Today as I was checking my incoming traffic, one link stood out from the rest -it looked like a link from none other than DMOZ. Clicking the link brought me to a DMOZ page. True enough Blogger Sentral is listed in there, to be exact in Computers > Internet > On the Web > Weblogs > FAQs, Help, and Tutorials category.
Why am I excited about this DMOZ thing?
DMOZ is the directory of Open Directory Project (ODP), the largest human edited web directory of the Web. The ODP powers core directory services for some the most popular portals and search engines, including AOL Search, Netscape Search, Google, Lycos, and HotBot, and hundreds of others.
Being listed in DMOZ is like an endorsement of your website quality. From a SEO (Search Engine Optimization) point of view, a link from DMOZ brings more trust and authority than most sites. DMOZ is not as highly regarded as it used to be, but to have an inbound link from it is still considered good SEO nonetheless.
Getting listed is very difficult, it could take months, or even years. Blogger Sentral did pretty well actually, it only took us just a little over a month. Click this link to see Blogger Sentral on DMOZ. Update Apr. 2011: As it turns out this blog has disappeared from the list. I don't know why. I will get it re-listed, hopefully.
Here is how to submit your blog to DMOZ.
- Go to DMOZ.org and proceed to the category that you want to add your blog to.
- Once inside the category, click the Suggest URL link.
- Enter your blog url, blog title, blog description and email address as required.
- Enter the captcha and click Submit button.
- That’s it, that was easy.
Enjoy!hmm on second thought … Pray and WAIT (this is the hard part).
By the way, have you submitted your blog to search engines? Read Submit blog to Google, Yahoo and Bing if you haven’t.