SEO (Part 2) : List of Web Directories

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 , Posted by Anugrah Narain at 6:09 AM

 There are many more web directories than we have listed here, and this resource grows weekly. To be included, a directory must be vibrant, constantly growing, and must cover a broad range of topics. 






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Visit DMOZ.org
The Open Directory (DMOZ) - DMOZ is a massive, multi-year directory project staffed and run by volunteer editors from all over the world. It is a cornerstone of the web, providing a human-reviewed index of sites and offering the data free to all. Several major Internet search engines and portals use DMOZ data as their web directories, including Google, AOL, Lycos, and Netscape. To have your site considered for listing, simply browse the directory until you find the most appropriate single category, and then click on the link in the upper right hand corner of the page which says "add URL." For more about submitting to DMOZ.
Visit Dir.Yahoo.com
Yahoo! - Global commercial web directory. Nonprofit sites can be submitted to the directory for free. All others require an annual fee of $299.00. To submit your site, find the best category and click on the link in the upper right-hand corner that says "Suggest a Site." Yahoo! Analysis   |   Free Site Submission
Visit AvivaDirectory.com
Aviva Directory - Aviva is a relative newcomer in the directory space, but in a class of thousands of fledgling directories, Aviva is already standing tall above the rest. It is a must-submit for webmasters seeking links from authority sites. Sites can be submitted to Aviva for an annual fee of $49.95 ($74.95 for featured listings) - a very good value.
Visit BOTW.org
Best of the Web (BOTW) - Started in 1994 as a web awards site, Best of the Web has recently made the transition into being a full-fledged directory and now a blog directory. Sites can be submitted to BOTW.org for an annual fee of $29.95 ($49.95 for adult sites) - a very good value.
Visit Sunsteam.com
SunSteam Search - SunSteam has been around for seven years and has accumulated an impressive list of search resources, incuding it's core web directory, metasearch, domain search, people search, translation services, classifieds, and much more. Sites can be submitted to SunSteam search in three ways: $24.95/year standard listing; $45 one time fee; or $75 premium listing. All are good values for webmasters, but we always go for the Premium listings. Sign up now.
Visit Directory.V7N.com
V7N Directory - The V7N Directory is an offshoot of the V7 Network, a webmaster portal. The V7 Network offers webmaster forums, news, tools, and of course, the directory. The directory directly benefits from the size and usefullness of the V7 Network, which has many inbound links from greatful webmasters. At $49.95 for a one-time website review, the V7N Directory is an excellent value. To add your website, browse the directory to find the most appropriate category for your site, then click on the small plus sign (+) in the upper right hand corner of that page.
Visit Hoppa.com
Hoppa! - It's not the largest directory. It only lists approximately 22,000 sites, but Hoppa stands heads above the rest because of its unique and intuitive interface. It is simply impressive. You can simultaneously browse by location or category, and the sites will appear in the third column on the right. When you mouse over a link, a window will appear which includes a description and a preview image of the site, a list of the categories which include the site, and a choice to approve or disapprove of the link. That rating helps to determine the ranking of the sites in their corresponding location or category directories. To add your site to Hoppa!, you click on the link "Add Link" which appears in the upper right hand corner of every page. You must register in order to add a site, but when you do, you also get a free web-based email account (YourUserName@hoppa.com). When you do submit a site, you get to watch as the Hoppa spider crawls your site and creates a report in real time. You can add your site in up to 5 categories and rank them in terms of importance. Simply impressive front-end and back.
Visit 01WebDirectory.com
01WebDirectory - 01WebDirectory.com has set it's sights on creating a combination of knowledge resources along with topical site listings. Each directory category will have a page of information pertaining to the category, like an encyclopedia, as well as listings of relevant websites. To submit your site, click on the link which says, "Submit URL" at the bottom of every page. That will send an email to the webmaster.
Visit 123World.com
123World - Commercial directory organized into categories. There is a $25.00 fee to have your site reviewed by an editor for inclusion in the directory.
