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Have you heard the name of Dmoz? The term seems to be quite unfamiliar. The term Dmoz came from the domain name directory.mozilla.org which was used in the early times. Dmoz uses several languages. It can be termed as the directory that do opeates on several languages open content directory of the links in the World Wide Web. Volunteer editor’s community is the name of the community and site that maintains this directory, Open Directory Project (ODP).
In 1998, Bob Truel and Rich Skrenta in United States founded Dmoz as Gnuhoo. Later in 1998, Sun Microsystems’s head of network security products marketing along with Jeremy Wenokur and Bryn Dole joined the team as cofounders. The product was then known as Gnuhoo which was based on the Usenet newsgroup structure that existed then. This directory was live on 5th June 1998. Free Software Foundation objected using the name “Gnu” and so the name changed and named as NewHoo. In this case Yahoo! put a objection on using “Hoo”. So, they choose the name ZURL but before doing so, Netscape Communications Corporation acquired NewHoo in 1998 October and named it as Open Directory Project. Netscape releases this under the License of Open Directory. Later Netscape was acquired by AOL and so did Dmoz also go under AOL. By that time nearly 100,000 URLs was indexed under Open Directory Project and had a contribution of around 4500 editors.
On 14th August 2000, Dmoz successfully indexed 2 million URLs and the record goes on as 3 millions URLs indexed by 18th November 2001 and on 3rd December 2003 the number was 4 million. This success goes on in a higher rate and on 2013 the result was 5,169,995 sites were listed in a category of 1,017,500. As of the 2015 record shows indexing of 3,996,412 sites in 1, 026, 06 categories.
For organizing the site listing, Dmoz uses the hierarchical ontology scheme. The similar topics are listed into the similar groups and that can be again grouped into the smaller groups as per requirement. Dmoz s generally termed as the largest directory built by any human being. Dmoz listed sites gets a lot of preference in Google search engine and also helps the sites to rank high in the search engine. Dmoz listing is generally done for free; the only requirement can be to have good website that can be appreciated in terms of quality. Once Dmoz registers a site it becomes more trusted in the eyes of the search engine and is seen to be ranking better in the search engine. For most of the webmasters it is very essential to rank high in the search engine. Dmoz gets you a chance to achieve that through their listing process. This listing process is carried on by the editors. In the listing process, some editors do prefer to work on the existing URLs while some do like to include some new URL in the list while there are others who prefer to d the both. This editor carries on a number of processes like individual listing editing which is mainly done to correct the grammar and the spelling and well as linked sites status monitoring is also done through this process. It is alos done in order to remove the spam and if there is any duplicate submission occurs.
To check the Dmoz listing for any website, a checkup is done known as the Dmoz listing checker. This tool comes absolutely free and the task can be performed in a fraction of seconds. The experts have made it possible so that at a particular time it can perform bulk checks. At most 100 URLs can be checked at a time. It generates the report in no time. To perform this check you need to enter the full URL in space provided and press the submit button. Each URL is needed to be entered in a separate line. The results so given are in the format of a table that has field like serial number, domain and status of the URL. If you did entered a number of URL in the box provided then the result will be given in different rows for each URL. In the status field, it reflects whether the URL is listed or not.
Investors of domain do perform a check to know whether a URL is Dmoz listed or not as Google gives a lot of importance to those sites that are listed in Dmoz. Sites that are Dmoz listed as they are capable of ranking high in the search engine result page. Thus all webmasters before putting their website live are suggested to carry down this two minute check and after confirming that they are listed they take the website live.