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    several categories?


    Hi,

    is it really possible to submit one website to several categories?
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    Originally Posted by -ZN-
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    is it really possible to submit one website to several categories?
    Yes.

    Apart from the topical/regional submission you can submit to every relevant cat. See also this thread... where sorvoja for example claims a successful eleven! As long as you follow the rules.
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    Wrong wrong wrong - this can be grounds for removing your site entirely.
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    Well as long as seo_rat advises not to (and he's a DMOZ editor I think)...

    You can... but it's probably smarter not to. Solution would be to break up your site into different sections which each in turn could be submitted to different cats. Just to keep on the safe side
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    is it really possible to submit one website to several categories?
    DON'T DO IT

    Don't submit to several categories, because this could be interpret as spamming the directory.

    Webmasters should really understand that most ODP problems come from people ignoring ODP guidelines.

    So, instead of asking advice in this forum, where you could get wrong answers, just follow ODP guidelines: http://dmoz.org/add.html

    The more webmasters follow guidelines, the less it takes to valuate web sites.

    So, submit your site to the SINGLE most relevant category and let ODP editors decide if it deserves more than one listing.


    Solution would be to break up your site into different sections which each in turn could be submitted to different cats.
    This could easily make -ZN- a spammer.

    Please, try to give advices that lead to shorter submission processing times, not longer work for ODP editors (and longer wait for webmasters).
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    I submitted my site to 2 categories. I submitted to 1 category, learned that there was no editor, and submitted to another category 3 weeks later.

    My site is a comprehensive informational site that can easily fit into these 2 categories. Will I get thrown out for "spamming"- even though that is not at all what I did? Can a DMOZ editor tell if I submitted to 2 categories and use this against me?
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    I submitted to 1 category, learned that there was no editor, and submitted to another category 3 weeks later.
    Wrong move. You should not rely on editor presence to choose the category. If the most relevant category was the first one you submitted the site to, you have simply slowed down the process, both for your web site and for other webmasters.

    Will I get thrown out for "spamming"
    No. Don't worry about this. Two submissions are not spam.

    Just dont' resubmit again and forget about it. Eventually, an editor will evaluate your web site.
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    Thanks very much for all your post, I think I will split muy website it 3-4 smaller websites, it might be easier to index ;)
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    Before you so that, be advised that a web site spread out over several URL's is still considered fromm the ODP view as one web site that still only gets one listing.

    E.g you could have

    http//mango-jewelry.com/ which should be in Shopping: Jewelry

    and you might want to put

    http//mango.jewelry.com/pearls.htm in Shopping: Jewelry: Pearls and
    http//mango.jewelry.com/diamonds.htm in Shopping: Jewelry: Diamonds

    but you can't do that - so you create

    http://mango-pearls.com and try to put that in Shopping: Jewelry: Pearls and
    http://mango-diamonds.com in Shopping: Jewelry: Diamonds

    But if you happen to get those listed, eventually an editor will notice and cut you down to one listing, or perhaps remove all your listings for trying to be abusive.
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    Thanks very much for all your post, I think I will split muy website it 3-4 smaller websites, it might be easier to index
    This type of actions could produce the ban of all your sites.

    ODP is not a machine or a search engine to trick with spam. The only chance you have to get a web site listed is to read and follow ODP guidelines.
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    Originally Posted by -ZN-
    Thanks very much for all your post, I think I will split muy website it 3-4 smaller websites, it might be easier to index ;)
    I wouldn't do that. Another reason why I would advise against it, is because when you start optimizing your site for the search engines, it'll be easier to put all your efforts into 1 website compared to 4 smaller seperate sites.

    For example, gettings links. Instead of getting a links for 1, you'll have to work on getting links for 4 websites.

    Optimizing your keywords, instead of 1 site, you have 4 sites to work on.

    Splitting up your website might work on the short run, it's going to be harder on the long run.

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