It has been almost three years since I talked about the Open Directory Project - DMOZ on this site. I guess it shows how much the SEO community cares for it these days.
That being said, a WebmasterWorld thread has one SEO really upset that his newly acquired DMOZ link has no apparent ranking benefit to him in the Google search results.
He said after two years of trying to get a DMOZ link, he got it, Google indexed it but he saw absolutely no ranking improvement after the fact. He feels like all that wait and anticipation, was a huge let down. Here is his post:
So I have been trying for 2 years over and over to get into the DMOZ directory as this is supposed to be the highest authority directory out there - and finally last week I got in!
Now I have confirmed my listing is in the google index and - wait for it - A BIG FAT NOTHING in SERPs improvements.
What a total waste of effort that was!
Over four years ago, I ran a poll asking SEOs how valuable the DMOZ link was and the community was split.
Take my new poll today:
Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.