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fiddleabout
30th March 2003, 08:18
Has anybody else noticed that dmoz.org - the open directory project - seems to be turning up its' toes.

I've been checking to see if one of my submissions has been entered fairly regularly and often find the site is down.

AtW
30th March 2003, 21:34
who needs DMOZ when we have Google?

fiddleabout
2nd April 2003, 07:30
Virtually nobody searches dmoz for searches but many search engines use it's directory results. Getting a site in DMOZ improves google rankings.

Next time you spot some results from google (or many others come to that) that mention a directory - that's usually an extract of DMOZ.

If you want to promote a website you need to know how the search engines do their magic :) I've put a lot of effort into that but I still have plenty to learn.

Badger
8th June 2009, 20:59
Is this information still valid?

Does a DMOX submission help in internet searches at all now?

Thanks

TheRefactornator
8th June 2009, 21:10
Is this information still valid?

Does a DMOX submission help in internet searches at all now?

Thanks

It's still considered by the Google indexing algo to be an authority of the internet, which means that a backlink from DMOZ is still worth a few brownie points for your website Google page rank. That said a lot of DMOZ categories are very difficult to get listed in and a lot of DMOZ category editors are basically corrupt gits protecting their own interests, so you might want to think about some other method of improving your web presence / SERPS popularity. It's a submit and forget process void of any feedback mechanism to the submitter. DMOZ needs to die.

blacjac
8th June 2009, 23:15
Agreed, I was reading an interesting article recently that argued that the very thing that made DMOZ great has turned out to be it's biggest downfall - I.e. the reliability of data due to everything being validated has caused the directory to become too quickly out of date and corrupt....

Badger
9th June 2009, 07:31
I started the process but stopped after reading the Submission Agreements:


In exchange for ODP's consideration of the site I am submitting, I agree

* To be bound by the ODP's Terms of Use.
* To waive any claim related to the inclusion, placement, exclusion, or removal of this or any other site in the ODP Directory or to the title or description of any site appearing in the ODP Directory; and
* To grant Netscape Communications Corporation a non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, publish, copy, edit, modify, or create derivative works from my submission.

I'll pass thanks.

TheRefactornator
9th June 2009, 07:37
At least they freely admit they might rip off your content, because the rest of the world will anyway as soon as you go live (if your content is any good that is) :wink

expat
9th June 2009, 08:21
Damn.

I though Fiddle had returned... :(Snap!

Might go off hunting Roger, pF (dear boy), et al, just for fun.....

NickFitz
9th June 2009, 09:19
I started the process but stopped after reading the Submission Agreements:


* To grant Netscape Communications Corporation a non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, publish, copy, edit, modify, or create derivative works from my submission.

I'll pass thanks.

How do you expect them to publish your submission if you don't give them permission? How are they to include it in one of their directory pages - in other words, a derivative work - if you don't grant them a licence to do so?

Grinder
9th June 2009, 09:27
To grant Netscape Communications Corporation a non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, publish, copy, edit, modify, or create derivative works from my submission

Who the hell are Netscape?! :tongue

Durbs
9th June 2009, 11:09
who needs DMOZ when we have Google?

DMOZ provide information to hundreds of search engines and directories out there, including the Google Directory. You may not search it directly but each search you make will probably be using data from it.