I’ve been playing around with the website grader by hubspot (nice toy), and there is one thing I never quite understood. That is the reason to list a site in the directory service DMOZ or similar directories. I mean how often do you go there and check for new interesting sites?

I spent some time looking at Yahoo’s Site Explorer, configuring my Morkeleb.com so that the siteindex.xml is published to Yahoo every time I update the post. From there I found a link explaining the reason.

Yahoo’s search engine wont index you if your not in DMOZ (or at least reduces the chance unless your not registered). Yahoo has their own directory service as well, that one costs 300 dollar per year. I hope they add the site to the index if you subscribe to their directory.