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    dmoz ranking

    hi,

    is there any way to get your site listed higher in a category in dmoz? they seem to order alphabetically (sometimes...) - my site starts with p, meaning it is on the 2nd page of most search queries from netscape etc..

    any ideas? or is it not possible?

    thanks

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    search rankings are done by keyword frequency, category rankings are alphabetical.
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    Dmoz lists (not ranks) the entries in a catagory alphebetically by the title the reviewer enters for the site. The title entered, usually, is the title of the site.

    The rankings netscape (and other engines taht use dmoz's entries) is based on keywords, relevance, etc and has nothing to do with dmoz at all.

    You need to optimize your site for search engines (Keywords, metatages, alts. etc) in order to rank higher. Each search engine uses different methods to determine rank, and almost all of them do use dmoz entires as a search base.
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    The rankings netscape (and other engines taht use dmoz's entries) is based on keywords, relevance, etc and has nothing to do with dmoz at all.
    Incorrect. Netscape, AOL, etc use DMOZ title's and descriptions. While they also spider the sites in question it isn't fair to say they have nothing to do with DMOZ listings.

    Searches at DMOZ.org are based purely on keywords. Keywords in the title, category, url, and description are added up and the site with the highest score wins.
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    I should have clarified that, what I meant was that the order of the listing in Dmoz (alphabetical in each cat or subcat) has no relevance to the ranking another search engine will place on the site.
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    Yes there is a way. You should received a "star" from Dmoz. To understand what I mean check http://dmoz.org/Business/Accounting/

    The question is now: how to get a "star" from Dmoz? Any suggestions?
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    The star is sort of a "best of" recognition for that category. It is totally at the discretion of the category's editor.
    It does not affect your actual ranking in search engines, only the order in which the site is listed in the dmoz category directory.
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