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What are Directories and how do they differ from Search Engines?

Posted by selfsmo on August 8, 2009

Directories are sorted listings of websites that are maintained and approved for listing by human editors. Directory databases comprise of websites that have been manually submitted by the website owners or website editors, unlike search engines which make use of automation through spiders and bots for searching new websites, directories make use of human intelligence to ensure that each new site submitted to the directory meets certain standards and is placed in the appropriate category within the directory. Some of the important directories from the point of view of the search engine optimization are:

ideaA good site for locating directories is www.addurl.nu which lists several directories. Since most directories offer free listings, it is always a good idea to get listed in as many as possible since it is viewed favorably by most major search engines while ranking the site in the search results.

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