Directory

A search site whose index is compiled by human editors (as opposed to web spiders). Although editors may pro actively include sites they consider to be of value, most inclusions are the result of submitted requests. The decision to include a site, and its subsequent ranking and categorization, is one of editorial judgment rather than being computed by an algorithm.Some directories cater to specific niche topics, while others are more comprehensive in nature. Major search engines likely place significant weight on links from DMOZ[link:] and the Yahoo! Directory[link:]. Smaller and less established general directories likely pull less weight. If a directory does not exercise editorial control over listings, search engines will be far less likely to trust their links.