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Can you recommend any quality directories?


The following is three of the most established web directories since the inception of web use as we know today. We will take an in-depth look at what entails when you submit your website to them.

Let’s take a look at Yahoo first. Now everyone has heard of Yahoo. Its search engine and directory were one of the first to conquer the web and incidentally, its directory is currently one of the most dominant to-date. The Yahoo Directory is categorized by subject and submitted sites are categorized and organized by the Yahoo team.

To submit your site to the directory of Yahoo, all their conditions and terms of service must be met. Some of their conditions are:

  • The website must be in English
  • The website must be up and running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • The website must contain fully working links and no parts of it is under construction
  • Yahoo requires an initial, non-refundable fee of US$299. This fee does not guarantee that the website will be added. Should a website be approved and added, an annual fee of US$299 will apply. However, if your website is a non-commercial site, it will be eligible for free listing, but approvals are not guaranteed. The Yahoo directory editorial team reviews a website within 7 business days upon receipt and payment of a submission.

    Next, we take a look at the Best of the Web Directory. Best of the Web has been around for just as long as Yahoo, and has lasted and dominated due to its high standards and comprehensive listings. To maintain these standards there is a bunch of very strict editorial guidelines for submissions and this is why it has a reputation as one of the best directories out there. A link from this seo-friendly directory will benefit your site greatly and you will see an immediate increase in search engine rankings.

    Best of the Web requires all websites to meet their minimum criteria, which includes:

  • The website must be up and running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • The website must contain unique content which will be determined by their editor
  • The website must not contain any parts under construction
  • The website is not a blog
  • The website must clearly define its products, services, and/ or purposes
  • Additional factors in deciding a website for inclusion on top of the minimum criteria will also be added for consideration
  • Best of the Web requires a non-refundable consideration fee of US$149.95, which, like Yahoo, does not guarantee a place in their directory. Fees are chargeable for annual review, or you can also choose to submit your site for a one-time review fee of US$299.95. Best of the Web responds to submission requests within 3 business days.

    DMOZ is one of the most well-known directory and the most popular, admired for its high standards and quality listings and managed by budding net-citizens who are experts in their area of interests. DMOZ is an acronym for Directory Mozilla, derived from its loose associations with the Open Source browser initiative with Netscape. If you get approved, it means that your website can also viewed on their associate sites including Yahoo Search, Google, Netscape Search and AOL Search.

    You are strongly advised to submit your website to DMOZ yourself for Google directory submission. DMOZ only gives one chance to list with them so all guidelines must be carefully studied before submitting. Be extra careful as to which category you select for your website, choosing an unrelated one will see your submission to directories returned.

    So there you go, one of the top 3 web directories to get listed with. There is no need to worry too much about getting approvals, just remember to a few basic points.

    As long as your website is a genuine site that is well constructed, well written and well designed, and that you have followed all the rules, regulations, guidelines and criteria set down by the directory there really should not be problem. But know this for a fact: once you get listed in any of these 3 directories, you can almost begin to see a lot of traffic as they usually post new sites on their main page which may be headlined under ‘What’s new’ section of the directory. You can also provide back links to give further support to them, which any directory will greatly appreciate.




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