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DMOZ Hype

Dosn't work, doesn't fly, doesn't sex you up - so WHAT THE...?

     
9:55 am on Jun 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Many times DMOZ doesn't respond or just very slowly, sites do not get listed and if so, after major time and nerve investment, the rather unpredictable nature of the listing process adds frustration and you don't really have control over the clones that might drag your reputation any place you don't really want to be.

So WHAT THE...?

6:00 pm on June 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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What hype?
6:32 pm on June 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I believe he's referring to the hype (certainly not promulgated by dmoz) that getting a listing will make all your Google dreams come true.

But hey, now you can put your money (and time) where your mouth is! If dmoz sucks so much, then get on over to Google Co-op and learn how to make your search results that features the links you think are important for any given search term. All you have to do is get a bunch of people to subscribe to your "view" of how search results should work, and then Google may consider showing your "refined search" results to the whole world!

All it takes is a whole lot of sweat on your part -- and the ability to actually identify good and useful URLs.

5:47 pm on June 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

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The time and nerve investment has no effect on ODP listings--everything after the initial URL suggestion is irrelevant. So (after the URL suggestion) you might as well invest your time and anxiety elsewhere.
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I believe he's referring to the hype (certainly not promulgated by dmoz) that getting a listing will make all your Google dreams come true.

This certainly hasn't been my experience. Years ago DMOZ listed one of my sites and it made a noticable difference in my positions in the SE's. However, last year I launched about 10 websites, only 2 of which were accepted into DMOZ. Out of all the sites I launched last year, it is the sites that were accepted by dmoz that have performed the worst. Only 3 of those 10 sites are still exhibiting sandbox symptoms, 2 of which were ones accepted by DMOZ over a year ago. I'm not prepared to say the DMOZ listing has anything to do with why those sites are showing sandbox symptoms, but it sure is a big coincedence.
2:19 am on June 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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DMOZ is less important in the overall scheme of things, particularly Google results, because DMOZ clones have taken a knock. A lot of them have been deindexed because of duplicate content issues.

The other factor is the overall growth of the internet. What are 200 or so inbound links anyway, out of the billions of sites and pages out there?

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>> DMOZ doesn't respond or just very slowly <<

The ODP is designed to be as unresponsive as possible to webmaster demands.

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DMOZ does make a difference , whether you like it or not..

I waited months to get out of the damn google sandbox.

Yet got listed in DMOZ and the next day I was in google at No4 for my prefered keywords.. with the DMOZ interpretation

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Like ronburk says - Google Co-op is the way to go. Cut out the middleman, the middleman is moribund...
 

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