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My site was launched in February, Google spider visits every day, and pagerank increased in last dance from 1 to 3. Do I just need to wait to appear in google directory, or have I "over optimised" the pages and am being punished for spam etc.I added the site to Kelly business directory two weeks ago, and that listing does show in Google directory.
Site URL is <snip>
Any advice would be much appreciated. thanks in advance guys.
[edited by: Marcia at 1:14 pm (utc) on April 19, 2004]
[edit reason] Sorry, no URLs or personal site reviews allowed! [/edit]
1) You have to read the dmoz.org inclusion guidelines (dmoz.org/guidelines) to check whether your site is eligible for listing.
1) You have to submit the site for review in the one most appropriate category of the Open Directory Project, following the add a site link on the category in question. In doing so, you will speed up the review of your site if you write a guidelines-compliant title and description (once again following dmoz.org/guidelines).
2) You have to wait for between under ten minutes and over one year for a volunteer editor to review your site (depends on the category and individual editor activity) and decide whether or not it is suitable for listing.
3) You have to wait for between one week and sixish months for Google to update the Google Directory from the latest publication of the dmoz.org directory.
Sites are not automatically included in the Google Directory - it's a completely separate thing from Google's search results, in which your site will automatically appear if you have incoming links.
Hope that helps. :)
I'm also hoping it's just a waiting game at this point. In the meantime, I suppose more quality back links won't hurt ;-)