August 2008

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The amount of misinformation on webmaster forums about DMOZ (Open Directory Project) is almost overwhelming and only leads to confusion, frustration and disappointment for the average webmaster.

So, you want a DMOZ listing?Let’s clear up a number of misconceptions and try to improve your chances of actually getting a suggestion reviewed and possibly listed.

First off, we need to understand that the directory project’s purpose is not a listing service for website owners or their webmasters. Yes, site suggestions are accepted, but they are under no obligation to process or respond to them.

Editors are volunteers and may choose to perform a variety of tasks which may be of more importance than reviewing submissions from the general public. Updates, errors, category reorganizations, taxonomy, hierarchy, internal projects, editor applications and internal discussions all probably rank well above the mundane task of reviewing suggested sites.

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