the PR but for the fact that so many other directories use the ODP to create their own content ... so, by waiting for the listing, I gain so many other one way links.

Yes, it can take a long time to get listed ... but it really is possible to become an ODP editor. I did it for years, and was honest with them about being a webmaster.

Sorry, back on topic: there are many other directories that are useful ... a search for "best web directories" in G will find a great site for same ... along with an excel file to match it ... and a search for "add url" and your topic should help find more. The ODP usually has a good directory list for a given topic as well.

Cheers, MJ

12:20 am on Oct 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

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If a directory has the same topic as your site and has quality content, then it's worth including your site - simple.