SEOs Split On Value of (ODP) Link

Apr 9, 2008 • 8:30 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Open Directory Project (DMOZ)

SER Poll: ODP Influence Ranking?On February 20th, I asked our readers if they thought a listing in the Open Directory Project would have a major impact on a site's Google ranking. The response was split down the middle.

We only had 58 responses, which is very low for a typical Search Engine Roundtable poll, but the results were really down the middle.

As you can see, 47% said that a link from ODP does not have a major impact on your Google rankings. While 45% said a link from ODP will have a major impact on your Google rankings. Of course, the question is not clear cut and there can be "it depends," answers.

SER Poll: ODP Influence Ranking?

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Ryan Blakemore

04/09/2008 01:40 pm

It's not going to make any difference if you are trying to rank for "loans", but there isn't really a reason not to submit your site. Could give you the boost you need in long tail.

Rob Abdul

04/10/2008 09:22 am

I would rather pay Yahoo, or use Google Adwords. The DMOZ people have gotten greedy. My answer is "No".


04/10/2008 09:48 am

Here's a software tool that checks if a site has backlinks from DMOZ: (Tool called SEO SpyGlass)

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