Clarification of Answer by
10 May 2004 05:26 PDT
You asked about Google's directory, which uses the information from
DMOZ ... but not always identically to what is listed in DMOZ, so I
explained you had to start there.
As for actually getting INTO the DMOZ directory, that's another story.
For those categories with no editor, it depends on who, if anyone,
takes a look and processes the sites waiting for inclusion.
Sometimes it helps to back out to a level where you have an editor
listed and contacting them. Most of the anecdotal evidence I have ever
seen indicates that editors a abit remiss in answering inquiries or
offering other information about their particular categories.
There have even been suggestions that, because of a lack of editors
and the slowness in processing applications, DMOZ is less effective
than it used to be. While it is certainly an ambitious and worthy
project, it does seem to have problems for those who wish to be
The best advice is back up one level til you do find an editor.
For instance, this one has no editor:
Reference > Education > Products and Services > Test Preparation > GMAT
but if you back out one level to:
Reference > Education > Products and Services > Test Preparation
There is an editor listed who may be able to help you.
The key word is "may", because ultimately it is their call - if and
when they get around to it. Repeated applications only annoy the
editors who do work on these.
Sorry this isn't the magic wand you were hoping for, but the truth is
there just isn't one - and most are pretty unhappy with how the Open
Directory Project is working - or not working, as the case may be.