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    Dmoz.org

    What does it take to get into Dmoz.org?
    I've submitted www.albinotreefrog.net and can't get accepted. How do you get into open directory?

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    When I visited your site it was down. That's the first problem. I don't know if this happens frequently, but if it's down when the editor goes to review he or she may never try again.

    Once you become frustrated and convinced that submitting to your appropriate category will not achieve listing, email the editor (link on bottom of page) for the respective category and politely ask him or her to review the site. If there is no editor, move up a level until you find a category with an editor and email them for a review. Give it 3 weeks, and if nothing has happened, move up another level, etc. until you get a review.

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    How much time have you given them -- since it's a directory it's a real human being that looks it over.

    Generally takes some time!

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    Under what category did you submit?

    I would recommend this one, but on the other hand, they seem to have enough of them:
    http://directory.google.com/Top/Comp...ff/Link_Pages/
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    That was the one I submitted to. I waited close of 3 months. Maybe the site was down and thats why. I need a more reliable host.

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    Moving from a free host to a paid host would certainly benefit you. It would tell the editors you take this site at least somewhat seriously.

    The good news is that this category has an editor and he seems to stay on top of things. He last made an addition to the category on September 21st. Since more than three months has passed, it would be a good idea to resubmit. If nothing happens in a few weeks, try sending a message to the editor via the link on the bottom of the category page and ask him to review the site when he gets a chance. This works more often than you would think.

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    I wanted to update everyday but Sat II tests are coming up so I'm cramming for the moment. I did manage to get http://freesites.albinotreefrog.net, my free web host, into dmoz in less than 24 hours though.

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    Its been probably a month now and they have yet to inlcude my site. At this point there is nothing more to do than wait and pray.

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    Usually Quick

    I love dmoz.org, I've found that the editors have been quick, I submitted my new site and it was in the directory THE NEXT DAY!! I guess, it all depends on that particular editor.

    If it's been a month, I'd re-submit!!

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    PS

    It takes longer to be in search results than in the directory itself!!


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