Search engines offered by various Internet Service Providers and Internet Portals have partnered with DMOZ to provide directory search query results for their clients. DMOZ is a directory without a true web site crawler as explained on the index page of AtoZAdNet. Search engine crawlers automatically "crawl" the Internet constantly searching for new domain names and Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses. This search engine submission gives the webmaster tips on successful inclusion of their web sites and web pages in the DMOZ search directory.
Search engine optimization (SEO) of web sites today means there is a very important step which needs to be taken in order to help a web site's visibility in the major search engines. That important step is to submit it to DMOZ, sometimes called the Open Directory Project or ODP. DMOZ provides a lot of search results for a good percentage of the most important search engines and directories, including Google. For any submission to be successful, a few important points need to be considered ahead of time:
1. Your full contact information needs to be indicated within the web site. Make certain that your full contact information is easily accessible, preferably with the help of a clearly identified contact button or on the first page of the web site. Simply displaying an e-mail address is not enough. Many Open Directory Project editors will tell you if they don't see a real physical or postal address or telephone number, then that website in its particular category is usually tossed away and probably will never make it inside the directory. Most importantly, if you wish to sell anything, you need to build credibility and honesty with your clients. In such a case, providing proper and full contact information on your site is imperative.
2. Do not attempt to SPAM the Open Directory Project. Only submit your site once and forget it for at least two to three months. According to DMOZ rules and regulations, you are only allowed to submit to one category. As a rule of thumb, it usually takes time for most submissions to be processed. This is especially true of categories where there are many daily submissions. It is recommended you not submit a website more than once, as it could end up at the bottom of a large list of sites awaiting review and approval, and web sites are processed according to their submissions dates.
3. Your website needs original and quality content. If you are trying to publish an assortment of affiliate links or, if your site happens to be a "mirror-site" of other websites that are common on the Internet, then the chances of your submission being accepted are poor. If in fact you really have to deal with affiliate products or services, we recommend that you add lots of new content, perhaps a product review category, an industry news section or any other additional information that will tell the DMOZ editors that your site has something original to offer and has ample quality information that will be of use to their users.
4. Check your website for spelling errors and typos. DMOZ editors look for great content, remember you're dealing with a human and they may be irritated by these types of errors. Professionally written and carefully built websites with great content almost always make it into the Open Directory Project eventually.
5. Carefully keep a record of your search engine submissions to DMOZ. Record the date of submission, the specific category to which your web site was submitted and make note of the category editor's name. Such information can be useful, if you need to inquire about the status of your submission at some later date. Remember it take as little as three weeks, six months or longer for a web site to be included in the Open Directory Project.
6. Select the proper category for your web site submission. When submitting to a directory like DMOZ / Open Directory Project, a critical part of the submission process is choosing the right category. Check where web sites similar to yours have been placed in the Open Directory Project. When you find the category that you believe is most appropriate for your web site, press the "add URL" button displayed at the top of the category web page. Read any notes from the DMOZ / Open Directory Project editors informing you of any additional category restrictions.
7. Always contact DMOZ through the proper channels. If the category to which you are submitting has an editor, this will most often be indicated at the bottom of the page and you should be able to send that category editor a message.
Search engine information contained on this search engine web page has successfully been implemented, since 1993. Webmasters who follow these search engine submission tips will enjoy the same search engine registration success for their web sites as enjoyed by the publisher of links, repair, shopping, and shopping for APO address delivery directories.
Follow the steps outlined above and your site should eventually be included in the DMOZ Open Directory Project search results.
Search Engine Submission Related Web Pages:
Search engine submission of a web site to DMOZ or Open Directory Project is a critical step to web site promotion, marketing a product to the Internet or advertising your service availability. Once you have been included in DMOZ or Open Directory Project a web site is displayed on various Internet Service Provider web sites and Internet Portals. Return to or visit the index page by clicking here.