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    DMOZ

    Anyone have any luck getting listed in DMOZ?

    As a test I tried adding my company back March and it still isn't listed. I ask before all of my clients aren't listed and their competitors are. I see this is a big reason why they are not ranking higher and would love to get them listed, a hell of a lot faster than my company's website is taking!
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    Re: DMOZ

    I tried becoming an editor but they didn't let me in.

    Following, curious if there are any tips out there.

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    Re: DMOZ

    DMOZ was overrated 10 years ago. It's even less important today. It's a dinosaur. Move on and forget it. Matt Cutts has been saying for years that there is nothing special about a DMOZ link. And directory links in general have been significantly devalued.


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    Re: DMOZ

    Nobody uses DMOZ except web masters hoping for another back link and DMOZ editors. You won't even get traffic from it and it won't help at all in ranking.


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    Re: DMOZ

    David speaks the truth. Pretty much every site created in the last 8-10 years has missed the boat. Well, maybe it's not a boat. It's the DMOZ dinghy, adrift at sea with a few old Open Source hippies at the helm.

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    Re: DMOZ

    Actually I think there may be a couple small local related listing branding reasons to get in DMOZ potentially.

    Google sometimes pulls DMOZ descriptions into the knowledge panel.

    And I recently heard Google is using DMOZ for some snippets on either the G+ L page or the little snippets that show up embedded in the map.

    In the past she's shown DMOZ snippets in a description overlay right in the SERPS (gone now) and of course used to sometimes replace the site description with a DMOZ description.

    So this leads me to believe Google must see DMOZ as an authority citation for the business, much like it does Wikipedia.

    I always say find out what she likes and give it to her. If she likes DMOZ, then I'd make an attempt to get listed.

    Plus I'd rather control what's said about my business and have G pick up a nicely worded description I wrote than have her go get who knows what info from elsewhere.

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    FYI not saying at all this a biggie or ranking factor or anything. Just saying if you have the time it would not be a waste for local, since Google seems to highly trust the data.
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    Re: DMOZ

    I had to become an editor to get listed. The ease of that probably depends on the category.
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    Re: DMOZ

    I honestly wouldn't worry to much about it. It can take a LONG time to get in there and with all the effort and time it takes, it can be much more rewarding to spend it elsewhere.

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    Re: DMOZ

    The fact the Google sometimes uses descriptions from DMOZ has always been true but I'm not convinced that means Google sees it as an authority site. More likely the DMOZ description together with the DMOZ categories in the link structure are simply a better match for that specific search term than what's on the actual website.

    And there is no evidence at all that it's a ranking factor. In fact, Cutts has repeatedly denied over the years that a DMOZ link has any special significance at all.


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    Re: DMOZ

    As others have said, DMOZ is a dinosaur and has very little relevance today. We owned one of the largest independent travel websites and for over 10 years we could never get listed, most likely because the editor was a competitor. This creates a conflict of interest which I believe Google understands.

    We still submit our clients to them because it takes less then a minute, but after that, we forget about it. It will either get listed, or not and there is nothing you can do to change that fact.
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