Since we all know that a DMOZ listing is considered as primary directory index factor — shows with some relevant degree your website’s category in the internet space — I’ve decided that after yesterday’s “design” review on my website that I will try and request DMOZ listing.
This is actually my third time trying to request DMOZ listing but as you may know DMOZ is something only “GOD” gives and takes away. That’s why I’ll just home my blog is “valuable” enough to get listed this time.
It will be really nice to get it listed since DMOZ is a great quality factor as DMOZ rejects all “SPAMMY” looking sites and small sites that do not have any value or are sharing similar to the existing website listings in that category for which you are applying. For this primary reason I will do some small comparison for all websites listed in the category DMOZ->Computers->Internet->Web Design and Development/Promotion->Search Engine Optimization Firms->V (letter). The sites currently listed there are only 21 therefore I’m assuming my site’s quality is OK I should be listed there. To show you my comparison I’ve listed the sites below and included my “rating” before each one. No URL’s sorry 🙂 Gotta’ DMOZ em’ yourself.
* (Poor Quality) Value Hits – Provides web site promotion, submission and optimization.
* (No Website just contact form!) VanDerGraff – Site creation, search engine submission by hand and meta tag optimization.
* (No Website just contact form!) Verootis, Nick – Freelancer in Omaha, Nebraska, offering services within search engine marketing and pay per click advertising.
* (Good Quality) Vertexemarketing – Optimizes web pages according to search engine algorithm and rank websites in all major search engines.
* (Excellent Site) Vertical Leap – UK-based firm offers website analysis, content optimization, submission, position monitoring, reporting, link popularity and consulting services.
* (Excellent Site) Vertical Measures – Provides search engine marketing, link building services and website publicity. Phoenix, Arizona, United States.
* (Excellent Site) Vertive – Provides optimizing services, pay per click management and training.
* (Poor Quality) Vindos – Offers Internet marketing and website optimizing.
* (Poor Quality) ViPSEM – Provides optimizing services, research tools and monthly submissions.
* (Good Quality) Virsha – Website optimization and consulting services.
* (Poor Quality) Virtech E-Solutions-EO – Provides search engine optimization and reporting.
* (Excellent Site) Virtualnet Marketing – Internet marketing business consultancy based in the UK.
* (Good Quality) Visibility Factor – Achieves visibility for dynamic, database-driven webpages in search engines.
* (No Website) Visible Online – Offering search engine optimization and personalized marketing and promotion strategies.
* (Excellent Site) Visible Technologies – Search engine marketing and pay per click management services.
* (Excellent Site) Vision-seo.com – Offers search engine optimization, link popularity, search engine ranking, submission, reciprocal link building, web design and development.
* (Good Quality) Visual orange – Search engine optimization service company from Thailand.
* (Good Quality) VizGurus – Offers site building, optimizing and web site evaluation services.
* (Excellent Site) Vizion Interactive, Inc. – Provides optimization, search engine marketing, and SEO friendly website design. Office in Irving, Texas, United States.
* (Excellent Site) VKI Studios Inc – Consultants for internet marketing, search engine optimization, website design, e-commerce and digital video services.
* (Good Quality) v2Media Traffic Reviver – Offers website design and marketing services.
Basically what we have is 6 bad out of 8 excellent and 6 good ones. Roughly that’s about 30% crap in that category which means one of two things:
a) this category was not updated recently (no recently added listings!!). or
b) there are not many sites on that topic and Crap is acceptable.
I really hope its the second one although it has less chance since the Internet is quite large and there are so many SEO sites out there and it will be highly unlikely that SEO guys won’t try to get their sites listed in the DMOZ. Right?