Optimized Web Pages to DMOZ
In the General
Web Page Optimization Guidelines section we briefly
touched on the subject of the DMOZ, the Open Directory Project.
Much like Yahoo, being included in DMOZ gives your bonus points
with search engines. The better your description and category
placement, the more points your site receives.
The horror stories that surround submitting
to DMOZ are endless. DMOZ was broken for months on end at
one point in time and people have submitted repeatedly to
various categories. Never seeing their web site listed or
hearing a response to the deaf ears of DMOZ is more than common.
The charge to Submit to DMOZ is FREE, with no guarantee you
will actually be listed. DMOZ volunteer editors are strict
on the criteria for being added to the directory, they strive
to keep the directory clean and full of relevant content for
web sites in their appropriate category.
DMOZ does now allow:
- MLM (Multi Level Marketing) sites
- Affiliate sites
- Adult sites
- Web sites that contain broken links
- Web sites that are under construction
- Web sites that do not contain appropriate contact information
When submitting you DMOZ make sure your web page optimization
techniques are in tip-top shape as well as the content. Also
make sure your currently not listed already within the directory.
Original sites carry a lot of weight in DMOZ so don't mess
up your 1st choice category submission with something as simple
as a dead end link or by not adhering to DMOZ guidelines.
How to Submit to DMOZ
to DMOZ browse to the category you wish to be
included in and click on "suggest URL"
in the upper right hand corner. (see example below)
If your content is relevant and your web page
optimization is bulletproof you have a good chance. Never
stop trying because first of all it's free, and your pretty
much included in DMOZ for life. Good luck!
Another new directory you may want to check
out is the Morrison
The Morisson Directory has various categories to submit your site to including: Hardware
Add URL - Internet
Add URL- Web Design
Add URL - Internet
Marketing Add URL - Financial
Aid URL - Software
Add URL - Directories - Health