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A "Thank You" to DMOZ Editor

I do a fair amount of griping about DMOZ with my major beefs being no way to track submissions and no sign if your submission was rejected, misplaced, rerouted or just sitting in purgatory for review. DMOZ bashing can be an art for some and so can the backlash from editors. Personally, I always tried to be realistic, offering constructive criticism and hoping that editors will take my genuine concerns, as well as others, seriously.

A couple of months back we changed our business name and URL, and began the process of changing links and whatnot. On my things-to-do list is to request listing changes at each of the major directories. I’m putting that off until we complete a re-working of our site which will be rolling out a bunch more services. Waiting to make the change will allow me to put together a more accurate description for all the services we will be offering.

Today I found that DMOZ has taken the initiative to change my title to reflect our new business name and URL:

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This is the kind of editor pro activeness it would be great to see from all of DMOZ editors. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not assuming that a great many editors are similarly proactive, its just that this isn’t something that is seen a great deal. In my opinion it’s the lack of communication from DMOZ that creates a lot of animosity between them and submitters.

Anyway, I just wanted to say thanks to the editor who made this change, whoever you are!

Something else I just noticed: when doing a Google Directory search for my old URL, Google displays the listing for my site with the new URL.

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No such luck with a similar search at DMOZ.

Stoney G deGeyter

Stoney deGeyter is the author of The Best Damn Web Marketing Checklist, Period!. He is the founder and CEO of Pole Position Marketing, a web presence optimization firm whose pit crew has been velocitizing websites since 1998. In his free time Stoney gets involved in community services and ministries with his “bride enjoy” and his children. Read Stoney’s full bio.

One Response to A "Thank You" to DMOZ Editor

  1. Keith Cash says:

    They do a good job at DMOZ.

    Ben very lucky at getting my web sites listed.

    Good to hear some possitive feedback