THE DMOZ ROUTE TO BETTER PROFILE FOR AFRICAN WEB SITES

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African web sites are not as well listed as they might be, argues our e-commerce correspondent Cordelia Salter-Nour"

"A while back I volunteered to be the editor for the Africa ICT and Development category of dmoz - the open source rival to google. Getting your site on dmoz is one of the recognized (although not sure-fire) ways to get your site on google and other major search engines because they all feed off dmoz.

Africa is very under-represented amongst the editors - there are so few for the Africa category that they don’t even have their own list and are lumped in with general. If anyone has an African ICT in development project, I’m the editor and so will make sure they get listed (as long as they meet the requirements). There may well also be a lot of people out there interested in being Africa editors. The better Africa is represented in dmoz, the better it will be reflected in google and other directories.

The link below is the one for the Africa ict in development category. There seem to be quite a few inconsistencies and category cross-overs but their are systems to sort these out.

http://www.dmoz.org/Regional/Africa/Society_and_Culture/
Issues/Aid_and_Development/ICT_and_Development/