Thursday, March 1, 2012

Dmoz Submission

Dmoz project

What is DMOZ?
DMOZ is a great link site where millions of items left to be collected by more than 60,000 volunteers. Each volunteer is editor of one or more categories «n. In this category assesses the editor if a site is worth adding and put a short description.

An example:
Top : World : English : Computers : Internet : Searching : Directories : Clarification : Open Directory Project (26)
  • Open Directory Project Belgium " - The front page of English At this time is equal to
  • Open Directory Project UnitedStates - English version of the homepage of the Open Directory Project, links to the World / English category pages to
  • About the Open Directory Project - Brief explanation about the project.

DMOZ emerged from the ideological idea to the entire Internet mapping. It had an open project where everyone could take part.

DMOZ is known under various names. So then for example the name ODP (Open Directory Project) as many names.

The name itself DMOZ ( ) stands for Directory Mozilla. Mozilla is a name for a browser, which is then explained by Netscape in principle the owner of DMOZ. Netscape, for example, provides hosting, servers and technical support in a limited sense. I deliberately say "in principle owner" because there is no real "owner". Anyone who loves the conditions of DMOZ, the database with data download and use for his own site

Who uses DMOZ?
As mentioned, the database with data from DMOZ by anyone who loves the conditions used. The main users of the data the search engines.

DMOZ is used by almost all modern search engines use to determine what sites are good and which sites so get a higher valuation. Other users include Google, AltaVista, Netscape, Yahoo and so on.

Apart from search engines is also used as outdated DMOZ link directory to search. The Google directory is the most important and most common example. Also just the site of DMOZ itself is widely used as a link directory to search.

Surveys of users of ODP data: / World / English / Computers / ... / Sites_Using_ODP_Data / / Computers / Internet / Searching / ... / Sites_Using_ODP_Data /
Example of a user: The Google directory

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How does DMOZ?
As mentioned DMOZ works with 60,000 volunteers. There is a complete structure of main editors (the meta editors) and section editors (the editors cat = category editors). The higher your structure in sections, the more sections you manage. So for example, I manage the car section, with sections including all brand names (which are over 50 brands and thus 50 sub-categories). For example, in the section Citroƃ «n and Land Rover are also editors. If higher editor can I also add links in those sections.

DMOZ has two major problems: Not every section has its own editor and not every editor meets weekly or even monthly in his column. It can sometimes be that your site notified within 6 weeks added. It may be that without a section editor for six months or even longer is not updated.

Preparation # 1: Read the rules of DMOZ
DMOZ is very strict when it comes to where and how the sites are added. It is strongly recommended to get the " official submission instructions "to read through.

Incidentally, this article is a good addition to the rules of DMOZ. Most tips also refer to the instructions of the ODP. / add.html

Preparation # 2: Have a good site
That sounds logical, but what do editors a good site?

Lots of good content on the specific topic. Content does very well for DMOZ. Easy to make content for example is a section with links or a section with a piece of history on the subject. The lack of good content is one of the main reasons for an editor to create a site to dismiss.
Up to date. For example, add a section called "news" or "events" to. A handy trick to make a site an updated look and feel is a script on your site by adding the automatic date.
A normal load time. A good site loads simply too fast. Take the assumption that the site within 10 seconds to load.
A properly functioning navigation. How some companies do not experiment with their navigation remains a mystery to me. As an editor you get the craziest things to promote and certainly not when you add in DMOZ. Keep the navigation simple and think about what your visitor wants. The editor is in fact simply a visitor.
Links. "404 file not found" is a big letdown for an editor. The editor gets the impression that the site is not well kept and is therefore not recommended. Make sure not only your navigation works well, but also an acceptable part of the links in your link section works.
No annoying pop-up banners.
These are all no guarantees for adding a site to DMOZ, but help you very much.

Choose the appropriate DMOZ directory for logging

If DMOZ is expected from you that you have first right to search for the right category for your site to sign up. This part of the sign in DMOZ is very important because sometimes your application might be delayed for months when your site in the editing system is moved from one category to another.

You go to the homepage of and choose the appropriate category:

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Your site to DMOZ
Then comes the sign itself. You right click on the text "URL":

Dmoz Example

Then ask a few things to fill in:

Stick to the actual name of the site. The commercial «le headings are for example required only the business name as a title to display.
Let your title basically the same as the title on your site itself turned on.
Do not use only capital letters and characters that you avoid extra attention to the site would attract.
Mention terms like "welcome" and "free" and the editor for all kinds of unnecessary search keywords.
Usually, a bad title not just lead to a rejection of the Website. You save only the editor some time and effort if you do it right.

