What is a Web Directory?


 What is a Web Directory?

A web directory is a website or application that provides searchable lists of websites and online resources, usually organized by subject. If you are looking for restaurants near your current location, you could use a phone app like Yelp to find it; if you are looking for websites that offer coupons on products in general, the Coupons.com website might be what you’re after. You can find an entire world of information on the internet with top-notch search engine capabilities, but organizations such as Yahoo! Directory pioneered this practice decades ago. In fact, these directories were even one of the major influences on Google's business practices at the time because many people used them regularly.
The first web directory - Yahoo! Directory - was created in 1994. In 1996, Open Directory Project was launched as an open source web directory that anyone could freely edit and improve upon. Despite the fact that its precursor predates all the search engine giants of today, including Google and Yahoo!, the site remains a top competitor to this day. And while these topics have been covered many times already (and will be again in this very article), it's important to understand why web directories are so popular in this day and age: They're convenient to use.

Search engines work extremely well when you're looking for a specific resource/item or company with a unique name. However, when you're looking for one thing among a million different websites, it can be a hassle to find what you're after. But that's where these directories come in. Using them, you can quickly search through thousands of websites and resources and find just what you need. This is extremely useful when seeking information on something specific or looking for a particular type of resource.
Organizations using web directories as their SEO platform typically include every commonly used keyword in their site's meta tags, which means that they're able to target their audience much more effectively and easily than those who don't take this step.
Website owners (who are likely the ones to use this type of directory) can also benefit as well. Instead of seeking out search engine optimization solutions from different kinds of companies, they can consult with a website directory company like SearchMapUSA.com, which will provide them with everything they need to improve their traffic. And if they have other questions about how to improve their site's searchability, they can contact us and we'll be able to help them out.
Of course, not everyone uses these directories for optimal results. This is why it's very important to choose directories that are relevant and trustworthy: The more people that trust a particular directory, the more valuable it'll be in terms of both business and credibility. You can do more research and find out how trustworthy a particular directory is than you can with the search engines, which is why a lot of companies choose to take this step.
Organizations such as Microsoft use Yahoo Directory in their search engine results as well. Usually, they'll include the Yahoo! URL in their crawl so that it will be listed under a number of other websites in Google's meta tags. Even though this means that they're not able to have every single one of their keywords included, they still get the benefits of having every keyword included and targeted just right as soon as possible.
Those searching for information are also encouraged to use directories for other reasons besides their own business's SEO needs. By searching through resources, they'll be able to find exactly what they need in just a few minutes without any hassle at all. If you're looking for a good directory, you can select the one that's best for you based on your needs. However, as I mentioned before, it's important to make sure that you trust the directory before using it: Doing so can help you find just what you need much more quickly and easily ... [ARTICLE END]
19/06/2013- Thank You Everyone!
As far as posting frequency is concerned, 5 blog posts per week seems to be an optimum number which keeps me in touch with my readers while not spending too much time on writing.

Conclusion: there is no need to post more than five times per week. Even if you have really interesting stuff to post, just spread it over a whole week.

Just another small point I would like to mention: the word "everyone" is almost never appropriate in your writing - just take a look at the following example and choose the right one:
Everyone got fired from their jobs on Monday... (wrong)
Everybody got fired from their jobs on Monday... (correct)
The mistake here is that "everyone" should not be used in place of "all".

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