Not long ago, if you remember, the Yahoo! search engine was organized by categories, allowing Web users to search for a website in a linear way. A person would start with the general category of “Health” and narrow down their search to eventually reach a list of “Nutrition Supplement” websites, for example.
Yahoo! still maintains the Yahoo! Directory. Likewise, the Open Directory Project (ODP), based at www.dmoz.org, maintains the largest most comprehensive user-edited directory of the World Wide Web. It is a means for the Internet to organize itself, as well as an unbiased, non-promotional, non-sponsored resource of websites. And by “non-sponsored,” I mean free. And by “free,” I mean there’s no reason your website should not be listed on DMOZ. In fact, there’s one big reason to be listed.
Being on DMOZ will increase your ranking on Google, Yahoo! and other search engines versus not being there. All it takes is a visit to www.dmoz.org and clicking on the “Submit a URL” link. Find the correct category for your site, read the criteria, and follow the simple steps, and you’re on your way. Since this is a human-edited directory, it may take months for your submission to be included. So you might as well knock this off your to-do list today.