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Old 10-04-2009, 10:00 AM
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Default Are Dmoz Editors Credible? Is there any Transparency in Dmoz?

First of all, i do not want to trip over any editor, what ever i say is merely my opinion on a particular event which happened recently.

I shall not go in details and tell my URL as i fear that some editor might remove my other websites as well. Well, i started this site about 3 years ago, worked day night to make it worthy. It was published on digg several times and got featured on blogs such as lifehacker and sites like huffingpost, hundreds of thousands of natural back links as well. It was accepted in dmoz after about 8 months of its launch. The reason for telling all this is to tell you that the site i am talking about is not junk.

Okay, now coming towards the real scene. Recently i searched for my URL in dmoz and it showed two results, one of it was old one which was accepted after about 8 months of its launch and the second one was a subdomain of it, which i don't think i submitted as i don't really remember submitting it ( i might have but i don't remember ), it could be possible that some editor just added it by himself. Anyways, when i clicked on the subcategory shown under the search result of that page to see my URL, it was not there. Upon further investigation, another DP user suggested that it was added at some point and then got removed, he showed google cache of that category.

Fair enough, even though my URL was highly relevant to the category and enriched with content and definitely better than few of other listings in the category yet i have no issues with the removal of my link. But, what i suspect is that it was a competitor who removed the listing and i have issues with that as it seriously questions the credibility of dmoz and dmoz editors.

Editor did not even touch other low quality, never updated subdomain urls from the list, but he removed mine. Some of ediotrs might say that Dmoz doesn't accept multiple links into its index but that would make one a hypocrite as in that very same category most of the domains listed are subdomains with multiple links across the dmoz and one of them has as much as 4500+ links.

My question is, where is transparency and credibility in the directory and if there is any thing i can do to get my listing reinstated?
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:41 PM
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Since when should DMOZ editors be accountable to anyone other than DMOZ? What does DMOZ owe webmasters? Where do webmasters get the impression from the DMOZ owes them something?

I can do what I like on my site; I can say what I like (within legal limits) on my site; I can link to whoever I like on my site; I can remove a link to whoever I like on my site whenever I like for whatever reason I like - I do not have to explain my actions to anyone and am not accountable to anyone other that myself. Why do you expect DMOZ to be any different? Why should they be any different?
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Old 09-13-2010, 02:50 PM
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I've found that on the whole DMOZ does include good sites after a while.

The biggest problem is the lack of transparency and feedback.
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Okay, now coming towards the real scene. Recently i searched for my URL in dmoz and it showed two results, one of it was old one which was accepted after about 8 months of its launch and the second one was a subdomain of it, which i don't think i submitted as i don't really remember submitting it ( i might have but i don't remember ), it could be possible that some editor just added it by himself. Anyways, when i clicked on the subcategory shown under the search result of that page to see my URL, it was not there. Upon further investigation, another DP user suggested that it was added at some point and then got removed, he showed google cache of that category.
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Old 08-25-2012, 04:49 PM
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I think you can trust on them. Its own by Google and they are not doing anything for money so i hope there all other projects are also worth as their own brand image in the market.
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