This section basically speaks for itself. Yet a few tips:

Do not forget http:// in front of them there (is very often forgotten!) Three times and check whether the URL is well typed. An editor would sometimes have to look to the correct address, but you'll quickly be rejected because the site still is not found.

Your site uses a redirect or a free address with a Frameset (for example when / demosite or, then do the actual address as Under the rules of ODP / DMOZ, the editor the link to the actual address.

It is also meant to give you example instead of The editor will have to change again in the main address. Do not try twice to be added to DMOZ by two other addresses just to give up. This can cause a penalty due to spamming.

This is the hardest part of your application. Some tips for a good description:

Keep it very short!
Up to 30 words (already a lot!)
Preferably, a sentence, and a maximum of 2 phrases.
Write as an editor.
Make a list of the parts of your site.
Not once mention the name of the site.
Write descriptions ; English descriptions for English sites.
Avoid personal pronouns like I, we, us.
Avoid like advertising and promotional texts.

Links, news, research and several articles about logging in DMOZ.
Look especially look good in where you want to log the site. Observe how the editor of the descriptions in his class have made and try to write text in the same style.

A tip: Place the logon to DMOZ proper "description tag" on the homepage of the site. The editor receives it in its editing system to see and can then decide whether or not he takes over.

Finally, it is a good idea of the " editor guidelines "(guidelines for the editors) a good read. So you can learn what DMOZ is itself says. / guidelines.html

Check your registration
And then comes the wait. Be patient and look every now and then in the section where the site is logged. Occasionally use the DMOZ search engine on the homepage of . A site may be covered under a completely different section than where you have registered the site added.

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How long does it add to DMOZ?
On average, it takes several months to much longer, if your site is added uberhaupt! How long it takes depends on whether a section uberhaupt an editor and how often is that editor. It is and remains a volunteer site. Average, an editor once every 6 weeks to once every 4 months. After four months not logged void because your editorship. The editor will receive a reminder email.

Some sections, however, are very well maintained. You can then just suddenly in two weeks already in it. These are, however, more than the exceptions to the rule.

Tip: What you can slow addition very strongly is the log of your site in the wrong section. If that is the case, the editor section as soon as he adjusts the site moved to the appropriate section. You then get the waiting time before the first editor logs in, and then wait until the new editor of the log section. This can sometimes amount to a delay of more than a year!

As is also true for all search engines is the motto: patience, patience, patience. Please also keep in mind that your application is rejected because your site is simply not good enough for entry. Having a good site is very important!

What you should absolutely NOT do when logging in DMOZ?
Like search engines, you can also incur a penalty DMOZ. And that's difficult because you will get there in principle, never again.

The editing system as an editor of DMOZ you can see exactly what actions to take place around a certain site. There are some things that editors and you find very annoying is an inexorable penalty could result.

What are reasons for a penalty or a direct rejection of your application:

Register your site more than once. In two different headings register your site will just go, but I know of examples of sites that had applied in 8 categories. This is against the rules of DMOZ and provides a penalty on you absolutely.
Redirects up. This is the automatic "forwarding" to another site. This is also against the rules of DMOZ. The editor will mention the need to adapt to the url to which you refer or reject your application.
Mirrors log. Mirror sites are sites that exist on a different address, but an attempt at a new address to sign up again. So the same two sites, with two different names. Definitely one death-doer for the editors.
Deep Links Register. Deep links are links to pages that are deeper in a site. So not to Homepage. Only in large exceptions, an editor places a deep link. Only if there is a very good reason.
A site that is not finished at DMOZ log "Under construction" is a direct reason for rejection. You should know how many companies sites be rejected for this reason ...
DMOZ is a directory that was created by people and not by Robots. That means you can fool them with algorithms. Is a site that is also changes over time, and other things does not show safe. The added sites are regularly checked by the editors and higher if necessary, the entry modified or removed.

Help, I'm not there in DMOZ!
For DMOZ is: patience, patience, patience. The editors have their own agenda and timing and there nothing you can do. Please note that it may take at least four months and in the meantime make sure that you get as much as possible links to your site on other sites. This ensures at least that your link popularity in the meantime you can continue to rise.

