Well I’ll be a monkey’s uncle, I just found out that one of my sites got accepted and is now listed on DMOZ! I have absolutely no idea when that happened, but this is definitely a good thing. Interesting enough, this site was one of my first-ever websites. I started it in 2007 and I had absolutely no big plans for it and I don’t even know how many times I considered selling the site.
Early this year I lost pretty much everything on that site but it’s been a few months and traffic stats is picking up. DMOZ is Google’s open directory. Editors are made up of volunteers and it really is up to them to accept or reject submissions. All I know is that sites that are accepted must somewhat be a quality site and age might also play a part.
There are millions of sites listed on DMOZ and possibly a pending list of about the same size. It takes absolutely forever for editors to go through all these pending submissions. In fact, I don’t remember submitting anything to DMOZ within the past 2-3 years.
I really want to redevelop that particular site of mine, since it’s actually just turnkey. It doesn’t really have a specific corporate identity, so perhaps that should be my focus. All these years, it’s actually been stable at PR3 because it’s a free service (income only through ads and featured ads) and I don’t really perform and SEO, the users basically just promote the site through links and whatnot (hence the lack of demand from my side to promote it).
I’ll think about a proper redevelopment and maybe I’ll start promoting it properly. I have to go driving in a few minutes, then I’ll have about 2-3 weeks break to work on my personal and client projects.