dmoz.org

Community images

  • dmoz.org

Reviews - dmoz.org

Search Engines & Directories

> Show product information

User reviews

Filter by
Review type
  • standard reviews (12)
Product rating
  • (7)
  • (5)
Sort by Helpfulness
  • Helpfulness
  • Product rating
  • Date

Super

ProHuman edited with large number of sites.

Contrasometimes very slow.

The Open Directory project is the largest human edited web directory on the intermet. The ODP is a very large web directory that is edited and built by volunteers. People choose to volumteer in their spare time to become editors of a specific categories in order to improve the overall directory...

> Read review

Did you find this review helpful? Yes 0

Super

“Don't Waste Your Time...”

published 02/09/2001

Proeasy submission, accurate results, links to the ot...

Contraresults are limited and the design is uninspired

I discovered dmoz.org through a link on AOL some time ago. It is as search engine, or more accurately, a directory service- indexed entirely by humans. This struck me as an excellent idea. Recently I've noticed that AltaVista etc. seem to carry some very out of date results, as well as some which...

> Read review

Did you find this review helpful? Yes 0

Excellent

“The Human Internet”

published 20/04/2002

ProHuman Edited

ContraMostly American sites

***THE SITE*** The site I am reviewing is www.dmoz.org - also known as The Open Directory Project, which is a human edited directory. It boasts 384,255 categories, 47,920 editors and 3,304,320 web sites. ***THE DIRECTORY*** Whatever category you click on, you will find hundreds of sites added by...

> Read review

Did you find this review helpful? Yes 0

Excellent

ProHuman-edited, excelent for webmaster listings

ContraThe website is very appealing by design.

Dmoz.org is the home of the Open Directory Project, ODP for short. Very few people seem to be aware of this site, even though almost everyone has indirectly used it. The ODP is the largest human-edited directory, their motto being 'Human's do it better'. It contains more than 2million recommended...

> Read review

Did you find this review helpful? Yes 0

Super

“One to browse through”

published 10/09/2000

ProLots of reliable links

Contranormal searching is quicker for most things

Dmoz is less of a search engine and more of a directory. I tend to use it to browse through the categories, rather than searching. And for categories it works well, all the entries are done by humans, more importantly, not by humans involved in making the sites listed. So any entries are going to...

> Read review

Did you find this review helpful? Yes 0

Excellent

“Humans do it better”

published 08/09/2000

Proquick, good index, human editors, quality of listi...

Contranone

dmoz.org is a fantastic directory maintained entirely by volunteers. It has a staggering number of contributors, dwarfing the resources of more well-known directories like Yahoo! It's also known as the Open Directory Project because companies are allowed to license the content for their own...

> Read review

Did you find this review helpful? Yes 0

Excellent

ProExhaustive directory, indexed by other engines

ContraListings can take several weeks to appear

Dmoz is used as a base directory by over 100 search-engines, including Google, AltaVista, HotBot, AOL etc. It is the biggest directory on the Web, maintained by volunteer editors which means every site has been checked manually. For those who use it for searching - it is best used by browsing...

> Read review

Did you find this review helpful? Yes 0

Super

ProEnormous number of relevant sites

ContraNot very up to date sometimes

This site is a little known wonder of the web. Rather than a robotic search engine, this is entirely compiled by actual people. This means that all the sites are relevant and you don't waste time like you would with traditional search engine. Rather than professional directories like google, dmoz...

> Read review

Did you find this review helpful? Yes 0

Excellent

“Vital for site promotion”

published 21/05/2001

Profree listing

Contranon.

If you have a website to promote, it is absolutly vital that you list it with the dmoz directory. This directory is free, and supplies content to many smaller engines and websites. If I had a pound for every site I have seen linked to this engine I would be a very happy bunny! Now that many...

> Read review

Did you find this review helpful? Yes 0

Super

“Great Idea”

published 09/09/2000

ProHuman Edited

Contranone really

DMOZ stands for Directory-Mozilla or similar and is commonly known as the Open Directory Project. Remember that name because it is becoming more and more mportant on the web. Many of the bigger and more famous search engines are using results from the Open Directory when calculating which pages...

> Read review

Did you find this review helpful? Yes 0

Excellent

“better than others”

published 28/02/2001

Procategorised

Contranot much

you cant really call this a search engin, as its manualy run and hasnt got much listings. however i love it still, because of the manual stuff it doesnt have any bad sites, safe for kids, it has a great collection of sites for each category i look at. I think its more of a guide to links which...

> Read review

Did you find this review helpful? Yes 0

Excellent

“Best Of The Web”

published 06/05/2001

ProQuality listings

ContraDepends on volunteers

DMOZ.org is better than yahoo, because they don't charge you to be listed, and you actualy get listed if you don't pay. The editors are all voulenteers so they will know about the catagory they manage (i.e for specific places, there might be someone who lives there, or nearby) - This ensures that...

> Read review

Did you find this review helpful? Yes 0