Online tool to check the Dmoz listing of your website

If you are looking for a tool to check your Dmoz listing of your website(s), you don’t need to look any further. You are able to check a site’s listing without the need of an extra tool.

Here are the step to determine if your site is listed on dmoz.org:

  1. Go to dmoz.org
  2. Use the search function and search for example.com. (your site)

Additionally, you can do the following: http://www.dmoz.org/search/?q=thomasvanhoutte.be where you replace thomasvanhoutte.be with your own website’s address. You do not need to add http:// or www to your search query.

If you need a solution to check multiple domains in bulk, you might try this website. Add up to 500 URL’s in the box. Again, you don’t need to add http://www. since it will get stripped anyway.

In case your site only recently got added to Dmoz, it’s well possible it will show as not listed. An option is to manually search for the site (using the above steps) or to wait a few hours/days.

Not listed? Try to add your link to the directory.

12 thoughts on “Online tool to check the Dmoz listing of your website”

  1. With havin so much content do you ever run into any problems of plagorism or copyright infringement?
    My blog has a lot of completely unique content I’ve either created myself or outsourced but it looks like a lot of it is popping it up all over the internet without my authorization. Do you know any ways to help prevent content from being ripped off? I’d certainly appreciate it.

    1. One tool you can use to be alerted of duplicate content is ‘Google Alerts’. (http://www.google.com/alerts)
      This tool will alert you when certain content is found (your content), enabling you to take action against the person who copies your work.

      When you find your content on another website, first try to contact the owner. There is most likely a contact form available or an e-mail address. Request to remove your content.

      In most cases, the website owner will remove your content. But when he/she does not, you could contact the major search engines. Most search engine companies frown on copyright infringements and will cease to list the site in their search results until the content is removed.
      When you have invested a lot of money into your content, it’s advised to contact a legal advisor.

      If really nothing helps, you can write negative reviews on some review sites or you could write a blog post where you explain your content is being copied by person X. Ask others to share the blog post to maximize exposure. The blog(s) that are using your content will most likely see a lot less traffic and will even probably remove your content.

      I hope this helps a bit, Silke.

  2. The website directory dmoz.org is totally overrated.

    The design of this website is totally outdated. In addition, no one uses this website anymore.

    There are far better ways to get found on the web, that is for sure.

  3. Thomas, this is well-written and helpful. Given the changes in search and algorithms, do you still fell the effort is worth the time spent?

    Being in a geo location where there are many similar and successful agency’s who got into dmoz.com early on, we have had no response at all from dmoz.

    Or what other factors do you think may be at play?

  4. Earlier this summer, DMOZ announced on their 18th birthday that they have redesigned their legendary web directory site to be more mobile friendly.

    While I like it a lot, is the value of having my website listed in DMOZ as important today as it was 18 or some years ago?

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