Dmoz – Guide to Submitting Your Article

02 October 2011 Categories: Blog

If you have ever tried and failed to submit your site to Dmoz we have a few suggestions to assist you in getting accepted. One vital tip for getting up the rankings there are no short cuts. However by staying inside the rules a number one place in google is possible within a few weeks

1. Be In the right category

Majority of  sites submitted to Dmoz are fail due to having submitted to improper or wrong categories, so you must find out the most relevant category for your site before submitting it to Dmoz. If you are unsure about which category you should submit to then just do a search in Dmoz for the sites similar to yours and note down the category to which they have been submitted to. If you have done this one correctly then you are having the most relevant category for your website. Once you have located the right category submit your site

2. Your web site has quality and original content

The normal user wants  quality content, they don’t want affiliate links or sales letters. If your site lacks in content then you have no chance of making into the directory as the directories nowadays are looking for the sites which have a strong base of original and quality content, if your site doesn’t has sufficient content then make sure to add a few reviews, articles and other additional information about your services and products.

3. Quality Designed Web site

You might have seen many unprofessionally designed sites making into Dmoz, so this not really a factor for your inclusion in the directory but as we know that the editors of the Dmoz directory are also human beings so a professionally designed site does make a good impression on them and thus increases your chances for inclusion in Dmoz.

 

4. Let the world know  you are a real person

Now just putting an email address is not enough. If you are doing a business you need people to trust you by showing them your physical address, so that they don’t think that you are a run away business. Many times the editors reject sites if they don’t see any physical contact information on the site, so it is very much necessary for you to put up at least your phone number on your contacts page, also putting your physical address would be much better.

5. Check your site for broken links and spelling errors. 

Real people are checking your site to decide on its worthyness for inclusion. They do not like spelling mistakes

These guidelines should get you there. Its free but invaluable to be included in Dmoz