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    Dmoz.Org ranking

    does dmoz.org rank search results based also on a domain name? example we-are-the-best.com ..

    Your ideas/comments are appreciated.

    thank you!

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    DMOZ's search index is oft-neglected and sometimes be old. A while back they had a technical glitch and were serving search results off an index many months old.

    That being said they, like other directories, use keywords found in your URL, title, description, and category name.

    However hardly anyone ever searches on DMOZ so ranking high there is relatively meaningless. It is far more important to simply get listed as that will help your link popularity.
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    white we are on the subject of the ODP, i have had a huge increase in traffic (nearly300%) from dmoz.org?

    any clues as to why?

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    Serial Publisher silver trophy aspen's Avatar
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    It could be their spider. They do spider sites to check to see if they still exist. But that will only visit your site once per listing about once a month.
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    Originally posted by aspen
    That being said they, like other directories, use keywords found in your URL, title, description, and category name.
    Is it true that if you use too many words in the title/discription/category could cause a penalty?

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    Don't worry about ranking high on dmoz, no one searches on dmoz anyways, google is the main reason people want to be in dmoz.

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    Serial Publisher silver trophy aspen's Avatar
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    Originally posted by FSN


    Is it true that if you use too many words in the title/discription/category could cause a penalty?
    Not a penalty, but most editors know the guidelines enough to know that you aren't supposed to repeat a keyword in the description that is already found in the title. So if you submit a keyword filled listing most of that will likely be edited out - if the editor knows what they're doing and unfortunately not all of them do.
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    Aspen, can you tell me the answer to any of these questions regarding dmoz and google please:
    I have a site listed on one of the 'directories'in dmoz, but if you try to access that directory my site isn't there out of only 3 other sites, you can only find my site by name. Should I be bothered?
    Why do so many of the search engines use dmoz if it is so out of date, what purpose does it serve them?
    I got spidered by googlebot on the 29th june on another site, how long before I will apear on the search engine?
    I've been spidered by most of the main engines now and all but google are now showing, but the problem is none of them are giving me a listing, you can only find the site by name.
    Any ideas to why?
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    I'm not sure what you're asking about DMOZ. DMOZ is a directory, it has categories. DMOZ has more than one index. It has a search index that is updated seemingly weekly (though as I mentioned lately this has been erratic) and a directory index which is updated as changes are made.

    If you appeared only in searches I'd say your site was recently deleted.

    Your Google listing should show up at the end of this month, so in about a week and a half to two weeks.


    Why do sites use DMOZ? Its fairly large, no less out of date than most directories, and its free. If they wanted to use Yahoo or LookSmart's directory they'd have to pay.
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