Internet Marketing Tips; A DMOZ listing raises websites PageRank and for this reason a DMOZ listing carries a lot of link juice at the search engines.
#105. Internet Marketing Tip: A DMOZ listing raises a websites PageRank and for this reason an Open Directory Project listing carries a lot of link juice with search engines.
DMOZ is a very unassuming website on the internet and is the undisputed king of online directories.
Wikipedia gives us this definition:
The Open Directory Project (ODP), also known as Dmoz (from directory.mozilla.org, its original domain name), 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. Read more…
#106. Internet Marketing Tips;DMOZ is human powered and it doesn’t send out spider-bots.
Very few Users actually use this online directory to conduct searches, so being listed does not affect your traffic levels. An internet marketing tip: DMOZ’s data can be downloaded for free, and Google’s own directory is nothing other than the DMOZ data.
A successful listing on DMOZ creates two important links to a website, one from DMOZ and one from the Google. Since this Open Directory Project and the Google Directory are ranked very high, getting listed at DMOZ is a good internet marketing tip. And, since this directory is downloaded for free from thousands of websites (which means lots of inbound links for a website) it’s obvious why a DMOZ listing is so important.
#107. Internet Marketing Tips; Because DMOZ is human powered, patience is required.
All that being said, it takes time to get listed at DMOZ due to the fact that there is a huge number of websites waiting to get listed. And, since each and everyone of those websites will be reviewed by a DMOZ volunteer before it is included in the directory, it can take weeks to months. Nothing you can do personally will speed up the process, if you’ve followed the instructions your turn will eventually come.
Go to dmoz.org, click on Suggest URL, then follow the directions. It doesn’t take more than 10 minutes, especially if you have already written your ‘Elevator Pitch’ – you can use that for your description.
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