www.dmoz.com is abbreviated as DMOZ, which in turn is also called the Open Directory Project (ODP). DMOZ is a huge, classified directory of thousands of web pages and it consists of voluntary employees. Getting listed in this popular directory is free; however, each website or a web page that is added into this directory is manually examined prior to being inculcated.
As far as the popularity is concerned, DMOZ can be given an average stand as not many people hit across this directory as much as they land on Yahoo and therefore this directory has a little value in itself when it comes to generating traffic. But at the same time, the data in this directory can be easily downloaded and no matter how small a website is, it can still make use of it. It can be said that Google Directory is analogous to a downloaded DMOZ directory.
There are some important aspects attached to submitting a site with DMOZ. We all are pretty much aware of the fact that pagerank is an unavoidable part of Google’s algorithm and achieving a higher pagerank translates in to getting a higher search engine ranking. And pagerank is increased by the links to your website. Submission to DMOZ can get you two important links into a website, one from DMOZ itself and the other from the mighty Google directory. Apart from these two links it can also get links from all those smaller sites that have downloaded the DMOZ directory. This all simply leads to loads of traffic for a website that is listed in this directory.
It is evident that getting a listing in DMOZ can assist with the Google ranks but at the same time getting a website listed here takes an enormously long time. But after all that you achieve from it, it’s worth the wait.