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- ODP/Dmoz Optimization -
( Tips provided by zettas.com )

Summary: Owned by AOL the Open Directory Project (also known as Dmoz) is the first search engine/database you should try to get your site listed in. The ODP is a database that serves results for search engine giants like Google, AOL Search, and Netscape Search. Another plus of Dmoz is that by getting into the database you will ultimately get into the backup database of Yahoo! since Yahoo! uses the Google database and the Google database uses ODP/Dmoz.

How to get listed: To get listed in the ODP go to Dmoz.org and find a category that best suites your site and then submit your site to that category.

How to get a good listing: Bribe the directory editors! Just kidding. Trying to bribe your way in is probably not the best way to go. You would probably just annoy the editor. If you can't seem to get an editor to accept your site or give you the title/description you want try emailing the editor. Nicely describe the problem and tell them you appreciate them reviewing your request. Most editors would take kindly to this type of email and it may better your chances.

Frequency of updates: Once an editor accepts your site you can usually find your site in the directory within minutes. Although, it usually takes a week or two to see the positive results in the Dmoz search engine.

Name of bot: Dmoz does not have a bot, it is a human edited directory.

Read more at: Zettas.com

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