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Submit to it, and make sure that you submit to the correct category and follow the guidelines. I can't believe a directory such as DMOZ does not have any influence in some search engines, so it's worth spending a bit longer on the submission just in case.
Are any of the directories any better. There was comment earlier suggesting they were, but I do not believe it.
Try to put yourself in the shoes of someone who would potentially be a good category editor. Where would you be posting those links in 2009?
..Are any of the directories any better..
Not really. The fault is not all DMOZ's - a lot of it is just that general directories have fallen out of favor.
A while back I did an in depth check of the top 300 referal domains, and there was only one directory of any type in there, and that was a niche directory for that particular product.
We get more hits from random discussion forums, blogs, etc than from any directory.
Another way to imagine DMOZ is like a doorstop. Many times a doorstop can be a useless item like a large rock or sea shell.
You can imagine DMOZ like a pile a garbage at the dump being held together by the wetness and mold and fungus growing all over from lack of editing.
Another way to think about DMOZ is something that was cool and had worth back in the 1990's, for example the early mobile phones that weighed a few pounds. They were cool at the time but now their day has passed.
Another way to think of DMOZ is a complete waste of time.
Did I say complete? Yes, complete.
100% waste of time....unless of course you like submitting your site and NEVER EVER hearing back from them NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES YOU SUBMIT YOUR SITE.
Am i yelling?...lol
I've never broken their rules sites get submitted twice over a 12 month period purely because I've got better things to waste my time on than keep resubmitting sites - but on the odd chance LOL a site may get listed to waste 10 minutes over a year is not a bad gamble
I stopped wasting my time in DMOZ a long time ago primarily because I was an editor at DMOZ for a long time and I saw first hand how poorly it was run and the ridiculous rules that are imposed on editors.
On today's Internet, DMOZ is a complete waste of time and has zero value. I would rather have ten relevant reciprocal links rather than one link from DMOZ.
If DMOZ had any value they would have been acquired a long time ago.
Well about 2 weeks ago DMOZ removed all of them except the local B&M site. One of them was in DMOZ for the past 4 years (site is 5 years old) the other for 2 years (site is 3 years old) and the last was just added about 2 months ago (site is 6 months old). They are all on page 1 for their competitive main terms.
I am going to see if I start seeing any drop in positioning from this loss. This could give us an idea if DMOZ is really worth it's weight.
I would suspect that the newest site would lose some positioning, but I think the other two older sites have built up enough trust to weather any possible storm.
That would make the value of DMOZ to me somewhere between belly button lint and the time it took to write this (just being honest).
i was an editor there for a while years ago but dropped out from lack of interest/change in life, but never found the experience to be negative. i wish google or someone would go in there and clean the place up and get some editors, man, the whole country of mexico has like only 2 editors. it's a shame
If you try to communicate with them, one of their self righteous senior editors or moderators will launch a verbal attack on you. And trust me, they can be full of vitriol!
DMOZ once had good value, now it's reputation is in tatters, as is evident from most comments in this thread.
It is now merely a cabal of corrupt individuals.