DMOZ Backlinks – How Many Do You Have?

11 comments, 09/01/2012, by , in Plugins and Tools, SEO

BacklinksIf you have spent weeks, months or even years building a website, it’s likely that you want to do whatever you can to better it.  Ranking in the search engines has a lot to do with your site itself but you also want to make sure to keep an eye on your competitors so that you can follow their SEO strategies and know what you need to do.  One of the main things you will need to constantly check are the number of backlinks that your competitor has and how valuable these backlinks are.  A backlink from the DMOZ directory is one that you can’t afford not to have.

What is DMOZ?

DMOZ is also known as the Open Directory Project.  Originally started in the 1990’s it was one of the internet’s first web directories and was used by many search engines to find new sites.  Many website owners over the years have done as much as they possibly can to ensure their website gets listed in DMOZ even though the rules can be stringent.  Although perhaps not as influential as it once was, many people still do their best to get their website included in the directory due to its high authority.  A link in DMOZ is said to be great for an SEO strategy, so if your competitors are listed, you need to make sure your website is too.

How Easy is it to Get Listed in DMOZ?

If we went back to the 1990’s we’d say it’s quite easy to get a link in DMOZ however nowadays the same is not true.  As each submission to DMOZ is checked manually it is incredibly important to make sure that your site abides by the guidelines set out by the directory.  Due to the amount of sites being submitted to the directory on a daily basis, you may also find that there is a long wait to be accepted; the website currently states that there is a two week waiting period, but many webmasters have found that the wait is in fact longer.  What is important is not to keep re-submitting your site, rather wait and check and then wait some more.  If your website does not get listed make sure you adhere to the guidelines and then re-submit.

Checking DMOZ Backlinks

If you want to check whether your own site has any backlinks from DMOZ or whether your competitor’s site does, the quickest way of doing so is with a DMOZ backlink checker tool.  Here at Pingler we have two versions of this tool available:

By comparing your competitor’s backlinking strategy to your own you can see how much work you need to do to improve your search engine position.  DMOZ is a high authority website and even though it is difficult to get your site listed, it is almost always more than worth the effort.


  1. January 19th, 2012 17:16

    Our company got listed early on, this is a great project and we are glad that we got involved in it’s early days.


  2. January 20th, 2012 10:01

    Thanks for sharing………………


  3. April 17th, 2012 12:06

    You made some decent factors there. I appeared on the web for the issue and located most people will go along with with your website.


  4. June 24th, 2012 9:31

    I would like to get some backlinkuri on AOL but do not know cum.Va Please can you help?


  5. December 25th, 2012 10:48

    How should i get backlink from demoz


  6. February 1st, 2013 15:53

    Thank you very helpful.


  7. March 4th, 2013 10:10

    Very Useful 🙂 Thanks…!!!


  8. March 15th, 2014 10:31

    How long does it take now (2014) for DMOZ to accept your website into its directory??


  9. May 8th, 2014 5:59

    I would like to get some backlinkuri on .edu .Va Please can you help?


  10. June 10th, 2014 2:12

    It has been almost 5 times I tried to register the domain in DMOZ, but never approved 🙁


  11. December 6th, 2015 17:21

    Do you have newsletter?
    I want to start my link building compagin


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