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Back in September, Yahoo announced that it would shut down the Yahoo Directory, its oldest service, and the one that put the company on the map to begin with. In fact, the announcement for such a major product closure was quiet at best, as it came in the middle of a blog post announcing a handful of product shut downs. …
It is truly the end of an era. Yahoo officially announced that it’s killing off the Yahoo Directory. Okay, maybe that era technically ended a long time ago, but it’s really over now. Do you miss the days of the Yahoo Directory? We probably won’t be talking about it much ever again, so do you have anything interesting to say …
The Yellow Pages Association has introduced a new website that allows people to opt out of receiving phone directories.
The new website, Yellowpagesoptout.com, allows people to select which phone directories they receive, or stop deliveries entirely.
We ran a story recently asking if Dmoz will continue to have a place in search. We received (and still are receiving) a great deal of comments on the article, or rather on Dmoz in general. Words like "corruption" and "corrupt" were used numerous times in describing the editorial process behind the Open Directory Project.
A few samples of comments we received about this:
Mozilla has launched a new directory with the goal of providing a one-stop shop for open web tools and resources for developers. It is called the Open Web tools Directory.
The reason Mozilla says it decided to start this directory is simply because there isn’t one like it. "There’s no central index of these tools," the company says in a blog post.
DMOZ has now officially been around for 11 years. AOL is honoring this birthday with a blog post on the AOL Search Blog. It says:
From its humble beginnings 11 years ago, DMOZ has grown to be the largest human-edited directory on the Web. Today, on the websites anniversary, we take a look at DMOZ’s influence on the web.
Dmoz.org, also known as the Open Directory Project, is widely considered to be the mother of all directories. Well, that was the case at one time, anyway. Dmoz has dropped significantly in popularity over the years, and is the subject of much criticism by webmasters looking for inclusion. What do you think about Dmoz these days? Is it still valuable? Tell us what you think.
Web directories don’t exactly have the reputation of being helpful resources for finding information. Most have become endless pits of links, and wading through them to find anything useful is next to impossible.
Then there are the human-edited ones that tend to be more useful, but are aimed more at the submitter promoting their business than they really are towards the user who is there to find information. Often times these directories offer paid links, further proving that they are really there for promotional purposes.
I recently got feedback from an SEO Book buyer who stated that their site was not accepted by some directories I recommend. If someone does not accept your site realize that due to their editorial stringency a link from that location is probably worth more than a link from the sites that did accept your site.
Innovation in the competitive search engine and directory markets: how the internet is the perfect medium for David to take on Goliath. The pursuit of online information has become an increasingly dynamic and competitive marketplace during the past three years.
In This Article you will learn about Pseudo Directories, a simple tool that will not only keep you organized but when used properly can actually increase your ranking points because you will have file names that are extremely optimized for the Page Ranking Bots.
Webmasters like you and me are always on the lookout to enhance the link popularity of their sites.
There are few things that create more initial excitement, than the launch of your brand new blog. You have built the best blog you possibly can, and you’re waiting for the visitor traffic to start pouring right in.
I’m on about 10K dialup up right now, having had no broadband for the last 24 hours. I had planned to write up a great Google article for today, but my internet situation, plus spending Saturday relearning my CSS “skills” so I could make a few changes to the site, and continually refreshing the page as I watched my son’s new CD…
Having a top placement on a search engine and enjoying the traffic that comes with a top ranking is dependent on many things.
A few weeks have gone by now and the results from Google’s new update are in. As we take a closer look we see a pattern emerging. It seems as though, older more established directories are being rewarded once again. Many newer directories / Resource Links seem to rank much lower. As we take a closer look at this, we start to notice some rhyme and reason behind all the chaos.
Directory marketing can help boost your companies performance a great deal. Not only will you get qualified leads for your business, your web site will also increase it’s traffic ranking a tremendous amount.
At NEXPO 2004 IPIX gave a first look at their AdMission Directory product, saying that it would be commercially available in mid-July. That time has come and IPIX AdMission is set to unveil a tool that will allow businesses to design and deploy ads for online yellow pages and directories. The launch date is July 20, 2004.
Don’t make the mistake of ignoring website promotion. Every website is selling something, be it a product or a service, or maybe simply trust or a brand. This means you need visitors; the more targeted, the better. Simply creating a great site isn’t enough, although it’s an excellent first step. You need to be out there actively promoting it if you truly want to achieve revenue through your site.
During the early years of the World Wide Web it was paramount to submit to search engines. As technologies used on the World Wide Web improved traditional views become old and useless. You can use search engines to your advantage once you understand how they operate. Search engine technologies include directories, hybrid-directories and search engines.
This question is often asked by many people hoping to start a new ecommerce site or simply adding to an existing one. The answer to the question can be simply answered with another question: How much is your time and online business worth to you? The more experienced ecommerce site owners will often ask the question a little differently: How do I find a useful, and legitimate, drop ship directory? The answer to this question is not immediately straight forward without doing a little homework. However, when you find a great directory, it can be worth the price of admission a thousand of times over. So, in this article we are going to present a couple of important pieces of information that can help you answer some of these questions and guide you through the forest.
The internet marketing “Guru’s” have been saying for years that the “money is in the list”. In other words, having thousand’s of subscribers to your ezine or newsletter increases your chances of potential sales. It is pretty hard to dispute that quote but how do you go about getting those thousand’s of subscribers to sign up for your ezine?
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Years ago, inclusion in the top online directories was a necessity for anyone interested in receiving traffic to their new website. Yahoo, About, Looksmart, and The Open Directory dominated the market by providing the web’s most reliable mines of resources. These human edited, hand selected directories of categorized websites seemed as if they would ever be the easiest way to sort and find online information.
Part of the overall process of submitting one’s website to the search engines is getting your site listed in the top directories. Directories are different from standard search engines in that a search engine will query a database of indexed websites before it produces results and a directory is a database of websites that have been arranged by subject. Directories do indeed have search functions but the websites are still listed in specific categories of which one may search by drilling through the various subjects the directory offers.
Registering at numerous ezine directories, or other Web sites that list newsletters, is a simple way to recruit subscribers. Maintained for the benefit of visitors, these listings provide increased exposure to publishers who add their ezine to the database.
Many companies after spending a substantial amount of money on the development of their websites assume that once the website is published on the Internet, people will flock onto it and, therefore, do not take website promotion as seriously as the development part of it. Today, with millions of websites around, no matter how great your website is, if you don’t promote it effectively, you will not get the visibility that your site deserves.
It seems that everywhere we turn these days, we are constantly hearing the phrases pay-per-inclusion (PPI) and pay-per-click (PPC). There are now a number of ways that the search engines and directories are collecting funds from people trying to get their Web sites listed. The most important thing to note when discussing this topic is that money spent on PPI programs goes solely towards getting your site into the search databases, and that’s it. You can pay them all you want, but PPI is not going to give you a higher ranking. Remember this before you fork over your hard-earned money.
Some education is essential to enlighten you about this form of interactive marketing. Directories aren’t Search Engines; they are web sites or information portals which use analysts on staff to review submissions from companies who want to be listed in their Directory. Yahoo would be the penultimate example of this type of a portal. But there are literally thousands of other sites that group and list web sites based on their analysis criteria. Here are some tips garnered from years of providing these services to our clients.
The major indexes like Yahoo!, Open Directory Project, About.com, Snap, LookSmart, and Go.com, are great traffic sources. But it can be difficult and time consuming to get listed. This report illustrates exactly how to properly submit your site for quicker results and better exposure.