I got Listed in DMOZ and So Can You!

I have finally had my page listed in DMOZ after many unsuccessful attempts and resubmits I found a way to get accepted within 2 months. http://www.dmoz.org/Regional/North_America/United_States/California/Localities/S/San_Pedro/Business_and_Economy/ This is not to say it will work for everyone, but look for pages with few links in that category. This may be un-managed categories, but some may be managed, just without sufficient content. These are the best to submit too, because the editor is not overwhelmed with too many submissions.

Look at the bottom right to see if the green dragon has been customized. if it has been customized then there is a live editor for this category willing and ready to look for more content in the page.

I hope this helps other get in quickly.

Remember submit your new page to an empty category once and wait a few months. If nothing happens try submitting a subpage or subdomain to another category. You can have multiple listings as long as they come from different pages in your site.

wtf??? pick a category because it’s relatively empty?

whatever happened to the idea of picking a category based on content?

I submitted my site a year ago but nothing happen, still not listed on DMOZ :frowning:

Really dumb thing to do. You are your own worse enemy. Every time that you resubmitted, you just overwrite the previous submission with the new date!!! You are the reason it took so long!!! There is NEVER a need to resubmit and doing so only harms your chances!!!

I found a way to get accepted within 2 months. http://www.dmoz.org/Regional/North_America/United_States/California/Localities/S/San_Pedro/Business_and_Economy/ This is not to say it will work for everyone, but look for pages with few links in that category. This may be un-managed categories, but some may be managed, just without sufficient content. These are the best to submit too, because the editor is not overwhelmed with too many submissions.
What a load of nonsense. You should submit to the one best category. If anyone follows your strategy, they will wait in that category until an editors chooses to review it; then that editor will move it to the right category to wait all over again until that category’s editor chooses to review the pool of sites … really dumb thing to do.

Remember submit your new page to an empty category once and wait a few months. If nothing happens try submitting a subpage or subdomain to another category. You can have multiple listings as long as they come from different pages in your site.
That is more likely to get you labelled as a spammer and site blacklisted. Remember when you submitted you agreed to only submit it once.

The only way to get listed is:

  1. Have a site that really adds value to the category (it has to have something that those already listed does not have)
  2. Write a perfect guideline compliant description and title.
  3. Submit ONCE to the ONE best category.
  4. Forget about it; move on.

Anything different to that or more than that (eg resubmit) will only hurt your chances.

When an editor decides to work on building a particular category, they may or may not decide to use the suggested sites as a source of new sites. As the suggested pool of sites is the worse source of new sites many editors just ignore them and use other more productive sources.

I never attempted to get my sites or my client’s sites listed on DMOZ - we did just fine w/out it.

The value of being in DMOZ is in the backlinks.

no kidding, sherlock (except i would use a different word than kidding)

while i totally disagree with the idea of adding sites just for the backlink (and to hell with whether it’s in the right category), i must also say that i have ~never~ gone to dmoz looking for something, so i don’t really care what the spammers put in there

i look forward to the day when google just abandons dmoz as just another crap-filled free directory

I have never understood and I will never understand DMOZs acceptance alogrithm or what you want to call it.

They seem to accept some really **** sites then ignore the worthy ones.

It’s up to the editor to determine if a site is spam or not. Just because it’s a useless category doesn’t mean that the site is spam.

i look forward to the day when google just abandons dmoz as just another crap-filled free directory

I’m sure they probably already have to a large extent.

really? that’s bad? do you have proof?

No one really knows how to get the sites listed in Dmoz. Some of the sites (listed in Dmoz) when I checked were really good ones. But I don’t know whether all the sites listed would be good ones.

the queue is very huge in dmoz


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it was just a luck…
you can not define any method or trick for dmoz listing…

I am trying to get listed in dmoz,but they are not accepting.Please any one give some tips for getting approval.

read post #4 in this thread

If its the site in your signature that you are trying to get listed, then forget about it. DMOZ does not list lead generating sites. They say that clearly in the guidelines that you agree to when you submit!

Dmoz is not accepting links i have submitted my lots of quality sites to Dmoz but they are still waiting for approval :nono:

I hear ya!

Really? DMOZ lists ~2000 new sites a week making it the fastes growing directory on the web by a large margin! No other directory is coming close to that graoth rate.

How I got listed in what you say is a waste of time. I see it as being accepted into the largest directory quite quickly and efficiently into a relevant category. A link is a link, especially from an authoritative, do follow, one-way link. This link will be passed on to hundreds of other directories. How does this not add value?

Besides SEO factors, my website will become more recognizable on the web and less reliant on the SERP’s.

READ ONLY IF YOU WANT TO GET LISTED QUICKLY:
(from http://www.searchenginenews.com)

  1. First, choose your category. Look around at other sites in DMOZ and pick a category that is a perfect fit for your site. Submitting to the wrong category is going to cause your site to either get shuffled around from editor to editor or simply dropped altogether.

    Once you’ve found your category, click Suggest URL at the top of the page. If you don’t see the link to suggest your site, then that category is no longer accepting new listings. You’ll need to find another category.

    Remember that the ODP prides itself on being a true resource for its users, and as such it takes great pains in providing relevant and well-organized listings. This means that your site must appear in its appropriate category. However, there is a bit of wiggle room.

    Let’s say, for example, your site sells diamonds. You’d want to be listed in Shopping/Jewelry/Diamonds, but this category is pretty full (148 listings currently). Chances are pretty slim that you’ll get in.

    Check out the related categories instead, for example Shopping/Jewelry/Diamonds/Brokers (with six listings) or Shopping/Jewelry/Diamonds/Fancy_Diamonds (with only four). Can your site fit here?

    Also notice that these categories have no editors (categories with editors have those editors listed at the bottom of the page, categories with no editors usually have a Volunteer to edit this category link at the bottom of the page). That can mean a really long wait, or it may be an excellent opportunity (I’ll cover this in more detail in a minute).

    Also try poking around a bit in the rest of the directory. If you added information pages on gemstones, for example, could you fit in the Science/Earth_Sciences/Geology/Rocks_and_Minerals/Gemstone category? Or what about directing some effort into arts and crafts so you can submit to the Arts/Crafts/Jewelry/Gemstones category? Be creative and don’t be afraid to add some new content to your site so you can submit to a less populated category.

  2. Next, make sure your site is in tip-top shape before you submit it. Clean up all the broken links, make sure all your images load successfully, and get rid of any shady SEO tricks (like hidden links or keyword stuffing) you may have experimented with in the past.

    Also, make sure your site adds something of value to the category. Try thinking of it this way: If you were the editor of this category, would you add your site? Or would you think to yourself, “Nice site, but I already have a listing like this one so I think I’ll pass.” Hire someone to write some new information pages for you if you have to, but make sure your site offers unique, interesting content that the ODP editor will want to send users to.

  3. Finally, fill out that submission form like you’re applying for college! No misspellings, no mistakes. ODP editors do not take kindly to sloppiness. (A bit snobby? Perhaps.) Be sure to check out other directory listings and compose your title and description as close to the standard as possible. You want it to be as easy as pie for the editor of your chosen category to just accept your listing, title and all.