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1:16 am on Apr 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I have a DMOZ listed domain: widgetsworld.com

I also own a non-DMOZ domain: bestwidgets.com

I am considering doing a 301 from widgetsworld --> bestwidgets.com/widgetsworld-folder/ to get all the content in a single site with internal nav architecture.

Any feedback on this would be appreciated.

8:54 am on Apr 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Feedback on what?
1:30 pm on Apr 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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will the dmoz listing be removed if the domain is placed in permanent 301 to another site, albeit, with content similar to the dmoz site?
3:22 pm on Apr 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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There are couple of bots running around directory checking links if they are alive, redirected or if they don't match content although I got no idea what they hit and how often maybe some more knowledgeable editor knows more.

You can always submit notice of link update to editor or even better become editor yourself and then you can fix your sites URL anytime you want. ;-)))

(Ivan's shameless editor recruitment tactic #42)

3:24 pm on Apr 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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When the editor who owns the category reviews it they may change the listing to reflect the new URL if they feel its appropriate or they may delete it if they feel the new listing is not warranted.

I've redirected a URL in the past and had the editor just change the listing to reflect the new listing. You might want to write the editor in charge of that category and ask them.

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FYI - editors do not own categories

Once your redirect is in place, go to the category and submit an update on the old listing and provide the new URL, that will probably expedite things and make it smoother. If you don't, eventually an automatic system process may unlist it, and it then waits for an editor to manually relist it with the new URL.

11:59 am on May 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Contact category editor or post on Dmoz forums
5:53 pm on May 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Contact category editor or post on Dmoz forums

That's not good advice.

As has already been said, please use the update listing link at the top of the category page - that's what it's for :).

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"Update listing" requests are handled separately from site submission requests, too, and usually get processed much faster, since having a broken URL in a category is a quality issue.
7:59 pm on May 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

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FYI - editors do not own categories

sorry bad choice of word. I think you knew that though.

"editor responsible for category in question"

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sorry bad choice of word. I think you knew that though.
"editor responsible for category in question"

Also bad choice of words.
Editors are not responsible for a category.
Editors are allowed to do their editor-thing in one or more categories and are not allowed to in other categories.
For all categories several (over 200) editors are able to 'work' in that category.
1:23 am on May 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Yeah, there are no right words for a concept that doesn't apply.

I'd strongly disrecommend writing to "the editor" because the fundamental problem is -- you have no idea which editor it will be. Whether you write to "THE category OWNER", "THE editor responsible", or "THE editor in charge" doesn't matter -- none of them exist. And as for "the editor who will actually do the work" -- he exists, but we don't know who he will turn out to be.

So don't go that route--it's a dead end. Get the 301 in place, and suggest an "update listing". Updates are generally handled "fairly quickly" (by ODP time), and are most often handled by passing high-level editors out on sweeps, not by "category editors."