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Community Level 3father_jack

father_jack

Don't Waste Your Time...

Advantageseasy submission, accurate results, links to the other engines and no ads

Disadvantagesresults 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 seem to carry some very out of date results, as well as some which are totally irrelevant. Worse still, I've found many-a-site which hasn't appeared in AltaVista, or Lycos etc. at all. Therefore, the idea of a huge, ..." Read review
02.09.2001

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Community Level 2A_Mcintyre

A_Mcintyre

The grand daddy of web search

AdvantagesHuman edited with large number of sites.

Disadvantagessometimes very slow.

"...does not actualy come from DMOZ.org but from another site that is using the ODP data. The best known example if a site running ODP date is Google. They use ODP date to provide results for the Google web directory. The fact that the top search engine have chosen to use the ODP surely points out that google see quality. Google do not however display the pure directory they show an "enhanced" version where all sites are displayed in Page Rank order. ..." Read review
05.09.2003

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Community Level 4markcollins

markcollins

The Human Internet

AdvantagesHuman Edited

DisadvantagesMostly 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 the members who also act as editors. The one thing I find is that if you click on one of the categories, you will find yourself looking at mainly American ..." Read review
20.04.2002

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Community Level 5darrenloud

darrenloud

The Internet's Hidden Treasure

AdvantagesHuman-edited, excelent for webmaster listings

DisadvantagesThe 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, hand-picked links. The ODP's main function is supporting many of the largest search engines in the world, such as lycos, netscape and AOLsearch ..." Read review
31.07.2001

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Community Level 6yhwman

yhwman

One to browse through

AdvantagesLots of reliable links

Disadvantagesnormal 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 be accurately described and not just some blind link heading nowhere. Despite all it’s good features, I still don’t tend to use Dmoz much – I can generally ..." Read review
10.09.2000

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Community Level 2sammmie_uk

sammmie_uk

Humans do it better

Advantagesquick, good index, human editors, quality of listings

Disadvantagesnone

"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 directories or search engines. The quality of information is excellent and if you fancy participating you can submit 2 or 3 reviews of sites in your chosen ..." Read review
08.09.2000

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Community Level 2amrit

amrit

Short cut to getting listed elsewhere

AdvantagesExhaustive directory, indexed by other engines

DisadvantagesListings 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 categories for your area of interest although of course you can search by keyword. It currently has over 2.3M sites listed in over 338,000 categories, ..." Read review
07.02.2001

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Community Level 2oldmanshands

oldmanshands

The best place to start a search

AdvantagesEnormous number of relevant sites

DisadvantagesNot 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 uses an army of volunteers, which means that the people who compile each section are generally people interested in and knowledgable about whatever it is ..." Read review
04.03.2001

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Community Level 2Lad

Lad

Great Idea

AdvantagesHuman Edited

Disadvantagesnone 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 are most relevant. The database is used many many websites now and is probably only beaten in importance by Yahoo. This will soon change though as Yahoo seems ..." Read review
09.09.2000

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Community Level 6Bryn_Pearson

Bryn_Pearson

Vital for site promotion

Advantagesfree listing

Disadvantagesnon.

"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 engines and directories are charging you to submit, free promotion is a rare and valuable thing. It doesn't come much better than dmoz. Submitting is easy - ..." Read review
21.05.2001

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Community Level 1oliciv_uk

oliciv_uk

Best Of The Web

AdvantagesQuality listings

DisadvantagesDepends 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 you only get quality sites. The option to become an editor is also avaliable, so if you are interested in a specific subject, and have some spare time, ..." Read review
06.05.2001

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Community Level 2luqman

luqman

better than others

Advantagescategorised

Disadvantagesnot 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 actually work and are of good quality unlike yahoo.com, i am sure any one can find some thing which suites them on this listings site. its safe for ..." Read review
28.02.2001

Ciao members have rated this review on average: somewhat helpful



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