Is DMOZ Going Backwards?

Was going to submit a website to this category:

http://www.dmoz.org/Regional/North_America/United_States/Washington/Localities/B/Bellevue/Business_and_Economy/Real_Estate/Residential/

But, after checking the page footer to see when the last time that category was updated I saw:

dmoz 8-13-2007

So I decided to see what Google’s cache displayed, and got snapshot of the page on Jul 3, 2010:

dmoz 5-22-2010

Hmmm… Now the web page is showing that it was last updated on October 13, 2007, but on July 3, 2010 is said the last edit was done on May 5, 2010. Obviously something strange going on here.

I also took a quick glance at the external links and it appears there were no changes, not that it matters.

Whatever, I guess. I would be doing my clients a disservice if I didn’t attempt to get their website listed there, regardless. I don’t expect it will be approved or even get looked at, though. Only about 1 in 10 websites I submit seem to. Regardless of how good and appropriate they are to the category or how well the guidelines are followed.

Anyone else seeing notice anything like this?

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  • June 6th, 2012 at 10:53 am Jöhnny Dîablø said:

    The only downside with DMOZ is that even in categories that have editors, a lot of the time, those editors haven’t done any editing in years. Maybe they got on board in order to do what they wanted to do and then bailed? DMOZ is a great link if you can get it, but you already mentioned a shortcut that no one thinks of to this in another article of yours.

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