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    How much to get into DMOZ?

    Any idea how much it costs to get listed in DMOZ?

    Yes, I know it is supposed to be free. But, come on, we know that is not really the case.

    I have companies calling me and guaranteeing me that they can get me into DMOZ in a couple of weeks. Of course, it costs money.

    So, can anybody out there get me listed in DMOZ?

    Send me a PM and let me know the details....

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    I certainly wouldn't give them any money upfront. If they have crooked dmoz editors in their pocket they can take you out later if you don't pay.

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    Is it truly that important for you to be listed? Any penny you pay to get listed in DMOZ is a penny too much.

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    You don't pay money to get into DMOZ, you pay time and frustration.

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    Any company that guarantees you a DMOZ listing for a fee is probably a scam. You should be extremely cautious when dealing with these people.
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    Dmoz is definitely nice for those who are in it. I see a big difference between my sites that are in Dmoz and those that are not.
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    I would suggest you to stay away from people offering inclusion in Dmoz for money.

    Some people, might have concern with Dmoz, but remember, they get tons and tons of submission and they are doing best what they can do.

    Instead of spending money, spend that on link development or so. There are plenty of options to promote your site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaffeja
    Dmoz is definitely nice for those who are in it. I see a big difference between my sites that are in Dmoz and those that are not.
    I would enjoy that now because sooner or later Google is not going to support a flawed system.

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    Has anybody paid to get into DMOZ? If so, how much did you pay?

    Of course we all know it is supposed to be free. But, let us not be so naive.

    It is like those nightclubs that have massive lineups. The bouncers hold you at the door for hours, but all you have to do is go up to him, slip him $20 and you are in.

    I am convinced that this is what is causing the delay in getting into DMOZ. The editors are massively on the take. No doubt about it. It is rampant with corruption. So fine, if that is the way it is, we need to accept it and play the game.

    One link is DMOZ is worth thousands of backlinks to your site. Show them the money and get your site in.

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    Has anybody paid to get into DMOZ? If so, how much did you pay?

    Of course we all know it is supposed to be free. But, let us not be so naive.

    It is like those nightclubs that have massive lineups. The bouncers hold you at the door for hours, but all you have to do is go up to him, slip him $20 and you are in.

    I am convinced that this is what is causing the delay in getting into DMOZ. The editors are massively on the take. No doubt about it. It is rampant with corruption. So fine, if that is the way it is, we need to accept it and play the game.

    One link is DMOZ is worth thousands of backlinks to your site. Show them the money and get your site in.
    Many people here would probably agree with you but you're completely neglecting the real problem. The fact is that it's impossible to tell who can really get you into DMOZ, and who is just using it as an excuse to seperate you from your money. There is a lot of potential for scammers to capitalize on peoples' desire to get listed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oalhajjar
    You don't pay money to get into DMOZ, you pay time and frustration.
    That's pretty strange. I've got 2 sites listed, and I've NEVER been frustrated.

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    i wouldn't pay for a placement ..it's free. Just make sure you have a content rich website..that will be enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeenThere
    Of course we all know it is supposed to be free. But, let us not be so naive.
    Wait a second... it is free. That's the whole point of the index. Only a chump would pay for inclusion in a free directory. Let us not be so gullible.

    Why would you pay money, and risk getting scammed or banned from the index, when doing it the right way is free?
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    I also got 2 sites listed, with not too long of a wait. Just read their directions for submitting a site and follow them to the letter.

    BTW, you should hope no legitimate DMOZ editors see this. Your first PM offer to get listed could be from one of them, ready to put you on a blacklist.

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    I've got my site listed within a month (and 2 tries) without paying any cash. I suggest you try this approach first before paying a company/individual (which is dodgy to begin with) to have you listed.

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    There are different editors for different catagories. Because of this people will have different experiences getting listed -- and its not necessarily due to site quality. Some of the guys over there are very legit, others need to get kicked the hell out and have all of the sites they own banned from the directory.

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    i got listed with no problems... maybe its just the quality of the site you are submitting? I dont know

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    Quote Originally Posted by CLKeenan
    i got listed with no problems... maybe its just the quality of the site you are submitting? I dont know
    DMOZ has stated a lot of times that they don't care how good a site is, they only care about the site having good and helpful content.
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    I got a suprise a few days ago, i got listed in Dmoz in 2 days no joke, yet my other listing took a year, they need more dedicated editors or just more editors, some categorys go un-editored for years (i'm not joking i've seen this)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toly
    DMOZ has stated a lot of times that they don't care how good a site is, they only care about the site having good and helpful content.
    "how good a site is" != "a site having good and helpful content"???
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrabbyX
    "how good a site is" != "a site having good and helpful content"???
    I'm assuming he meant nice graphics/design/layout/etc... to mean "how good a site is". I agree, that's kind of an odd statement.


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