Several months ago I began an attempt to increase my business's website search engine rankings, for a Missouri Appraiser and other keywords. This massive project was full of online directories, web blogging, rewriting my website to be more SEO friendly, and studying SEO. Alot of blood, sweat and tears went into this project, however mission is close to being accomplished.
One of the online directories that I was told would be key to any search engine optimization plan was dmoz.org or "Directory Mozilla." This directory is the largest human edited directory in the world, Google, Alexa, AOL and others reconize this directory as a key in their search engine rating systems. Wow, everybody should have their site as part of this directory. Directory listings are free on this site. This directory has numerous catagories, including a Missouri Appraiser.
I entered my information, requesting to be added to dmoz.org, months ago. I re-entered later, and I have not even received an acknowledgement of my application. My site has not been included and I have no idea why. I did some research on dmoz.org and found many other websites have been waiting years to be entered. This seems crazy to me, just enter my site and be done. I would be happy to pay a small fee, if that would help. The directory is not much good without the most recent websites being included.