Submit site/blog to DMOZ (Open Directory Project)

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 homepageDMOZ 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.

You can submit your blog too, submission is free. But going ahead with it, you might want to read the submission guideline and FAQS about suggesting your site to DMOZ first.

Here is how to submit your blog to DMOZ.

  1. Go to and proceed to the category that you want to add your blog to.  
  2. Once inside the category, click the Suggest URL link.

    dmoz category-suggest url is on top right corner

  3. Enter your blog url, blog title, blog description and email address as required.
    submit dmoz-this is where you enter site url

    submit dmoz-submit dmoz-this is where you enter site name

  4. Enter the captcha and click Submit button.
  5. That’s it. That was easy, wasn't it?
  6. 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.

50 comments to "Submit site/blog to DMOZ (Open Directory Project)"

Anup@Hack Tutors May 27, 2010 at 9:55 PM    

I am unable to submit my site :( When I click submit URL it doest not show the forum to add my site. It goes to submit site info page.

Greenlava May 27, 2010 at 10:42 PM    

@Anup@Hack Tutors
You have to browse into a category first, then click the Suggest URL link.

Marly May 28, 2010 at 1:12 AM    

I think the waiting is the hardest part! I expected to get some email confirmation or something...but no! Oh, another hard part was deciding what category to put my site in. If you fall into a neat category that's helpful. Is it better just to get into DMOZ and who cares where? It's all about the inbound link? Or are some places there getting more traffic and therefore better to get into a category that can result in more traffic for your site? Just curious. Great post!

Kujie May 28, 2010 at 8:03 AM    

pernah try...susah tak lepas2...salah step kot

Kujie May 28, 2010 at 8:16 AM    

dah ikut step tu, dah submit..rupanya senang je..dulu punyalah berjela2 klik...tak jumpa2 button nk klik submit tang mana..

edit post ni...tunjukkan button nk submit dia.. dia guna Suggestion url kot..bukan submit url

Unknown May 28, 2010 at 2:13 PM    

Many congratulations to Bloggersentral. You deserve it and much more. Just keep up the good work and remain such a good mentor...

Greenlava May 28, 2010 at 4:11 PM    

According to Questions about suggesting your site to the directory just try your best to choose the most relevant category.

Submit memang tak susah, bab menunggu tu yang seksa. Dah tambah highlight kat link suggest Url, thanks.

mentor...not sure if I live up to that, but thanks anyway :)

Nina Nurziana May 29, 2010 at 12:55 AM    


Greenlava May 29, 2010 at 12:00 PM    

@Nina Nurziana
Thanks...checkout the Post Index under the header for more tutorials.

mas doyok May 30, 2010 at 7:46 AM    

nice post friend..
still waiting....

Mary May 30, 2010 at 8:02 PM    

Congratulations: I'm sure you new look really helped. (Love the comments format too, btw)

Greenlava May 31, 2010 at 12:04 AM    

@mas doyok
Thanks. Semoga tak lama menunggunya :)

Thanks. At last someone notices :)

Hack Tutors May 31, 2010 at 10:25 AM    

It worked. Thanks for sharing. BTW, what We get benefits from this?

Greenlava June 2, 2010 at 12:31 PM    

@Hack Tutors
Many directories use ODP data for their contents, so once you get listed in ODP, sooner or later your site will be listed in the other directories too.

Windows 7 Tips August 4, 2010 at 5:33 AM    

I submitted my blog to DMOZ but yet 3month passed, not added.

Vernessa Taylor August 30, 2010 at 1:16 AM    

It's been a very long time since I've thought about DMOZ. Thanks for resurrecting the idea. Will give it a try very soon and let you know how it works out.

Yana December 28, 2010 at 4:58 PM    

NIce post.. !

Greenlava December 28, 2010 at 10:17 PM    


phuket tour January 11, 2011 at 12:36 AM    

Thank you for sharing...

Azuan April 7, 2011 at 12:22 PM    

Emm, pernah try dulu, tp x de pun masuk dlm senarai.. hehe..
anyway, x nampak pun link blog bro kt Dmoz tu..

Anonymous,  April 7, 2011 at 1:00 PM    

how long it would be take for waiting the approval?

