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4:52 pm on Feb 15, 2016 (gmt 0)

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hello all,

I just noticed that one of my domains has been listed on DMOZ.

Does it still have a strong positive effect? Can I expect some change or I shouldnt get that excited?

thanks
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8:52 pm on Feb 15, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Someone looked at your site and thought it had enough merit to get listed, so that's good. I'm happy with all good links, and a link in DMOZ still counts as a nice-to-have in my book. If it's a small site in a non-competitive niche, perhaps you will notice something (no referral traffic obviously), but it's tough to track the effect of a single link.

You submitted and forgot about it, now you've got the link and you can forget about that, too :-) On to the next link.
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DMOZ still exists? I forgot about it years ago and if asked would have assumed that it had gone to "the great backup in the sky".
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You submitted and forgot about it, now you've got the link and you can forget about that, too :-)


Yes exactly. Ill forget after a while. Still a little excited.. Let me enjoy the good and temporary feeling for a few more days ;)

Well its a site that I'm trying to rank for a competitive term.

I noticed the DMOZ inner page that listed me hasn't yet been cached and crawled by Google. Someone told me that I would see some positive effect within a few weeks after it gets crawled. From what I heard is that other directories copy/paste their content from DMOZ and therefore I will receive hundreds of links.
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Happy for you, but don't go counting those chickens before the eggs hatch. You might get only an omelet or two. :)

(I had to FIGHT DMOZ to REMOVE one of my sites which was added without my knowledge, or desire. Took two years! Why? The host turned into a hinky neighborhood and it took a while to move the traffic to a new host!)
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Well done! It seems to me that it's become tougher to get a listing, if at all, these days.

One point to note: Once the listing is there your google SERPs might look different because, sometimes, Google choooses to use thr DMOZ listing in its SERPS. If you don't like the listing, you can use NOODP.

More information about controlling DMOZ lising in Google SERPs
[support.google.com...]
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From what I heard is that other directories copy/paste their content from DMOZ and therefore I will receive hundreds of links.

There are numerous ODP clones, but the number is shrinking and not all of them are (regularly) updated. Your link might propagate to a few of them, but don't expect "hundreds of links". It's the one on the dmoz.org domain that is most likely to carry any weight anyway, the others are basically just duplicate content.
1:25 am on Feb 17, 2016 (gmt 0)

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What's DMOZ? Doesn't it have something to do with myspace and geocities? LOL I thought they were dead years ago.
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I don't think a single link can make that much difference. But... that's a good link to have regardless of whether there's an algorithmic benefit or not.
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More importantly, these days, a DMOZ link will not generally be one to apply to your disavow file (ignore my previous as that was a special one off). DMOZ won't hurt you... then again, it won't help you all that much.
4:47 am on Feb 20, 2016 (gmt 0)

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The Dmoz.org inner page with my link on it just got cached 2 days ago. I will keep you guys updated if I see any effect or not. Hopefully within a few weeks..
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Brings back memories of bribing DMOZ editors.
1:25 pm on Feb 23, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Ah DMOZ, a good idea at the time but it never worked. While I am sure their was Editors who did a good job, the niches I followed were filled with mostly crap websites. Most of the major players in the niches who had good content where never found in DMOZ.

I am really surprised that Google still pulls data from them.
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Oh, and get ready for sleuth of Scrape attempts by bot runners that do or try to do all kinds of interesting things with you site`s contents.
2:30 pm on Feb 24, 2016 (gmt 0)

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DMOZ data is stale and outdated. That makes it unreliable for a critical application such as a search algorithm.

There are far better sources for data to use for Penguin related reasons. But that's another discussion.
 

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