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A web directory or link 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 a few categories. Web directories often allow site owners to directly submit their site for inclusion, and have editors review submissions for fitness.
– there is no charge for the review and listing of the site.
– a link back to the directory must be added somewhere on the submitted site in order to get listed in the directory.
– a one-time or recurring fee is charged for reviewing/listing the submitted link
– the link is given a premium position in a category (or multiple categories) or other sections of the directory, such as the homepage.
Bid for position
– where sites are ordered based on bids.