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I am trying to submit my site to dmoz after finnally getting my domain name transfered to my company name. My domain used to be listed under "another company" as the ownner/registrant of the domain. That is why the last time i was blacklisted for this reason. "another company" already had their site online in dmoz. I purchased this name from them years ago and finally got the registrant information transfered to our company.
I resubmitted today to dmoz.
PLEASE HELP! any feedback will be greatly helpful!
THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME!
Thank you again!
[edited by: caveman at 9:30 pm (utc) on Jan. 24, 2006]
[edit reason] Exemplified. No specifics please, per TOS. [/edit]
So one very good site might wait years for a review, and a marginal site might be reviewed and listed the week it was published. Overall, the theory goes, the better sites tend to be reviewed more quickly ... and my impression is that it often works that way. Your mileage may differ, especially if you have a different concept of "better" than I do.
I have had some sites listed in less than 3 months and others that I assume will never be listed as I suggested them 2 or 3 years ago.
Just wait, be patient, submit once and if you have done everything correctly your site will appear in due course.
But "category with no editors" is a logical impossibility itself: there are hundreds of editalls who can edit any category -- and this is not merely a logical distinction, the vast majority of the edits EVERYWHERE are done by these editors. "Category with no LISTED editor" is, practically speaking, an irrelevance -- the more active editors are often and quickly promoted to higher-level categories anyway.
As for the "need" that a category has for editors, it is defined primarily by its inherent interest (as defined by surfers), secondarily by the web content available for it. The presence or number of submittals is not a significant datum in any sense, nor is it usefully correlated to any significant datum.
unfortunately, mine is indeed a very popular category that lacks an assigned editor. the nature of the type of business is: anybody fit to edit it would not be seeking info on it.
in other words, any typical surfer wouldn't have the knowledge that dmoz seeks for an editor of it.
not many people surfing for assistance from attorneys have the knowledge to effectively edit the category. only paralegals, judges, attorneys themselves, legal assistants etc. have the appropriate knowledge and experience to do so.
so, not many (if any) people that use DMOZ for this category would be appropriate to edit it - so it continues to sit, indirectly edited. even slower than normal, which is already incredibly slow.
i'm sure that this is not the only category for which this is true. there is at least one more, as i don't SEO attorney sites anyway! ;)
Actually, though one of the reasons I enjoy editing at the ODP is learning new things from the many interesting people there with varied fields of expertise, editing the websites of attorneys wouldn't take very much legal knowledge at all. We're not researching and evaluating the legal acumen of each attorney and the success rate of their recent legal cases, we're just viewing and evaluating their webpages. If an attorney in Hopatcong, New Jersey has a website describing her practice with contact information and sufficient information for someone searching for a lawyer to decide whether or not to call her, and the site works, and it isn't already listed, then it's a useful site. The website of a unique real-world business--one that offers real goods and services to real customers--is unique information by definition. Whether the attorney went to an excellent law school or just a so-so one, or has a bad reputation amongst her peers, isn't really for us to decide anyway. We're just judging websites, not the people on the other end of them.
I like the idea of Dmoz and I think it works well. Never managed to get any site listed there, Even my main search engine, but I am sure there are valid reasons.
but always I have been turned down and I do not even receive a reason.
If you received the standard email that declines an application, then you received a list of reasons why your application may have been declined. One or more of them apply.
If you declined to read the list and simply re-applied without applying the lessons learnable from the list, that may well explain your continued non-aceptance.
On the other hand, it you literally did not receive an email from DMOZ (perhaps you have spam filters set higher than "stun") you don't know if you were rejected or not.