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How many times is too many to submit to dmoz

   
1:17 pm on Feb 23, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Hi, since 2004 I have submitted my site to dmoz once or twice a year, is this too many times, as I haven't been listed yet
thank you for your help
2:54 pm on Feb 23, 2011 (gmt 0)

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DMOZ is slow but not that slow. I would think that perhaps you should be looking at your website and the details you are submitting and comparing this to their submission guidelines.
3:03 pm on Feb 23, 2011 (gmt 0)

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thank you for your reply, are you able to look at my site please, it is a gift website and i submitted it under the shopping - gift section?
thank you
3:21 pm on Feb 23, 2011 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member beedeedubbleu is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



Hi Tessa,

It's more likely to be the title and descriptions you are using that is causing the problem. You should not use anything other facts. Don't try to use these to sell your website or your products by using words like best, cheapest, nicest, etc.

Don't post your URL here but if you want to PM me the title, description and category to which you are submitting I will have a look at it.
3:41 pm on Feb 23, 2011 (gmt 0)

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DMOZ editors who have not approved your submission since 2004 mostly likely never will.

Many editors have an economic interest in their niche and will actively prevent your submission if it competes with their websites.

The developer of DMOZ, Rich Skrenta, has said back in 2006 that the project is dead anyway.

RIP DMOZ: 1998-2006


[skrenta.com...]

Editorial applicants reported their requests were going unanswered and allegations of corruption amongst rouge editors emerged. By end of 2005, the ODP appeared to be in total disarray with more sites in the review process than were actually in the directory. Throughout 2006, the ODP has become less and less relevant to the search marketing community until, towards the end of the year, it was gone.
3:47 pm on Feb 23, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Thank you for your reply, that makes me feel a little better, I always thought it was essential to be listed on dmoz for Google to index my site.
thank you
Tessa
3:48 pm on Feb 23, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Hi BeeDeeDubbleU
Thanks, I think I have mailed you but not sure as nothing is showing in my sent folder
Tessa
6:26 pm on Feb 23, 2011 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member g1smd is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



How many times is too many to submit to dmoz?

Twice is once too much.
7:33 pm on Feb 23, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Hi g1smd
I've blown it then, any suggestions where I should list my site instead?
Thanks
Tessa
3:21 am on Feb 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

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>> How many times is too many to submit to dmoz?
ONCE is too many. Ignore it.
3:24 am on Feb 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

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where I should list my site
search for online directories (a) within your niche, plus directories (b) that seem to be well maintained.

One submission per day would get you 365 in a year.