Visit AmericasBest.com
AmericasBest.com - Niche directory of business and shopping sites started in 1997. As of August, 2004, the site has over 10,000 pages and more than 50,000 listings. Companies can purchase three levels of America's Best "endorsements" to promote their sites. A basic listing is $9.95/year.
Visit Blakkat.com
Blakkat Station - Before you can be listed in the Blakkat Station directory, you must link to them from your site. After you have linked to them, you can request that they list your site. Free Site Submission
Visit BUBL.ac.uk
BUBL Link / 5:15 - Large directory maintained by the Andersonian Library at Strathclyde University, Scottland. Internet resources are catalogued according to the Dewey Decimal Classification system. The goal is to list at least 5 relevant resources for each subject, and a maximum of 15. Free Site Submission Via E-mail
Visit Chiff.com
Chiff.com - Chiff.com seeks to index sites that adhere to good design principles and are "chock full of updated and valuable information." They specifically will not list sites that use any pop-up advertising. The directory is broad, but rather shallow. However, they only link to high-quality resources. Free Site Submission
Visit Search.Ezilon.com
Search.Ezilon.com - Search.Ezilon.com is a directory of sites based in North America. It is relatively new, and submissions are handled quickly. To add your site, navigate to the most appropriate subdirectory and the click on the link in the upper right-hand corner that says, "Site Submit."
Visit Galaxy.com
Galaxy - Launched in January, 1994, Galaxy is the original searchable Internet directory. Read more Galaxy history. There are three methods for submitting your site. The "Standard" method guarantees a review within 60 business days and costs $9.95. The "Express" method guarantees a review within 20 days and costs $29.95. The title will be bolded for more prominent display, and the listing will be favorably positioned in the search results. The "Premium" method guarantees a review within 2 business days and costs $99.95. The title is bolded, and the listing will be positioned towards the top of all listings in your category.
Visit Gimpsy.com
Gimpsy - Gimpsy is a directory organized by activities. The motto at Gimpsy is "Active Sites for Active People," and it is reflected in the search interface and in the site selection process. If your site does not offer interaction, then it will not be added to the directory. Because Gimpsy only lists sites that do something, it is not filled with promotional sites and affiliate sites, which exist only to lead visitors to other sites. For that reason, searching Gimpsy can be much easier than searching other directories and search engines. Gimpsy Analysis   |   Free Site Submission
Visit GoGuides.org
GoGuides.org - GoGuides is a volunteer-edited directory focusing primarily on the U.S. Browse the directory to find the perfect category, and click the link which says, "Add Your Url." There is a one time fee of $39.99 for review of your site.
Visit HotVsNot.com
HotVsNot.com - HotVsNot.com is a directory of sites which requires a recripocal link in order to list your site. When you submit your site, HotVsNot.com spiders your page and captures your title and keywords. You may select up to 10 single keywords from your list to be included in your listing.
Visit IPL.org
Internet Public Library (IPL.org) - The first public library of and for the Internet community. IPL.org is many things, including an excellent directory of Internet resources. It is maintained by the School of Information at the University of Michigan. The search results are nicely broken out into collections, including Subject Collections, Associations on the Net, Newspapers, Magazines, KidSpace, TeenSpace, IPL Resources, and Pathfinders. Free Site Submission
Visit JoeAnt.com
JoeAnt - JoeAnt was formed by a group of former Disney Go Guide volunteer editors, after that project ended. There are two ways to submit a site to JoeAnt. The easiest way is to use the Speed Pass system, in which you are charged a one-time fee fo $39.99 for a review within 2 business days. Or you can also volunteer to become an editor, then submit sites from your Ant Hill. It's easy and fun. JoeAnt Analysis
Visit Josh.nu
Josh's Sanctum - A low-tech feel pervades this directory of nearly 10,000 sites. To add your site, browse to the most appropriate category, and then click on the link "Add Link" which appears at the top of every page.
