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02-19-2004, 02:06 AM
I have noticed recently that Dmoz pages are ranking very highly.
Some lucky websites are also benefiting heavily from this fact.
One site had a PR7 purely because he was in DMoz and Google Directory.
I always thought that DMOZ had little bearing on PR, but I think things have changed. Thinking about it I have noticed DMOZ listings starting to appear in SERPS.
Also, although some of my sites [cricketbats.co.uk] are listed in dmoz and google directory, it is not recognised by google in SERPS. [strange] My toolbar does not highlight the category icon either, this is for a couple of sites. Anybody know why that maybe.
02-25-2004, 08:32 AM
seems to me that in this new algorithm of google, they have started to give atleast some importance to dmoz links. Cuz they know that all the links from dmoz are relevant and quality sites because they have been reviewed by a human and not by a bot.
So i would encourage people to get their sites in dmoz and also try to become a dmoz editor. The contacts are always usefull
THis is only my opinion.
02-25-2004, 04:32 PM
Anyone finds me a DMOZ editor in the search engine optimization category I will buy them dinner :twisted:
02-25-2004, 04:50 PM
lol seoguy :)
03-02-2004, 04:34 PM
DMOZ links are always good... just depends how close to the root of the directory you are. :)
03-03-2004, 01:57 PM
Some of the Dmoz listings don't have any pr though.. is that because they are still new? I found a few that have about 60 listings in it and there is no PR, coming from a PR 5 or 6 page, any thoughts?
03-03-2004, 02:29 PM
PR likely just hasnt propogated yet
05-14-2004, 07:55 AM
[QUOTE=seo guy]Anyone finds me a DMOZ editor in the search engine optimization category I will buy them dinner :twisted:[/QUOTE]
I happen to see this old thread ... did you ever find such a person ... and did you buy 'em dinner ... or at least send a pizza to the West Coast?!? ;-) ;-)
05-14-2004, 05:14 PM
I know of one site in the root Video Games category. He used to have a PR of 8 (it's now 7) and the way he got it is that his link is the ONLY outlink in the root directory. How it got there, well I wish I knew - the site really isn't that great, nor does it have a lot of traffic or backlinks.
I've recently submitted larger sections of my site that have unique content to different directories. If I'm lucky, they'll list me in other directories with those other pages. If not, well at least I tried.
I know of some sites with about a dozen or more links within the directory, and maybe the other course instead of getting in the highest directory you can would be to get as many listings as possible.
05-14-2004, 06:04 PM
SEO-GUY you are not in DMOZ either? Your site is ranked so high.
I need to get in DMOZ also, what can we do? I only have 1 site in DMOZ and the rest are still in editorial review. That's been for like 6 months.
05-15-2004, 08:51 PM
[QUOTE=eCommando]I only have 1 site in DMOZ and the rest are still in editorial review. That's been for like 6 months.[/QUOTE]
I added a site, and was listed in just a couple days. I felt so special :D, until I found out that DMOZ is broken and the database may be corrupted.
They don't have any idea how long it will be until it gets fixed, but it has gone from hours, to days, to "could be much longer".
With my luck, they will just drop all the new additions and go to an older backup. ;) Hopefully Google will at least get a glimpse of the domain.
Good luck on yours. - Robert
05-16-2004, 04:51 AM
[QUOTE=eCommando]I need to get in DMOZ also, what can we do? I only have 1 site in DMOZ and the rest are still in editorial review. That's been for like 6 months.[/QUOTE]
DMOZ is a shoot and forget thing. Submit and just forget it.
If you resubmit you end-up back to the bottom of the pile.
If you bother the editors it won't really help much either.
Like any thing in SEO you have to be patient.
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