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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.  

 

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Ron Tarvin
Residential, Investment properties, rehab projects, property management, luxury homes, new construction! - Katy, TX
Broker, Katy, Houston, Cypress 77450,77494,77095

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!

 

Jan 16, 2009 11:52 AM #2
Rainer
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Tara Jones- Atlanta
Reel Productions TV- Real Estate Video - Dacula, GA
GA

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.

Jan 16, 2009 11:55 AM #3
Rainer
317,485
Rob Nelson
Crye-Leike Realty - Bella Vista, AR
Your Neighborhood Realtor

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.

Jan 16, 2009 12:07 PM #4
Rainmaker
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Angela Carosi
Keller Williams Realty Homes and Estates, Smithtown/Hauppauge - Hauppauge, NY
Realtor (631) 827-0815, Long Island Suffolk County

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.

 

Jan 16, 2009 12:25 PM #5
Rainmaker
388,669
John Walters
Frank Rubi Real Estate - Slidell, LA
Licensed in Louisiana

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

Jan 16, 2009 12:28 PM #6
Rainmaker
262,033
Mara Hawks
First Realty Auburn - Auburn, AL
Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL

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

Jan 16, 2009 12:37 PM #7
Rainmaker
571,818
Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

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

Jan 16, 2009 12:39 PM #8
Rainmaker
593,907
Neal Bloom
Brokered by eXp Realty LLC - Weston, FL
Realtor CRS-Weston FL Real Estate

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

Jan 16, 2009 12:49 PM #9
Rainer
9,862
Tammy Lehman
Lehman & Scheffler Real Estate Services - Chelsea, MI
Your Hometown Realtor

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

Jan 16, 2009 12:49 PM #10
Rainmaker
301,963
Dan and Amy Schuman
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Solon, OH
Luxury Home Specialists

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

Jan 16, 2009 12:57 PM #11
Rainmaker
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Martin Kalisker
Greater Boston Association of REALTORS - Boston, MA
Professional Standards & Legal Assistant

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

Jan 16, 2009 01:16 PM #12
Rainer
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Keith Pound
EXIT REALTY CRUTCHER - Louisville, KY
Realtor, Auctioneer - Louisville, KY - 502-645-5950

Thanks for the info, I will give it a try

Jan 16, 2009 01:42 PM #13
Rainer
61,449
Tara Jones- Atlanta
Reel Productions TV- Real Estate Video - Dacula, GA
GA

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 ;-) 

Jan 16, 2009 11:08 PM #14
Rainer
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John Palmisano
Keller Williams Properties Weston, FL - Weston, FL

Thank you Tara for the information.

Jan 17, 2009 11:09 PM #15
Rainer
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Paul McParland
LakeZilla.com - Mountainzilla.com - Atlanta, GA
Lakezilla & Mountainzilla, Lake Homes & Mountain Homes

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.  

 

Jan 18, 2009 12:31 AM #16
Rainer
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Tara Jones- Atlanta
Reel Productions TV- Real Estate Video - Dacula, GA
GA

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

Jan 18, 2009 12:45 AM #17
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Fred Light
| Nashua Video Tours - Nashua, NH
Real Estate Video Tours for MA and NH

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.

 

 

Jan 18, 2009 10:56 AM #18
Rainer
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Tara Jones- Atlanta
Reel Productions TV- Real Estate Video - Dacula, GA
GA

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! 

Jan 18, 2009 11:06 AM #19
Rainer
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Debi Ernst
St. Charles County, Missouri - Prudential Alliance Realtors - O'Fallon, MO
GRI, e-PRO, Broker/Sales Associate

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

Jan 26, 2009 08:52 AM #20
Rainmaker
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Sam Miller
RE/MAX Stars Realty - Howard, OH
Knox County Ohio Real Estate Specialist

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

Dec 27, 2009 09:20 AM #21
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