DMOZ Success


Another successful DMOZ entry this week. Although we don’r really rely on DMOZ these days as it’s so hard to get approved it’s still nice when we get a site approved in less than a week.

I’m not going to give the name of the site just yet just because I am paranoid about who checks these things. If you want to know email me and I will give you these details privately offline.

There does seem to be one rule that applies to all DMOZ entries though and it’s showing itself more and more.

I think that’s 4 out of 6 entries in the last couple of months, not bad really.

And in case you were wondering if DMOZ still had any weight behind it – from the update search engine results for this site I just indexed ‘YES’ it went first page after being hit with the EMD (exact match domain) penalty as the site had been baron and untouched for 2 years.

Maybe Google EMD penalty can be overcome with a good directory listing with domain authority????

Will look in to this more.


Tom Peary is the director of SEO21 Ltd. Offering SEO, Website Design, Digital Marketing, Google Places Optimisation, Guest Blogging, Copywriting and Link Building Services.