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HOW TO: Get Your Site Listed In DMOZ Directory

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The Open Directory Project (ODP), also known as Dmoz, is a multilingual open content directory of World Wide Web links. It is owned by Netscape, but it is constructed and maintained by a community of volunteer editors (via Wikipedia).

If you wish to have good page rank and search engine traffic, then you should try DMOZ. This is one of the most important directories out there.

DMOZ

First check whether your site is capable of listing. Sites will not be simply listed there. If your site contains little or no original content, then you can’t get listed.

Some Things To Keep In Mind Before Submitting :

#1 – Sites with overlapping and repetitive content won’t be listed.

#2 – Do not disguise your submission and submit the same URL more than once.

Example : https://hellboundbloggers.com/ and https://hellboundbloggers.com/about/

#3 – Web addresses that redirects to another address should be avoided.

#4 – Submit non-English sites to the appropriate category under World.

#5 – If you site has Adult content, then submit to the appropriate category under Adult.

#6 – Don’t submit sites consisting largely of affiliate links.

#7 – Do not submit your site more than once in the directory.

#7 – If you are lucky enough, your site would have already been listed in DMOZ directory, so search in the directory before submitting.


Steps For Submitting Your Site In DMOZ Directory :

#1 – Find the Right Category : Find the single best category for your site. You should choose a relevant category since sites submitted to inappropriate or unrelated categories may be rejected or removed. Some categories do not have “suggest URL”, so you should find some other relevant category.

#2 – Suggest URL : After selecting the category, go directly to that category on dmoz.org and then click “suggest URL.”

Suppose if your site falls under ‘Category : Internet : Resources’ then go there and click ‘suggest URL’ link at the top navbar.

Suggest URL DMOZ

Now you need to fill a simple site submission form.

There you need to enter the Site URL, Title of Site, Site Description, and Your Email Address. That’s all.

Note : Site Description should not be promotional. It should be an objective and well written description.

An ODP editor will review your submission to determine whether to include it in the directory. Depending on factors such as the volume of submissions to the particular category, it may take several weeks or more before your submission is reviewed.

And if your site is not accepted, DMOZ says this,

We are not a search engine and pride ourselves on being highly selective. We don’t
accept all sites, so please don’t take it personally should your site not be accepted.


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The thing is, these are the basic steps for getting your site listed and if you ask me what’s special in it, your site suggestion will be much better than most, that’s the aim of this simple tutorial.!!



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    35 Comments

    • Rockin

      Its like, submit and forget because DMOZ is already crowded and they take hell lot of time to consider a website. If you are lucky enough then you website will get listed within weeks otherwise there is no fixed time for them.

    • Ethan Napenas

      7. I like the helpful info you provide in your articles. I will bookmark your weblog and check again here frequently. I am quite sure Iโ€™ll learn plenty of new stuff right here! Best of luck for the next!

    • Sheryl @TenDollarTouchUp

      I submitted my site to DMOZ over 4 months ago but haven't heard a word. Thing is… they say don't submit more than once? Ugh.. think I'm going to try again. Thanks for the tip about having an objective description.

    • Shams

      Thanks buddy.
      I was not aware about the importance of DMOZ.
      Now I will submit my blog with instructions given by you.

    • Shams

      Hey.
      Thanks for sharing.
      My blog is new and I really need these tips to get listed.

    • Tej Kohli

      I had tried many times , But I didn't get success to get a place into the Dmoz .. Even My Site having all the qualities you mentioned here

    • Himanshu

      i have tried this earlier but didn’t got any response. will try again. well explained tutorial

    • Hell Jump

      I have till now tried 3 times to get my site listed. I don’t know what to do. In fact, I never get any response from DMoz.

    • Ajith Edassery@Make Money Online Free

      Have tried it several times and failed lol. They don’t accept MMO sites.

    • Iphone 4 Jailbreak

      i tried tried tried , but it never happened ๐Ÿ™

    • Jasmine

      Do you think my website will have a chance of getting into DMOZ?

      • Eapen@InternetMarketingTips

        Obviously Jasmine, it must be already there by now. I was reading a post about Bluehost on your blog, your site's PR is 6, it is indeed an authority site on web hosting. Great info in there. Haven't you submitted to it yet?

    • Whiztechy

      Heard a lot abt Dmoz but was not sure that I should submit the blog or not but after reading the article I guess I should give it a try. Nice share.

    • S.Pradeep Kumar

      @ All : I guess I need to agree on the part ‘hard to get listed’, but DMOZ will soon update their listings since I can see several dead links there. Guess they’ll make it easier. Cheers. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Avi Singh

      First thing is one need to work hard to select an appropriate category ….
      I find it difficult to select mine

    • Mani Viswanathan

      Fore getting approved in DMOZ we all should form a union of bloggers & SPAM ‘DMOZ’ word in all out blogs. Only then there is atleast 2% chance of getting approved in DMOZ.

      Nowadays people have lost hope in DMOZ. Thats the truth!

    • Kumbi

      Hi pradeep….i submitted my site to DMOZ directory but till now i did not any response from them.Is there any other way to get my site listed into that directory.Waiting for ur reply…..

    • Rahul @ MazaKaro

      Pradeep, thanks a lot for your precious information. You know I was thinking for a nice directory. Do you think I’ll lucky enough? I am scared, but I must try my luck in dmoz. What do you think?

    • Toprice

      Great HOW TO unfortunatelly it is really difficult to get there. Good luck to everyone and thatnk you for posting above info.

    • Sathish @ TechieMania

      Well, I have applied for them a long time before, but I don’t know whether I am listed or not. How to check it?

    • Mrinmay Bhattacharjee

      They don’t approve at all ๐Ÿ™ Already tried ๐Ÿ™

    • vicky

      i have no luck with dmoz ๐Ÿ™

    • Andreas@Linknami

      I dont know who edits the categories but I have had problems getting sites indexed in the seo, internet marketing, etc categories.
      I suspect that competitors are editing these categories and they don’t let new sites in there easily.

    • cyber world

      how to confirm the site is listed in dmoz directory?

    • Praveen-Techperk

      I must try this, have to apply soon

    • Pankaj Gupta @BlogDefined.Com

      If your site is not old then atleast 1 year then you can not get in DMOZ. Also, Your Traffic must be very Good.. Anyway, thanks for sharing your views.

    • Jose Tinto

      How is your experience with DMOZ?

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