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    DMOZ category appearing in google results

    Hi everyone,

    I finally got into DMOZ (the open directory project) after about 12 months of trying. I want to say thanks to the editors at DMOZ

    Anyway, I notice that my site's listing in google does not yet have a 'description' and 'category' listing, that all the other sites in DMOZ have when they appear in google results.

    I assume it will take a while for this to happen. It's been a few weeks already, and google has updated since my site was listed in DMOZ. Should it take more than one google update for this to happen? Should I actually submit to google again in order for google to 'find' me in DMOZ? Should I submit the DMOZ page where my site resides?

    I also understand that the category of DMOZ that I am in, as well as the fact that I'm in DMOZ at all, has no effect whatsoever on the ranking of my site in any google search. Let me know if I'm wrong.

    Thanks.
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    Being in DMOZ only provides a bonus because it is another incoming link. Additionally you get an incoming link from Google, and more from the thousands of sites that use DMOZ data. Often each link only helps a little bit - but if you add them together they help alot.

    DMOZ doesn't give a live feed to it's search partners - their data dump may be a couple weeks old. Additionally I'm not sure that Google updates it's DMOZ data when they update their main index.

    So until you're listed in directory.google.com you won't have a DMOZ description in your Google search listing. And you won't be listed in directory.google.com until Google updates their DMOZ data with a data dump that includes your site.
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    One website at a time mmj's Avatar
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    Thanks.
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    Yes dmoz does help, but I've noticed that being in dmoz often helps more with alltheweb than google. Google is pretty good about no indexing link inside sites that just use dmoz data, see very few backlinks like that on sites that use Dmoz data for sites who are listed.

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    Also understand that the data dump for DMOZ hasnt happened since Sept 28.

    Which means that directory.google.com has not updated since then.

    The engineers are working on it so hopefully by January directory.google.com will start reflecting the new links [and have one of my own site jump from 2 links to 9 in the directory! ]
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    You need to treat DMOZ as another backwards link with high PR, in this case, you will know that only get listed in DMOZ is not enough, coz you still need alot more incomming links with good PR.

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    Originally posted by qoolhost.com
    You need to treat DMOZ as another backwards link with high PR
    To be honest most dmoz links are from pages that don't have that great of PR to begin with. Most of the pages with links in dmoz have an estimated PR of 5 or 6 which isn't all that great. Then when you factor in all the links on the page the benifit isn't that great.

    As they said above the main benifit comes from all the sites that use the data.

    keep it real,
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    There are PR8 categories in DMOZ ... if you get in there, I see nothing wrong with it.

    Plus with dmoz you can control to a certain degree your anchor text.

    A free PR6 link? Ill take it
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