Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 220.127.116.11
After a recent commisioned study of dmoz listed sites in google it would seem over 60% of the listed sites are
1) Not 1st for thier own domain when you search google
2) Have supplimental listings
3) Do not rank highly for meta keywords
Now this being the case what is the use of a directory that has bad serps resulting sites in? Few people use it or even know it exist if they are not webmasters. Is Dmoz in fact now redundant?
Is Dmoz in fact now redundant?
redundant to what? if you are asking if dmoz still provides value, the answer would be a resounding yes. dmoz continues to play an important role is shaping the architecture of the web.
temporary fluctuations in your engine of choice do not undermine the fact that dmoz provides structure and editorial discretion to a sea of information. as the web continues to swell, the importance of resources such as dmoz will only continue to grow.
is a listing in a relevant category from one of the most distinguished directories an asset? i would argue so.
It's free to suggest a site and takes 10 minutes to do, and a nice link from a themed site couldn't hurt, so it's not a bad idea to submit; but it won't change a website's Google fate, either. I really would not recommend spending more time or energy on it than any other single link from a relevant .org site.