Greenlava April 8, 2011 at 11:41 AM    

Aik...memang dah hilang :) Anyway thanks sebab bagitau. Saya dah post kat DMOZ forum pasal ni. Hopefully dapat listed balik.

How long does it take for my site to be listed in the ODP?

Azuan April 9, 2011 at 12:47 PM    

Tu lah try cari x jumpe.. :)
Harap2 dpt balik... Bukan senang nak masuk dlm list kt Dmoz tu..

How to Submit to the ODP (Complete Tutorial + Image) June 3, 2011 at 11:06 PM    

I have a complete tutorial submit visite my blog too

Anonymous,  June 14, 2011 at 4:33 PM    

gud information.

Chris July 16, 2011 at 10:10 PM    

Oh my God! Its really hard process, we can't easily submit our blogs to "". Many thanks. Many thanks.

Java Nature July 17, 2011 at 9:22 PM    

nice posting friend... thanks for share... dmoz is best way to register to many search engines...

M.Pinto @ ProHacker August 26, 2011 at 9:45 AM    

Nice one.. Gonna do it now. :)

IFtikhar Hussain November 24, 2011 at 5:55 AM    

Keep it up great work. This is your big effort. Thanks for nice shearing.

poles marmer April 12, 2012 at 12:30 AM    

thanks..... for information....

Busy Boy May 31, 2012 at 6:22 PM    

Thanks a lot for posting such an informative blog post about blog submission to DMOZ. Now even I am thinking of submitting my blog site to DMOZ Blog Site.

Busy Boy May 31, 2012 at 6:23 PM    

Thanks a lot for posting such an informative blog post about DMOZ Blog Submission. Now even I am thinking of submitting my Blog Site Details to DMOZ Blog Submission Site.

Blogger tips and tricks June 20, 2012 at 12:28 AM    

I can't find my blog's category in the list, i had backup instead of been rejected and ban for life. What should i do?

caycanh July 14, 2012 at 4:12 PM    

Thanks !, good

Unknown July 26, 2012 at 3:17 PM    

Thanks , have a very informative article i want to increase my site traffic of please give me suggestion to make it better

blog gampang August 5, 2012 at 2:22 PM    

I already try...
nice tutorial, thank for sharing...

Mohammed Siadath Ali August 19, 2012 at 7:52 PM    

Thank you for such a nice post , it was helpful for me in adding my blog to the search engines. Hope it works .

Insert Knowledge August 22, 2012 at 11:11 PM    

Great Post Thanks..

barbie dress up November 2, 2012 at 7:11 PM    

Add link to DMOZ - Mission impossible :)

JEO blog December 9, 2012 at 4:57 AM    

thanks for info, i think i can do it :)

odoritour January 21, 2013 at 11:33 PM    

Thank you
I've been practicing
True .. the hardest thing is waiting ....
keep writing

Muhammad Irfan February 5, 2013 at 12:06 PM    

Thank you for such a nice post, Thanks a lot for posting such an informative blog post about blog submission to DMOZ.

Pankaj Kumar February 25, 2013 at 9:27 PM    

Impressive Guide....Thanks For sharing this Useful Information...Hope I can add My site too in Dmoz Directory...Thanks

sutopo April 28, 2013 at 10:01 PM    

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Kiron July 6, 2013 at 6:08 PM    

Thanks for sharing such type of information. But i can't to get succeed. I like it. Thanks again.

Bob July 8, 2013 at 5:51 AM    

Just submitted to dmoz. You are right, the hard part is waiting :)

Hamid July 20, 2013 at 3:34 AM    

Very Nice articals this is helpful my Dmoz Directory Submit.

ajay September 16, 2013 at 10:51 PM    

Thanks for this tutorial i was searching for this for a long submitted my blog on dmoz. Lets hope for the positive result.
thanks once again for this comprehensive post.

Akshat January 18, 2016 at 12:42 AM    

It is very hard to get your site listed on dmoz. Also it also depends on your luck also.

Malaysia Tercinta January 19, 2016 at 9:32 AM    

Nice article on Dmoz Directory Submission. Thanks

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