DMOZ Listing Guidelines?are not very clear to many webmasters. I am a DMOZ Editor and I will write how to get listed in DMOZ and why you should never pay anyone for DMOZ listing your website.
Those who are not aware what is DMOZ Listing or DMOZ – Open Directory Project or ODP is popularly known as Directory of Open Directory Project. This is a Open Source project to list good and remarkable websites all over the Internet and Human Volunteers like me Edits the big lists. There is no play of money at any step for DMOZ Listing your website. It is the largest and most reliable human edited directory and the major search engine uses the data – like Google search does.
Before writing on DMOZ Listing something more
Although DMOZ is an Open Source, for the security of the server; we are under oath to preserve the secrecy of DMOZ. There is nothing fishy about either DMOZ Listing methods or DMOZ itself. What the guidelines you can browse as a non Editor, we are also bound to follow them. DMOZ Listing methods are not like – X is my friend, so I will add X’s blog. You can yourself read the guidelines for DMOZ Listing your website and DMOZ Listing Guideline for your website.
Do not pay anyone who claims to be an Editor and offering DMOZ Listing
We, who really love DMOZ are concerned about these kind of unethical Paid DMOZ Listing. First of all you must understand the approximate method of DMOZ Listing. DMOZ works in an hierarchy. There are Administrators who are aged more than my father – he will check if do some mistake.
Just like everywhere, often people gets entry in to DMOZ, who were probably better not to be in. They offer illegally “I can do the DMOZ Listing of your site if you pay $ 400”. As DMOZ or the Editors are not cyber police, it is not possible to find out who is taking money for DMOZ Listing. But, it is a matter of fact, these people are caught and banned from DMOZ. If you know someone is offering such DMOZ Listing in an illegal way – kindly report to public forum – Resource Zone.
The thing is – if you are paying for DMOZ listing, you are actually getting ripped off. If your website is not eligible, it will be moved out from the list, today or tomorrow by another Editor.
I have submitted my website, I can not see it in DMOZ Listing
I have provided the link to Resource-Zone above – you can ask any question regarding DMOZ Listing. You must understand, all DMOZ Editors understand that you worked hard behind the website. How much you have worked and made it perfect from all aspects is the main determinant of a domain’s DMOZ Listing status. Yes, often we add domains to DMOZ Listing ourselves, sometimes they are just a free blog – even the web master might not be aware that the domain is in DMOZ Listing.