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That said, if I were to list pages from my site in my bookmarks, with my important keywords as the titles, in a category structure with the keywords - wouldn't this help my site's and individual pages link relevancy? Besides being listed on DMOZ, which certain spiders like, MANY other sites pick up the RDF dumps so I'd eventually have the pages listed on 100 sites, all using links with important keywords.
As far as ethics - yes, if that was why I became an editor it would be bad. But I've put in a few hundred hours volunteering - hours that I could have spent working my site on search engines (Yes, I did add my site, but it is listed fair and impartially and I don't modify it. Actually does quite poorly in AOL/Netscape/etc). Would it really be wrong to give try to give my site a boost in the above manner?
I'd say you can put whatever you want in your bookmarks... and putting your own site in there would seem almost automatic. But I wouldn't subit your bookmark page to other search engines. that would seem kinda sleazy.
They are, however, on most of the "downstream" directories, which is what leads to confusion.
>That said, if I were to list pages from my site in my bookmarks, with my important keywords as the titles, in a category structure with the keywords - wouldn't this help my site's and individual pages link relevancy?
You are probably right, although I won't comment on the ethics of it, since I really haven't pondered it much.
I will point out that editors are removed from ODP for unethical behavior as it is discovered, and so if the use of your idea became rampant and obvious, it would probably lead to unpleasantness.