Buy an Open Directory DMOZ Editor Account on eBay
If you cannot find the dough to buy your own search engine, then there’s always the alternative of buying the right to be a Netspace Open Directory Project (DMOZ) Editor via a recent auction on eBay. Exposing the alledged corruption of DMOZ evenmore, SEOBlackHat.com is selling a DMOZ Editor position.
The current high bid is at $46 with 9 days left in the auction. Why would one ever want to purchase a DMOZ Editorship? The eBay listing helps to answer this question:
Why don’t I just sign up or volunteer to be an editor?
Be my guest. According to their site:
“Signing up is easy: choose a topic you know something about and join. Editing categories is a snap. We have a comprehensive set of tools for adding, deleting, and updating links in seconds. For just a few minutes of your time you can help make the Web a better place, and be recognized as an expert on your chosen topic.”
But that’s all bullsh!t.
Even if you hold a doctoral degree in a topic and apply 10 times, odds are they will never even look at your application, much less approve it.
Why? Because the DMOZ is corrupt. They know they have power and they don’t want to relinquish it to people like you.
What do you mean “The DMOZ is corrupt?”
Editors change the URLs of the links to domains freequently to make sure they don’t rank well. One week it will be www.domain.com the next will be domain.com the next will have a “/” after it, sometimes they will even direct it to www.domain.com/index.html. Because both the age of a link and the exact link location are important to Google, changing this information will hurt the ranking of the listing.
What else can you do as an editor?
Most importantly, you decide which sites get in to the directory. When you are an editor of a category in the DMOZ you can edit the titles and descriptions to be as favorable or unfavorable as you like. You can give any listings in the category bland descriptions with no keywords or spruce it up for your listings or your friends listings. Right now, if you visit some of the categories, you can play the “spot the good listing game.” It’s easy to tell who’s an editor or friends with an editor.
What category is this editorship?
I’m sorry but you are bidding on a blind category with a Page Rank 5. If I mentioned which category it was for before receiving the money, the editorship might be revoked. Obviously it’s not mortgages, adult, or gambling or I wouldn’t be selling the editorship. However, it is a niche that has profitable keywords.
Can I make money as a DMOZ editor?
People understand that the DMOZ is corrupt and will often attempt to bribe you. When you are with a corporate client, you can easily charge $1,000 or more for a DMOZ listing. It is both that important and extremely difficult to get listed.