1. Website Planet
  2. >
  3. Blog
  4. >
  5. Is a DMOZ Listing Still Worth Its Weight In SEO?

Is a DMOZ Listing Still Worth Its Weight In SEO?

Max Anderson
Three to five years ago a DMOZ listing was classed as the cream of the crop for SEO Specialists, as this directory is used by Google as well as other search engines. Being listed in DMOZ was a tactic and strategy to help a site’s search engine rankings, but getting listed was not a simple task.

Depending on where in the directory you wanted to get listed, depended on the time it would take for an admin to review your listing and publish your site. A lot of webmasters and SEO specialists could wait for as much as two years.

The application for a listing was also a lengthy and delicate process as the form needed to be filled out exactly as the DMOZ team stated, any errors would result in a rejection email.

DMOZ today

Of course, this was over 3 years ago now, so what impact does a DMOZ listing have on search engine rankings today?

The answer is that over 80% of people have seen no change in their rankings after getting a listing in DMOZ that has been indexed in Google. 15% however, still think that DMOZ is important and can or has helped their site improve in the search engine results.

What we do know is that Google have changed the way their algorithm works over the past year or two, and we have seen the introduction of the likes of Panda and Penguin updates which have caused dramatic effects on the SERPS.

Certain SEO methods that were effective three years ago may not yield the same level of performance today. In certain cases, SEO strategies that previously brought success might now have a detrimental impact on your site in the current landscape.

Have you noticed any big changes by getting listed in DMOZ?

Rate this Article
4.3 Voted by 3 users
You already voted! Undo
This field is required Maximal length of comment is equal 80000 chars Minimal length of comment is equal 10 chars
Any comments?
View %s replies
View %s reply
Related posts
Show more related posts
We check all user comments within 48 hours to make sure they are from real people like you. We're glad you found this article useful - we would appreciate it if you let more people know about it.
Popup final window
Share this blog post with friends and co-workers right now:

We check all comments within 48 hours to make sure they're from real users like you. In the meantime, you can share your comment with others to let more people know what you think.

Once a month you will receive interesting, insightful tips, tricks, and advice to improve your website performance and reach your digital marketing goals!

So happy you liked it!

Share it with your friends!

Or review us on