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Worth spending twenty minutes to find a good category, then submitting the site? I'd say yes.
Worth doing anything more? Worth obsessing over? Worth checking twice a week, or twice a year, to see if it's listed yet?
I'd agree with you, NO, it's not.
I submitted the site in my profile 8 months ago to a cat that has not changed since August 30, 2004 . I'm thinking it's time to submit to a different cat.
Should I add a note in the submission form description field saying I submitted to X cat a while ago and now I'm submitting to Y cat, please retract my prior submission? I want to avoid any penalties.
I originally submitted to
Personal Finance: Retirement: Annuities
Now I'm thinking my site may get a better chance in
Recreation: Collecting: Paper Money: Certificates
What's the correct way to make this change?
It's highly unlikley the same editor edits both categories, and one editor cannot delete a suggestion in the other category. However, if senior editor sees it, they could do that.
Attaching a note might indicate to an editor that you thought the category was more appropriate. Otherwise, it might get deleted from the second category if the editor was aware that it had been submitted to the first one (and that's unpredictable)
Although I'm not sure how your site could fit in those categories that seem very different - did you read the categroy descriptions?
Bear in mind that an editor is TYPICALLY working on a category, not on a site suggestion (or in fact on any number of site suggestions). The site suggestion is just one possible tool to help make the category better.
The two suggestions (global and regional) are reviewed on different schedules by different editors. Both may be accepted (for some kinds of businesses) -- or either or both rejected (for some kinds of sites). (Usually but not always, the regional suggestion gets reviewed first. Your mileage may vary.)
Because of this, the editors typically appreciate business and organizational sites being suggested twice if possibly appropriate -- and yes, this is an exception to the submittal policy.
Examples of doubly listed sites: manufacturers with local plant but global customers, symphony orchestras, fill-in-the-sect-name-here congregations, universities (unless they have their own category).
Examples of singly (regional) sites: salons, hotels, real estate agents, elementary schools.
Examples of singly (topical) sites: international hotel chains, business sites with insignificant information of local relevance.
Examples of non-listed sites -- local florist, but the site is only about FTD affiliate order taking; local chiropodist, but the site is only nutritional supplement affiliate advertising; local real estate site, but no more information about the local business that would fit on a business card--in 14-point font. (Note: these examples are partly drawn from local businesses of whom I've been a customer.)