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DMOZ- How long other SE take to update?

     

JohnNovaNYC

8:18 pm on Feb 7, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Now that it seems that my site is on DMOZ. Does anyone know how long it takes the other SE's like AOL to update from DMOZ?
8:17 pm on Feb 8, 2001 (gmt 0)

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My best answer is an answer that sucks, and I think that is why other users are shy to answer it as well.

It varies. A lot. I had a site put into ODP that was in AOL the next week. I had to wait 3 months for another. I am sorry for the ambiguity, but at least in my experience, it has varied.

Sorry for the sucky answer, but its the best I have.
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11:04 pm on Feb 8, 2001 (gmt 0)

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The short answer is "as soon after they jolly well please as their technicians can get their servers to cooperate."

The long answer is "past experience indicates that the degree of uncertainty inherent in any properly qualified answer to this question exceeds the time over which the past was experienced."

The legal answer is that the ODP users' license imposes no requirement to _ever_ update.

The ethical answer is that this is an opportunity for you to develop and exercise patience.

Within the private editors' forums, it's traditional to respond by posting the addresses of the last 200 threads in which this question was asked.

We haven't come up with a _helpful_ answer yet.

11:23 pm on Feb 8, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Some of ODP's 'user sites' updated within a couple weeks of my site's debut in ODP... AOL on the other hand, I think I finally showed up on AOL search about two months later.

Update schedules are a constant source of confusion & curiosity (and frustration) for me. None of the search engines/directories maintain a really punctual schedule for their DB updates, so it's all wait and see.

4:13 am on Feb 9, 2001 (gmt 0)

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>Within the private editors' forums, it's traditional to respond by posting the addresses of the last 200 threads in which this question was asked.

While that is true, this is an entirely different arena.

Many of the people who read and post here keep track of these very things, and do actually answer questions like this.

Hopefully, we'll get some of those people posting here soon. :)

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Well I guess I can be the guinea pig experiment. My site posted DMOZ on 2/7/01 and as of today it is not searchable as far DMOZ themselves, but I think it will be after Monday since they update Monday afternoon as far as I know.

I will keep everyone posted on my growing website. I will also try to contact AOL and see what they tell me, but I am sure that the reps that work for AOL do not even know what the ODP is...LOL. no offense to anyone if you work for aol, but they do have terribble tech suport.

4:31 am on Feb 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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DMOZ has been a little slow refreshing its own search results lately, for some reason. A site, not my own, which I added to the directory a week ago has just today begun to show up on a search at DMOZ. I don't think we can expect this to be an ongoing problem.

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Here is an update. 02-11-01 I can finally search for my site on DMOZ. I guess this is a start... :)

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Here is an update. 02-11-01 I can finally search for my site on DMOZ. I guess this is a start... :)