The open directory is the holy grail of directories. Many people try and get listed there every year and some do get listed while others fail.
But what makes the open directory so important and why is it good to get listed there?
For one thing, Google places a huge importance on the open directory. Many of the search results you see listed on the Google Serps come straight from the open directory.
The Open Directory has been around for a longtime and is a human edited directory. Google currently and we say currently sees this directory as a good thing. But things can and do change with the internet landscape.
How to get listed in the open directory project
Getting listed in the Open Directory Project is a great thing. However actually getting a Dmoz open directory listing is not that easy.
As we stated the directory is human edited and each category has usually one person who over sees the category. This is why it can be very hard to get in. But follow the guidelines below and you should have a better chance at obtaining a listing in this open web directory.
- Do not submit your site until you have at least 30 pages.
- Make sure your website is fully done and all design is in place.
- Make sure you have all privacy notices and terms in place.
- Make sure you submit your website to the appropriate category.
There are other rules you can follow, however those are all the basic rules you need to getting listed.
One of the biggest things we hear when people don’t get listed is they tried to list their website in the wrong category. This is huge with the Open Directory. Always make sure you are submitting to the best category for your website.
The last thing about getting listed is waiting. Yep, you read that right. Getting listed in the open directory can take months.
Remember it is a free directory. Some people have reported as long as five months. But do not fear, just keep up with your website and don’t worry about it. Keep building good content. If you don’t get listed the first time around you can always submit again.
But we caution you to wait at least five months and do not submit your website more than twice a year. The dmoz open directory project is well worth the wait, so don’t try and rush it.