How to Submit Your Website to DMOZ

I have briefly mentioned DMOZ on my post here:

In this post I will provide step by step instructions on how to submit your website to DMOZ.

There are 4 main steps in the submission of a website to DMOZ (Details here):

  1. Determine whether your website is appropriate for submission to the ODP
  2. Do a quick search in the directory at to be sure your website is not already listed
  3. Identify the single best category for the site (DMOZ requires you to submit your website to a single most relevant category. Websites suggested to inappropriate or unrelated categories may be rejected/removed by the editors)
  4. Click “suggest URL” and follow the instructions


And here are the step by step instructions on how to submit your website to DMOZ:

1- Go to

2- Browse to the category that you think your site is most related to

3- Browse until you see the “suggest URL” link on the top-right


4- Click “suggest URL” link if you think this is the most related category for your website

5- You will see a page like the one below. Read the instructions and fill it out carefully

DMOZ-Submit a Site
DMOZ-Submit a Site

6- Once you complete the submission you will see a page like the one below

DMOZ-Submission Received
DMOZ-Submission Received

7- Now, hope you have understood the rules well and chosen the correct category. If you have, your site will be listed on DMOZ and its partners in 2 weeks to several months time.


Hope this helps.

Good Luck,


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