Optionally you after a month or three yet to try the site to log into another category in DMOZ. This can however only do this once! Make sure the site has grown quite a bit more and has better content. Also make sure the site meets the other requirements for recording. The chances are very high because the site was rejected because of a lack of good content.

Good luck logging in DMOZ!

Dmoz Submission tips

1.Make a perfect match present category of DMOZ.
2.Short oriented information description
Spammy title 3.Non ID e-mail domain to be used
4.Do not submit twice.

1 / Send to a very important category
2 / Check to see if there is an editor of the list, the more quickly if there is
3 / Check to see the last time that the category has been updated. If it's not like in 2 years, plus a good chance that you will be a timeout.
4 / Do not send "spammy" sites, objects or keywords use marketing language in your description.
5 / not present deep roots links, only the home page.
6 / Make sure your site works in all, and nothing is under construction.

Remember the DMOZ had a great servant to melt at the end of last year and thousands of submissions were lost.

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The Wrong Seo and Seo Mistakes

Common Seo Mistakes

Are you using the right keywords to optimize your website?
In many cases websites are optimized for the wrong SEO keywords. You need to do the research to find out what SEO keyword phrases people actually use to search for businesses in your particular field. In many cases you will discover that SEO keyword phrases that you thought were important are in fact rarely searched for; the opposite is also true.

How well does your website show up well in Google, Yahoo, Ask and Bing?
You should test the effect of searching for your SEO keywords on a regular basis in all the major search engines. Your website position in the search engines will fluctuate and needs regular monitoring.

Website Title - The single most important onsite SEO factor.
The web page title is very important. It should be relevant, the correct length and different on every page within the website. It is surprising how often we see inappropriate web page titles, no titles at all or a title that says something stupid like "HOME' or in the case of really lazy website designers 'TITLE GOES HERE'. Use a different title for each page within your website. Remember that search engines list pages, not websites, so each page is a fresh SEO opportunity.

Website Description.
Tell Google what your page is about. As with the web page title, in many cases the Description is missing or incorrectly used.

Website SEO Keywords.
While many search engines no longer use Keyword Meta tags, some still do, and they should accurately reflect page content, but you must be careful not to use too many of them.

Broken links will harm your SEO efforts.
This is the number one error that we find when auditing websites. You click on a link within the website and you see an error message telling you that the page cannot be found. This delivers a very unprofessional image to people visiting your website. It is likely that Google will also mark you down in the search engine rankings, as Google expects technically perfect websites. There is no excuse for broken links within a website. Broken image links are also a common error found within websites. Instead of a picture being displayed you will see a broken image logo. Again this is easily checked for by professional website designers and there is no reason for a website to have broken image links.

Picture only websites are disastrous for SEO.
Sometimes you will visit a website that appears to be displaying the usual mixture of text and pictures, but on closer inspection, even the text is actually contained within a picture. If there is no real text displayed within a website, Google has no clue what the website is about and the website will feature very poorly in the search engine results. There are ways to partly fix this, using what are called 'Alt' tags, used in combination with the website title and description, but as a rule your website should contain lots of relevant text. This is what Google likes!

No relevant SEO keywords in a page.
If your website content fails to mention your product or service, it is not surprising that your website ranks poorly within Google. There are lots of tricks relating to where you place your keywords on a page and that is what we excel at. Simply stuffing a page with keywords will not achieve the desired result, and may even hurt your listing within Google, as it may interpret too many keywords as an attempt to spam the search engine listings. Google takes a very dim view of attempts to spam it.

Number of back links
A very important SEO factor. Do you know how many other websites link to your website? Google does. The more links to your website, the better. Also the quality and source of the links is important to Google. If you suddenly gain hundreds of links overnight, this can trip the spam alert at the search engines and you can end up in a worse position within the search engines than before you started any SEO activities on your website.

Google Page Rank.
Do you know what your Google Page Rank number is? In fact do you know what the Google Page Rank means? Google rates all sites using hundreds of different criteria and comes up with a number for your website. 0 is bad while 10 is the highest value. The higher the Page Rank the more likely that your website will show up higher within the Google search engine results. Many websites we audit have a page rank of 0 or 1, which is not good! Install the Google toolbar to view your website's PageRank.

