Web Directory Reviews welcomes all the directory enthusiasts. We will be updating either on daily or weekly basis the site and adding reviews for various web directories we find. We have seen lots of web hosting review sites but not many web directory review sites. Only handful directory rating rather than review sites would we say exists. Example like directory critic, vilesilencer , we are not really sure about vilesilencer much seems like a good site for promoting your upcoming web directories. There is best-web-directories.com which we find is great source but they tend to be using page strength tools too for the criteria’s of rating. Which has been a pain and not so reliable source for any website.
Here at web directory reviews we will post our own reviews of the directories we visit and test out. We shall base our reviews on functionality, user friendliness, traffic ranking (collected from sources like alexa, compete, and forums like digitialpoint ), design , the number of backlinks hence their pagerank and many more criteria’s. And above all, you will decide which directory you liked by sharing your comments and voting for your preferred directory.
So to begin with lets start with the basics as to what exactly is this “ Web Directory “ .
According to Wikipedia.
A web directory is a directory on the World Wide Web. It specializes in linking to other web sites and categorizing those links.
A web directory is not a search engine, and does not display lists of web pages based on keywords, instead it lists web sites by category and subcategory. The categorization is usually based on the whole web site, rather than one page or a set of keywords, and sites are often limited to inclusion in only one or two categories. Web directories often allow site owners to directly submit their site for inclusion, and have editors review submissions for fitness.
Thus, to simply put it web directory is a great source for webmasters to submit their websites for more exposure and from seo viewpoint more backlinks. More backlinks a site has the better its pagerank becomes with time. The most Prominent web directories that have been around are : dmoz.org , directory.google.com , dir.yahoo.com. MSN also had some project like that going but it has been terminated or at verge of termination.
If you put the term “web directory “ in google search lots of results pop up , we shall try to do reviews for those links that pop up. And also from the list we shall be collecting from various useful sources like addurl.nu , digitalpoint.com , best-web-directories.com , directory critic and others.
To begin with we shall review dmoz.org as it’s the oldest web directory we have encountered.