Always heard that DMOZ is the power of Google search.
Here are the most trusted sites for it. Surely, those who are registered there, has a higher score than the others with no entries.
However, no use of it also just depends.
I have also experience about DMOZ listing. I listed my sites there and I was thinking after getting listed their I will get weight to my site but did not get anything. neither traffic nor ranking in SERP.
Dmoz is a open source directory and moderated by many quality moderators accross the world. It’s a real hard thing to get a site listed in it but if you have good content and you are lucky enough your site can get listed there.
I had a personal blog some time ago, I submitted it to DMOZ as well as other web directories, found out I’m listed there few days before I sold the domain. I think DMOZ is myth…it will help just your PR maybe…
If you search, ‘google directory’ it takes you to DMOZ. DMOZ will help with link juice, but it won’t send you tons of traffic. I have seen a test where a single link from DMOZ with anchor text was able to be used put a site into #1.
DMOZ used to play a big role from my experience like 3-5 years ago. Now its just another High PR back link, but you have to remember other services will use the DMOZ database and list your links as well. Will it break or make your SEO, absolutely not, I have seen non DMOZ sites with proper content, high PR have incredible SERP.
Really? Can I ask where you got this information from?
Editors rewrite >90% of the descriptions of suggested sites that get listed, so not sure what made you claim that DMOZ requires totally unique descriptions. If a site is suggested to the wrong category, an editor just moves it to the correct one, so not sure what made you claim that the links need to be posted in the correct category.
Sorry if I claimed something wrong, but I’ve just that because the description helps the moderator to understand what the sites all about and if the links are in correct category then it will be accepted quickly.