There’s a group out there that has long held that editors at the DMOZ Project are inherently corrupt and in it for their own self-promotion. I’ve never subscribed to this theory because I’ve known some damn fine editors over at DMOZ back in my days of running humor websites.
But this editor’s demands take the cake:
The work-around is getting in touch with a dmoz editor (me) and suggesting
that they review your site…and making it worth while. Typically, in the
past, people have paid:
To get reviewed:
Within a year: $50.00
Within 6 Months: $75.00
Within 3 Months: $90.00
Within 1 Month: $125.00
Within 2 Weeks: $180.00
Within 1 Week: $225.00
Within 3 Days: $275.00
Within 24 hours: $300.00
Personally, i believe this to be an incredible deal since Yahoo directory
charges 300.00/yr for a listing and it takes 7 days for them to review your
site…….even then there is no guarantee that you’ll get listed and they
STILL keep you $300.00. DMOZ is much more important to be listed in than
I believe that most of the editors at DMOZ to be honest and upright folks who volunteer to build a great directory – and they acted quickly to resolve this issue with this particular editor. But who else out there is doing something like this?
Matt Craven is the former editor & publisher of The Blog Herald. Currently, Matt is the co-founder of Bryghtpath LLC, a consulting practice located in Woodbury, Minnesota. Matt's presently looking for new blogging gigs. Ping him at matt (at) bryghtpath dot com. You can follow him on Twitter.