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This site helps SEO results and it's free!

Check this site out:  Open Directory Project

You can list your website here for no charge.  The directory provides content feeds to all the major search engines.  It also provides a link to your site from an informational hub that Google deems important.  Pretty cool, huh?  I just listed our site and it took about 5 minutes.  

 

 

 

Comment balloon 21 commentsTara Jones- Atlanta • January 16 2009 07:43PM

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You're right. It's a great way to gain visibility. Thank you for sharing!

Posted by Elayna Fernandez, BE Positive and You'll BE Powerful! (The Positive Mom) over 11 years ago

YOu can list your site but it will take up to a year to actually be included in it.  DMOZ is an open directory project where every site is actually viewed by human eyes to make sure they are valid websites. 

That is the main reason that Google values DMOZ input is because there are human editors from all over the world.   In fact, if you have a specialty in some field, you can actually apply to be an editor.  They will not take you if you are trying to become an editor in a field you own a website in though!

 

Posted by Ron Tarvin, Broker, Katy, Houston, Cypress 77450,77494,77095 (Residential, Investment properties, rehab projects, property management, luxury homes, new construction!) over 11 years ago

Elayna- Anytime :-)

Ron-  True that it takes 2 weeks to be reviewed and up to a year to be published.  However, even if it takes the full year it's worth the wait to help with SEO results.  Especially for the limited amount of time it takes to sign up.  Thanks so much for your input.

Posted by Tara Jones- Atlanta, GA (Reel Productions TV- Real Estate Video ) over 11 years ago

Thanks for the tip. Everyone looking to help SEO. It's just exploding.Going to be tough to keep up with changes as more people get into it.

Posted by Rob Nelson, Your Neighborhood Realtor (Crye-Leike Realty) over 11 years ago

TX for the info,....It's definately an SEO no -brianer!.. . Now I just need my own Website.  BTW your website / bio marketing video is very cool.

 

Posted by Angela Carosi, Realtor (631) 827-0815, Long Island Suffolk County (Keller Williams Realty Homes and Estates, Smithtown/Hauppauge) over 11 years ago

Thanks Tara I can use all the extra help I can get.  Have a good weekend.

Posted by John Walters, Licensed in Louisiana (Frank Rubi Real Estate) over 11 years ago

this is cool...thanks so much for sharing it!

Posted by Mara Hawks, Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL (First Realty Auburn ) over 11 years ago

Evening Tara,  I have been putting this off.  There, done !  Thanks for the re4minder.

Posted by Bill Gillhespy, Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos (16 Sunview Blvd) over 11 years ago

I'll have to check this out as my blogs are already syndicated but this might add something to it.

Posted by Neal Bloom, Realtor CRS-Weston FL Real Estate (Brokered by eXp Realty LLC) over 11 years ago

Thank you for the post. Anything to get extra visibility is appreciated.

Posted by Tammy Lehman, Your Hometown Realtor (Lehman & Scheffler Real Estate Services) over 11 years ago

Tara, thank you so much for the awesome tip. I just signed up and greatly appreciate your help.

Posted by Dan and Amy Schuman, Luxury Home Specialists (Howard Hanna Real Estate Services) over 11 years ago

thanks for the heads up.  anything to increase SEO traction is appreciated!

Posted by Martin Kalisker, Professional Standards & Legal Assistant (Greater Boston Association of REALTORS) over 11 years ago

Thanks for the info, I will give it a try

Posted by Keith Pound, Realtor, Auctioneer - Louisville, KY - 502-645-5950 (EXIT REALTY CRUTCHER) over 11 years ago

Rob-  You're exactly right.  Anything that is this simple and can help your SEO is certainly a no brainer.  I'll keep looking for more  and pass them along!

Angela-  Thanks so much for the compliment on our website :-)

John-  I'm with you...we can also use the extra help ;-) 

Posted by Tara Jones- Atlanta, GA (Reel Productions TV- Real Estate Video ) over 11 years ago

Thank you Tara for the information.

Posted by John Palmisano (Keller Williams Properties Weston, FL) over 11 years ago

Make sure you do your submission correctly to DMOZ as they only accept less than 1% of submissions.

Things to take into consideration:

Is your website at least 2 years old?
Does it have any broken links?
Is it different?
Is it well designed and professional looking?

DMOZ is a great web directory, just make sure you do your submission correctly otherwise they may never accept your site.  

 

Posted by Paul McParland, Lakezilla & Mountainzilla, Lake Homes & Mountain Homes (LakeZilla.com - Mountainzilla.com) over 11 years ago

Paul-  Thank you so much for the information!  This website was new information for me so I appreciate your input...GREAT stuff!!

Posted by Tara Jones- Atlanta, GA (Reel Productions TV- Real Estate Video ) over 11 years ago

Many people find their TITLE tag on their Google search engine results and their DESCRIPTION to NOT be what they want or were expecting.  This is because Google oftentimes uses the DMOZ search titles for the Google search results title, DMOZ kind of does what they do (you don't always have total control on how it's displayed, unfortunately. They write it up the way THEY chose to write it up and it generally stinks!).  I've been told that MSN search also occasionally uses DMOZ for their descriptions as well.  But who uses MSN anyway, right?  

This comes up a lot with Realtors who change offices - oftentimes the header on their Google search results reflect their ORIGINAL office or company and will not change.

What to do?

You can request a change at DMOZ and wait.  And wait.  And wait.  They take months and months to do anything there.

Or... if you have control over your site, you can change it yourself by inserting the following tag:

<META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="NOODP">

or

<META NAME="msnbot" CONTENT="NOODP">

This will remove the DMOZ content and insert the Google content as it should be.

 

 

Posted by Fred Light, Real Estate Video Tours for MA and NH (| Nashua Video Tours) over 11 years ago

Fred-  Thanks so much for your input here.  I love learning about this site.  I had no idea the in's and out's...pro's and con's of it all.  I'm learning a lot so thank you for being a part! 

Posted by Tara Jones- Atlanta, GA (Reel Productions TV- Real Estate Video ) over 11 years ago

Tara - Thanks for the information!  I went to the site...We'll see what happens...   :)

Posted by Debi Ernst, GRI, e-PRO, Broker/Sales Associate (St. Charles County, Missouri - Prudential Alliance Realtors) over 11 years ago

Thanks for the SEO details and for including the link.  I am going to check it out tonight.

Posted by Sam Miller, Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist (RE/MAX Stars Realty) over 10 years ago

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