Visit La-Toile.com
La Toile des Toiles - Global web directory presents information simultaneously in English and French until you work your way down into the U.S. section of the directory. The entire directory is available in English. Free Site Submission
Visit LII.org
Librarians' Index to the Internet (LII.org) - LII.org is a searchable, annotated subject directory of more than 12,000 resources selected and evaluated by librarians. LII.org staff obsessively review and monitor sites which are listed, and the directory almost never has more than 100 "dead" sites. To suggest a site, first read the LII.org site selection criteria, then click on the link saying "Suggest a Site" which appears in the upper right hand corner of every page.
Visit Linkopedia.com
Linkopedia - Categorically organized directory of sites, which are reviewed for a one-time fee of $9.95. Submitted sites are guaranteed a permanent listing and free unlimited updates to their listings.
Visit MavicaNET.com
MavicaNET - Impressive technology backs up this comprehensive directory of websites. The visual interface is clear and easy-to-understand, and the tools available put MavicaNET alongside some of the best personalized search engine/portals out there. Sites are reviewed by volunteer editors, and are assigned a ranking based on a 4-star system. To add your site, click on the link at the very bottom of every page that says, "Add site." You can provide descriptions of your site in multiple languages, and your site can be listed in multiple categories.
Visit Re-Quest.net
Re-Quest dot Net - Directory of websites organized by subject. Before adding your site to the directory, you are asked to participate in an opinion poll, but it is not required. Free Site Submission requires that you send an e-mail.
Visit RDN.ac.uk
Resource Discovery Network, RDN - A collaboration of over 70 educational and research organizations in the U.K. RDN consolidates and provides structure to the resources indexed by individual organizations or consortia of prominent library, academic, research and professional organizations. There are currently 8 hubs, including Altis (for hospitality, liesure, sport, and tourism), Artifact (for arts and creative industries), BIOME (for health and life sciences), EEVL (for engineering, mathematics, and computing), GEsource (for geography and environment), Humbul (for humanities), PSIgate, Physical Sciences Information Gateway (for physical sciences), and SOSIG, the Social Science Information Gateway (for social sciences, business, and law). If your site has informational value, visit one of the hubs and submit it for consideration there.
Visit SightQuest.com
SiteQuest.com - To add your site to SiteQuest.com, first you must provice a recripocal link to them. Then browse to the best category, then scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the text link which says "Submit Your Site to This Category."
Visit SoMuch.com
SoMuch.com - A slightly irreverent directory. To add your site to SoMuch.com, browse to the best category, then click on the blue button which says "ADD LINK" and is located to the right of the drop-down menus. If you link to SoMuch.com, your site will get an enhanced listing.
Visit Start4All.com
Start4All.com - Described as an index portal, Start4All is a directory categorized by subject, with each subject having its own webmaster who designs his or her own subject page. Each subject page is set up as a subdirectory of Start4All.com. For example, the marketing subject is located at Marketing.Start4All.com. Most links on the home page launch new browsers. To submit your site find the best category, then click on the link at the bottom of the page which says "Feedback or Suggestions." Start4All is very selective and does not attempt to build a directory of all websites, just excellent resources.
Visit ThisIsOurYear.com
ThisIsOurYear.com - Web directory created in 2000. Every site accepted into the directory gets its own "more information" page on which the webmaster has the option of placing a logo or screen shot of his or her site. Listings are $19.95/site. To add your URL, browse until you find the best category for your site, then look for the link in the lower right-hand corner which says, "Add Your Site."
Visit VLIB.org
WWW Virtual Library - A very early directory of the web which is run by a number of volunteers. Volunteers are subject-area experts and are responsible for building and hosting their subject-area directories. VLIB.org acts as the portal through which you are able to navigate to the subject-area directories. To add your site to VLIB.org, browse until you find the perfect subject-area directory, then contact the volunteer who manages that directory.
Visit Yeandi.com
Yeandi.com - The name is derived from the phrase "Yet Another Directory." To add your URL, browse until you find the best category, then find the link in the upper right-hand corner that says "add site."

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