How to Cut to the Chase and Get a PR Boosting Link from DMOZ that Actually Matters!
 by Kristi Hagen

Has DMOZ Fallen from Grace?
How to Cut to the Chase and Get a PR Boosting Link from DMOZ that Actually Matters! — by an actual ODP Editor who shall remain anonymous to protect the source!

evaluating-dmoz.pngNot so long ago DMOZ was the holy grail of authoritative links. Getting your site listed in DMOZ resulted in a great authoritative link, a boost in your rankings as well as a feather in the cap of your site's overall trust. However over the last few years DMOZ has all but fizzled out, the current owner AOL mostly ignores it, as do most search engines.

Even with all of these facts DMOZ still holds power and it will only take a little attention by AOL (or perhaps when they sell) and it will be back to the powerhouse it once was. The upper levels of DMOZ categories still have very good page rank, and it is an authoritative directory to get a link from. Unfortunately, actually getting a link from them is still as hard as ever.

If not done correctly, taking the time to submit your site to DMOZ could be a total waste of time. This is because, many of the deeper categories in DMOZ are no longer in Google's index. This means that getting a link from them will not benefit your site at all. While there are sites out there that do use the DMOZ Directory and republish the listings, it's unlikely they are indexed by the engines either.

So, to put it simply - you NEED to be sure that you apply for a DMOZ listing on a page that Google finds valuable enough to index. This would typically be the upper level DMOZ categories. That said, it certainly won't HURT anything to submit your site and then move on because no one is certain on what lies in DMOZ's future. If you get a link, great. If not, you're not wasting more than a few minutes time on it anyway.

The following article was written in the past by a DMOZ Editor, and his suggestions are sound. We do have one caveat - make certain the category you choose to submit to is actually in the Google index! If it's not, then submitting will be a waste of time.

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