Alt tags.
Great for your website's SEO. Alt tags (short for Alternative tags) are a way of telling Google what a picture is about. As far as Google is concerned a picture is just a picture. Google does not know what a picture is about, unless you specifically tell Google using an Alt tag. It is amazing how few website designers go to the bother of using alt tags, which is a pity, as proper use of alt tags can have a big influence on your listing within the Google search engine results.

Ease of Navigation and menu issues.
Many websites are hard to navigate. This means that it may be difficult to move from page to page, or back to the home page. This is such an important aspect for your website visitors and it is a shame that we see so many poorly constructed menu systems. Google may also find it hard to navigate your website and categorize each webpage which can harm your SEO efforts.

Spell checking and grammatical issues.
It is vital that you check the spelling within your website. The correct use of grammar is also important. If your website is full of these types of errors, it gives a poor impression. Your company looks unprofessional. Correct spelling is also important for Google.

Flash and java issues.
If your website uses flash or java to enable website navigation, make sure that you use the technology carefully as you may find that some search engines are unable to follow the links and as a result will not list most of your website pages within their search engine listings.

Google Analytics.
This is a free tool from Google that allows you to analyze visitors to your website and track how they interact with your website. Has your website been enabled to show Google analytics data? If not you are missing out on a vital source of information about your website.

Heading tags.
Proper use of heading tags within your HTML code can play a vital role in onsite keyword SEO. Many websites we audit are completely devoid of any heading tags. Try and use 2 or 3 levels of headers.

Open Directory Project.
Did you know that a submission to the Open Directory Project is one of the most valuable links you can get in terms of your website's SEO? They reject most sites and only accept sites that are technically near perfect and contain high quality information, presented through a professionally designed interface that is easy to navigate.

How many pages of your website are indexed in Google?
Do you know how to see exactly how many pages that make up your website are listed within Google? You would expect Google to know about your home page, but the more pages within your website that Google knows about, the better. For example a large website promoted by us, has 10,300 pages listed within Google.

W3C validation.
W3C is an organization that sets website standards. Do you know if your website passes W3C validation?

File names.
The name of a file can be a valuable clue to Google, as to what the file contains. For instance if you have a picture of a motor car and the picture file is called 0001.JPG this does not tell Google anything. On the other hand if the file was called CARS-FOR-SALE-IN-PERTH.JPG, then this can help considerably with your website SEO. The same principle applies to the naming of all files and folders within your website.

PDF file size Issues.
If you use PDF files, there are many ways of reducing the size of the final PDF file. The larger the file size the slower the PDF file will load on the screen or download to a hard disk.

Do all the major search engines know about your website?
Remember that apart from Google there are a few other search engines that your website should be listed in, such as Yahoo, Bing and Ask.

Flash file sizes.
The larger the size of your flash file, the longer it will take to load. Many sites use flash banners that have enormous file sizes. This can be very frustrating for your visitors.

Google Places page.
This is a fantastic way of getting your website listed in the local service or products section within the Google results. The majority of websites do not use this feature at all and many of those that do use it do not take full advantage of the SEO opportunities afforded by the Google Places feature.

Flash or graphical intro pages.
How often have you visited a website to be greeted by a meter that tells you a flash introduction screen is loading, which often seem to take forever to load and once they do load actually display little relevant information. If you are lucky you can click on a 'skip intro' button. Do not use intro pages as they just annoy website visitors and can harm your website SEO.

Text used within links (anchor text).
The correct use of keyword text within a hyperlink can play a significant part in your on-page keyword SEO strategy. In many cases this SEO opportunity is wasted when the hyperlink contains words such as 'click here'.

Home page file size.
Do you know the combined file size of your home page? By combined, I mean not just the HTML page itself, but all the associated graphic, CSS and flash files. The longer a page takes to load, the more likely a visitor will click on the Back button and visit a different website.

Java issues.
If a visitor to your website has disabled Java in their local browser, how will this affect your website? Will the menu systems still work? If you must use Java, at least have an alternate menus system that visitors can use. Search engines may have difficulty following some types of Java based menu systems.

Do not use hidden text to try and trick the search engines.
Everyone knows that having keywords on your web page is important as far as SEO is concerned. A very old trick is to have lists of your keywords repeated over and over at the bottom of the page, formatted to display in white text on a white background. Google hates this type of spamming and is on the lookout for it. Far from improving your website's position with the Google Search Engines results, you could find that your website gets severely penalized by Google. Do not try spamming Google, they will find out!

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