Search Engine Optimization
What is DMOZ and why it is importantDMOZ is the Open Directory Project and is the largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web. It is constructed and maintained by a vast, global community of volunteer editors. It gets the name DMOZ from the acronym for Directory Mozilla, as it is administered by Netscape Communication Corporation.
The tool featured here links to the DMOZ site and checks if the requested site has been indexed by DMOZ. The page displayed also gives the option of searching 11 distinctly separate search engines for further details.
Other directories such as Yahoo! and LookSmart are developed and managed by small paid staffs. The ODP was founded on the premise that directories with small staffs can not scale to the growth potential of the Web, and still maintain a quality, current directory.
The ODP is developed and managed by a constantly growing community of net-citizens who are experts in their areas of interest. Given this vast community of subject expertise and the global nature of this directory, there is always someone working on the directory: processing submissions, resolving dead links, culling out the bad and keeping only quality information, and discovering new topics for inclusion.
Unlike small paid staffs, ODP editors are Web searchers creating a directory for other Web searchers. This kind of philanthropy and passion creates a directory that is directly relevant to what people are looking for on the Web, and how they search across the Web for information.
DMOZ is important in search engine optimization because it is one of the places looks when deciding the importance of your site. Hence, a listing on DMOZ almost guarantees better search results performance. There are also many other sites that can assist your positioning, but in our experience DMOZ is the most important. If you haven't submitted your site to the ODP yet, you can do so by following the links from the tool below. But please be aware, the process can be somewhat confusing!
Can we assist your business? Just email us now with your site details and we'll have quick look and let you know what we can do for you.